Remember back when criticising religious hypocrisy was fun? Before the racists got into the game and started using it as an excuse for beating on the Muslims for oppressing women and being swarthy villains who are a scimitar's edge away from overthrowing Western Civilisation As We Know It within a matter of only a few short years monhts days even for absolute certain I mean it's only a matter of demographics and also establishing an Islamic caliphate in Germany and Norway and Denmark possibly Sweden and making the burqa mandatory and establishing sharia law the islamofascist thugs and also leaving nuclear bombs in Times Square, Las Vegas, etc. so we really really have to torture them even though we absolutely don't want to I mean circumstances simply demand it in fact it would be wrong not to torture them?
I was thinking about this today, for a variety of reasons, some of which you can read in tomorrow's paper, if you're Norwegian.
Anyway, a reminder of those halcyon days before the deluge of brown quasi-fascist sludge that soils our newspapers these days: Bertrand Russell's "Why I'm Not a Christian". There are heaps and heaps of problems with the essay, but he gets in some good points, I think.
You find as you look around the world that every single bit of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the colored races, or every mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.