People do good because they are human, not because they are religious! 

Do not give God any credit for the good they do, they did it!

 

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God magically makes sure that at death though you live on you cannot repent anymore. He calls all to repent except those who are about to die. it is warped to be okay with a God who gives you countless chances if you kill millions and who kicks you in the guts in your deathbed when you cant do any more harm! It is not God who is warped for he does not exist but the believers certainly are.

 

Comment on a salon article about how to argue with pro-life relatives about abortion Dec 2016

 

The pope is the prime symbol and force behind the pro-life ethos and its propaganda and intolerance. Pro-life here in Ireland seems totally Catholic. I hate the label pro-life for it has been turned into something unclear. Pro-life people are often only trying to destroy women's rights in the name of life and are not really pro-life. It is still Catholic teaching that the death penalty is not a sin in itself but just not really necessary any more. After all its Jesus sentenced himself to death in sacrifice and the Bible he said was authored by God and which according to Catholic teaching has no errors in faith or morals commands brutal forms of execution by divine command. Jesus' hero Moses who he even called up from the dead for a friendly chat and who Jesus took to be the top prophet of God before Jesus and John the Baptist said God told him to have homosexuals and adulterers and heretics and statue worshippers and witches and fortunetellers and sabbath breakers violently stoned to death. Most of these victims were women. Jesus is alleged to have dropped these laws but he didn't say they were wrong. In fact he just kept saying they were right but just not for the current circumstances. He told an adulteress that she cannot be stoned for the stoners are as bad as her and that she deserved it. The Bible God says a man should be fined for causing a miscarriage at any stage of pregnancy but should not be executed as he would be if he killed a human being. Some Catholics get a loophole through this text for allowing abortion. And some think God takes the soul out so that it is only the body of the baby that dies in abortion not the baby. My message is that faith and religion are not really protection against abortion and are lying about their respect for human life. Their respect is conditional and limited and is more about being a performance than concern for truth. How pro life is the pope when the huge majority of unborns are aborted in the womb by nature and thus his god is the biggest abortionist of all! Why is it all right for man to think there is a God and condone what God does? If human life is so precious then what right has man to condone anything like that? If you can condone what you think God does then why not think that abortionists are okay? you only think there is a God so what you think God does is about you for it is about what you think? Read it again and see the point I am trying to make.

 

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thejournal.ie on Catholic Church claims some unborn babies are 'spoken of as if they were as good as dead'

 

There is always more to a religion than just religion. The Catholic Church is often indirectly political. It says it regards the baby in the womb as equal to the mother. I think the Catholic logic in fact is, " But many mothers feel that the baby comes first. If there is a person in the womb surely it is better to sacrifice the mother for the mother has had a life? And the mother is baptised and the baby is not and so if it dies without baptism that is not good. So the baby comes first". The Church cannot admit to thinking these things so it hides behind vague statements about all human life being equal. Thus it follows that if a priest tells a doctor to help a sick pregnant woman even if the drugs will kill the baby he is a hypocrite. You cannot say, "Oh the doctor did not intend to kill the baby so that is fine." But that does not get the doctor off the hook. The baby is still dead. If the baby comes first or matters more than the mother's health (we are not talking about her death) then the treatment is a sin. The Church does not care as much about the unborn as much as it pretends.

 

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Psychology Today on Free Will

Free will as in deserving to be punished or rewarded is a total assumption. It is only popular because it is needed to put the blame on man not God for evil and suffering. It serves a terrible purpose if that is all it is endorsed for! Free will could be real but about making choices that are not by their nature morally relevant. Free will or not, we are not responsible for our tendency to do harm and that must be blamed on God if you believe in him or considered just to be natural if you don't.


 

Pinknews Katie Hopkins thinks gay men who sleep around and won't use condoms should not be getting free HIV prevention drugs when the NHS is struggling enough with people who have conditions that have nothing to do with lifestyle

 

As vile as her attitude is, remember it is Catholic teaching that God has attached bad consequences to sin. The Church says sin punishes you itself. The Catholic teaching is that many of those gay men are to blame for their HIV. The implication is that they should not be given help equally with people who have conditions that just happen. I admire her candour what you see is what you get. Christianity needs to be as outspoken so that we may see its true homophobic colours. Even worse is the fact that Catholicism would rid the world of condoms if it could ... Hopkins is not the only enemy.

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Pinknews having a problem with the praise given to Castro despite his persecuting gay people and lists him along with Hitler and others

  
Jesus Christ took responsibility for giving Moses a law that demanded that gay men be stoned to death along with statue worshippers and mediums and others. He even went as far as to say at the start of his Sermon on the Mount that he had no intention of contradicting the law.  The law was dropped by Christianity after his death for it could not afford to antagonise the liberal societies of Greece and Rome. Add him to your list.
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2016 canonisation of Mother Teresa

 

Mother Teresa was the biggest example of somebody who does "good" not good.  The problem is how the Church enables her message and makes her a saint.  Pope Francis and his cronies are passive aggressive in how they ignore the truth.  A religion needs to be condemned more for the evil it opens the door to than what it does or has done. 

A comment says, "If dealing with the suffering brings one closer to God or spurs one on to relieve the suffering of others, that is a good thing."  You don't need to believe in God to use your suffering to motivate you to reach out and help other sufferers.  In fact seeing suffering as random and a fact of life should make you hate it more than one who thinks its part of God's alleged plot to bring good out of it.   To say you do need to believe is just insulting.  And how could suffering be good if it makes you close to a God who makes you suffer?  Believers in God in some way do wallow in suffering and water down how terrible i t is for others.  They cannot admit that a God who hurts people or WORSE who lets them be hurt (letting hurt happen is worse than hurting for at least when you hurt you know how much hurt you expect to happen) is unworthy of worship.
I have realised from a comment above that she had no right to take that Nobel Prize.  She was not a true humanitarian.  She could not even be trusted with money for she put faith before people and used suffering  to invite people to her understanding of faith.  Inviting people to a vague sense of faith is one thing but a specific faith is a different matter.

 

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The accusation against Cliff Richard

Point 1, why do some people say there is no evidence? Only the police can know that.

Point 2, to say Cliff is innocent risks smearing the accuser. What if it is true?

Point 3, in weighing the wrongness of Cliff being falsely accused and wrongly convicted, this is nothing compared to a victim failing to get justice for a horrific intolerable crime. I am not accusing Cliff, I am saying that a wrong conviction is a lesser evil than Cliff being wrongfully cleared. Think of the victim. Victims and alleged victims come first. Better to risk injustice against the accused than the victim. Human nature is biased anyway. That is why the bias should be in favour of the victim or alleged victim.

Also, too many victims do not get justice and see their attacker go free.

Innocent until proven guilty is nonsense. You can be guilty without it being provable.