Mary Mackillop’s day off.

17 10 2010

And so we have our first saint, what a load of bollocks.

It’s 2010 and still the world clings to religion, what a sorry sight.

You may wonder what I have against religion, other than the wars which were started because of it, the people who were tortured because of it, the priests who raped little boys.

I’m against it because it’s held back science for hundreds of years, just think, if religion hadn’t been there to stop scientific discovery, then we may have already had cures for AIDS, Cancer or Blindness… but no no, You shalt not do this or that, but it’s fine to slaughter a few thousand who worship the other God, but we can’t tinker with a few stem cells which might improve someones health.

When poor Galileo saw that the Earth really did revolve around the sun did the Catholic Church, say “Wow, that’s Amazing” and pat him on the back? No, The Catholics told him to take it all back, say it wasn’t true (even though it was) and even threatened to whack the poor fellow in a dungeon.

Leonardo Da Vinci was very interested in anatomy, and stole bodies to look inside and see what made people tick, if he’d been discovered who knows what might have happened to him.

These men were not content to just go along like sheep and believe any cock and bull story that the church threw at them.

I have a lot of trouble with the story of Noah, basically because if you were from the Middle East some two thousand years ago, you would have been forgiven for thinking that there was perhaps about two hundred or so animal species in the world, and that you could possibly get them all loaded onto a boat, they didn’t have TV then and perhaps education was lacking.

But I defy anyone, apart from naturalists, to sit and watch a good David Attenborough doco and be familiar with every creature shown.

Estimates say that there may be about two million animal species on the planet (google it), therefore if there is two each (yes even two snails, as you still need two to mate) that means that Noah would have had to stuff FOUR MILLION animals onto his boat, and it still had to float.

Despite the fact that Mary was probably quite a nice lady who did her best for people, and therefore deserves respect, I find this whole canonisation thing frustrating when these same people who won’t stop bleeting about saints and gods and all kinds of gobbledegook can’t seem to understand that Stem Cell research could save a lot of genuine horrors and agony which people are experiencing at this very minute, and stopping this research has to be some sort of crime that I hope people in the future decry us for.

“Why on earth did they not push ahead with medical research” they’ll ask “If they had AIDS, MS and Cancer, Why were they so busy worrying about invisible people in the sky?”

Fortunately, despite the church, in some ways we have pressed ahead, and I thank Nicola Tesla for his invention which produced X-Rays, which eventually lead to Radiotherapy, and I suppose Chemotherapy was more of a combined effort between a lot of wonderful minds… those people and those inventions saved my life.

I give credit to my Surgeon, who sadly passed away due to the effects of Bowel Cancer himself, A heartfelt thankyou to Joe Tjandra

And also to my Oncologist, Peter Gibbs.

Had science been further along, perhaps I still might have had My beautiful parents, My Dad had extensive cancer all through him, believed to have started in his prostate. Mum had something that we suspect was cancer, but she died before diagnosis. My Sister put up a magnificent fight but still lost her battle of about 18 months with ovarian cancer.

I have also lost my dear animals because of that bloody disease. Benny the Malamute who died a terrible death. The cancer had got into his spine, and he was unable to walk… naturally at this point, he was in serious pain and had to be put down, it was one of the worst days of my life, I still hear his cries of agony even now.

Laddie was another who had it, My beautiful German Shepherd cross, such a good friend should never have had to go through what he did.

One of my cats, Timothy, swelled to the size of a bowling ball, his tumour grew at a frightening speed, he was also put down.

Another cat, Splinter, had feline AIDS, and although he fought for a year (he recovered for those months) it soon caught up with him and he died under a tree in the back yard.

Pray? oh yes I prayed, I prayed my tits off…I prayed for all of them, not that it did any good.

To you who push religion down peoples throats, whatever brand it may be, I have no respect for you, but I do have some contempt.

For you are holding us back, you are causing the pain, the disease to continue, the wars to erupt, for people to continue to believe in things that are no more real than the tooth fairy or a bunny who lays chocolate eggs (wrapped in foil of course, his arse must be sore).

If the rapture finally does come and take all you true believers away, how extraordinarily wonderful it will be to be finally free of lunatics.

Wolfie!

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4 responses

14 12 2010
GodsGadfly

Go back and review history.
The Church told Galileo to hold back because *no other scientists had yet corroborated his findings*.
Most of the great discoveries in history have been *MADE* by Catholics. Go through the list of history’s greatest scientists, and a huge percentage of them have been Catholics, even priests, and most have been believers of some sort.
Atheists don’t make great discoveries. Atheists have no desire to study anything.
And what wars have been fought “over religion”? Sure, wars have been fought using religion as an excuse, but they’ve never been “over” religion; they’ve been over land or power.

If atheism is so great, tell me *ONE* atheist government that hasn’t been a bloodthirsty, warmongering dictatorship. Ever hear of Stalin? Lenin? Pol Pot? Mao? Barack Obama?

14 12 2010
Sympneology

I wouldn’t shout too loud about Catholic scientists, they have usually, like Galileo, had severe problems when the church hierarchy became aware of their research.

Giordano Bruno, for example, was burnt as a heretic; a fate Galileo escaped by recanting. William of Ockham was excommunicated. Isaac Newton denied the divinity of Jesus but had to keep that idea to himself. Even the Royal Society had to begin in secrecy so that Catholic scientists could meet with Protestant scientists without fear of retribution. The Templars, who brought so much of Arabic science to Europe, were destroyed by the Catholic church and their leader tortured and burnt. It was a Catholic pope who ordered the burning of the great library of Alexandria. After Mendel was made abbot in 1868 his scientific work ceased and his successor destroyed all his papers. The value of his research was not appreciated until the 20th century. The names of Darwin, Einstein and Hawking, of course, are all associated with Atheism.

14 12 2010
Wolfie Rankin

Australia, Yes Australia has an Openly Atheist Woman Prime Minister, We can’t be too bad, Oprah (who is here right now) seems to like us.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard doesn’t feel the need to reference God at least eight times in a speech to placate the daft religious types.

Nor do people like myself, expect her to.

People like you think because you have a bible in one hand, that you’re better than everyone else, well you’re wrong, and thankfully you’re a dying breed.

As the bumper sticker says “We have the fossils, we won” what evidence do you have for your pitiful claims?

14 12 2010
Nathan

Galileo was in the end discredited by the high catholic church. His research and studies where said to have been sacrilegious to the church. Even after his friend who became pope turned away from him. Thanks to the underground following of his teachings did his work become world known. He was in the end imprisoned until his death by the catholic church.

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