Monday, January 30, 2012

Irish secularist fires the first salvo

Turns out simply preaching the Gospel from a Christian point of view is considered hate speech by some.  Naturally.  Hate is, of course, a relative term.  Hence the obvious problem with labelling certain things hate for the purpose of making them illegal.  In this case, an Irish Bishop, Philip Boyce, has been accused of 'hate speech' by one of Ireland's leading proponents for the eradication of religion separation of church and state, one John Colgan.  Why?  Because, according to the complaint, the good Bishop Boyce dared say the following:

"[The Church in Ireland is being] attacked from outside by the arrows of a secular and godless culture."

"For the distinguishing mark of Christian believers is the fact they have a future; it is not that they know all the details that await them, but they know in general terms that their life will not end in emptiness."

Uh huh.  Well, if there's a better reason to come crashing down on a Bishop's right to preach within his religious community than this horrible deluge of hatred, I don't know what it is.

Again folks, it isn't like we're living in some dream state, wondering what Lennon's world without religion will look like, and being forgiven for imagining a Utopian paradise of love, harmony, Rolls Royces, and consequence-free sex.  Instead, thanks to history coming and going, we see that so far whenever atheism and the complete eradication of religion from society has been attempted as the prime directive for social order, we end up getting something like this:

Photo of a Soviet Gulag

Christians of the West be warned.


  1. Yeah right. Because religion never caused evil or suffering or anything. Give me a break.

  2. I'm sorry, I missed the part where two wrongs make a right. Bad things have been done in the name of religion, so take that you religious people today who probably had nothing to do with any of it? Nice.


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