“The Catholic church lost any ethical credibility long ago.The church is a complete and absolute moral failure.
The Church hierarchy, from the Pope on down, is guilty of protecting and enabling the rape and abuse of children on a global scale. The collective guilt of the church has been well established, the moral corruption is complete.
The irony of invoking the Nazis, when it is a well documented fact that the Catholic church was an ally of the Nazi party, is rich. Catholic church officials knew of and approved of the persecution of Jews and communists under Hitler and Mussolini.
These old men in their dresses and funny hats are moral monsters. They deserve nothing but contempt and scorn from good and decent people.”
enough240 on Feb 3, 2013 at 10:23:55
“You nailed it.”
Eveline Gunadi on Feb 3, 2013 at 07:32:01
“and consequently Vatican doesn't deserve to be called the "holy see".”
josephmatthew on Feb 3, 2013 at 03:59:37
“There has been racism, financial crimes and child abuse in some elements of the Church. The same is true of my favourite nation, the USA”
josephmatthew on Feb 3, 2013 at 03:41:58
“Interestingly, Wittgenstein was received into the Church under the influence of the great Elizabeth Anscombe”
Aug 23, 2012 at 21:32:07
“Your hairstyle should not be a factor when trying to land a job.”
aphrobrizi on Aug 24, 2012 at 13:35:33
“Exactly. As long as you are neat and presentable, it shouldn't be a factor. Dreadlocks and cornrows can be kept neat and presentable just like any other hairstyle. Unfortunately, many people have the wrong impression about the hairstyle and the person wearing it. It's a shame.”
Paris Shelton on Aug 24, 2012 at 02:33:58
“maybe it shouldn't but it is”
ttowna2002 on Aug 24, 2012 at 01:34:27
“Right. If you believe that you are naive. Looks, obsesity, hair color, height all are a factor in landing job. Best idea is to be as mainstream as you can if you are looking to go corporate and race is not a factor. Try landing a corporate job with spiked hair.”
“Exploiting and potentially humiliating your children for a little attention on Facebook is simply disgusting.
This is not about breast feeding, this is about poor judgement as a parent, and exploiting your children for social media attention.”
Fanny McFly on Jul 29, 2012 at 03:47:03
“This family are big breastfeeding supporters. To them this is not humiliating, it's something cute and to be proud of. You know absolutely nothing about this family.”
rainjustice on Jul 27, 2012 at 21:18:59
“Absolutely agree, Witt. This pic made me cringe!
Lord, what other inappropriate decisions are being made by this mom??
Horrendously, the "mom and pop" live feeds of pedophilia porn are growing. Have Mercy!
I fear for the kids future.
Learn more at "perverted justice" website.”
“The proposed legislation implies that there is a scientific controversy surrounding evolution. There is not. The scientific theory of evolution is accepted by mainstream scientists around the world as the cornerstone of biology. Evolution is the single, unifying explanation for the diversity of life on earth.
If there is a controversy, it is not a scientific controversy. Rather, the controversy seems to be a failure on the part of Christian fundamentalists to accept evolution as a scientific reality, and the foundation upon which the biological sciences are built.
“The title is misleading. Roger Ebert had no religion.
The author writes: "It doesn't get much more religious than devoting one's life to the mythical, magical, larger-than-life characters on screen..."
This is an insult to Ebert. Ebert could distinguish fantasy from reality, while a "religious" person, by definition, lacks this capacity.”
esilversurfer on Apr 7, 2013 at 14:31:01
“Even though Mr. Ebert stated that he was a non-believer, this author disrespects his beliefs and states that there is no higher form of religion. What arrogance.
It is no coincidence that the vast majority of creative people (those hollywood commies) tend to be liberal. Liberalism opens the mind to create thought.
Conservatism works the opposite way for baggers.”
elblanc0 on Apr 5, 2013 at 18:20:46
“Thank you. F&F”
DuckSoup1 on Apr 5, 2013 at 14:13:02
“You seem to have a fantasy about the nature of religious people.”
emjay on Apr 5, 2013 at 13:48:09
phal4875 on Apr 5, 2013 at 12:33:44
“I think people get parts of their religion or their ideas about religion into various swampy areas. One of these is life or consciousness or spirit or soul continuation after death. Information lives forever, according to physicists. Why would maintaining one's consciousness after physical death be anything but physics? Where would religion enter the picture?”
“Good for the Mayor! Good people must stand up to Christian hate groups and those who finance Christian hate groups like Chic-fil-A.
Religious superstition and ignorance is no excuse nor justification for promoting hate, intolerance and discrimination.”
Errant on Jul 21, 2012 at 17:06:51
“It's good to stand up to hate groups and hurtful opinions but I think this might be the incorrect approach.
For good or bad, freedom of speech is for ALL people in this nation. Even for hate groups. To bar Chick Fil A in such a manner is exactly the wrong example we need to set. It runs counter to the very core of our belief of freedom of choice and speech.
If Chick Fil A was barring any group, gay or straight, athiest or muslim, from its premises, that's one thing but this is just one man sharing his opinion. However terrible an opinion it might be.
Chick Fil A should be allowed in Boston.
But we as consumers should be allowed to Boycott and refuse to do business with them; that is the correct approach in this Nation.”
tmon23 on Jul 21, 2012 at 17:00:37
“McDonalds serves people who have sex with Dools. No McDs for Boston!!”
CaptainAmerica3d on Jul 21, 2012 at 16:58:41
“Watch out what you support. You may have an opinion in the future and someone else may not agree with you via the typical "persecution for your beliefs".”
SeovyeQuirsefron on Jul 21, 2012 at 16:57:49
“When the mayor acts as a private individual to disagree, he is within his rights. When he acts in his governmental capacity to squelch free speech, he is acting Unconstitutionally.”
“Bigots come in all colors. Carroll's ignorance, homophobia and hatred are disappointing, but not surprising. The question is, will other Republicans have the courage and integrity to call Carroll out on her ugly and misinformed prejudice.”
scottjamesmiller on Jul 20, 2012 at 19:46:08
“The use of the words Republican and integrity in the same sentence? WHAT?????????????”
“Comparing high heels with a niqab seems unfair and disingenuous.
Nobody is forced to wear high heels, mini-skirts, or a bikini in the West. Society grants women the right to wear such things, even though religious extremists in the West believe such things are immodest and inappropriate.
The author seems to want to draw a moral equivalence between the fate of women in the West and the Middle East. There is no such moral equivalence.
The problem is not Islam, but religious extremism. It could very well be Christians or Jews oppressing women, and many would do so if given the chance.
The West has done a better job of escaping religion, and the attending misogyny associated with religious extremism, than has the Middle East.
Religion is the problem. Religion poisons everything.”
MarcEdward on Apr 28, 2012 at 12:26:03
“"Nobody is forced to wear high heels, mini-skirts, or a bikini in the West"
You are pretending that economic forces and cultural forces don't exist in the West.”
“The author notes that atheists are not relegated to the back of the bus nor denied other social privileges - yet this is precisely because there is no external sign of their atheism. Does anyone doubt that such treatment would befall us if there were some external, physical sign? In short, the author's argument is "as long as the mainstream doesn't know who you are, you're safe and there's no need to organize." This seems a particularly shallow treatment of a much deeper problem: the U.S. is a secular nation in which it has become unfashionable to openly espouse secularism.
In my own life's history, I was expelled from a fraternity, a Baptist-run College, and fired from several jobs because of my open atheism. I'm sure I could have sneaked by quite readily if I had just shut up - this author's anemic advice.”
Greg Holden on Mar 9, 2012 at 19:59:57
“Truths are exclusive to propositions.
That guy just used truth in a way quite far removed from what Wittgenstein would allow for. Nailing it? lol. Maybe for a church goes who also uses things other than propositions to be "true". Jesus is truth, is as fundamentally wrong as is "cases of bullyism" are true.
Neither can be true.
The rest of what he said was ok. But nail it? Hardly.... it sounds like it was scripted by a preacher actually.”
“Once one embraces the absurdity that is a belief in God, all sorts of atrocities are possible. Religion is, and always has been, a tool of control and oppression, opium for the masses, and a tragic self deception.”
Rosey Goodman on Apr 24, 2012 at 14:58:28
“Agreed.....and do not forget to mention that in terms of religion it is invariably women who are made to suffer.”
Abe Aronowski on Feb 26, 2012 at 21:45:21
“Go tell that to the doctors who see birth and death happening in front of their eyes, all the time. With all the medical knowledge in the world, they have zero control, either way.
Not even you, HUFFPOST SUPER USER Wittgenstein have any control or the slightest leverage on birth or death, as much as you'd try. Youre right, its absurd.
And if you call yourself Wittgenstein you should be more aware of the Language Games that MSM (both the Left and the Right) are playing at our expense.
Ron Paul 2012!”
Zec on Jan 20, 2012 at 09:04:01
“The only man for peace is called racist.
He has written books, has over 10000000000 public statements in rocord , over 10000000000 hours of video. Find me 1 example where he expressed racist remarks in 30 years of Public Life?
BTW the racist newsletter were not written by him, but a chap called James D. Powel. So please refrain from using it as an example.
“Because we know it isn't true. Try not to let yourself be used by the powers-that-manipulate.”
asterlacnala on Jan 19, 2012 at 22:55:04
“Why do Ron Paul detractors continue to spout the same tired lines about racism when it has long been shown he isn't?”
clueless no 9 on Jan 19, 2012 at 19:32:43
“There is no evidence he panders to them. His position on race, creed, sexual orientation, etc.. is very clear. You need to read his speeches and research his votes and bills he sponsored.
As a minority and a RP supporter, I couldn't care less that racists and white supremacists support Ron Paul. I support him because of position on personal liberty, fiscal responsibility, small federal government and foreign policy.”
“Pompous and patronizing, a typical, if insincere response. There is nothing lacking in the atheist, and no demonstration or witnessing is necessary, such behavior is almost always meant to influence not the unbeliever, but those believers showing signs of escaping the intellectual chains and bondage required by religious belief..
Besides, most atheists demonstrate a compassionate concern for those suffering the self-deception and delusion religious belief requires.
“The article only demonstrates that bigotry, ignorance and hatred continues to be a staple of Christianity.”
arachne646 on Sep 1, 2011 at 17:51:51
“Why do you say that? This is a University in the middle of Texas, USA, supported primarily by a football team. OK, I guessed at the last one, but if I've ever heard of a college fb team, it must be a big source of alumni cash, and this is Texas. So this is a very, very conservative area that we are talking about. The article itself is written on why, on the basis of Christian love, the unwritten policy of "no LGBT" is wrong. Mark Osler also says in what ways his present, Catholic, teaching post is better--even though this is a denomination that is notoriously hierarchical compared to most denominations, but groups of Catholics vary tremendously from ultra-conservative to very progressive. You can find Christians that are open-minded, loving and welcoming in all parts of the US, but they don't get the headlines. There is not a breakdown of how many KeystoneXL protestors came with their Church, and my denomination's banner in the city's Pride Parade is not an eye-catcher, but the staple diet of a lot of us is praying and working for a better world, where the people who are forgotten now are the most important--not just relief for the poor, but justice where justice is denied. But until then, we try to follow Jesus.”
“Thank you Rep. Stark for taking a stand against religious superstition, and standing up for secular values like reason, critical thinking and free inquiry.
It is a brave and noble politician willing to stand apart from the oppressive right wing conservative Christian menace that currently threatens the American way of life.”
walkabodog on May 5, 2011 at 19:56:26
“Hmmmmm, that is just the reason that you are aloud to post on here. A bunch of God fearing men got together and looked to God individually and then came together to give us this great government.
No, not the one we have now, it has become poluted.”