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  •  Kos is full of anticatholic bigots. (1+ / 0-)
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    Catholics are to Kos what Muslims are to GOPers

    •  I agree. A number of anti-Catholic and (1+ / 0-)
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      generally anti-religious people comments in DailyKos are appalling. They show the same knee-jerk hatred of religion that Bill Maher advocates.

      •  Oh please. Another privileged* group searching for (7+ / 0-)

        victimhood. No, not every priest is a pedophile. But some are. The Vatican does have a lot of money and power, and the rich and powerful are usually viewed with suspicion.

        Get over it, and try to be better for it. After all, didn't Jesus say to be glad when people persecute you for your faith?

        *by which I'm guessing white and American

        Out in the west Texas town of El Paso...

        by falina on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 07:42:35 AM PDT

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      •  As a former Catholic, (4+ / 0-)

        truth hurts.

        Remember, the Vatican is still harboring Cardinal Law to protect him from prosecution.  At this point, the entire Catholic Church is a corrupt organization under RICO.  This is because protecting kidtouchers is one of the Church's highest priorities.

        The two things Teabaggers hate most are: being called racists; and black people.

        by Punditus Maximus on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 08:10:59 AM PDT

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      •  There's plenty of (0+ / 0-)

        perfectly legitimate reason for a healthy suspicion of all "faiths".

        It was religious people who burned witches,  traded in slaves, started more wars than can be counted, flew airplanes into buildings, and have committed countless crimes against humanity, all because they believed that their "god" justified doing so.

        From the above link:

        I think people underestimate the mischief that religions excite from some enthusiasts. Just the other day, the Wall Street Journal contained an interesting piece by Mitch Horowitz entitled, "When Spirituality Kills: How should society regulate New Age gurus or Christian Scientists?" (See Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2011.) The article described the harmful practices of self-help, New Age sweat lodge guru James Ray. In 2009, Ray's followers paid a small fortune to be subjected to 36hours in a hut with no food and water, roasting in an Arizona sweat ceremony designed by the guru as "spiritually therapeutic." Health and safety issues were neglected, and no watchdog agency had authority to watch over and protect the Ray faithful. The only protection the Ray faithful had was their own common sense, and obviously the 56 participants were in serious arrears in this regard else they would not have been or at least remained there for so long. Three devotees died. The WSJ report cited other similar instances of religious lunacy and associated fatalities, including cases of Christian Science "mental healings" gone bad.

        After reading the column, my first response was, "Why limit regulation to New Age gurus and Christian Scientists? How many New Age gurus or Christian Scientists were among the unlicensed pilots run amuck on 9/11? The WSJ piece made no mention of the Crusades, the Inquisition or other persecutions, holy wars and horrors of unregulated theocracies. Nor was attention given to ways that toxic superstitions threaten secular societies, particularly our own

        Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

        by drewfromct on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 09:15:43 AM PDT

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    •  Catholics in particular? I find the Catholic (1+ / 0-)
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      Church mildly annoying (as I work for it) but I really am prejudiced against fundamentalists.  There, I said it.  I am.

      I hate to quote David Frum here but this may be more apropos, coming from him, "Yes the American media always loves a freak show. But a political party does not have to cooperate."

      by alliedoc on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 05:52:36 AM PDT

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    •  Far too many anti-Catholic bigots, yes (17+ / 0-)

      But to compare the attitude of this website in general towards Catholics to the attitude of the GOP toward Muslims is asinine.  When a front-pager calls for a ban on the building of any Catholic churches or says that practicing Catholics aren't protected by the Constitution, get back to me.  Till then, you are undermining a legitimate complaint with absurd hyperbole.!/Impolitics

      by Impolitics on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 07:23:30 AM PDT

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