Comments on: Religious leaders and the EU take tentative first steps Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: DavidMerkel Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:41:16 +0000 No religious war can ever match the anti-religious hatred and destruction of human life of:

Pol Pot

Wars are endemic to man. No group, religious or otherwise, has monopoly on them.

As for ignorance and brainwashing, the secularists have their versions of those as well.

By: JeremyBosk Mon, 26 Jul 2010 22:34:01 +0000 What is the EU doing to talk to non-religious people? I agree that religion has a tendency to encourage extreme antisocial behaviour from torture and terrorism to slavery and murder. This is historical fact – the Albigensian Crusade, the Inquisition, the Ottomans offering freedom to religious converts and slavery to the rest. Tax payer’s money should never support any organisation that at best damages an individual’s thought processes and at worst completely dehumanises people.

Atheists, agnostics humanists, secular philosophers, scientists and rational people everywhere must guard against professional brainwashers dominating EU politics.

By: seathanaich Fri, 23 Jul 2010 17:25:13 +0000 Religion is increasingly the preserve of the ignorant and the uneducated. Across Europe there are as many atheists as their are religious people. Religious groups do not have any special insights on morality or ethics – indeed, they are the groups where these things are most frequently missing. Governments have no business promoting religion by giving it the special status which this sort of forum gives it. Those who value religion are free to spend their own money and their own time on it, but not at tax-payer expense.