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Besides the fact that you continue to prove my point by only focusing your attention on the Catholic church (you atheists do realize there’s more than one religion, right?)…
“Not only is there absolutely no evidence of millions of people contracting AIDS in Catholic-dominated areas, the opposite appears to be true. If anything, Catholic teaching, forbidding sex-on-demand seems to be saving countless lives. And of course, Toynbee’s claim that Catholics are to blame for the AIDS orphans in “countries where 50% are infected” is equally (and demonstrably false). There are no countries with 50% infection rate.
It’s no wonder that folks like Edward C. Green have agreed with Pope Benedict XVI that the massive influx of contraception into Africa was only making the AIDS epidemic worse. Unlike the Catholic Church, the false security provided by condoms (which do fail) does cost countless lives. And unlike Dawkins and Toynbee, Green can actually back his claims up with statistics. But then, what does he know? He’s only the head of the AIDS Prevention Clinic at Harvard University."
Hate to break it to you, but the influx of condoms and contraceptives is making the AIDS epidemic worse, not better. The Catholic church’s teachings of abstinence is what’s saving lives.
“The church”? Which one would you be referring to? In case you weren’t aware, there’s more than one religion. This is what I’m talking about; you guys are doing a wonderful job of solidifying every single point I’ve made so far.
As far as your whole “long and checkered past” statement is concerned, that’s a moot and fallacious argument. Caucasians have a checkered past, I guess we should never forgive Caucasians because nothing they ever do can make up for what they’ve done? Every culture has a checkered past, including your own. No exceptions. Dismissing all of the good “the church” has done in modern society because you think it “doesn’t even begin to make up” for their “checkered past” is ignorant, hypocritical and foolish.
I’m going to assume you know nothing about any religion and only like to repeat what you hear from people who are even more ignorant than you are, since that’s exactly how you’re coming off. If you can’t articulate yourself without having to refer to some irrelevant comic strip mocking a religion you obviously know nothing about outside of what you hear in the media, then you should do yourself a favor and grow up, kid.
You’re proving my point by not even acknowledging the good religion has done for modern society. I never said we wouldn’t have charity without religion, I never even eluded to that notion. You’re drawing your own conclusions from what I’m saying, and of course…
I’m saying atheists tend to ignore, like you’re doing now, all of the good religion does to perpetuate your own anti-religious agenda. Just because we’d still have charity without religion doesn’t discount the collective effort religion has had on the charity forefront, now does it? Like it or not, these religious organizations are making the world a better place.
I never said you should ignore all of the negatives, just that few atheists ever seems to bring up the positives of religion in modern society. Like politics, atheists spin religion to make it seem like some oppressive regime in an attempt to push their own intolerant agenda on everyone else. They talk about the bad, never the good. They talk about how we’d be better off without religion, never mentioning any of the charitable contributions that a lot of religious organizations have made to people in third-world countries, to the homeless, to those addicted to drugs and alcohol, to the abused and neglected, to children without families. Like Kim Jong-un, atheists prefer to brainwash people with their hate propaganda by telling half truths and whole lies. All you have to do is go to r/atheism or any atheist forum to see that it’s nothing but religion bashing, mostly targeted at Catholicism (and you’re right, Christianity in general).
Most atheists don’t even know anything about the religions they’re criticizing. They don’t bother to educate themselves, or others for that matter, and are content to just blindly hate it. Like I said, it stems from the same ignorance that breeds racism and prejudice.
Brrrrring on the down votesu~! ｡◕‿◕｡
I’ll continue to see the world, and atheism, for what it is. Atheism isn’t anti-religion, it’s anti-Catholicism. Their intolerance is very specific. Look at r/atheism for yourself, go to any forum dedicated to atheism and you’ll see it’s nothing but a bunch of atheists circle-jerking each other while bashing anything related to Catholicism. They’re ignorant, and their ignorance stems from the same place that breeds racism and prejudice.
Do you ever see atheists talking about the good religion has done for society? For people starving in third-world countries? For the homeless? For people addicted to drugs and alcohol? No they ignore all that, and like immature little brats, they only like to mock religion because they think it makes them superior.
You don’t think your ego is preventing you from seeing things the way they really are? The fact that you outright reject everything I’ve said proves to the contrary, that you’re unwilling to listen to anybody but yourself and that your mind is already made up regardless of what anyone says or does. You’re content to live in that little bubble of yours and have people tell you what you should think and do, like some drone.
Justice won this day and that’s all that matters. Don’t like it? Don’t have to. Feel free to flame me until you feel better about yourself and have satisfied that insecure ego of yours, and like always… bring on the down votes, bitches!
Except that I’m not trolling and I’m not looking to get down voted, I just welcome all of the inevitable down votes with open arms. ;)
Glad that prick atheist got what was coming to her. “Light-hearted joke?” Yeah right, she knew full well what she was attempting to do and I’m glad she got fired for it.
r/atheism is filled with nothing but atheists that love to circle-jerk each other while they bash anything related to Catholicism. Not religion in its entirety, just Catholicism. For a movement that claims to be equally against all religious ideals, their intolerance seems quite specific. Hopefully this will knock those pricks down a notch and teach them they aren’t superior or above anyone else.
Bring on the down votes, bitches!
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