Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

Patrick H
Gormley


Response to REGARDING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN THE UK

FGM female genital mutilation is a form of child abuse against females.  Those who justify a "minor" version of it are inspired by male circumcision which allegedly does no harm. FGM exists also in extreme forms where grave and permanent damage is done to the girl.

The Churches are doing nothing about the problem.  It seems that they are afraid that if they address religious abuses by those who inflict FGM that their own opposition to human liberty and decency will be put under the spotlight.  A religion that fibs and exploits has to be careful about pointing the fingers at other religions for doing it.

And as the God of the scriptures is violent and commands that some sinners be stoned to death and they still adore him and venerate the reverends who give their lives to him, it is clear that they are not disgusted enough by those scriptures.  People who are really anti-violence drop pro-violent scriptures such as the Bible, Book of Mormon and Koran like scalding hot potatoes.