There’s a wonderful news story on the BBC showing just what a mad fantasy world the religious think they live and die in. Apparently Catholics believe in a state of limbo, somewhere between heaven and hell. They also traditionally believe that babies that die before they have been baptised spend eternity in limbo – probably a punishment for being so disrespectful to god as to die of their own free will before they’d had chance to apologise to him for being born with original sin. Now if that doesn’t already sound utterly insane and provide a bullet in the head of the idea of an absolutely good god then I don’t know what does.
But it gets better. If the Pope abolishes limbo, presumably because it doesn’t seem very fair, why doesn’t he also abolish hell? Since he has this power, thanks to the concept of papal infallibility, why doesn’t he use it? Why not abolish AIDS, or cancer, or poverty, or death, or child abuse, or Islam, or traffic accidents, or cerebral palsy or any of the other ills suffered by the innocent the world over?
The answer of course is that this wizard can’t risk doing any magic tricks that anybody could actually see didn’t work. What a hilarious fantasy world of nonsense religions are.
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