Saturday, May 19, 2012
Catholic extremists against rationalism and truth
Much is made of the intolerance of Islamic extremists, but Catholic fundamentalists aren't much better. The global media has picked up a story from India. A prominent atheist was arrested when he debunked claims of a miracle that a cross was weeping. He revealed that the 'tears' were the very unmiraculous result of a leaky drain. The local Catholic Church demanded he retract his truthful claim and when he refused, they had him detained on blasphemy charges. According to Wikipedia, blasphemy in India is punishable by up to three years in jail. Yet another illustration of how intolerant religious fanatics are a menace to free thought regardless of their religion.