After centuries of trying to reconcile their previous persecution of people who do not belief in the nonsense which fills the pages of the bible, the Catholic Church has finally decided that the lack of threats of persecution is causing church attendances to drop off, so, once again anyone who dares to criticise Catholicism finds themselves under threat.
Today the Pope threatened the world that if you attack people’s faith you must expect a violent response. He has taken a great opportunity to protect his nonsensical religion by trying to prevent anyone criticising Christianity. Talk about gaining an advantage out of a tragedy! Astonishing crassness!
This is a true display of the colours of all religions. We know most people will not punch you on the nose if you insult something they hold dear, but some will and some will go even further and that is what the Islamic fanatics did to Charlie Ebdo. Now the Pope is telling us to expect the same from fanatical Catholics and there are millions of them.
What the Pope was saying was that religion is sacrosanct and people like me, trying to enlighten the delusional, should expect to be ignored by most, but receive a load of verbal abuse from some; or a punch on the nose from from a smaller number who cannot control themselves (plenty of them in the church – think paedophiles); or something even worse from the tiny fanatical factions who might mow you down with automatic weapons. Neither Christianity nor Islam allows such violence, but both have small numbers who will not hesitate to blow others to smithereens for criticising their beliefs. Yes it is only a minority who will resort to violence, but that is all it takes, and it is belief in nonsense which gives them their foundation.
Hopefully, one day the believers in an ‘eyeballs in the sky’ deity will realise their faith was utter foolishness, delusion or a strange belief in the mutterings of ancient “wise” men.
The Pope’s words make the world a much less safe place.
So, who is to blame? We will never know his name, sadly, but we can understand how the foolishness began:
Somewhere, several thousand years ago someone told a child that his dead mother or father had gone to a better place to ease the child’s grief. The practice quickly escalated and soon became a collective belief, all using the same story to comfort others. No harm in that, you might think, but it means all of the religions of today are based on a lie. A lie told for the best of reasons, but a lie none the less. Heaven had been invented, the afterlife was no more than a convenient lie created for comfort. God, who made all the stars go around the world and the sun rise each day became the person who ran heaven and who had to be pleased. A crop fails, sacrifice something; a wonderful harvest occurs, praise him; a disease strikes, we’re being punished; someone survives a bear attack, God protected him. It is all a nonsensical invention which eventually got written down and elaborated upon to create the religious texts. Before you know it, wise men are compartmentalising the afterlife for good and bad and which you enter requires your belief in their created religion. It is such a simple and obvious sequence of events it amazes me that believers can’t see that they have been hoodwinked by later, far more sophisticated, wise men.
Since its invention untold millions have died in the name of religion.
Would it not have been better to have been honest with the child in the first place and never have created the horrific monster we see in the world today – the belief in deities?