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


The Need to Protest Against the Church

Protest is not an option but a need
 
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Wiesel

You must and should consider abandoning the Roman Catholic Church and similar religions and getting your name off their books.

It is not bigoted to condemn what should be condemned and to say that a practice or doctrine is loathsome when that is what it is.

We must be careful however to remember that the idea of free will is false so though we can despise the evil of say Roman Catholicism we must not despise the victims of the cult.
 
If your language is strong and offensive it may only be offensive to those who are more concerned about their feelings than about being corrected with frankness. You have the right to be out to do a pruning job and pruning is painful but beneficial.

The Roman Church and similarly dangerous religion is not afraid to use offensive language in the name of love so why should we be afraid? The Bible is full of abusive hatred towards those who do not honour the “one true God”. We will not start imitating it but we will be blunt. For friends, we will have those who know or suspect that the Catholic Church and similar dark religions are not healthy forces. Perhaps the believers should not read our writings or listen to us if they are so easily offended that they get mad when told that their creed is harmful. Our condemnations should not involve attacking ordinary believers who don’t know what they have got into. Direct the anger at the hierarchy and the pope and believers/Catholics who do know. The ones that do know are the real believers/Catholics – they are the ones we are telling off. Catholicism is one of some religions in the world that thrives best and is best promoted by people not taking it seriously.
 
Bluntness and forceful talk are sometimes required for being too nice sometimes gets you nowhere and the Church will say that when its critics are so nice that they don’t really care about ruining the faith because they know the faith is right.
 
Outrage is necessary when an organisation teaches evil doctrines and undermines human rights.

The Roman Catholic Church and its faith are harmful. It and religions that are as bad must get away with it no longer. Do not participate in a religion's lies and crimes by silence but protest and put the pressure on.