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← Cardinal Cormac: 'Atheism the greatest of evils.'

Joshua Slocum's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by Joshua Slocum

Here's the comment I left on Ms. Gledhill's blog. I hope others here will leave theirs on her electronic stoop, too. Remember, complaining about it here at rd.net is not enough.


Merely "extreme," Ms. Gledhill? That's all? His statement calling atheism a greater evil than sin itself warrants nothing more from you than a bland, indirect characterization, "extreme?"

Your profile box indicates that you "offer your views on the issues of the day" in this blog. Have you no view - none whatsoever - about that vile statement? Had the statement been "Islam/Judaism/Hinduism is the greatest of all evils," would you have been so . . . blase?

As an atheist, it stuns me how socially acceptable it is for religious figures to hurl the most disgusting epithets at the faithless, provoking barely a whimper of public protest. To borrow from Sojourner Truth - ain't I a man?


EDITED: To close blockquote, and do the proofreading I should have done on the Times site before hitting "submit."

Thu, 21 May 2009 16:36:00 UTC | #362670