Rome (CNN) — A group representing survivors of sexual abuse by priests named a “Dirty Dozen” list of cardinals it said would be the worst candidates for pope based on their handling of child sex abuse claims.
Their presence on the list is based “on their actions and/or public comment about child sex abuse and cover up in the church,” the group said.
The listincludes Roman Catholic cardinals from several countries.
SNAP, the Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests, said as it released the list Wednesday that its accusations were based on media reports, legal filings and victims’ statements.
THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MURDERING AND KILLING, ESPECIALLY BIBLICALLY.
The Commandment says “You shall not MURDER.” (NKJV)
It does not say You shall not kill.
So, if you don’t read the bible and don’t care about the commandments, at least educate yourself with a google search before you say that Christians shouldn’t be killing anyone or anything (animals) because God tells us not to, and we’re all hypocrites.
In other words, Christians are OK with killing someone, so long as they can rationally justify it. It’s always been that way, of course, just see Exodus 21:20-21 for an example of how far back Bible-based special pleading goes!
OK, I won’t judge Jesus based on what others say. Since Jesus didn’t write the Bible or anything, I have nothing, not even a shred of evidence to his existence, to judge him on. In my search to “find out for myself,” I have found nothing. Therefore, I judge there is and was no Jesus.
By your criteria, I can’t “agree on his teachings” because I don’t even know what he taught since everything he’s said to have taught was actually only something “others say he did.”
Starting to wonder, as I see it more often than I used to(or noticing it more): Do moderate atheists get attacked for their views more or less often than moderate/liberal Christians, by other, more extreme atheists? Or about the same?
Just goes to show, fundamentalists hate everyone who isn’t them.
Oh, please, PLEASE, explain to me what a moderate atheist is in contrast to. Come on, LC, please try to make the argument that you ever encountered an extreme atheist so I can be absolutely sure of your absurdly privileged little worldview in which blogging is an act of extremism and you seeking out atheist blogs on tumblr is a fucking assault.
Legit question: Do atheist believe that people who are “possessed” are just acting cray cray?
For lack of a better term. Personally, I feel it’s a little crass to refer to symptoms of disease (which almost all people who are said to be ‘possessed’ are, in fact suffering from) as ‘acting cray cray,’ but if that helps you understand it, yeah.
I am sick and tired of atheists demanding that I prove to them there is a God.
Too bad, the burden of proof for anything is on the person making the claim. You say “there’s a god,” I say “nu-uh, prove it.” You can’t just say “prove there’s not!” That’s like if I said Leprechauns must be real because you haven’t proven that they’re not real.
People have been worshipping God for thousands of years.
The length of time in which people believe a claim has no impact on the truth value of that claim. People believed that the Sun revolved around the earth for thousands of years too. People believed (and many still do) that their personal social interactions could result in particular weather events. Of course, none of it is true or reasonable.
In all that time science has never proven there is no God.
We’ve been over this, but just to expand on it: Science (which is not a belief system, but a formula for understanding the natural world) never proves there is no anything. That’s not the job of science. Science helps us understand the natural world, not investigate the basis of fairy tales.
So prove it if you are going to insist there is no God.
Oh, well, atheists don’t actually insist there’s no god, so you might not have any clue what you’re even talking about. Atheists simply admit that there’s no good reason to believe a god exists, just like there’s no good reason to believe Leprechauns exist. That’s not to say those things aren’t there, but I don’t accept claims for which there is no good evidence. Can you give me one piece of good, solid evidence? Give me your best reason to believe that the claim that a god exists is true.