I though that, this was not a site for enhancing the self esteem of self-proclaimed rationalists neither an insult-you-an-infidel theraphy group.
2013/1/24 John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> > I sincerely hope that nobody believes I'm picking on Catholics because > Protestant "thinking" is every bit as brain dead dumb as the Pope's. Martin > Luther knew perfectly well that religious ideas cannot survive the > slightest amount of rational analysis without completely falling apart, but > his solution to that problem was not to get better ideas but to simply > insist that people check their brain at the door before they start to think > about God; here are some of the noises that particular bipedal hominid made > with his mouth, although I think the noises made from the other end of > Luther's gastrointestinal tract may have contain more wisdom, at least they > might have disclosed some evidence on how the human digestive system > works: > > > “Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of > spiritual things, but - more frequently than not - struggles against the > divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God” > > "Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear the eyes out of reason." > > "Reason should be destroyed in all Christians." > > "Reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed. Faith must trample > underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must > be put out of sight and know nothing but the word of God." > > "Reason is the Devil's greatest whore; by nature and manner of being she > is a noxious whore; she is a prostitute, the Devil's appointed whore; whore > eaten by scab and leprosy who ought to be trodden under foot and destroyed, > she and her wisdom ... Throw dung in her face to make her ugly. She is and > she ought to be drowned in baptism... She would deserve, the wretch, to be > banished to the filthiest place in the house, to the closets." > > "We know, on the authority of Moses, that longer than six thousand years > the world did not exist." > > "People gave ear to an upstart astrologer [Copernicus] who strove to show > that the earth revolves, not the heavens or the firmament, the sun and the > moon. This fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but > sacred scripture tells us [Joshua 10:13] that Joshua commanded the sun to > stand still, and not the earth." > > > After this contemptible performance, after flat out praising the virtues > of stupidity and unapologetically trying to turn everybody into imbeciles I > don't see how anyone could call themselves a Lutheran or a Protestant or > even a Christian without intense embarrassment. > > John K Clark > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > -- Alberto. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.