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I place this rather special video to commemorate the hundreds of lives ruined by a class of people who thought that they, and they alone, knew what was best; what was ‘acceptable’ and what was to be done with girls and women who had ‘sinned’ by becoming pregnant out of wedlock within the Irish State not that many years ago. I am of course talking of the ‘Invisible Government’ of the Irish Republic, which ruled with an iron fist concealed within a velvet glove; I am talking of the Catholic Church.

Some short time ago, I wrote of the injustice, cruelty, sexual and physical abuse suffered by thousands of the more ‘invisible’ exports this country of ours has piloted, which in time was commemorated by the Canadian Government’s dedication of 2010 as the Year of the British Home Child; commenting that at least they could rejoice with the issue of a Commemorative Stamp. Unfortunately, this post disappeared when ATW was hacked, and as I did not copy across to my own site, my text, dipped in concentrated sulphuric acid, was lost. Fortunately, my memory is still fairly active, and I found a previous post about the grievous crimes committed against thousands of innocent children by Charities, Local councils, Anglican and Roman Catholic clergy by callously shipping them off to Australia, Canada and Southern Africa.

But now we hear of new revelations from Spain, that once most-Catholic of countries, with news that Catholic nuns and religious communities, under the guise of medical care during birth, have colluded with other sectors of their religion to secure newly-born babies immediately after their birth, conceal or lie about the fact that the child still lives; and then to SELL that innocent baby to a couple who can afford the price. ANADIR’s 41-year-old president, Antonio Barroso, says he found out only about three
years ago that the parents who raised him were not his biological parents. He said he learned he was sold at birth to another family for 200,000 pesetas, the Spanish currency that preceded the euro. At today’s rate that is about euro1,200 ($1,600) although at the time it was a worth a lot more.

In the time of the Medici Popes, prayers and priestly titles were auctioned off for money to fight wars, but at least this was openly known about. What says the Catholic Church today, when it is accused not only of systematic abuse and near slavery conditions, pederast and paeadophile priests given sanctuary behind a wall of indifference and silence; but now of the abuse of the most innocent of us all, new-born children, harvested from the very wombs that gave them birth, and sold off with precision for profit?

What was that saying I was taught so very long ago in that Catholic Grammar School? Ah, yes, I remember it now!

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam….translated is….To the Greater Honour and Glory of God.

I wonder if He appreciates the ‘honour and glory’ of those sacrifices in Spain?

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17 thoughts on “Religion; accountancy style!

  1. Timely post. And nice video. Poor Joni herself gave birth to a baby when she was young and had to give up the child.

  2. >>>>>“It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion”<<<<< Quote: Bertrand Russell

    AMEN!

  3. Clever, throwaway liberal garbage..
    You replace one God with another.
    Mao did it
    So did Stalin
    so did Lenin
    and Pol Pot…
    I’d rather work through my theology…

  4. Everyone knows that Communism is another form of religion, much more vicious than the traditional religions

    But Bertrand Russell was a pretty deep thinker and this was no throwaway line. He thought for himself, and he’s not the only one either.

  5. I do not think it is correct to say we replace one God with another, more likely we replace one \’religion\’ with another, usually led by men who are singularly lacking in \’God like\’ qualities, in that their goal has more to do with manipulative control, than true spiritual leadership.

    It is organised religion, not God that causes all the grief and mischief. If one looks into those religions that do not have a \’central organisation\’ telling us what to believe, and more importantly, how to believe, they do seem to have a more \’Christian\’ approach to their fellow man. Hinduism and Buddhism spring to mind, although neither can claim to be perfect.

    A close inspection of Catholicism, or indeed any of the major religions, reveal that they became corrupted at a very early stage, with various Popes being more akin to war lords, kings, and other self-appointees, than any sort of \’Father of the People\’.

    I have struggled with \’belief and disbelief\’, for most of my life, – but then, haven\’t we all? and the only conclusion must be that the problem is with religion itself, – not in a belief in, or of, God.

    Does true belief really require such coercion as organised religion imposes?

    If in doubt, just go outside on a beautiful morning, and look around you, and listen, – and wonder! – none of what you see could have happened by accident, it has to be the work of an entity who really is a true God!…

  6. >>just go outside on a beautiful morning, and look around you, and listen, – and wonder!<<

    If you grew up in the kind of place I did, that exercise would at most make you believe in the devil 🙂

    Otherwise, nice observations, Ernest.

  7. Ernest,

    No one is denying or questioning the exiatence of a Deity, what I was asking is do we now trust the so-called messengers?

    Do we listen to the edicts of an Ayattollah, who proclaims that there is no fun in Islam?

    Do we respect the Cardinals who have have successfully reigned over the greatest child/priestly sexual scandal ever known?

    Do we confer with the trendy Anglican bishops who wish to adopt homosexual marriage as a norm, while explaining that they must not exclude anyone?

    I do believe that all the great religions have lost their way, and until a fresh way is shown, they are losing the faithful and no-one knows where to turn to.

  8. Just remember god has nothing to do with the church, and you’ll be just fine.

    George Carlin had the perfect quote, “I used to be Irish Catholic, now I’m American. You know, you grow”

  9. Phantom,
    yes,
    he was a deep thinker, and so were many many philosophers who didn’t agree with Bertie’s conclusions.
    and t

    Theologians too are deep thinkers, and they have to know and understand what atheistic and agnostic thinkers so as to refute or give another slant to their arguments.
    Malcolm Muggeridge was a very clever English agnostic who converted to Roman Catholicism, and there are many fine men and women who are practising Catholics.

    I don’t personally agree with RC theology, and find some of its practices “unnatural”, but then I am not terribly bright, so they might be right!
    The point is that there are far more good, kind people of faith (not to mention other faiths)who exercise a positive influence on society, than plonkers who would have us worship Man:
    the consequences of which can be found in makeshift burial grounds all around the world…

  10. Huh,
    I liked your clip about the difference between men and women’s brains better..
    Anyway,
    YOU’RE just saying that because your pastor probably told you your Lincoln Dinosaur was a stench in God’s nostrils….
    so you left the church 😉

  11. I’ve been an atheist since about age 20. I always think the creator / watchmaker argument is defeated by the question: “So who or what created the creator?”

  12. Peter,
    I suppose that’s why He’s God.
    ‘Cos no one created Him.
    He just IS.
    and no, I can’t get my head round it either. 🙂

  13. Lol, – It should be quite simple, even if puzzling. That we cannot make something out of nothing, has to be accepted, we know that as a basic truth, try disputing that, and you will really get a headache!

    Therefore there has to be something or someone, about which we know nothing, – like infinity, it is an idea beyond human definition and knowledge, but not human imagination, – and similarly with ‘faith’, – we cannot prove it, the best we can do is to imagine it.

    That’s why there are so many religions, different ethnicities have different imaginations.

    Apologies if the above is a tad confusing, – its the best I can do to ease your headache! 🙂

  14. Morning Ernest.
    When a young man I used to try to understand a universe which had no ending.
    No matter how far, how fast, and for how long you travelled in your customised spaceship, there was always more.
    This so goes against our human experience in which EVERYTHING is contained in SOMETHING.
    Anyway by faith (ie accepting that it is beyond my comprehension but inescapable) I accept that God must be far far bigger than anything in His creation.
    Acts chapter 17 verse 28
    “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
    So Ernest, I agree with your point about organised Christian religion, but I would still assert that Jesus Christ has to be the greatest and best example of God in the flesh.

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