Catholic Church

Sunday 22 January 2006
http://www.punkerslut.com/articles/whyicannotbeachristian.html

By Punkerslut

[Author's Notes: Written Tuesday, April 23, 2002. Finished Thursday, April 25, 2002. To punkerslut.com fans and others: I wrote this essay for RAW SHS (http://rawshs.cjb.net/), although it is about half of the size of "Should Atheism Be Defended?" and has essentially the same views.]



"Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear... fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand." -- Bertrand Russell
Sunday 22 January 2006
The ultimate hypocrisy: The Pope used every possible medical resource to prolong his own life, despite a long tradition of condemning all medicine for everyone else!

April 4th 59 aH (2005) - In the last year, as the pope degenerated further into diseased unconsciousness, desperately trying by any means to prolong his own life, how many other lives had he caused to shorten? He has been a wonderful example of hypocrisy, following in the true church's tradition of condemning any new advance in science which could prolong life, and yet he did not hesitate to use all possible medical treatment for himself, which only yesterday was condemned by his predecessors. The inquisition who burned midwives as witches in the 1500s would have condemned the dead pontiff for his hospitalisation as surely as the dead pontiff condemned tomorrows stem cell medicine.
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