Seven Christian terrorists found guilty of the brutal killing of Swami Laxmanananda in 2008

Seven convicted for Laxmanananda murder of 2008
IANS | Sep 30, 2013

BHUBANESWAR: A court in Odisha Monday held seven people guilty of the murder of Swami Laxmananda Saraswati and four of his aides in Kandhamal district of Odisha in 2008, a lawyer said Monday.

Special additional district session Judge R.K. Tose pronounced the verdict in his court at Phulbani, the headquarters of Kandhamal district, about 200 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, prosecution lawyer Bhagaban Mohanty told IANS.

The quantum of sentence would be pronounced Oct 3, he said.

Those convicted were Duryodhan Suna Majhi, Munda Bada Majhi, Sanatan Bada Majhi, Garnatha Chalanseth, Bijay Kumar Samseth, Bhaskar Suna Majhi and Budhadev Nayak.

The convicts were part of a mob of about 50 people who had attacked the swami and his aides, the lawyer said.

All of the convicts are Christians and they had committed the crime because according to them the swami was forcing Christians to convert to Hinduism, the lawyer said.

Two of the men were convicted under the Indian Arms Act, 1959, for possession of illegal guns, the lawyer said. “The judge convicted them purely on the basis of circumstantial evidence and the deposition of witnesses,” said lawyer Mohanty.

Saraswati and four of his aides were killed at his ashram at Jaleshpata in Kandhamal district Aug 23, 2008. The killing triggered communal violence in the state, in which at least 38 people were killed.

More than 25,000 Christians were forced to flee their homes after their houses were attacked by rampaging mobs, who held Christians responsible for the murders. Police, however, blamed the murders on the Maoists.

Police arrested seven people and filed a charge sheet against them in January 2009.

The crime branch subsequently arrested two more people, including Maoist leader Polari Rama Rao. It also filed a supplementary charge sheet in 2011 against them and five others, including Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, who are still absconding.

The court is scheduled to pronounce its judgment on the second charge sheet Tuesday.

The BJP welcomed the decision.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashok Sahu said: “We welcome the court’s verdict. The investigation should continue till all the conspirators are nabbed.”

“A criminal has to be punished whichever religion he belongs to. The moment he commits a crime he loses his religion,” Orissa Minority Forum president Swarupananda Patra told IANS.

 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Seven-convicted-for-Laxmanananda-murder-of-2008/articleshow/23317768.cms

Christian Spanish conquistadors smashed the heads of babies against the rocks

Website with gruesome details of Christian atrocities in the new world.

http://www.reformation.org/new-world-holocaust.html

“[The Spaniards] took babies from their mothers’ breasts, grabbing them by the feet and smashing their heads against rocks. . . . They built a long gibbet, low enough for the toes to touch the ground and prevent strangling, and hanged thirteen [natives] at a time in honor of Christ Our Saviour and the twelve Apostles. . . . Then, straw was wrapped around their torn bodies and they were burned alive.”

“With my own eyes I saw Spaniards cut off the nose, hands and ears of Indians, male and female, without provocation, merely because it pleased them to do it. . . . Likewise, I saw how they summoned the caciques and the chief rulers to come, assuring them safety, and when they peacefully came, they weretaken captive and burned.”

“As the Spaniards went with their war dogs hunting down Indian men and women, it happened that a sick Indian woman who could not escape from the dogs, sought to avoid being torn apart by them, in this fashion: she took a cord and tied her year-old child to her leg, and then she hanged herself from a beam. But the dogs came and tore the child apart; before the creature expired, however, a friar baptized it.”

“They would cut an Indian’s hands and leave them dangling by a shred of skin. . . [and] they would test their swords and their manly strength on captured Indians and place bets on the slicing off of heads or the cutting of bodies in half with one blow. . . . [One] cruel captain traveled over many leagues, capturing all the Indians he could find. Since the Indians would not tell him who their new lord was, he cut off the hands of some and threw others to the dogs, and thus they were torn to pieces.”

“The Spanish treated the Indians with such rigor and inhumanity that they seemed the very ministers of Hell, driving them day and night with beatings, kicks, lashes and blows, and calling them no sweeter names than dogs. . . . Women who had just given birth were forced to carry burdens for the Christians and thus could not carry their infants because of the hard work and weakness of hunger. Infinite numbers of these were cast aside on the road and thus perished.

Cannibalistic Catholics Eat Flesh and Drink Blood of their God Jesus

For Jesus said, “If you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, you will not have life in you.” (John 6:53) and again: “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I in him” (John 6:56).

During Eucharist the Catholics consume bread and wine with great relish as they them consider to be the body and blood of Christ.

Christians accuse natives of consuming flesh of human beings. But devouring the flesh of one’s own God? That is taking things to another level.  But not surprising coming from a ghoulish cult.

 

Top 10 Popular Christian Corpse Shrines (Churches) in India

Top 10 Popular Corpse Shrines In India
http://www.shareyouressays.com/97115/top-10-most-popular-churches-in-india

“Church was built in 1555 and was dedicated to St. Jerome. Historians say that the church was built on the ruins of a Hindu Temple. The church depicts about the Three Wise Men (Reis Magos) who came with gifts to see baby Jesus.”

Savage Christians CelebrateThanksgiving to Mark Mass Slaughter and Conquest of American Natives

http://www.meyna.com/thanksg.html

With Bible passages in their hands to justify their every move, the Puritans began their march inland from the seaside communities. Joined by British settlers, they seized land, took the strong and young Natives as slaves to work the land, and killed the rest. When they reached the Connecticut Valley around 1633, they met a different type of force. The Pequot Nation, very large and very powerful, had never entered into the peace treaty negotiated by Squanto as had other New England Native nations. When two slave raiders were killed by resisting Natives, the Puritans demanded that the killers be turned over to them. The Pequot refused. What followed was the Pequot War, the bloodiest of the Native wars in the northeast.

An army of over 200 settlers was formed, joined by over 1,000 Narragansett warriors. Because of the lack of fighting experience, and the vast numbers of the fierce Pequot warriors, Commander John Mason elected not to stage an open battle. Instead, the Pequot were attacked, one village at a time, in the hours before dawn. Each village was set on fire with its sleeping Natives burned alive. Women and children over 14 were captured to be sold as slaves; other survivors were massacred. The Natives were sold into slavery in The West Indies, the Azures, Spain, Algiers and England; everywhere the Puritan merchants traded. The slave trade was so lucrative that boat loads of 500 at a time left the harbors of New England.

In 1641, the Dutch governor of Manhattan offered the first scalp bounty; a common practice in many European countries. This was broadened by the Puritans to include a bounty for Natives fit to be sold for slavery. The Dutch and Puritans joined forces to exterminate all Natives from New England, and village after village fell. Following an especially successful raid against the Pequot in what is now Stamford, Connecticut, the churches of Manhattan announced a day of “thanksgiving” to celebrate victory over the heathen savages. This was the 2nd Thanksgiving. During the feasting, the hacked off heads of Natives were kicked through the streets of Manhattan like soccer balls.

The killing took on a frenzy, with days of thanksgiving being held after each successful massacre. Even the friendly Wampanoag did not escape. Their chief was beheaded, and his head placed on a pole in Plymouth, Massachusetts — where it remained for 24 years. Each town held days of thanksgiving to celebrate their own victories over the Natives until it became clear that there needed to be an order for these special occasions. It was George Washington who finally brought a system and a schedule to thanksgiving when he declared one day to be celebrated across the nation as Thanksgiving Day.

Catholic Ireland kills pregnant Hindu lady

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/article/1/2012111520121115012551796a3dd1cf2/I-am-a-Hindu-and-not-a-Catholic-please-save-me”.html
“I am a Hindu and not a Catholic, please save me”
Sridhar Vivan and Niranjan Kaggere

Bereaved Belgaum family wishes daughter had not got admitted to a hospital in Ireland which refused to terminate her 17-week foetus. As a result, 31-year-old dentist died of blood poisoning

November 15, 2012

“What wrong did my daughter do,” asks Akkamahadevi whose daughter, Belgaum girl Savita Halappanavar, died on a hospital bed in Ireland, begging to be saved.

Savita, a 31-year-old dentist, was 17 weeks pregnant when she died on Oct 28 after suffering a miscarriage and septicaemia, or poisoning of the blood. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, 34, claimed she had complained of agonising pain while in Galway University Hospital. After a scan, doctors said the foetus would have to be aborted and yet, they refused to carry out a medical termination because the foetus’s heartbeat was present. Despite several requests for termination, they were told, “This is a Catholic country.”

“She begged the doctors to save her, pleaded with them to go ahead with the abortion as it was crucial at the moment…but they just would not listen as the rules in Catholic-majority Ireland do not permit for abortion. She did not die, she was killed,” Akkamahadevi told Bangalore Mirror.

The grieving mother just can’t forget her daughter’s smile before she left Ireland. “On learning that she had conceived, we told her to come back to Belgaum for her delivery, but she felt that treatment in Ireland would be safer and better. But she’s gone and I just cannot believe that she is no more with us.”

Though Akkamahadevi is not aware of the legal framework in Ireland, her anger is palpable. “My daughter begged the doctors to save her, she repeatedly told them that she was a Hindu and our tradition allowed us to undergo an abortion. She told them that she was not a Catholic and that she could be saved if the baby was aborted. But the doctors would not listen, citing the law of the land. Had she come back to India, she would not been living with us now.”

In fact, Akkamahadevi and her husband Andanappa Sangappa Yalagi were visiting Savita in Ireland when she broke the news that she had conceived. “We were very happy. We were very eager to see our grandchild. But as our visa expired, we had to return to Belgaum. However, tragedy struck and we are not in a position to explain our grief.”

Other members of the family are also shocked by the turn of events. Savita’s brother, Sanjeev Yalagi, asked: “Is religion bigger than humanity? My sister begged to be saved. But, the doctors waited for three days and it resulted in my sister’s death. If she were in India, which other advanced countries consider not so advanced, she could have easily been saved. Here, when the baby cannot be saved, efforts are made to save the mother, it is high time we realise the importance of life”.

‘Can’t believe she’s gone. She was so full of life’
It still hasn’t fully sunk in for Savita’s husband, Praveen. “I still can’t believe she’s gone,” he told Irish Times. “I was with her those four days in intensive care. Every time they kept telling me: ‘She’s young. She’ll get over it’. But things never changed, they only got worse. She was so full of life. She loved kids. It was all in their hands and they just let her go. How can you let a young woman go to save a baby who will die anyway? Savita could have had more babies. What is the use in being angry? I’ve lost her. I am talking about this because it shouldn’t happen to anyone else. It’s very hard.”

Praveen and Savita had gone to Ireland in 2008 and were staying there for the last four-and-a-half years. Though devastated at the loss of her pregnancy, Savita was already talking about when she could get pregnant again.

“She loved kids,” Praveen was quoted as saying.

And she longed for a daughter, her brother Yalagi told Bangalore Mirror.

“She always wanted to have a girl child. She was youngest of three siblings. But, more than the brothers, it was Savita who took care of her parents. Every day, she used to talk over Skype for at least two hours with our parents despite her busy schedule. This was the reason she always wanted to have a girl child so that even that child could be like her. She used to always tell her husband that she wanted a girl child. Though sex determination is legal in that country, her husband asked the doctor not to reveal the baby’s gender. His intention was that in case the child was male, Savita would feel sad and it would affect her delivery process. So, till the last day, Savita did not know the gender of her baby. Much, much later, they came to know that the baby was a girl.”

Investigations
Meanwhile, the Galway-Roscommon University Hospitals Group and the state’s health officials have launched investigations into Savita’s death. The family will be interviewed as part of the review which is expected to be completed in three months.

A spokesman for the hospital said, “Firstly, the Galway Roscommon
University Hospitals Group wishes to extend its sympathy to the husband, family and friends of Ms Halappanavar.”

The Galway hospital said medics have carried out all standard practices in notifying the death to the coroner, informing the Health Service Executive and completing a maternal death notification. “It is standard practice to review unexpected deaths in line with the HSE’s national incident management policy,” it said.

“The family of the deceased is consulted on the terms of reference, interviewed by the review team and given a copy of the final report.”

In a statement, the Department of Health offered condolences to the family. “The department and the ministers extend their sympathies to the family of the patient on their loss,” it said. “There are currently two investigations under way and the department is awaiting the completion of these investigations before commenting further.”

Backlash
Savita’s death is expected to spark a backlash against the Irish Government for failing to reform health laws to allow abortion if the life of the mother is in danger. A protest has been planned for in front of the Dail parliament. Left-wing TDs Clare Daly and Joan Collins described Savita’s death as an outrage. They criticised the Government for failing to adopt their X Case Bill earlier this year, which would have introduced new laws to allow an abortion in specific life-threatening circumstances.

Daly said, “A woman has died because Galway University Hospital refused to perform an abortion needed to prevent serious risk to her life. This is a situation we were told would never arise. An unviable foetus — the woman was having a miscarriage — was given priority over the woman’s life, who unfortunately and predictably developed septicaemia and died.”

Cyber world abuzz
Savita Halappanavar’s death has created a furore on microblogging and social networking sites.

A community page on Facebook – ‘RIP Savita Halappanavar’ – with the tagline, ‘Woman died because she was not allowed a termination’ was opened by an Irish national on Wednesday. Soon after the community page opened, an Irish woman named Elizabeth Lorraine Comiskey commented, saying: “I am sorry for our stupid Catholic laws in Ireland and our backward medical system. Rest in peace, Savita.”

Another community member, Hana Jurkackova, said: “This is absolutely shocking. What’s going on in Ireland! Those medical professionals should be jailed! RIP Savita.

“Salma Wazir commented, “Catholic law??? Can God be so cruel to let the mom die and try saving a baby who can’t be saved anyway as only 17 weeks pregnant. Can’t understand this at all in this modern age. She herself was an Irish qualified dentist. My sympathies with your whole family Savita and yes, the doctors and HSE should be sued.”

Meanwhile, the Tweeple were at it too. Here’s a sampling:
* “Ireland, please get your act together.”

* “Words from Savita Halappanavar’s husband are a very powerful message.”

* “Someone’s daughter, wife, friend… is now dead. Why? Because a non-viable foetus was more important than her life”.

* “So, did you know that Ireland just straight-up murdered a woman named Savita Halappanavar?”

* “I’m glad Savita’s story is spreading worldwide, Ireland needs to put in the spotlight for this monstrosity.”

* One of the tweet from India, Parul Sehgal @parul_sehgal said, “Have Indian feminist groups spoken out yet?”

A wonderful dancer

She was a “wonderful classical dancer” recalls a friend, Dr CVR Prasad, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Merlin Park hospital in Galway.

“She would gather Indian and Irish children together to teach them Indian dances. She had a diamond in one of her front teeth and all the children would ask, ‘Oooh, where did you get that?’ and she’d tell them, ‘Aha, you will have to go to India to get that’.”

She had also become central to organising the annual five-day “Diwali” festival for Galway’s Indian community, choreographing the dancing. Praveen would organise the music and the couple would dance together on stage. “They were so attached to each other and a lovely couple,” said Prasad.

ABORTION has been (and remains) a criminal offence in Ireland for more than 150 years.

The Offences Against the Person Act 1861 makes it a criminal offence to procure a miscarriage (by a woman herself or anyone who assists her).

In 1983 the Irish Constitution was amended, following a referendum, to secure the right to life of the unborn.

Under Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution, the State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.

But in 1992, during the infamous X case, Article 40.3.3 fell for interpretation by the Supreme Court.

The court ruled that if there was a real and substantial risk to the life, as distinct from the health, of the mother, and that this real and substantial risk could only be averted by the termination of her pregnancy, this would be lawful.

As a result of X, there is a constitutional right to abortion, albeit in highly limited circumstances, but no law has ever been introduced to
give effect to the ruling. Instead, doctors must rely on the Medical Council’s guide to professional ethics which says “abortion is illegal
in Ireland except where there is a real and substantial risk to the life (as distinct from the health) of the mother”.

The guidelines acknowledge that “rare complications can arise where therapeutic intervention (including termination of a pregnancy) is
required at a stage when, due to extreme immaturity of the baby, there may be little or no hope of the baby surviving. In these exceptional
circumstances, it may be necessary to intervene to terminate the pregnancy to protect the life of the mother, while making every effort to preserve the life of the baby”.

The Government argued before the European Court of Human Rights two years ago that there is a bright blue line provided by Irish law in rare cases where there was a risk to a mother’s life.

But the court rejected that argument and criticised the Government for failing to implement the existing constitutional right to abortion and leaving our courts with a lack of clear information.

Although the ECHR held that there is no right for women to an abortion, it found that Ireland had violated the Convention by failing to providean accessible and effective procedure by which a woman can have established whether she qualifies for a legal abortion under current Irish law.

Abortion services are available on demand in 30 European states; available on health grounds in 40 and available on wellbeing grounds alone in 35.

Dearbhail McDonald Legal Editor, The Independent

Sunday school Bible classes

http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/christian-atrocities-and-their-silence-is-this-true-of-all

Steven D Campagna on December 14, 2011 at 2:08pm

Priests, pastors, mastors, bishops, friars, ministers, prophets and pope’s all spew lies with nearly every breath they take.

In those Sunday school Bible classes they give those ‘lessons’ to little 6-year-olds which say snakes once talked to a female who then ate a piece of fruit which then caused untold birthing pains and basically ruined the entire humans race.

Next, they tell these little children that Jesus died on a cross, all bloody and with untold pain and suffering just to save you little children from your sins. Jesus loved you so very much – and the very ‘least’ you can do is love him right back.

Those that do not accept Jesus as Lord and savior will be sent to Christian hell to be ‘burnt’…with their mommy’s looking down on them from Christian heaven each day – to view you’re suffering and torture – forever.

Yes, now we have a new convert and saved soul through intimindation and threats. Religion is lovely and every single one of them believe the basics and spread this poison along. Children grow up not being to think clearly – that evolution is from the devil – and that atheists and homosexuals don’t deserve equality nor should they even be allowed citizenship because we are ‘One Nation Under God’ and you damn well better get used to it.

So yes, I do throw all god-believers in a basic bucket of crap – because that’s what they believe and spread around like dog-shit. If there is a Christian out there that doesn’t believe any of the basic tenants of Christianity – such as the resurrection and that Christians go to heaven and I certainly do not – let them step forward and let’s talk

Top 20 Bible Passages to use against Christians

http://www.ranker.com/list/top-20-bible-passages-to-use-against-fundamentalists/ivana-wynn

Recent cases of Christian genocide – Australia, Rwanda, Canada

Read it all here
Christian Roots of Genocide in Canada

Christian Churches and Genocide in Rwanda

Christian organisations and Churches stealing Aboriginal children from their parents and converting them.

The Vietnam War was declared as a crusade by the American bishops.

Pastor in Bangalore arrested for forced conversion

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Pastor-arrested-for-conversion-bid/articleshow/12739685.cms

Pastor arrested for ‘conversion bid’

BANGALORE: Mahadevapura police on Thursday arrested a 31-year-old trainee pastor for allegedly trying to convert 23 children, including 14 girls, during a summer camp here.

Victor Babu alias Victor, a native of Dharmavaram in Andhra Pradesh,was held following a complaint filed by a few parents. Police recovered prayer books, pamphlets and other material from him and registered a case under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code.

Police said Victor was imparting religious lessons to the 23 children in the Hebron prayer hall in Kundalahalli near Whitefield. According to complainants, Victor told them he would run a month-long free summer camp for their children. The camp opened three days ago. A mini-bus (KA 03 D 8949) would pick up children from Mahadevapura, Kundalahalli and surrounding areas every day.

Victor said: “I taught them prayers and songs but that doesn’t mean I was converting them.” Parents claimed Victor offered education and other basic facilities to children if they (parents) accepted his conditions. But Victor didn’t elaborate what his conditions were, they added.

Section 295A Pertains to deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs and suggests imprisonment for three years, or fine, or both.

20 reasons to reject Christianity

20 Reasons to Abandon Christianity ..

http://www.seesharppress.com/20reasons.html

1. Christianity is based on fear
2. Christianity preys on the innocent
3. Christianity is based on dishonesty
4. Christianity is extremely egocentric
5. Christianity breeds arrogance, a chosen-people mentality
6. Christianity breeds authoritarianism
7. Christianity is cruel
8. Christianity is anti-intellectual, anti-scientific
9. Christianity has a morbid, unhealthy preoccupation with sex
10. Christianity produces sexual misery
11. Christianity has an exceedingly narrow, legalistic view of morality
12. Christianity encourages acceptance of real evils while focusing on imaginary evils
13. Christianity depreciates the natural world
14. Christianity models hierarchical, authoritarian organization
15. Christianity sanctions slavery
16. Christianity is misogynistic
17. Christianity is homophobic
18. The Bible is not a reliable guide to Christ’s teachings
19. The Bible is riddled with contradictions
20. Christianity borrowed its central myths and ceremonies from other ancient religions

The pagan roots of Easter

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/apr/03/easter-pagan-symbolism

The pagan roots of Easter
By: Heather McDougall, Guardian, UK

From Ishtar to Eostre, the roots of the resurrection story go deep. We should embrace the pagan symbolism of Easter
Easter is a pagan festival. If Easter isn’t really about Jesus, then what is it about?

Today, we see a secular culture celebrating the spring equinox, whilst religious culture celebrates the resurrection. However, early Christianity made a pragmatic acceptance of ancient pagan practises, most of which we enjoy today at Easter.

The general symbolic story of the death of the son (sun) on a cross (the constellation of the Southern Cross) and his rebirth, overcoming the powers of darkness, was a well worn story in the ancient world. There were plenty of parallel, rival resurrected saviours too.

The Sumerian goddess Inanna, or Ishtar, was hung naked on a stake, and was subsequently resurrected and ascended from the underworld. One of the oldest resurrection myths is Egyptian Horus.

Born on 25 December, Horus and his damaged eye became symbols of life and rebirth. Mithras was born on what we now call Christmas day, and his followers celebrated the spring equinox. Even as late as the 4th century AD, the sol invictus, associated with Mithras, was the last great pagan cult the church had to overcome. Dionysus was a divine child, resurrected by his grandmother. Dionysus also brought his mum, Semele, back to life.

In an ironic twist, the Cybele cult flourished on today’s Vatican Hill. Cybele’s lover Attis, was born of a virgin, died and was reborn annually. This spring festival began as a day of blood on Black Friday, rising to a crescendo after three days, in rejoicing over the resurrection. There was violent
conflict on Vatican Hill in the early days of Christianity between the Jesus worshippers and pagans who quarrelled over whose God was the true, and whose the imitation. What is interesting to note here is that in the ancient world,
wherever you had popular resurrected god myths, Christianity found lots of converts. So, eventually Christianity came to an accommodation with the pagan Spring festival. Although we see no celebration of Easter in the New Testament, early church fathers celebrated it, and today many churches are offering
“sunrise services” at Easter – an obvious pagan solar celebration. The date of Easter is not fixed, but instead is governed by the phases of the moon – how pagan is that?

All the fun things about Easter are pagan. Bunnies are a leftover from the pagan festival of Eostre, a great northern goddess whose symbol was a rabbit or hare. Exchange of eggs is an ancient custom, celebrated by many cultures. Hot cross buns are very ancient too. In the Old Testament we see the Israelites
baking sweet buns for an idol, and religious leaders trying to put a stop to it. The early church clergy also tried to put a stop to sacred cakes being baked at Easter. In the end, in the face of defiant cake-baking pagan women, they gave up and blessed the cake instead.

Easter is essentially a pagan festival which is celebrated
with cards, gifts and novelty Easter products, because it’s fun and the ancient symbolism still works.It’s always struck me
that the power of nature and the longer days are often most felt in modern towns and cities, where we set off to work without putting on our car headlights and when our alarm clock goes off in the mornings, the streetlights outside are not still on because of the darkness.

What better way to celebrate, than to bite the head off the bunny goddess, go to a “sunrise service”, get yourself a sticky-footed fluffy chick and stick it on your TV, whilst helping yourself to a hefty slice of pagan simnel cake? Happy Easter everyone!

Top 30 reasons why Christianity is against science

Top 30
Submitted by Daedalus (not verified) on May 10, 2007

Here is a Top 30 list.

1.) Galileo’s trial. Heliocentrism was also attacked by Luther, Calvin, and Melanchthon).
2.) Demonization of mathematics during the Dark Ages as Pythagorean occult numerology.
3.) Persecution of alchemists during the Middle Ages/Early Modern Era. This retarded the science of chemistry for hundreds of years in Western Europe.
4.) Execution of Michael Servetus.
5.) Over a hundred years of opposition to the theory of evolution. Scopes Trial.
6.) Destruction of libraries and the burning of books all across the Roman Empire by fanatical monks during the fourth and fifth centuries (annihilation of most of the accumulated knowledge of Antiquity).
7.) Banning the works of Descartes (which formulated an early version of the scientific method).
8.) Condemnation and imprisonment of Roger Bacon for heresy, an early Medieval empiricist, for the crime of sorcery.
9.) Condemnation of Francis Bacon by the Catholic Church.
10.) Destruction of thousands of Islamic manuscripts by Cardinal Ximenes in massive bonfires after the conquest of Grenada.
11.) Execution of Giordano Bruno.
12.) Execution of Lucilio Vanini.
13.) Murder of Hypatia.
14.) The theological faculty at the University of Paris forcing Buffon to recant his theories about the age of the earth. Nineteen centuries of Flood Geology and Young Earth Creationism.
15.) St. Paul’s rants against the “wisdom of the wise” in Corinthians and the centuries of anti-intellectualism it inspired.
16.) Justinian’s closing of Plato’s Academy in Athens.
17.) The ecclessiastical monopoly upon lay education which lasted for centuries. This diverted countless talented minds down the worthless rat hole of theology.
18.) The vicious attacks upon rationality by Martin Luther (i.e., “reason is the whore of the devil.”)
19.) Hostility to modern medicine by superstitious Christian sects like Jehovah’s Witnesses.
20.) The ban placed on several of Kepler’s works by the Catholic Church.
21.) Condemnation of the Monophysite John Philiponus (an early critic of Aristotle’s physics, and a precursor of Galileo) and the destruction of his writings in the seventh century.
22.) Condemnation of 1277 (an attempt by conservative theologians to subvert Aristotelian natural philosophy at the University of Paris).
23.) Condemnation of Peter Abelard for heresy.
24.) Torture of Tomas Campanella.
25.) Subordination of natural philosophy to theology in Medieval universities prior to the fourteenth century.
26.) The late St. Augustine’s complete and utter rejection of his previous limited support for natural science.
27.) Demonization of chemistry as one of the “seven devilish arts” during the Middle Ages.
28.) Proscribing human dissection until well into the Middle Ages. The superstitious belief that man was made “in the image of God” held back anatomy for centuries.
29.) Hostility of the Papacy towards the first Italian scientific societies.
30.) Glorification of ignorance by the Church fathers.

How the Church persecuted Galileo

http://evolution.mbdojo.com/conflict.html

“The Earth is firmly fixed; it shall not be moved.”
-Psalms 104:5

The bible verse shackled the minds of men for thousands of years, and held back the advance of science. It was this verse that was used as evidence against Galileo, who argued for the theory of Copernicus, that the earth is not immovable, but rotates around the sun. It was for teaching this that he was called to Rome in 1633, and tried for the crime of heresy. The aged Galileo, in his 70’s, was taken down into the dungeons of the church and shown the instruments of torture that were going to be used on him if he did not recant. Fearing the torture, and fearing that he might share the fate of Giordano Bruno, whom the church burned at the stake a generation earlier for the same crime, Galileo recanted the truth. He was confined to his home under house arrest, neither allowed to leave or to receive visitors, for the last seven years of his life.

It wasn’t until 1832 that Galileo’s work was removed from the list of banned books that Catholics were forbidden to read. 200 years after the trial… and well after Sir Isaac Newton established the truth of the theory!

Pope Pius IX wrote, in the 1864 Syllabus of Errors, that “Divine revelation is perfect and, therefore, it is not subject to continual and indefinite progress in order to correspond with the progress of human reason…. No man is free to embrace and profess that religion which he believes to be true, guided by the light of reason… The church has the power to define dogmatically the religion of the Catholic Church to be the only true religion…It is necessary even in the present day that the Catholic religion shall be held as the only religion of the state, to the exclusion of all other forms of worship… The civil liberty of every mode of worship, and full power given to all of openly and publically manifesting their opinions and their ideas conduce more easily to corrupt the morals and minds of the people… The Roman Pontiff cannot and ought not to reconcile himself or agree with progress, liberalism and modern civilization.”

In 1992, Pope John Paul II (reluctantly) formally apologized for the persucution of Galileo. I for one think that we should not let the church forget their crimes, lest they be repeated. If the Church still had the power of sword and firebrand, and the power to cross national borders at will, I believe that they would even now return to their policy of world conquest through threat, torture and murder.

Why I am not a Christian – Bertrand Russell

Why I Am Not A Christian
by Bertrand Russell

http://www.users.drew.edu/~jlenz/whynot.html

Christians invade India Through Conversions

An Invasion Through Conversion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xEuhtjRX8I

Christian priests prone to call of flesh, says Kerala nun‎

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/nation/south/most-priests-prone-call-flesh-says-kerala-nun-435

Most priests prone to call of flesh, says Kerala nun
March 31, 2012 By Jose Kurian

While the Catholic Church is still struggling to come out of the impact of Amen –The Autobiography Of A Nun, penned by Sr Jesme, another nun, 76-year-old Sr Mary Chandy, who had served the Presentation Convent for more than five decades, is all set to rock Kerala with yet another tale of bitter truth replete with incidents of sexual abuse, rape attempts and killing of new-born babies, through her autobiography, Swasthy.

In an exclusive interview to DC on Saturday, the nun said that almost all those who choose the cloister are more vulnerable to the ‘call of the body than the call of the spirit’.

Fondly called Sisteramma, the saree-clad, soft but strong willed nun was at the tiny rented house of Santhisadhan Balamandiram on the outskirts of the border town here, where she lives with 17 abandoned children whom she calls ‘children of God’.

The nun goes back to her own experiences. “I was once the target of rape and when I protested a clergyman’s attempt and carried the issue to the church, it was I, and not he, who was put under tremendous mental pressure”, she said.

Sr Mary left the order 12 years ago. “Now I feel closer to God”, she said.

“In the system when you question the order, what is left for you is only tears and suffering”, she added.

“Most of the nuns succumb to persuasive machinations which result in unwanted babies, sin and situations”, said Sr Mary.

“My autobiography, Swasthy, when published, will surely create a whirlwind of sorts as I have exposed the sequence of many such ordeals I experienced in my 56 years as a nun”, she said.

Is she afraid to go public about such subjects? Or is she rebelling?

“I am not a rebel and am not afraid of anybody, except God”, she said. Sr Mary is of the opinion that there should be people ready to express bitter truths, only then can the system be refined.

“Why does the system allow people who are incapable of keeping their vow of celibacy, to continue in the church? Such people should be allowed to have a gentle exit.

However, the nun is not interested in being photographed. “I expect a storm after the release of the book, we can save the ‘photographs’ for reports after the storm”, she said with a smile.

The publishers, Kairali Books, based at Kannur, is all set to release Swasthy soon.

Bible promotes genocide, the systematic destruction of entire populations of human beings.

Secrets of the Bible: Thou Shalt Commit Genocide
irregulartimes.com/secrets1.html

Top Ten Signs You’re a Fundamentalist Christian

Top Ten Signs You’re a Fundamentalist Christian
http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm

10 – You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

9 – You feel insulted and “dehumanized” when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 – You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.

7 – Your face turns purple when you hear of the “atrocities” attributed to Allah, but you don’t even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in “Exodus” and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in “Joshua” including women, children, and trees!

6 – You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 – You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

4 – You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs — though excluding those in all rival sects – will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering.  And yet consider your religion the most “tolerant” and “loving.”

3 – While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in “tongues” may be all the evidence you need to “prove” Christianity.

2 – You define 0.01% as a “high success rate” when it comes to answered prayers.  You consider that to be evidence that prayer works.  And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1 – You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history – but still call yourself a Christian.

High Court Orders Police to Probe Betticola Church for the Brutal Killing of Hindu Swamy Laxmanananda Saraswati

HC for re-probe in Laxmanananda Saraswati murder
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hc-for-reprobe-in-laxmanananda-saraswati-mu/827457/

The Orissa High Court on Thursday directed the police to further investigate the murder of VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati on the basis of new material evidences and immediately submit a new chargesheet in the trial court.

Disposing a writ petition by Saraswati’s disciple Brahmachari Madhava Chaitanya and another intervening petition by VHP leader Durga Prasad Kar, Justice M M Das asked the police to re-investigate the case on the evidence provided by Kar and others.

The petitioners had alleged that the police did not take into account the resolution passed by Betticola church in G Udaygiri block of Kandhamal two-three days before the murder.

The petitioners had alleged that the resolution by Betticola church had talked of eliminating Saraswati. They also alleged that a blood-stained sharp weapon found near the pond of Saraswati’s ashram was not taken into account.

Chaitanya had in 2009 filed a case in HC, alleging that the investigation was flawed as a TI parade of the accused was not conducted.

Saraswati, 82, was celebrating Janmasthami on August 23, 2008, when masked assailants, armed with AK-47 sprayed him with bullets.

The attackers had then hacked his right leg and rained blows on his torso. Three of his associates — Kishore baba, 45, Amritananda baba, 62, Mata Bhaktimayee, 40 — and Puranjan Ganthi, 28, brother of one of the girl inmates of the tribal residential school, fell to the bullets. The killings led to a communal riot in the district.


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