Skip to comments.Organized religion ‘is where all the trouble comes from’: DePaul commencement speaker
Posted on 05/16/2012 10:35:49 AM PDT by caldera599
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, May 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) The nations largest Catholic university will feature a commencement speaker who believes the rest of life would benefit enormously from the extinction of mankind, considers Christianity the most dangerous of devotions, and boasted about weakening the dissolutive, oppressive institutions of organized religion.
Population guru E.O. Wilson will address a combined ceremony of DePaul Universitys College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and its College of Science and Health on June 10. The date is his 83rd birthday.
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There is no fool, like an old fool.
What the HE!! is wrong with these Catholic universities? Who makes these decisions? The local Bishop should rescind the invition for him to speak.
It preserved quite a bit of knowledge that otherwise would have been lost in a time where the gov. was self imploding and created the condition we call serfdom due to out of control spending.
It would be nice if someone once in awhile opened up a history book and thought some of it through. It's asking for too much, I know. While where on the issues of threats, look at the last century and governments. It is not a pretty picture.
The new atheism. They have “risen above” our petty, traditional, Christian values.
They are also the ones who push abortion on demand, same sex marriage, non-importance of traditional family, and the other new ‘values’ that we must all now embrace.
Come on man, what are you waiting for. You say you want to eliminate humans. Then lead by example. You want to be taken seriously? Off yourself.
Let’s put this in evolutionary terms for Mr. Wilson. I’ve read a lot of his books, but he’s also a creature of his own time and culture. The man is 83 years old. His formative education took place in the 1930s and 1940s, at a moment when western intellectuals were still enthralled with the ideas of socialist utopianism. As someone in the natural science, he was also influenced by the ideals of thinkers in the 1950s such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson. Having established his ideological worldview, he advanced to academia, where he was safely sheltered by tenure and circumstances from the normative give-and-take most of us experience in our working lives that make many of us become more conservative and respect traditional values and ways of living. Think of E.O. Wilson as a bird landing on a collegial oceanic island, safe from predators and environmental hardship. He retains the primitive opinions of his ancestors who have since moved on after experiencing the horrors of the Great Leap Forward and the Prague Spring, or who experienced the Great Society. So he squawks to the graduates in a voice not heard in many decades. He’s actually a brilliant man, but his philosophy is dated and out of touch, like the Tasmanian tiger facing off against the dingo. Sad.
Comparison of Islam and Christianity prompts much thought.
Show me order, progress, technological advancement, rights and liberty and I will show you the free industrialized west.
Updated as the G7.
Now, show me one achievement Islam has made for modern man in the last 1400 years. Show me one Nobel prize for a higher science.... and you can’t.
Sure they stumbled onto some oil wealth and bought many things but on their own , they cannot stand.
Stalin: Atheist. Body Count: 25 Million
Mao Tse Tung: Atheist. Body Count: 25-30 Million
Hitler: Atheist. Body Count: 12-15 Million, depending.
Pol Pot: Atheist. Body Count: 4-5 million.
Yep, it’s those religious types that are the problem. No doubt.
It saved us from the hordes of BARBARIC Islamofascist Jihadists who were hell bent on conquering the World and almost managed to do so, were it not for the Crusades and stopping their advance into Europe at the Gates of Vienna in 1529.
One of the Greatest Statesmen in the last 100 years, Winston Churchill also addressed this vile, eeeevil, cult-posing as a religion in 1899:
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step;.....
.....AND WERE IT NOT THAT CHRISTIANITY IS SHELTERED IN THE STRONG ARMS OF SCIENCE - THE SCIENCE AGAINST WHICH IT HAD VAINLY STRUGGLED - THE CIVILISATION OF MODERN EUROPE MIGHT FALL, AS FELL THE CIVILISATION OF ANCIENT ROME.
Barack Hussein Obama (Mmm, mmm, mmm) personally recruited and appointed at least 2 equally, eeevil, DERANGED and DEMENTED "advisors" to serve in his Adminstration: Cass Sunstein and ("Rhambo's brother) Dr. Ezekiel ("Mengele") Emanuel.
Now let’s see. One major RCC university couldn’t wait to hoonor BHO with a doctorate degree. Another invites his chief implementer of his pro-abortion health scheme as commencement speaker. And now this. The American Bishops, for all the wonderful good they actually DO do in several fields of religious and societal endeavor, are really, REALLY dropping the ball by allowing all this undermining of basic Christian values to be promoted on their university campuses (and the Bishops should definitely excommunicate the supposedly-Catholic politicos that force taxpayer-funded abortions and require Christian social service agencies to place young children in homosexual homes, etc.) Mrs. Pelosi is definitely on this list, who else? The Bishops appear to be very forthright in talking about Christian values but where is their “follow-through?” It appears to be “all talk and no walk.” Or (hopefully) I am missing something?
You won’t get any disagreement from me.
<What the HE!! is wrong with these Catholic universities? Who makes these decisions? The local Bishop should rescind the invitation for him to speak.
Yup, you said it. I just don’t understand this kind of thinking. What good does it do the Church and the young people graduating from its colleges to have this kind of speaker at commencement? I can understand having him as part of a lecture series; I don’t think that being Catholic means you can’t have open and free debate, BUT, the commencement speaker is something else. To my mind, the speaker represents the ideals of the school, someone who has done something with his/her life that the graduates should aspire to do with theirs.
I dunno. I’m no longer a Catholic, but I had 12 years of good Catholic education, graduating in the early 1970’s. I will always be grateful for my Catholic education. I wonder if today’s grads can say the same thing?
If I were still a member of the Church and had a kid who wanted a Catholic environment, I would be looking long and hard for a traditional Catholic college that had its priorities straight.