Wednesday, March 6, 2019


In the aftermath of the tornadoes in Alabama, and in times of stress, people seem to turn to an imagined God who is suppose to look down on them and protect them during adversities.    Even some atheists agree; if faith in a supreme being gives solace in time of stress, then it is not a bad thing. 

Yes, Christianity and many religions bring comfort to their followers; but we should not forget the wars and bigotry and violence that permeates this world as a result of religions. 

Just last week the United Methodist Church declared their opposition to gay clergy and same-sex marriage, Expelling LGBQ pastors and pro-LGBQ churches.   Prior to the 1970’s churches led the fight against inter-racial marriages, and now follow that same Path against the gay community.

 The middle-east is a powder keg because of schisms between Sunni and Shia Muslims.   The conflict in Palestine between Jews and Muslims could ignite a middle east war.   Tension between Iranian Muslims and Israeli Jews is another powder box.  The conflict in Ireland was basically Catholic vs Protestant Christians; Kashmir – Muslim vs Hindu; Sudan – Muslim vs Christian; Nigeria – Muslim vs Christian; Indonesia – Muslim vs Christian; one million people have died in religious killings between India and Pakistan and both nations possess nuclear weapons. 

What will we do if Islamist Regimes, which grow dewy-eyed at the near mention of paradise, acquire long range nuclear weapons?”
Sam Harris
The End of Faith

Christianity brought on a thousand years of dark ages where people were tortured and murdered for any free thought.  Christianity is, and has always been, an enemy of science.  It wasn’t until the late 1800’s that the Catholic church finally admitted that the sun is the center of our universe.   The Catholic inquisition burned heretics and witches, and in the United States pious Christian preachers were infected with a witch burning frenzy. 

Ignorance, intolerance, racism, bigotry and violence is the legacy of all religions.   Unfortunately, these cults indoctrinate children from infancy, and church communities entice adults with camaraderie and support.

From the Catholic Church, which has its own country and is one of the richest organizations on earth, to the Christian fundamentalist, that wish to legislate laws from a book written two thousand years ago, religion is a detriment to mankind.   We should not celebrate it because indoctrinates turn to it in a time of stress.

the Ol’Buzzard


  1. I often wonder what life on earth would be like with no religion. Would we be a scientific society far into the future ahead of our time now or would we be still digging in the earth wearing animal skins? Would we have morals and values? Would everyone be equal, man and women alike? Just asking for a friend.

  2. I think it is ironic that the people in Alabama thank god for not killing them instead of the other two dozen he killed. Just seems bizarre to me.


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."