Nathan Bond's TART Remarks

Religion: Respect? Ridicule!

Religion stifles science

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Catholicism is a mere notch above the most pathetic religion ever to embrown humanity – Islam.

Yet the ridiculous doctrine of Catholicism trumps even the troglodytic stupidity that is Islam: Transubstantiation, the Perpetual Virginity of Mary, Limbo – it “remains a possible theological opinion”… the list of idiotic piffle is neverending.

Now we have the leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales, the Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor poking his stupid theological nose into the current major scientific endeavour – stem cell research.

He’s got it against hybrid embryos. And – in all reasonableness (yeah, right) – he merely wants PM Gordon Brown to allow Labour MPs to follow their faith – rather than their party – on the use of hybrid embryos.

Faith – something devoid of all knowledge and evidence – must guide decisions on scientific endeavour. Maintains Cormac. I think I am going to be sick!

Cormac’s objection of course ultimately has to do with the timing of the introduction of “the soul” in the formation of a diploid cell through the union of a haploid spermatozoon and an ovum.

What unbelievable stupidity!

Religion, Catholisism at the forefront, has opposed Copernicus, Kepler, Bruno, Galileo, Descartes, Newton and Darwin. Religion has opposed cosmology, evolution, geography, astronomy, geology, anthropology, ethnology, meteorology, chemistry, physics, medicine, hygiene and the theory of illness, psychology, philology and political economy in one way or another at some time or the other. Nowadays religion rejects the biology of homosexuality and stem cell research. How many more chances does religion want?

How long before people realise the rank idiocy of religious tenets?

Can we not simply rid our world of religion? Of this abject stupidity?

Written by Nathan Bond

March 24, 2008 at 07:07

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  1. Well said, I totally agree!

    H Potgieter

    November 9, 2010 at 10:23

  2. Nathan, you will always find an acception to the rule, as there are religious groups that do not stick their noses in politics or science. They go about their bussnes of saving souls. Jesus was also lured into politics, by Scribes and Pharisees, asking Him about a coin and Jesus didn’t fall for the trap. (Give unto Caesar, that which belongs to Caesar and give unto God, that which belongs unto God) Not all religion is therefore stupidity.

    Hans Matthysen

    July 9, 2008 at 20:57


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