"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Last edited by Laila; 08-23-10 at 02:56 AM.
As a secularist sure, why not say it's evil.
religion is evil- the concept (edit: - of evil-) would not exist without it
Last edited by marduc; 08-23-10 at 03:05 AM.
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Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
I find the results of this poll most troubling.
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
Also, the difference between the situations you mention is that the first Crusades were purely defensive in nature. In the Spanish conquests of the Americas Christianity was not so much spread by war as by colonization itself. Most of the population of the former Spanish colonies are either dominantly Spanish or mixed. As such it is only natural for Christianity to be the dominant belief system there.
More to the point religion was not tied up with the Spanish invasion as much as it was with the Arab invasions.
"For what is Evil but Good-tortured by its own hunger and thirst?"
- Khalil Gibran