Skip to comments.'Being Raised Catholic is Worse than Child Abuse': Richard Dawkins
Posted on 12/22/2012 3:36:40 PM PST by marshmallow
Raising your children as Roman Catholics is worse than child abuse, according to militant atheist Richard Dawkins.
In typically incendiary style, Professor Dawkins said the mental torment inflicted by the religions teachings is worse in the long-term than any sexual abuse carried out by priests.
He said he had been told by a woman that while being abused by a priest was a yucky experience, being told as a child that a Protestant friend who died would roast in Hell was more distressing.
Last night politicians and charities condemned the former Oxford professors views as attention-seeking and unhelpful.
The remarks are due to be broadcast tonight by Qatar-based TV network Al Jazeera.
Interviewer Mehdi Hasan asked Professor Dawkins about previous comments he made, when he said: Horrible as sexual abuse no doubt was, the damage was arguably less than the long-term psychological damage inflicted by bringing the child up Catholic in the first place.
Mr Hasan asked: You believe that being bought up as a Catholic is worse than being abused by a priest?. Professor Dawkins replied: There are shades of being abused by a priest, and I quoted an example of a woman in America who wrote to me saying that when she was seven years old she was sexually abused by a priest in his car.
At the same time a friend of hers, also seven, who was of a Protestant family, died, and she was told that because her friend was Protestant she had gone to Hell and will be roasting in Hell forever.
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Is he trying to stir up Muslims against Catholics? Maybe fly a plane into St. Peter's Basilica?
Joh 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
Joh 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Scroll 3/5 down the page - lyrics also included, which is importnat for me because I have a hearing disability -- that seem to particularly apply to rap lyrics.
Note the the comments afterwards: viewers are split as to whether it's pro- or anti-Dawkins.
I went to Junior Seminary when I was young, where I first heard this joke ;)
A man arrives at the gates of heaven.
St. Peter asks, “Religion?”
The man says, “Episcopalian.”
St. Peter looks down his list, and says, “Go to room 24.
But be very quiet as you pass room 8.”
Another man arrives at the gates of heaven.
St. Peter: “Religion”?
St. Peter: “Go to room 18. But be very quiet as you pass
A third man arrives at the gates.
St. Peter: “Religion?”
St. Peter: “Go to room 11. But be very quiet as you pass
The man asks, “I can understand there being different rooms
for different religions, but why must I be quiet when I pass room 8?”
St. Peter tells him, “Well, the Catholics are in room 8,
and they think they’re the only ones here.”
You are wrong.
“I dont know whether to despise him,pray for him,or both.”
He’s like an actor opining about politics. Knows nothing. Pray for hin. Even though he’s a bitter soul, God will not be mocked.
Can someone tell me why this guy spends ALL his time blasting the Catholic Church instead of fundamentalist creationism churches if heâs so gung-ho on âpromoting evolutionâ? The ironic thing is the biblical literalists he hates so much are also anti-Catholic
Pray for this empty, bitter man, devoid of the joy of the spirit, that the Lord may enter his heart and mind, and he may become the man God’s will intends.
Dawkins king of the Atheists is actually just a little punk agnostic... He doesn’t even believe in his own gospel.
Est probrum futurus doctus Baptist
Dawkins knows that the more outrageous he is, the more attention he draws to himself. In point of truth, he and Bill Maher are on the same plane.
A form of it I heard was that the room held (moral) atheists, who thought their being alive was all a dream before the lights went out in their brains .
Dawkins hasn’t been a scientist for many years.
He is now a member of the pagan priesthood.
Only a deranged asswipe would make that statement.
Perhaps, it wouldn’t be the first time, but if there is a hell this guy sure is a great candidate for a posting there.