Sunday, November 12, 2006

Ban Religion?

Elton John thinks so:

Religion should be outlawed because it lacks compassion and promotes hatred.

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"Organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate. The world is near escalating to World War Three and where are the leaders of each religion?”


Three and a half years ago, I would have thought his statements were a tad bit radical, but now, not so much. In fact, today I have to say that I agree with him.

I have lived my entire life as a Catholic. I was born, baptized, educated, and married in the Catholic Church, and then I turned around and repeated the cycle with my own 3 children. But today, not one member of my family considers them self a Catholic anymore. And why would we?

The big question that haunts me now is why in the hell it took finding out I had a gay son before I saw through the Catholic Church and organized religion in general. As far as I’m concerned, Elton John’s words aren’t strong enough!

God I feel betrayed, duped, and so damned angry I could spit. Share

1 comment:

elaygee said...

Dear Mom,

Religion is all about controlling others and taking their money. Period. We just found out that the local preist and his successor have been stealing from the church for 30 years, over $8 million, which they invested in bars, gambling trips to Vegas, tution for their girlfriends children and real estate in ireland. All while telling thei parishioners to behave and confess, to them no less.

Wanna feel better than others? Hate gay people or Jews or blacks and say that your special fairy tale book told you it was OK.

Wanna believe in something bigger than yourself? Go help a charity, serve the poor, help the needy. Forget the bloodsucking pulpit perchers.