Fields: Religion Causes Gazillion Deaths; Latest On Church Child Abuse

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Critics are fond of saying that my constant ridiculing of religion is an attempt to marginalize and/or trivialize belief in a Supreme Being.
Guilty as charged.

But it’s not simply because I find worship of the supernatural to be stupid–which I do and which it is. 

It’s because thousands of years of history have shown us that differences in these superstitious schemes needlessly and inexorably leads us to war, murder, enslavement and the justification for the oppression of billions.
There are times when conflict is unavoidable, even if not desireable.  Those fights are over food, water, freedom, self defense, etc.
Conflict becomes the only way to survive in the here and now. 
Conflict over religion is a fight over the hereafter. Could there be anything more absurd?
I know I am going to hear from the voodoo crowd proclaiming that a belief in god is a unifying force that is misused by a few.
History and current events say otherwise. 
The latest example comes from Nigeria.  Muslims slaughtered hundreds of innocent Christians (men, women and children) in response to a murder believed to be done by some other Christians.
Numbers wise, this is only chump change compared to Iraq where Sunni and Shiite disagreements have killed that many in one day.  The only thing these Muslims agree on is the ethnic cleansing of Christians who, until 2003, accounted for 3% of the population. That’s now less than 1%.
I can’t say that when religion has the significance of stamp collecting,  all conflicts  will disappear. What I can say is that the biggest, and clearly the most pointless reason, will be gone.
And that will be a good thing.


Popegate is starting to unravel. 
The early stages of the investigation of physical and sex abuse at Germany’s Regensburger Domspatzen School are inexorably pointing to the truth that Pope Benedict XVI, f.k.a. Joseph Ratzinger, participated in the cover-up.
The central figure is Reverend Georg Ratzinger who ran the school’s choir during the years of abuseassuming it has stopped.
If the last name seems familiar it should.  Rev. Georg is the BennyDick’s older brother.
After initially denying any knowledge of physical abuse, Georg has now admitted that not only did he know about  the abuse but that he also smacked kids around.  He is still denying that he knew about or participated in the sex abuse. I’ll bet it is only a matter of time before that disavowal unravels.
What has all this to do with BennyDick? 

He says he didn’t know anything about this or the abuse in America, Ireland, or the scandals in Holland.
His denial reminds one of J. Edgar Hoover. For decades, “she denied that there was such a thing as the Mafia.

The comparison is not just derived from denials.  It comes from their respective jobs that make their respective denials absurd
Hoover headed the FBI an agency with fifty years of intelligence gathering.  On the other hand BennyDick held two jobs. He was Dean of the College of Cardinals which means worldwide he was the head Cardinal.  
More importantly, from 1980 until he became in Pope in 2005, he was The Prefect of the Congregation For the Doctrine of the Faith. 

If the name is not familiar, it is the successor name of The Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition. The shorthand name is “The Inquisition.
It was founded in 1542 as part of the Roman Catholic Church’s Counterreformation.  Its job was and is to uncover, enemies, troublemakers and heretics. It had and has spies everywhere.  In some cases they burned people — often Jews or women they labeled “witches” — at the stake that had unacceptable ideas.
The Inquisition has 500 years of experience of intelligence gathering.  It has 500 years of files on everyone from Galileo to Obama.  During the Cold War its spies reported back to Rome and supplied otherwise unobtainable intelligence to the CIA. 
It is not an exaggeration that its religious network has intelligence sources that the CIA, KGB, Mossad and the FBI can‘t begin to touch.
For twenty-five years sitting at the top was BennyDick. He now wants the world to believe that, notwithstanding all the public stories of abuse and cover-ups, he was completely unaware.
He’s like another famous German, Sergeant Schultz:  “I know nothing.
Literally tens of thousands of incidents of physical and sexual abuse and BennyDick was totally in the dark.
Hoover’s cover-up for the Mafia is rumored to be based on Meyer Lansky possession compromising photographs of the FBI chief.  BennyDick’s cover-up was motivated to protect a criminal enterprise that is subject to jail and lawsuits. 
Either way their public statements were and are BULLSHIT.
It’s time that BennyDick is put under oath and forced to answer the two great questions: “What did you know and when did you know it?

19 Responses to “Fields: Religion Causes Gazillion Deaths; Latest On Church Child Abuse”

  1. T.T.M. says:

    After Terry Santini’s loss in Davie, Fields better start praying to Jesus before the next election.

  2. Mister Courthouse says:

    Some get comfort out of the knowledge that they are not alone in the universe and that God is there to watch over all of us.

    Sam Fields would deny everybody of that comfort.

    Stop proselytizing atheism.

  3. sam fields says:

    stop prostylizing superstition

  4. Sad Sam says:

    Your defense of criminals has gotten to you and causes you to write all these depressing essays attacking others beliefs.

    There is absolutely no proof that the Holy Father had any knowledge or anything to do with the church’s recent troubles. Can you get it through your tiny mind that the Church strives to better lives and that these incidents are a minority?

    There were probably 10000 incidents of child molestation in the countries you mentioned at the same time of these incidents. You never read about them in the media, which can’t do enough Catholic Church bashing.

  5. What Would Reagan Do? says:

    Scott Rothstein is a thief and an attorney. Therefore. attorneys are thieves. Sam Fields is an attorney and therefore, a thief. See how this massive indictment works? You would probably make a stronger argument if you kept your rabid contempt at bay and stayed away from the name playing. Why don’t you lay off the easy targets and lay out how civilization got where we are today from primordial ooze? If God isn’t real, surely you can explain it step-by-step. How about it Sham?

  6. No Nonsense says:

    You run a series of good articles and then this asswipe posts his ongoing boring rant about religion. What happened? When he ran for judge he was all about the Jew Mojo. That didn’t work, he got his ass beat. Now he’s just a no-talent lawyer and a wanna be Bob Norman.

  7. sam fields says:

    Read today’s Herald. From 1977- to 1982 he headed up the Vatican’s investigation into child abuse. He opposed any outside investigators. Guess what? No one got arrested.

    He has been leading the cover-up for thirty years.

    His life has been one of political intrigue while he was devoted to one and only one thing—advancing his own career.

    Although he now claims to have opposed Hitler, during the 1940’s he joined Hitler Youth and manned an ack, ack gun shooting down American bombers.

    Compare him to kids in the White Rose Society, The Edelweiss Kids or The Swing Kids. Read about them. They were German teens who risked and in some cases lost their lives to opposed Nazism.

    While he was hanging out with Hitler Youth these heroes were being hung on meat hooks.

    He was and is morally ordinary. He is “The Man of the Vestibule.”—read Dante’s Inferno.

    Tell me one act of physical or moral courage this guy has ever done. John Paul II risked life and limb opposing the Nazis

    In case you think this sounds personal it is. Bennydick personally screwed over Rev. Charles “Charlie” Curran a friend who stood with me in a time of crisis.

    P.S. I love it that the godfreaks who tell me that relgion brings unity and love are the ones that use the nasty vitriolic remarks to attack me.

    Revealing and funny

  8. James says:

    “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.”

    Albert Einstein. A brilliant Jewish man who very much believed in God.

  9. For James says:

    Sam Fields isn’t a brilliant Jewish man.

  10. sam fields says:

    Albert einstein did not believe in God in any sense like you. He used the term to equate with the mysteries he did not understand.


    In 1929, Einstein told Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein “I believe in Spinoza’s God, who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God Who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.”[80] In a 1954 letter, he wrote, “I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.”[81] In a letter to philosopher Erik Gutkind, Einstein remarked, “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.”[82]

    His line that “God does not play dice with the universe” was a metaphor for his quest for a uniform theory. It no more showed a belieff in your idea of a god than Yankee announcer Phil Rizzuto repeatedly proclaiming “Holy Mackeral” made him a fish worshiper.

  11. Einstein? Sam Fields is Fred Flinstone says:

    Einstein also said “Imagination is more important then knowledge” He is also a man who’s own life lead to a greater chance of the destruction of mankind. He helped create the greatest weapon known to mankind, justifying it, he had to do it before enemies of allies forces scientist did then spent the rest of his life lobbying to put an end to wars. Trust me Einstein said his share of prayers he felt extremely guilty and wanted to be forgiven. He knew he could possibly be the man ultimately responsible for destroying the world(yet to be determined). Einstein and his life was and always will be a contradiction in terms. At one point in time he would say one thing at another point something completely contradictory. Just like religion, alot of bad things can be done in the name of good and alot of good things in the name of bad. Thats just life! Sam is just to ignorant or blinded by some deranged ego to see it. Such a loser and smuck. Sam is a waste of bandwidth.

  12. James says:

    Since I never said what my belief concerning God was, you seem to be making assumptions.
    Einstein was hardly an atheist and made a point of saying such. I see that you deleted that part from the Wikipedia stuff. He specifically denied being an atheist.
    The quote you cited references Einstein as referring to Spinoza’s God as “Himself.” The fact that he equated God with mysteries he could not understand in no way attempts to denounce the existence of a God. Einstein simply did not have all the answers, and knowing how brilliant he was, he rightly presumed that there must be something else out there that is beyond explanation. His statement that “Science without religion is lame, Religion without science is blind” pretty much says it all. Even someone as brilliant as Einstein used the theory of the possible existence of “God” to look for answers to the questions that perplexed even a man of his genius. So while he may not have been in line with all the bible thumpers, he still was of the opinion that there’s something even beyond his ability to understand and explain.

  13. God Is Real says:

    God is real. I know. He caused Sam Fields to lose his election for judge and because of that, I am thankful to Him every day.

  14. Mephistopholes says says:

    Just because sam does not believe in me doesn’t mean I can’t admire his style.
    See you when you get here Sam.

  15. SAM FIELDS says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how all of you who claim be the children of a loving god are the most vindictive nasty bunch of evil wishers.

    Well here is the bad news. I am successful, happy and healthy. I have rolled with the punches on some of life’s difficulties and done it without asking for help from the supernatural.

    I have known Buddy for 20 years and I am sure he will confirm it is true. If that is not enough I would be glad to meet with you face to face and listen to your best arguments about your god and why I am so miserably unhappy but just don’t know it.

  16. No Nonsense says:

    Has this guy ever been Baker Acted? For being such a God hater, he seems to love playing the martyr. His boring rants really detract from your Blog.

  17. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    Sam is not a God hater…. See that’s where you *just* don’t get it.

    Sam, like myself, doesn’t believe in a God. Or Gawd.. Or whatever you like to term it…

    So, logically speaking, which I know is a stretch for you religious types, but logically speaking, how can you hate something that doesn’t exist.

    It’s like, pardon the pun, calling a jihad on the Tooth Fairy.

  18. Dave R says:

    Isn’t freedom of religion is this country great! No one ever gives you crap for being a Christian, do they…

  19. charliebabbett says: