challenging religious privilege in public life

The sexual abuse of children and others has been ignored and tolerated by the Catholic Church hierarchy for centuries.

Once, there were many Indigenous traditions in what is now Western Europe. They had holy women, woman healers, and woman leaders.

Listed are only events that solely occurred on command of church authorities or were committed in the name of Christianity.

The church likes to pretend that “only a few hundred thousand” were murdered, but secular sources estimate as many as nine million.

We were robots. We lost all sense of identity. They took away our birth certificates. We had no calendars or mirrors.

Along with its judges, the Inquisition had its armed retainers, extortionists, spies, and of course, torturers and executioners.

To solidify Christianity as the sole religion of the Empire, early Christian leaders legalized brutal policies that persecuted pagans.

“I think my first feeling was shock. I thought that eventually they were going to recognize that my health was the top priority.”

The genocide of WWII directed at Jews, Serbs, Roma, Soviets, and others by the Nazis and their allies generated vast amounts of loot and plunder.

The lack of a belief in god doesn’t ask one to wish for bloodshed; that’s a business better suited for religious doctrine.