The Unbelievable Tragedy of Religious War

it would be almost unbelievable, if history did not record the tragic fact, that men have gone to war and cut each other's throats because they could not agree as to what was to become of them after their throats were cut. Walter P. Stacy.

  • j.b

    The byline is misleading. Stacy was actually born in the 1880s and searched on the Supreme Court from ’25 to ’51. Doesn’t change the greatness of the quote, of course.

  • j.b

    * searched = served. sorry.

  • http://vtel.jaylach.com/vtel57/vtel57.html V. T. Eric Layton

    Good evening, Daniel.

    I’m a first time commenter here at your site. I’m impressed. I found you via a link from PsiCop’s Miscellanea Agnostica site.

    Stacy’s quote is one of those simply obvious yet profoundly accurate quotes. The irony of religious war is totally lost on the faithful. Maybe one day the world will wake up.

    Regards,

    ~Eric AKA The Nocturnal Slacker

  • stan chaz

    Please! A party that has taken both Sarah Palin AND Michelle Bachmann to it’s bosom can’t be ALL bad, can it? In this dreadful Holy War on Religion, of Religion, and by Religion, I’ve had enough! Maybe even too much. I’m surrendering! ’Cause I’m gonna start my OWN religion, and get in on the good stuff: tax exemptions, and lots of taxpayer money to do what I want… most definitely! Hey Newt -wanna join? We’re gonna have open marriages and multiple wives and all SORTS of neat stuff that you’re just gonna love! But NO nasty stoning of adulterers. Promise! As for Santorum- he’d make a fine preacher…in fact, we’ll make him Saint Santorum. And fix his google search. As for Mr. Obama, obviously, we’ll need to demonize him even further. And his dog too. Mitt and Ron, hey, just for you guys: no taxes AT ALL …and human sacrifice of illegal aliens. Televised. Whoooppee! What a country!
    By the way, PLEASE don’t mention the REASON that Mitt Romney’s dad was born in Mexico (i.e. the fact that Mitt’s Mormon Grand-dad LEFT the United States in the 1880’s and went to Mexico because laws against polygamy were passed in the U.S. (and being a Mormon, Mitt’s Grand-dad wanted to keep his multiple wives). SO… if we follow the “logic” of these good people, crying crocodile tears about a non-existent “war on religion”, then the U.S. should have allowed polygamy (and who knows what else) just because a particular religion claimed it as their belief. GIVE ME A BREAK!

  • Montana

    This has been going on too long, it’s a good start but our law enforcement has a long way to go.

    When someone hides behind religion to do or say something that is wrong we should stand up and point it out (right the wrong).

    When I was a kid I lived in Utah, and the Boy Scouts was taken over by Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church). This, so called religion, practices underage polygamy, they send the boy s off on missions to divide the underage sisters among the dirty old men of the clan. Now when these underage girls get pregnant, these same dirty old men, send them to the state to get their welfare checks. You should see some of the palace homes that are paid with welfare checks. By the way this is the newest religion that was created right here in United States of America.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iisl-xH3Xs


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