Religion used to justify everything that is historically wrong

This is really pathetic but it’s a truth that we need to remember. Religion is used to justify many hateful acts. This is one reason why I am not subscribed to any religion.

From Mother Jones Magazine on Loving v. Virginia:

Just over a month after the Lovings’ homecoming, police raided their place at 2 a.m., arrested the couple, and threw them in jail. Leon Bazile, a judge for the Caroline County Circuit Court, convicted them on felony charges. “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay, and red, and he placed them on separate continents,” the judge wrote. “The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.”

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One thought on “Religion used to justify everything that is historically wrong

  1. OMG! I’VE HAD ENOUGH! In this Holy War on Religion, of Religion, and by Religion,  I SURRENDER!  I’m a lover,  not a fighter.  Instead… I’m gonna start my OWN religion, and get in on the good stuff: tax exemptions, and lots of taxpayer money to do what I want, in the name of religious liberty. Most definitely! Hey NEWT -wanna join? We’re gonna have open marriages and multiple wives and all SORTS of neat stuff that you’re just gonna love! But don’t you worry your little head Newt: we’ll have no,  I repeat, NO nasty stoning of adulterers. None of that stuff.  I Promise! As for SANTORUM, he just LOVES to tell other people how to live.  He’ll make us a REAL fine preacher-man. In fact, we’ll make him Saint Santorum.  AND fix his Google search results! As for Mr. Obama,  obviously, we’ll need to (severely) demonize him, even further.  And his dog Toto too. Last but not least: MITT and RON. Hmmm.  Hey, I know.  Just for you two guys: we’ll insist on NO TAXES AT ALL  for church members…AND human sacrifice of illegal aliens. Out with their hearts! Televised! Live! Whoooppee! WHAT A COUNTRY!   🙂
    By the way, please don’t mention the REASON that Mitt Romney’s dad was born in Mexico (i.e. The fact that Mitt’s Mormon grand-dad left the United States in the 1880’s. He went to Mexico BECAUSE laws against polygamy were passed in the U.S. ; Being a Mormon back then, Mitt’s grand-dad wanted to keep his multiple wives. Hey, who wouldn’t?)  Bottom line: if we follow the “logic” of the people crying crocodile tears about a non-existent “war on religion”, then the U.S. should have allowed polygamy (and who knows what else) just because a particular religion claimed it as their cherished belief. GIVE ME A BREAK! 
    Absolutely NO ONE is coming into our Churches or places of worship and trying to tell parishioners what to believe…..or forcing them to use contraception. BUT If the Bishops (and other denominations) want to continue running  businesses that employ millions of people of varying faiths -or no “faith” at all- THEN they must play by the same rules and rights that other workers have and enjoy…especially  if their businesses use our tax dollars (and skip paying taxes) in the process. This is not a “war on religion”. It’s a war on women and men who simply want to plan their families and control their future. Now that’s REAL religious liberty!

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