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07-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Religion Poisons Everything
Hey all,

One of my go-to links regarding the violence that religion has spurred through history is this one http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/1000years.htm

Unfortunately this continues to this very day (see below). When I have the occasional "discussion" with the holier-than-thou I point out all the evil that is done in the very name of their loving god and usually this is brushed off or denied.

With this in mind I think a thread with world news links would be worthwhile to remind everyone why Religion Poisons Everything as Hitchens so rightly said.

This from today April 7, 2013

Hundreds of mourners packed into Egypt's biggest cathedral. There were tears and angry chants as the crowd carried in the coffins.
It all started with graffiti on the wall of an Islamic centre in Khosous, a suburb of Cairo - a red swastika with boys' names underneath it.
But some Muslims in the area interpreted the symbol as a cross, and Christians were blamed.
Buildings belonging to Christians were set on fire, then the shooting started. A Muslim and four Christians were killed.
It would seem none of them had anything to do with the graffiti,
which police think was just daubed on the wall by children.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22058570

“I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless."
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." - Mark Twain in Eruption
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07-04-2013, 02:42 PM
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A pair of crossed lines and someone must die ?

WTF are these people smoking ? Jesus FUCK.

Ironic how nearly every major religion portrays itself as *the* religion of peace.
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07-04-2013, 03:08 PM
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(07-04-2013 02:42 PM)morondog Wrote:  A pair of crossed lines and someone must die ?

WTF are these people smoking ? Jesus FUCK.

Ironic how nearly every major religion portrays itself as *the* religion of peace.

Exactly my reaction and why I feel this thread is necessary, a reminder WHY we must not be silent, and also to have a site for quick reference to refute the religious when they try to portray their "peaceful" views.

“I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless."
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." - Mark Twain in Eruption
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07-04-2013, 03:19 PM
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Burma
Buddhist vs Muslims April 2, 2013

The sectarian violence was sparked by a seemingly innocuous dispute at a Muslim-owned gold shop in Meiktila on March 20, yet soon spread across the region with frightening intensity. Before long 43 people had been killed, at least five mosques torched and around 12,000 people had fled to ramshackle displacement camps outside the town.


The clashes have been most notable for the brand of militant Buddhism that appears to be gaining ground in Burma since the end of junta rule in March 2011. Monks have unparalleled moral authority in traditional Burmese society. Wirathu, an outspoken monk who was jailed in 2003 for stirring religious clashes in the northern city of Mandalay, has dubbed himself “the Burmese bin Laden” in reference to the jihadi leader Osama bin Laden’s religious fervor, despite his hatred of all things Islamic. The 45-year-old posted an inflammatory speech online last week that warned “once these evil Muslims have control and authority over us, they will not let us practice our religion” and accused Muslims of accumulating “money to get our young Buddhist women.”

Read more: http://world.time.com/2013/04/02/in-burm...z2PoZOvImV

“I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless."
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." - Mark Twain in Eruption
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07-04-2013, 03:21 PM
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Dunno man. I'm somewhat squeamish. A thread dedicated to atrocities ? Don't think I'll be hanging out here much...
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07-04-2013, 03:31 PM
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April 1, 2013

http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2013/...ce-18/#a=2

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“I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless."
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." - Mark Twain in Eruption
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07-04-2013, 03:36 PM
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(07-04-2013 03:21 PM)morondog Wrote:  Dunno man. I'm somewhat squeamish. A thread dedicated to atrocities ? Don't think I'll be hanging out here much...

Trust me when I tell you this isn't fun for me, I don't particularly like to dwell on atrocities. I just feel like turning a blind eye or not giving it the proper attention in a place like this is an oversight.

“I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless."
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." - Mark Twain in Eruption
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07-04-2013, 03:58 PM
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(07-04-2013 03:36 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(07-04-2013 03:21 PM)morondog Wrote:  Dunno man. I'm somewhat squeamish. A thread dedicated to atrocities ? Don't think I'll be hanging out here much...

Trust me when I tell you this isn't fun for me, I don't particularly like to dwell on atrocities. I just feel like turning a blind eye or not giving it the proper attention in a place like this is an oversight.

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3326/i...ning-women

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/barbara-wad...88403.html

http://listverse.com/2008/04/02/8-atroci...-religion/

A little light reading Dodgy

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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07-04-2013, 04:21 PM
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(07-04-2013 03:58 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3326/i...ning-women

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/barbara-wad...88403.html

http://listverse.com/2008/04/02/8-atroci...-religion/

A little light reading Dodgy

Stoning for adultery and death for being a witch, lovely selection Undecided

“I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless."
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." - Mark Twain in Eruption
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07-04-2013, 04:23 PM
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(07-04-2013 04:21 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(07-04-2013 03:58 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3326/i...ning-women

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/barbara-wad...88403.html

http://listverse.com/2008/04/02/8-atroci...-religion/

A little light reading Dodgy

Stoning for adultery and death for being a witch, lovely selection Undecided


Was going for a sampler platter.

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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