posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 08:13 AM
Ok, I got it work. Mmm, lotsa dsinifo mixed in with some good commentary. my father-in-law used to teach religious studies at UT knoxville and one of
his complaints was that faculty there was socialist and atheistic.
First of all the Inquistiion (of which there were several distinct episodes) did not claim more victims than Hitler or Stalin. Not by a long shot. the
inquistion may have claimed at most a few hundred thousand. His claims that the catholic church was a fascist institution is also false. Fascism is a
form that only came into existence after the industrial revolution and the rise of corporations (which came into being thanks to the protestant
reformation). Similarly, religious fundamentalism is also a cancerous outgrowth of the reformation. I'm not defending the catholic church, nor
attacking protestantism. Each has their faults.
The video also claims the US Constitution is a copy of the Dutch version. A majority of our constitution comes from Iroqouis society through Benjamin
Franklin as our ambassador to the league of nations.
this video is one more attempt at religious apologism to state that all freedom is somehow derived from the protestant reformation. Humbug! mankind
was free before printing presses arrived. Unfortunately, there is no written history to record just how free men were when they lived in simple tribal
units. Freedom is something we seem to incresingly lose with every new piece of technology that comes along. We can delude ourselves ad nauseum about
how tech or religion can set us free but we were born free and increasinlgy lose it bit by bit the more we sell our time and lives into a system that
holds monetary exchange as the bottom line of success.