Is the Catholic Church a Force for Good in the World? October 18, 2009

Is the Catholic Church a Force for Good in the World?

This poll closes tomorrow.

And the votes “Against” the motion are currently down…

(Thanks to Richard for the link!)


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  • Shannon

    You should bring this to the attention of P. Z. Myers 😉

  • Sackbut

    A link was posted in a comment in the “Father Horndog” item on Pharyngula.

    Perhaps the attention has had an effect; “against” is tied with “for” now, at 49.8% of the vote each.

  • Jasen777

    They also have – Atheism is the new fundamentalism

    http://www.intelligencesquared.com/vote-online.php?debate=EVT0204

  • Jasen777: “They also have – Atheism is the new fundamentalism”

    Thanks. Voted.

    What I want to know is where people get those bizarre ideas.

  • How can the Catholic church be a force for good in the world with a leader who was a Nazi collaborator and is the former head of the Inquisition?

    The fish rots from the head down.

  • Bronzepot

    Looks like it’s getting hit hard at the last minute by Catholics, as my auto-vote bot can’t keep up with it. I’m voting “against” once a second but it’s still going down.

  • Demetrius Of Pharos

    No.
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    That was easy. To bad “against” is still losing.

  • Gordon

    How is there even a question that they are a force for good? They clearly are not!

    Child abuse, contaception denial, a strong desire to return to the dark ages… and that’s just today, they were worse when they had real power!

  • Baconsbud

    Yes Gordon, from the outside of it the Catholic Church does appear as something other then good but those voting saying it is good have probably never looked from the outside of it. They only see what they want from the inside and brush the bad off as those aren’t true Catholics.

  • TXatheist

    When the pope says condoms are bad including to the folks in Africa who have a very serious AIDS problem I have to say…shut down the catholic church. (bankruptcy with those pedophile lawsuits is how)

  • DM

    TXatheist Says:
    ”shut down the catholic church.”

    Good luck with that.

    ”The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” – Tertullian

  • Loulou

    The poll seems to work now.

  • Alexis

    The Catholic church is a force for good in the world
    This poll will close on October 19, 2009
    Votes Online Poll
    For 56.1%
    Against 43.5%
    Don’t Know 0.4%