"And not just atheists," said Bill Donohue during an August 31st Fox News interview. "I’m talking about people who are disaffected Catholics and Protestants who are mutineers within their own religion, trying to change things." It wasn't just "militant, dogmatic" atheists and "disaffected" Christians that the Catholic League president complained about either. Donohue also had a few choice words for magicians Penn & Teller whose Showtime series, Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!, just ran an episode on the history of the Catholic Church. "This was the most Nazi-like assault,” Donohue said. “The most unrelenting half an hour of bashing I’ve ever seen.”
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And to vote in the Enabling Act with a 2/3 majority in 1933.

Hitler couldn't have gained absolute power without Catholic support up to and including the Pope, their historical re-writes nothwithstanding :-)
Why would I waste my time making the Catholic Church look bad when they're doing just fine doing that all on their own.
I don't think I could make them look worse if I tried...I mean once you are defending child rape you have come pretty near the bottom. Pun intended.
Ugh, can we please leave the Nazis alone? We need a league of people equipped with loud buzzers patrolling the media to police these asshats.

"[My opponent or enemy] is a Nazi!"

BZZZZZZZZT!! "The speaker has violated Godwin's law - officers, please escort him from the podium."
Atheists will be less militant and dogmatic when fundies put a lid on their retardation of society. Until you can shut your mouth, why should we.

Every time they open their mouths they accuse atheists of all the crap they are doing.
Atheists will be less militant and dogmatic

Not possible, since we'd have to be militant or dogmatic at all to become less so.
I look forward to a time when atheists won't be compelled to be so outspoken. I remember listening to an interview with Douglas Adams where he said that in Britian nobody cares what religious beliefs you hold. If you mention being an atheist, he said, some people might get a little uncomfortable, but nobody makes a stink about it. I think that would be nice.
"Until you can shut your mouth, why should we."

Wow Luke - that is possibly the best, most succinct rationale I've heard yet!
The Catholic God has an issue with bearing false witness too but it doesn't seem to inhibit anyone there.

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