"Just like the catholics when asked how they got started they point to the
apostle peter as the first pope . Apparenty none of the attrocities associated
with them between that time are important." "the Catholics today are not
respionsible for the churc of the past, no one can deny they have the deaths of
millions if not billions on their hands."
I wouldn't hold anyone responsible for blood (or anything else) unless they
caused or supported it themself. The mistake of group blame goes beyond that to
put blood on everyone's hands.
Various kinds of religious, atheist, and other 'centric intolerance are behind
the biggest atrocities:
(Possibly) The Twenty (or so) Worst Things People Have Done to Each Other:
Religious Wars--see part 9--about 7% of the wars in history were religious
I'm not Catholic, but I'd take it person by person. There's dissent among
Catholics on contemporary issues (and evolving of ideas among other types of
believers and non-believers). Some Catholic issues:
"most don't bother to check where or how their particular religion began and
how it developed. If they did, there would be very few religious follows of
Dissent may lead to disbelief, but it's mistaken to think only a few prefer
progessive/reform belief choices within a religion. If they evolve their faith for
the better, I wouldn't ask them to apologize for what they don't condone.
Bob Marley and religion:
Bob Marley was a member of the Rastafari movement, whose culture was a key
element in the development of reggae. Bob Marley became an ardent proponent of
Rastafari, taking their music out of the socially deprived areas of Jamaica and
onto the international music scene. He once gave the following response, which
was typical, to a question put to him during a recorded interview:
Interviewer: "Can you tell the people what it means being a Rastafarian?"
Bob: "I would say to the people, Be still, and know that His Imperial Majesty,
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is the Almighty. Now, the Bible seh so,
Babylon newspaper seh so, and I and I the children seh so. Yunno? So I don't see
how much more reveal our people want. Wha' dem want? a white God, well God come
black. True true."
Observant of the Rastafari practice Ital, a diet that shuns meat, Marley was
a vegetarian. According to his biographers, he affiliated with the Twelve Tribes
Mansion. He was in the denomination known as "Tribe of Joseph", because he was
born in February (each of the twelve sects being composed of members born in a
different month). He signified this in his album liner notes, quoting the por-
tion from Genesis that includes Jacob's blessing to his son Joseph. Marley was
baptised by the Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Kingston, Jamai-
ca, on 4 November 1980.
Rastafarians are vegetarians? Even an atheist has to admit that's one thing the NT got right--
got rid of food rules. (Aside: can I get a hamburger in here?)