The paedophile scandal is particularly bad, but there's a difference with a religion disagreeing with homosexuality and one calling for death to homosexuals (and sometimes carrying it out, along with all manner of honour killings). At the end of the day someone disagreeing with women bishops I can live with, someone preaching death to the west, death to gays, death to Jews while living within this country I can't stand (and it is very common in mosques, though certainly not universal); of course I can't stand it anywhere but in a Muslim country it's harder to tell them what to do
Africa I separated purely because we don't live there so it isn't a threat to our society in the way radical Islam very much is (though of course it is becoming a problem with a few deaths of alleged witches in African communities in the UK). Africa was just an example it could have been Texas to a lesser but still bad degree.
it wasn't just the scandal and there were, are, and will be many of them. It was the way it was dealt with, by an organisation that thinks it is a law unto itself. Disagreeing(?) with homosexuality and calling for the death of homosexuals is a question of degree. Homophobia is unacceptable. Sexism is unacceptable. Don't Christian fundamentalist preach and carry out death to doctors who terminate pregnancies. saying that one religion isn't quite as bad as the other is hardly a recommendation. Religions of all kinds are practiced all over the world. I don't quite see why you have singled out Africa.
Then there is a question of the muimbo jumbo and the denial of reason, and the controlling of subservient people, by what is in effect a con.
Say Christianity(it could be any religion) hadn't been invented, and someone came up with the idea that this baby was born of a virgin, died and came back to life and ascened to a place called 'heaven', what would you think? I could do the same with the bullshyte of all religions, it's just that I was brought up in a country where Christianity in the form of the church of England has actual political power.
Edited by l'angelo mysterioso, 17 November 2010 - 07:14 PM.