Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: '98 E320 Wagon (non 4matic)
Location: Atlanta, GA & Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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My mistake on McVeigh; I have him confused with another individual and the name will find me probably in the middle of the night.
I didn't even bother with Hitler (too obvious). And I was sticking to the past 100 years.
Hospitals are money making operations - the bar for atonement must be awfully low if you're considering hospitals the case for the benevolence of religions. And anyway, those are overwhelmingly Catholic - probably more a function of meddling than do-gooding.
Finally, to dismiss Al Qaeda and the Taliban as having no connection to religion is hopelessly naive and almost unbelievably ignorant.
Feel free to define down all you want. It still does not change the fact that the basis for our cultures, eastern and western, are based on the discoveries and patronage paid by religious organizations.
You choose to narrow yourself to the last 100 years and see only evil. For that I feel very sorry for you.
I prefer to look at the big picture and see that religion, even with all its faults, is at its core a good thing. Those who are not hypocrites and who live their lives according to the teachings of their God, are generally happier and have more to contribute to help society.
Who's John Galt.
"Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes" - Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 2
If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel. --Benjamin Netayahu