Time to give Christianity the status of terrorist organization

by Ben Hoffman

BRUSSELS, Belgium — A former bishop’s televised admission that he sexually abused two of his nephews caused an uproar in Belgium on Friday, with the prime minister, senior clergy and a prosecutor expressing shock at the way the ex-prelate made light of his offenses.

In an interview that aired Thursday Roger Vangheluwe, the former bishop of Bruges, spoke of his sexual abuse as “a little game,” that involved fondling, but no “rough sex.”

“I was never naked” and the abuse was never about “real sexuality,” said Vangheluwe, 74.

He resigned as bishop in 2010 after admitting he had abused one of his nephews for 13 years – until the boy was 18. In the TV interview aired Thursday, he revealed that he had abused a second nephew “a few times, a couple of times, not for years.”

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Christianity is a dangerous cult that brainwashes people into believing in the supernatural and whose leaders are a bunch of perverts.


9 Comments to “Time to give Christianity the status of terrorist organization”

  1. I am puzzled why you imply that because there are perverts among those who call themselves Christians that therefore Christianity brainwashes people into believing in the supernatural and their leaders are perverts. I cant say that squares with my observations.
    In any event there are also perverts among non Christians – so I guess by your logic they are brainwashed by non belief in the supernatural and those whom they follow must also be perverts. So all those Christian aid workers, nurses and doctors are perverts. Mother Teresa – Gee – you had better tell the News of the World about her… So the Christian World Service workers, and those who operate food banks, those who deliver meals on wheels to the shut-ins, those who are hospital chaplains all perverts…Oh dear… thats a lot of my friends you are talking about. I must have missed it!! Yes there are some bad apples amongst the good – but I am not clear why you wish to dismiss the whole of Christianity. Who started the hospitals?- the Church – who started the system of law? the church
    Who started public education ? the church? Who abolished slavery – church folk? And to think you have discovered they are all perverts!

    • The church started public education and abolished slavery? Not hardly. If you have to lie to defend something, you’re a blind follower, which is essential to following the crazy beliefs in Christianity. And they do indoctrinate our children into believing in the supernatural.

  2. Fair comment:
    So lets check it through First I gave a whole list and you answered only on two. I presume that therefore you do acknowledge the Church influence in the other areas.
    Now to specifics. Slavery – yes you make a good point in that there is still some slavery today. However if you read the rhetoric of those who fought slavery Christianity features big. William Pitt, John Newton and in the US most of the leaders in the North frequently quoted the Bible in defence of their anti-slavery position. (It is true that I cannot be sure that this meant they were all Christian particularly as some in the Confederate army were trying to boost their pro-slavery position also by quoting the Bible.) However ECPAT the movement to get rid of Child sex slavery today is very clearly Christian in origin – and in fact one of the leaders of the movement in New Zealand was secretary of the National Council of Churches.
    As to education…. Virtually all the Western Countries had their education systems started within the Church. In England virtually all learning started in the monasteries and later Robert Raikes and the Sunday School movement is credited with starting the first mass education system in England. I assume you have some reason for believing the Churches had nothing to do with it so rather than just call me a liar why not share the facts. (To think I believed the lecturers and the textbooks when I read – and passed – my masters papers in the History of Education when there is a whole set of contrary
    facts out there which you are now going to share!!)

    • The Christian church did have some influence in the abolition of slavery, but there were many other factors involved, and many Christians apposed ending it, especially in the south. Things like Lord Dunmore’s proclamation, the invention of the cotton gin, literature that exposed the abuses of slaves, and various abolition movements were the main catalysts.

      As far as education, while churches were some of the first to start schools, they weren’t Christian churches.

      The first formal education began shortly after the development of writing (c. 3000 b.c.), when both the Sumerians (who had developed a cuneiform system of pictographics) and the Egyptians (who developed hieroglyphics) established schools to teach students to read and write the systems. After the development of the first alphabet (between 1800 and 1000 b.c.) by Semitic people in Syria, religious schools were set up. Priests taught privileged boys to read sacred Hebrew writings (the Torah). The first school that was open to everyone, not just the upper classes, may well have been that established by Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 b.c.), who taught literature and music, conduct, and ethics to anyone who wanted to learn.

      The western model of education is based on the ancient Greek schools, which were founded about the fifth century b.c. In the city-state of Sparta, boys were not only trained for the military; they also learned reading and writing and studied music. In Athens, boys learned to read and write, memorized poetry, and learned music as well as trained in athletics. In the second half of the fifth century b.c., the Sophists (ancient Greek teachers of rhetoric and philosophy) schooled young men in the social and political arts, hoping to mold them into ideal statesmen.


      I sure hope you aren’t a teacher.

  3. I know you will delete this but I will post it anyway . Your inclusion of the cotton gin as a cause of slavery ending is wrong . If you research it you will find the invention of the cotton gin prolonged slavery by making cotton production more profitable .

    • No, I don’t delete legitimate arguments. The cotton gin reduced the need for slavery in the north and at the same time, increased the demand for cotton, so it increased the need for slaves in the south.

  4. Sorry, I had no idea you were wanting to go that far back. You are quite correct that it was other religious movements which were also important, particularly in the early years. I actually naively thought that if you were rubbishing Christians it would be better to wait until they had appeared on the scene. So the Chinese, the Greeks, the Summerians, Egyptians set up the Western public education systems…whatever. Besides I was merely trying to show the monks and other church teachers played a part in the development of public education – after they appeared on the scene – and therefore hardly deserve to be rubbished en bloc as perverts without redeeming purpose.

  5. ” The cotton gin reduced the need for slavery in the north ”

    How did it do that ?

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