Do you know what a Saint is and why Catholics pray to them?
A better question might be why do Catholics in fact pray to saints? If they actually read the Bible they would be familiar with Jesus' words when he said "When you pray, say, 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy." Luke 11:2. There is no room there for praying to anyone else. If they were addressing a saint they would be disregarding the words of the one they claim to follow.
You get that, right?
Of course! I was illustrating what I see as a parallel where someone expresses a minority opinion amongst a group having a contrary point of view. In the meantime, I got to thinking what the response around here would have been if the man in the original post had wanted to wear 1/ a Windows hat, or 2/ a Linux hat? 1/ridicule? 2/support?
Religion is a form of governance and population control which cannot be criticized because "peoples feelings will be hurt" or the critic might get shot
Makes me think of when a religious person posts an opinion on Slashdot.
How in the world do atheists "worship" communism or capitalism?
Millions of them have have sworn allegiance to a piece of cloth fluttering in the breeze. So very similar to those who bow and scrape before a statue. Many of them have given their lives for whom the statue or flag represents while killing those who put faith in a different statue or flag.
You'll notice this in all countries where religion is close to state function.
Like the USA which has "In God we trust" on their currency.
Or Britain which has as it's flag the crosses of three saints.
Pretty much any German of his age would have gone through the exact same thing, whether they supported the Nazi regime or not.
Jehovah's Witnesses in Germany did not support the Nazi regime and as a consequence about 10,000 were put in various concentration camps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_triangle The same cannot be said for Ratzinger and his fellow Catholics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichskonkordat
Most people complain about the earth, universe etc being created in six days. If you read the actual Bible account you will see it says in the VERY FIRST sentence that the earth got created. Only AFTER that, the six creative "days" occurred to prepare the surface of the earth for inhabitation, not for the creation of the earth which was already in existence.
I see that my OP in currently rated Score:0, Troll. I would like someone to tell me why this is the case. I simply quoted an external source, not my own words, and the purpose in doing so was to debunk the ridiculous idea that many put forth that the universe and everything in it came into existence in 6 days only 6000 years ago. This is pure nonsense as most here will agree. Read my source material and see for yourself.