I’m often accused of having a real issue with the Catholic Church, mostly because I am very public about the need to eliminate the ONLY religion that gets public funding for their school system. Let me be clear – I absolutely have an issue with the Catholic Church – the same way I have publicly taken the piss out of Judaism, Islam and any other religion that purports to make ‘moral’ rules that fly in the face of their own history. And yes, I take issue with them even more when they try to use the public system to force me to comply to theirs.
I hope that’s clear enough.
“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it. Violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children: organized religion ought to have a great deal on its conscience.”
– Christopher Hitchens, God is not Great.