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

lisadp's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by lisadp

This is standard dogma in the church in which i participated as a kid.

The reason why atheism is the greatest evil in the eyes of anyone dedicated to the future of belief in God is because obviously it's the greatest threat.

Once a person doesn't believe there is nothing with which to threaten her.

For me, working up the guts to disbelieve in my teens was hampered by the idea (hammered into me by church leaders) that unbelief is the greatest evil and doubt is a tool of the devil, therefore to be righteously ignored.

Thu, 21 May 2009 17:53:00 UTC | #362711