“So-called charity, with its implicit assumptions of high and low, is no remedy to injustice, but its willing accomplice. Charity allows the privileged the opportunity to buy the silence of their consciences for a few coins (with the added bonus of much to-do being made of their philanthropy)–rather than wrestle with why, in a world of plenty, they wallow in pampered luxury through no particular virtue of their own, while most of the world is in rags, starving, and living in shacks. Jesus advised the rich man to sell everything he had and give it to the poor. The numerous charities operating under his name ever since have set a significantly lower standard.”
Peter Kropotkin, narrater in “The Watch” by Dennis Danvers
I think a Catholic diocese in Iowa needs a visit from God. Their historic leadership seems to have denied him pretty thoroughly:
Church covered up priest abuse of 50 Iowa boys
Some very old, one quite new:
“It is no stranger for an atheist to live virtuously than it is strange for a Christian to live criminally. We see the latter sort of monster all the time, so why should we think the former is impossible?” – Peter Bayle
“We know the impression made on people’s minds by the idea that they are fighting for the preservation of their temples and altars … how courageous and bold we become when we fixate on the hope of conquering others by means of God’s protection, and when we are animated by the natural aversion we have for the enemies of our beliefs.” – Peter Bayle
“If the Multiplicity of Religions prejudices the State, it proceeds from their not bearing with one another but on the contrary endeavouring each to crush and destroy the other by methods of Persecution. In a word, all the Mischief arises not from Toleration, but from the want of it.” – Peter Bayle
“The cause of the worst crimes of Christians is repeatedly identified as false zeal, a passion that masquerades as the love of God but that really amounts to politico-religious partisanship mixed with hatred of anyone who is different.” – Michael W. Hickson
I have a reminder on my to-do list (Ultimate To Do List, if you’re interested) to post something. So here you go!
How to get a new body
- Join a gym and submit to torture
- Torture yourself by “eating healthy”
- Become a Christian and die
- Believe in reincarnation and die
- Become a member of ISIS or al Queda and blow yourself up
- Become an Apocalyptic Christian and survive the Apocalypse
- Become a tech billionaire, invest in human cloning and mind uploading tech, then grow your new body and upload your mind into it
- Order one on Amazon
© 2018 David W. Jones
Even Mary wouldn’t support the power- and money-mad ones who call themselves ‘Christian’:
I was going to post something inspired by a Trump-voting friend who said “The next step is to take the church back from the leftists”, going through how “leftist” Jesus’ preaching is, then saw this:
And here John is saying very well what I was going to say:
Looks like Antichrist is here and the right-wingers have already sold their souls to him.
May God have mercy on their souls.
While this is specifically about Dublin, it applies to cities in the rest of the UK and in the United States.