Archbishop Peter Jensen:
Dr Jensen told the congregation that atheism is as much of a religion as Christianity.
I can only suggest Peter, that you actually try to understand the truth about atheists before shooting off at the mouth. You have been brought up to believe the crap that you spew without ever having gotten to know the people themselves. Do you know how much credibility that gives you?
It’s about our determination as human beings to have our own way, to make our own rules, to live our own lives, unfettered by the rule of God and the right of God to rule over us
Ah, two things here Peter. One, you still haven’t proved there is a god and two, until you do, your sky-fairy has no rights.
In his sermon, Dr Jensen said the passion of its followers shows atheism a religion in itself.
So if someone is passionate about something, then that something must be a religion? Food? Sex? Sport? Horses? Bicycle Riding? Marbles? Stamp Collection? Non-Stamp Collecting? Once again Peter, what I see here is a failure of brain to connect with mouth. You really are coming off as a very foolish person when you say things like that.
Bishop Anthony Fisher:
Last century we tried godlessness on a grand scale and the effects were devastating: Nazism, Stalinism, Pol Pot-ery, mass murder, abortion and broken relationships – all promoted by state-imposed atheism.
Oh dear, yet another one allowing his mouth free rein while the brain is off thinking about other things. Research Tony, it’s called research. Try doing some and you actually might yet understand how foolish you sound when you say these things. I’ll give you a hint: HITLER WAS A CATHOLIC AND STALIN HAD BEEN A SEMINARIAN. If you really want to make any sense, at least understand what you are talking about, so that you don’t come off sounding like the kid who came last in a second class english test.
Cardinal George Pell:
Cardinal George Pell, acknowledged that the Catholic Church has had a lot of negative publicity in recent years.
Don’t get excited, it’s not a lie. Just an understatement. A huge understatement I grant you, but still…
Australians believe that everyone is entitled to a fair go because of the Christian teaching that every person, unlike the animals, is made in God’s image.
Now you attempt to usurp the ‘Australian’ notion of a fair go and make it into a religious icon? That is just downright insulting to all Australians George. A fair go is ‘Australian’. It is not for or from one particular group or religion.
Great efforts are made at a considerable expense to help the elderly, the sick, the unemployed, delinquent children, the marginal lives.
Again, not a lie. Just damn ridiculous of you to even try to make out that it is at your expense. Or religions expense. That money you use to help people is gained by your religion due to the unfair tax exempt status religions have in this and other countries. Have you even bothered to stop and think how much better this society might be, how much less poverty, how much less crime etc, there might be if religions weren’t taking over 31 billion dollars out of the peoples pockets? Or to look at it another way, how much of that is your fault? I’d say quite a considerable percentage George. When are you going to take credit for that?
Cardinal Pell also attacked atheism, by giving thanks for church-based community organisations, and noting that ”we find no community services sponsored by the atheists”.
Earthward Inc, Foundation Beyond Belief, Fellowship of Freethought, International Humanist and Ethical Union, Atheists Helping the Homeless, Kiva Lending Team, Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Effort, Atheist Centre of India, Atheist Relief Fund, Secular Center USA, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation, Fred Hollows Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, The Richard Dawkins Foundation, The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Security Trust, Second Harvest, Toy for Tots, The Nature Conservancy, Planned Parenthood, The American Cancer Society, Project Gutenberg, The World Wildlife Fund, The Red Cross, United Nations Children’s Fund, Oxfam International, Population Connection and this isn’t even mentioning the millions upon millions of local community groups that do charitable works in their own areas. I was able to put together this list in a few minutes. Try imagining how big it would be if complete.
Going back to the 31 billion dollars for a minute, I wonder how much of that money is going to pay wages for staff, build churches, lease cars, hold conventions etc? I would love to see religion made accountable for every dollar and then we’d know just how charitable they really are. How much real help could be done each year with that amount if the government used it to help people without having to waste most of it on god. I suppose that when you consider it isn’t even their money, they aren’t charitable at all. They are just taking credit for spending 5 cents on the dollar, of your money, in ways they think are good. Most of the time it is only done when they can find a way to increase their flock as well. Don’t believe me? Does Alcoholics Anonymous really need all the religious mumbo jumbo to be effective? Of course not. Do the same thing without god being mentioned at all and you’d get the same results. Which reminds me, look up the results and the recidivism and you’ll notice that they are spending your money for very little result. Same goes for all their other initiatives. They are just ways to ‘spread the word’.
TRUTH IN RELIGION? DON’T MAKE ME LAUGH!