"... I find myself very largely at one with you ... the main substance of your criticisms is obviously sound and something that quite a number of us have said from within the Christian Church from time to time ... and I would entirely agree that there is no hope for the Churches unless they try to get back to what their Founder taught."
The Rt. Rev. Dr. John Baker, Bishop of Salisbury.
"But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence." St. Paul. Timothy - 1, 2:12.
Now we can understand why women have always received such a raw deal from the Christians. Even today some seemingly intelligent people seriously believe that this rubbish is the word of their God.
"Slaves be obedient to your masters." St. Paul. Epheslans 6:5, Titus 2:9.
Word of God, my foot. More like the word of an evil priest who happened to own many slaves.
Pope Gregory the Great (590-604) was the largest slave-owner in Europe.
"In1934 Hitler had a meeting with the Roman Catholic priests, Bishop Berning and Monsignor Steinmann. He explained to them that he was only going to do to the Jews, but more effectively, what the Church of Rome had been attempting for so many centuries."
John Toland "Adolf Hitler" 1976.
Professor A. Salam is Nobel Laureate for physics 1979
Professor A. Salam 26th May, 1982 c/o Science Now B.B.C.
Dear Professor Salam,
What do you think of the following quotation?
"All recent scientific discoveries are tending more and more to show us that the universe includes unsensed forces, which in turn operate on unsensed substance, and that the universe Is Infinitely greater than our physical senses can comprehend."
Not bad for 1935. This was taken from Arthur Findlay's "The Unfolding Universe". Findlay's first book, 'On the Edge of the Etheric' (1931), scientifically explains how we all survive the death of our physical bodies, making it clear that proof will eventually come from within the atom.
Please find enclosed my notes on neutrinos and Arthur Findlay. Would you please return them in the enclosed pre-paid envelope? Any observations from you would be much appreciated. Yours sincerely
Professor Salam replied:
Thank you for your letter. I agree, physics reveals phenomena at which the mind truly boggles. Abdus Salam
On 16th January 1982 BBC 2 showed a remarkable documentary on Thomas Paine. 'The Most Valuable Englishman Ever'. He was, indeed, arguably one of the greatest men who ever lived. His mighty pen paved the way for the abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, especially equality for women, liberty within a democratically elected government, a welfare state, and by his inspired writing he did more than anybody else to cause the American and the French revolutions. Yet hardly anybody in Britain has ever heard of him. This is because he has been written out of our history books. He is a historical pariah, because in 1793 he wrote 'The Age of Reason'. He told the truth, and blew the whistle on the priests. He dared to question the supernatural belief that the Creator of the universe sent his only Son to earth nearly 2,000 years ago.
The hatred of this good man still runs so deep that the 'Daily Telegraph' did not leave it to their television critic to report on this programme. On 23rd January they made a vicious attack on Tom Paine in a full editorial. This did the trick as this superb programme has not yet been repeated (July 2002). However, Sir Richard Attenborough is now making a film on Thomas Paine. The truth will be told.
"If we weigh up the comfort and consolation Christianity gave to the ignorant multitude against the mountain of misery which was caused by its loosely defined and unethical beliefs, we realise more than ever the tragedy which came upon humanity when Greek philosophy and the enlightened Roman educational system were liquidated by the Christian Church in the 5th century, and the old Paganism, under the Christian name, was tightly fastened on Europe."
Arthur Findlay 'The Curse of Ignorance' 1947.
Related material on this site:
The Suppression of Knowledge - Letter from Dr John Baker, the Bishop of Salisbury, to Michael Roll (March 3, 1983)
from Abdus Salam to Michael Roll (February 19, 1987)