I’ve never understood how religious people who claim abortion is murder, yet find it absolutely okay to murder someone who has been born. Talk about being confused.
This has been going on for ages, but today it comes into light again as Dr. George Tiller was assassinated while entering church this morning. He was pro-choice. You can bet your life, that his life was ended by a pro-life proponent. How messed up is that?
I’m very tired of the people who claim to be “religious” acting so backwards and feeling justified as long as it fits within their terms at the moment. What makes it even more disgusting is actually reading their comments.
This shows exactly what most people who claim to be “religious” or “leaning right” have completely wrong. I’d like to be able to think like them for just 1 week and stone all of them to death like other religious fanatics – if only for the sole cause is they believe something I do not. That would in my eyes just be merely turning the tables. You want eye for an eye? Please, let us follow this rule and you will see most of you religious nut bags would be dead as most of you have some sort of severely criminal background – most notably you molesting children.
You sicken me and many others. I hope, like you do your opponents, you rot in the hell you so much believe in.
Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract being squatting outside the world. Man is the world of manâ€”state, society. This state and this society produce religion, which is an inverted consciousness of the world, because they are an inverted world. Religion is the general theory of this world, its encyclopedic compendium, its logic in popular form, its spiritual point d’honneur, its enthusiasm, its moral sanction, its solemn complement, and its universal basis of consolation and justification. It is the fantastic realization of the human essence since the human essence has not acquired any true reality. The struggle against religion is, therefore, indirectly the struggle against that world whose spiritual aroma is religion. Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo.
I find the first sentence very concise and accurate.