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Response to cbayer (Reply #27)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 03:02 PM

34. Well, let's see....

I could go on for days but I'll give you my two favorite religious angels of death from our times.

Pope Ratzenberg and his instructions (in the name of his religion) to millions and millions of Catholics around the world not to wear condoms. It was especially horrific and deadly because he was directing the terrible lie that condoms would cause AIDS to the people of Africa. How many hundreds of thousands of people believed him and how many spread AIDS, how many babies were born with it, how many people died because of the sick belief that this murderer was speaking god's words on Earth? Do I hold the people who followed and supported him responsible? Yes. I believe they share in some part of the blame. They gave him his power.
Mother Theresa and her cult of anti-contraceptionists peddling her dangerous religious beliefs in countries where children live on garbage heaps and babies starve, because her god told her that it's a sin to take the pill or use a condom. How many children starved to death because of her? How many women were consigned to lives of poverty? This is a woman who kept contraceptives out of the hands of entire countries. Yet her religion made her a saint because she opened a few orphanages and played the saintly nun to the hilt in the press.
Maybe there is an Atheist out there causing thousands or millions of deaths in the name of and because of his rational beliefs. You'll have to tell me who he is

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