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Coffee_Anathema's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by Coffee_Anathema

Even in our own lifetime, we can recall how Britain and her leaders stood against a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society and denied our common humanity to many, especially the Jews, who were thought unfit to live. I also recall the regime’s attitude to Christian pastors and religious who spoke the truth in love, opposed the Nazis and paid for that opposition with their lives. As we reflect on the sobering lessons of the atheist extremism of the twentieth century, let us never forget how the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society and thus to a “reductive vision of the person and his destiny” (Caritas in Veritate, 29).

Funny, that last is what I think is religion's effect on the person.

So he's trying to equate atheism with fascism now? Really? I smell a lawsuit. it may indeed be time to start fighting dirty.

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:49:08 UTC | #518882