Thursday, May 31, 2012

Everything You Know About God is Wrong : The Disinformation Guide to Religion (part 1), edited by Russ Kick (on CD)

Well. Where to start?

Some of the essays included in this were interesting; in fact, most were thought-provoking and worthwhile. There were a couple though...whew. Oh my God (pun intended).
Paper tigers created? check
Facile arguments? check
Mispronounced words? check ("KapperNYAYum" for "Capernaum"? Really?)

I'm becoming increasingly annoying that when people argue about "Christians" or "religion" the Typical Christian/Religious Person is a completely unethical moron. Sure, there are moronic and amoral Christians, but there are a lot more of us who are neither.

The best essay is the longest, which is the summation of findings of the investigation into the Catholic diocese in Philadelphia around child sexual abuse. Absolutely the most disgusting, difficult thing I've ever listened to. It shook me to the core that the Church ignored this for decades and turned a blind eye to the destruction of children's souls.

The other very good essay is about the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland. Another case of the Church having a lot to answer for.

Short version: people suck, and power corrupts, inside as well as outside of religion.

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