I'm not trying to wreck your thread. But religion is a form of politics. IMHO.
I'm happy to discuss this with you.
Any discussion always comes back to the same place - it exists to control the populace for dubious ends, which is also a fair descriptor for politics. I bet vicars have expense accounts too. I think I'll convert to Catholicism and repent on my death-bed. Just in case.
perhaps anything which makes ridicule of the ancient beliefs, that were invented by people who knew no better because they didn't have benefit of scientific knowledge, is a good thing.
I'm currently reading an essay called Labrynth by Philip Appleman - it it the best argument I have ever read for abolishing belief systems. He is highly critical of the concept of 'divine right' which he describes as an arrogant assumption of the advanced animal called homo sapiens. He rightly claims that, for a believer, all forms of immorality from the Holocaust to rape and murder, can be forgiven by god, whilst an atheist has no such refuge.
to quote "religion stalks across the face of human history, knee-deep in the blood of innocents, clasping its red hands in hymns of praise to an approving god".
" Montrose drew up his troops in a line only three deep, outflanking Elcho's front, though it seems likely the Royalist centre was kept a more conventional six lines deep.
Again according to the traditional historiography of the battle, the battle cry of Elcho's force was said to have been "Jesus and no quarter!" Montrose's Irish troops were said to have been reduced to a single round of ammunition each, and Montrose is supposed to have delivered a speech saying: "Gentlemen: it is true you have no arms; your enemy, however, to all appearance, have plenty. My advice to you therefore is that as there happens to be a great abundance of stones upon this moor, every man should provide himself, in the first place, with as stout a one as he can manage, rush up to the first Covenanter he meets, beat out his brains, take his sword, and then I believe he will be at no loss how to proceed!" "
dogless: Yes thanks John ... no milk or sugar, but a nice biccy
Mar 31, 2020 12:27:19 GMT
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT