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Anonymous Declares War On Religion, Attacks Church Sites

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Anonymous Declares War On Religion, Attacks Church Sites
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Anonymous attacks a lot of things that they find wrong with the world: corporations, governments and other groups that they feel threaten the freedom of the people. On Friday, they attacked what may be their most controversial target yet – religion.

The AnonymousIRC Twitter account announced on Friday three attacks so far on major church Web sites. These aren’t just regular attacks, however, as they have also defaced the Web sites with anti-religion rhetoric and even a video featuring Richard Dawkins set to auto-play so visitors are forced to see it.

http://t.co/gWWsJIZ8 HACKED Reason:religious idiocy and foh dah lulz #Anonymous #AntiSec #OWS #ROOTED #DAWKINS 2 hours ago via LulzTweeter ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Three Web sites that have been attacked so far are Bethel Outreach International Church, the Charlotte International Church, and Crossfire Ministries. All three religious organizations are based in and around Charlotte, North Carolina.

What do you think about Anonymous now targeting churches? Let us know in the comments.

Why did Anonymous hack these particular Web sites? The tweets say, “HACKED Reason: religious idiocy and foh dah lulz.” Sounds like the usual Anonymous reason, but the Web sites defaced message reveal more behind what they’re getting at.

Greetings fellow pirates, hey there religionfags! Guess what? U dun goofed! We rm’d you and your gods and saints neither’t protected you nor casted some awesome thunderbolt onto us.

Let us be clear from the start: any kind of religion is a sickness to this world.
A sickness that creates hate and intollerance,
a sickness that brings people to wage war on their fellow people,
a sickness that has come to this world long time ago, when mankind wasn’t educated,
a sickness that brought false hope and surpression to those who believed
and often even more terror and surpression to those who dared not to believe.
Religions are authoritarian hierarchies, designed to dominate your free
will. Religions are mind control.They’re power structures that aim to convince you to give away your power for the benefit of those who enjoy dominating people. When you subscribe to a religion, you enroll in a mindless minion training program. Religions don’t market themselves as such, but this is essentially how they operate.In case you ever wondered why religious teachings are invariably mysterious, confusing, and incongruent? This is no accident — it’s intentional.

We see religion pretty much the same way as we see many governments. Fearmongering and making lots of money,so a small group of ppl will become insanely rich, while the believing masses can eat dirt.As long as they are afraid that “omgomg god will come and strike great vengeance upon me” all is good.

To quote Encyclopedia Dramatica (bringing you answers to life, the universe and everything since last Thursday) on this issue:

»Religion is a severe mental illness created over 9000 years ago, at the
same time as the Earth. Since then, religion has been one of the biggest sources of drama, faggotry, and unwarranted self-importance in the world today, secondary only to the internet. It is responsible for such insanity as Christfags believing that beating someone half to death with a 2,000 year old book will heal them and Muslims believing that if they blow themselves up they will get 72 virgins. Even atheists are not immune to the psychotomimetic effects of religion; the mere mention of religion is enough to send any atheist into hours of butthurt shitfits.«

So people of the world, don’t let religion control your life. Don’t fight against each other for contrary beliefs.This world and our life can be a wonderful adventure, where you have the unique chance to help mankind and your fellow citizens. Where we can all work together to make this earth a better place for ourselves,our children and all those generations who will come after us. ^(;,;)^

The Web site defacement also includes a video of a Richard Dawkins lecture called, “Richard Dawkins: An Atheist’s Call to Arms.” The video is a 31 minute speech in which Dawkins told atheists to make their beliefs public and combat the “incursion of religion into politics and education.”

It’s strange that Anonymous would denounce major religions, but only target Christian churches. There’s not a lot of info on the churches in question due to their Web sites being down, but we did fine a few things.

We looked through the Google cached versions of the Web sites. While they are a mess, the churches in question seem to have one thing in common – empowering people of all nations and races through Christianity. It’s odd then that Anonymous would attack churches that at least put on a good face instead of much more reviled organizations like the Westboro Baptist Church.

What’s even stranger is that Anonymous has attacked Westboro Baptist Church in the past. Computer World reported last year that Anonymous only took down the church’s Web site after they were issued a challenge. They even said “we don’t war” in response to the church issuing the challenge, but launched the attack because they had had enough.

The hashtags may be the most confusing part of the attacks. They include the #OWS hashtag which is used for the Occupy Wall Street movement. At the moment, once again due to the Web sites being down, I can’t confirm if these were megachurches or not. The churches themselves don’t really appear all that big as Google results only return each respective Web site and not much else.

It definitely seems like more of a case of attacking the for the “lulz” then anything else. Anonymous members and general internet users frequently attack religion with the term “christfag” and other derogatory names. This could just be the group trolling and they just happened to choose these churches as targets.

Why do you think Anonymous attacked the churches in question? Let us know in the comments.

Religion is one of those things, like politics, that you never really openly discuss in public as it leads to everybody just feeling uncomfortable. By taking the fight to the Internet, Anonymous may be opening up the debate for a more thorough discussion. Of course, they could also being doing it just “foh dah lulz.”

We asked if these attacks were part of the planned hacks that the group said would happen every Friday. We have yet to hear back, but we’ll update the story when and if we do.

What do you think? Is Anonymous overstepping its bounds by attacking an institution like religion? Do you agree with them? Let us know in the comments.

Anonymous Declares War On Religion, Attacks Church Sites


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  • objectivity

    It is always funny to hear opponents to ANY religion…while they yell, pout, and scream about not wanting to have any religion they at the same time are pushing their beliefs on others. They say no religion is right…why you ask…b/c THEY know the truth. They are no different then anything else…

    People should think for themselves and not be pawns of a religious system…I assure you that Anonymous has their own sets of beliefs….b/c even if they say they don’t….that by definition IS A BELIEF…so quit with the “I wanna be a cool rebellious group and fight against anything and everything that I deem bad.”

    I actually appreciate what they have exposed concerning gov’t, corporations, and other groups…but Christianity doesn’t FORCE anything onto anybody, so get a clue. Now if you want to expose some of the false leaders do what you will…but to put forth the idea that b/c there are many people that take advantage of a system…therefore the system must be false…is just plain absurd.

    • Sally

      Ah, Christianity does not force anything onto anyone? How about a lack of a woman has on her own body? The equal rights a same sex couple does not have? A forced RE class in almost every single school? The threats, taunts and screams of, “You are going to HELL if you do not BELIEVE LIKE WE DO.”?

      You can close your eyes to the force Chrisitians impose on other people if you like, but it is there, and it is powerful. Thankfully it is also diminishing because people are starting to speak out against this terrible institution.

      • Jim

        Sally,
        Your feeling towards some of these “Christian” displays of behavior is valid. As a Christian, I would like to apologize for the threats, taunts, and screams that you are talking about. This is not how every Christian operates in the faith. We are called to love others just as Jesus loved others.

        • fha

          The first belief of most religion Demonizing the non-believer, Condemns non-believer to hell and eternal suffering. That is not rude and offensive to us?

          • tony

            it’s not religion — it’s the ignorant priests, reverends, etc…

          • celerykills

            Religion is the priests, reverands, mullahs, books, etc. You can not separate the belief from the interpretation.

        • fish

          The question is when is a woman’s body a woman’s body. I like to think of myself as pro-choice. As such, an abortion immediately takes away an individuals choice – for anything – as the mother has taken that individual’s choice to live.

          So if you call yourself pro choice, and since the unborn are unable to voice their choice, what do you suppose they would choose given the option of life or death?

          As for Anonymous. They are cowardly. To afraid to openly voice their opinions they hide in the shadows lick cockroaches.

          • Nisse

            You sir are a mass murderer, how many times have you jacked off and killed millions of unborn babies? You should cut your balls of to prevent further mass murder! OR Jesus will barbecue you in hell!!

          • objectivity

            @Nisse – I marvel at your intellect…Christians believe (or at least they should) that life begins at CONCEPTION this is post mere ejaculation. Seriously WOW at your ignorance.

          • TJ

            @objectivity: others believe life begins when the blood flows, around 17th day of pregancy

            @Nisse: seriously?

          • objectivity

            @TJ what would you call the fetus prior to the blood flowing?

            One other point to make is that doctors can get in trouble for administering certain medication to a woman that is pregnant b/c it harms the fetus.

          • Bob Sharpe

            And a baby’s body is a baby’s body. Doesn’t the baby have rights over his or her own body?

          • http://crazychrisr92.tumblr.com/ crazychrisr92

            @Bob Sharpe but a fetus is not a baby…

      • Marilyn

        Absolutely we will speak out, we will require Christianity to stop trying to force their religious views into our politics, our legal system, our schools, our throats & any other orifice they deem “reasonable”.
        What I & others of good character will not do, is bring ourselves down to the level of these cowardly uneducated little punks who give Christians another chance to wail & pour more fuel into the martyr machine.

        • Kris

          You sound like such a clone. Everything about your speech is almost an exact copy and paste of everything every one of the little anonymous kiddies always say.

          I’m not religious but you kids are too stupid to realize that you’re doing the exact thing you’re all so sick of. Forcing your way of belief onto others.

          You all need to grow up, but you can’t because you’re a bunch of “sheep”. Like that word? I bet you do, because you use it every other post.

          Seriously, you’re not cool. Consider suicide and don’t listen to what Ozzy say’s about it, it really is a solution.

          • celerykills

            If you do not fight for a right, like not having religion imposed on you, you will not get it. Women did not get to vote without a fight. Slaves were not freed without a fight. Ignorance and hate require an effective approach, not just lassiz-faire behavior.

            This opposition does not come from “kiddies”, but adults, may of whom would be asked to die by the same people running religion.

          • Nisse

            Yeah! And the slaves were forcing their belief to be free unto others! They shouldnt have done that! Yeah they shouldve been good slaves like Jesus says in the bible a slave should never disobey his master, yeah! And Ozzy is a great poet, yeah! And a great thinker yeah! And you are not a believer in invisible sky fairies yeah but you are not a sheep yeah, cause you are smart yeah?

        • http://757stayfit brklyn23

          Well they are right on one hand.Religon is man made,god did not create us to worship him like a robot.For instance prayer,you dont have to start a prayer with the common father son etc,reason being is you always have a open line to god,instead of saying a scripted prayer,talk to god,go to a place you love,maybe a hot bath,outside where you smoke,wherever you relax and feel safe and at ease,thats where you should go,and dont script,instead talk to god like he is a person,ask him lord im having a tough time lord,whats going on,help me understand etc.

          Why in the world would god want you to talk to him in script,its like those annoying customer service reps who talk to you on the phone like they are reading from a screen.God loves you and wants to talk to you,the person,not some fake acted script.

          Also people get caught up in church to much,sure church is a good thing,god is grateful a place is made to worship him and come together in love.However im sure he did not want their to be divisons,where people are scared what church they walk into due to the fact it might be a catholic church and they are something else,WRONG,a church is a church a house made for god,you should be able to go there anytime,mass or not,regardless of the origin of its religon.A church should be a safe house,one no different then the other,a big temple no different then a small country one.When you walk into gods house anyone of them you should feel him upon you,and you should be able to pray and talk to him anytime you need.We dont need thousand doller stained glass windows,we just need a place dedicated to love and peace and the love og god.

          I can go on and on but god is god,try to talk to him likes hes a person,treat him like one,love him like one,and dont be terrified if you make a mistake,god knows your human and doesent want you saying ten hail marys for a sin but rather simply say lord i messed up lord,im sorry please forgive me and give me the strentgh to avoid pitfallls and live the life you want me too.

          • http://www.patriotart.co.uk John Palliser

            We live in very dark times and at some point in our lives most of us have asked is there a god. As an ex solder in the British Army what I do believe is that the devil is exesist and is well & thriving . Therefore it stands to reason that his minions of demons will be out there making misfit and there first lie will be to denounce the existence of god and Jesus Christ. Even though im not a practising Christine I live in a Christian Country in a Christine Culture we are constantly under attack from the misguided illiterate and miss informed. But when I look into the faces of my children there is no question in my heart the miracle of god is all around us to we just have to see and light will conquer darkness always

          • Spamexterminator

            And this wasn’t trying to pose you beliefs onto others was it? You sound like an effin preacher, SHUT UP, WE DON”T CARE ABOUT YOUR BELIEFS. The entire fight is over crap like this and there isn’t a person alive that isn’t aware of religion. Your sermons should begin with do you believe in GOD and if they say no SHUT UP. if they say yes then you can talk to them all you want about god and your beliefs. That seems to be a concept people like you can’t get a grasp on. Ever think they may not want to hear it? Trying to preach to them the error of their ways is a tool in which people are going to use against you.

            I’m seeing this allot in the comments here, telling people that don’t believe they are just ignorant or stupid but it is you that is effin retarded. When you here something you don’t like about your beliefs you get mad and try using derogatory comments and denouncing what they have to say without even listening. Science finds evidence that casts doubt on your beliefs you refuse to hear it because you just can’t grasp it.which is your way of choosing to remain ignorant. Last I heard 80% of the worlds populous believes in religion in one form or another just goes to show how many intelligent people that are left on the planet. DON”T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR PURPLE COOLAID.

        • Don Herbert

          So, if you knew the truth, and you found out there is a God, a devil, Heaven and Hell, you wouldn’t want to save the world from going to?

          Ok, think about this… we will all die someday. For me, I would rather believe in God and His Word the Bible and take my chances on being wrong when I die than Not believe in God and the Bible to live life my way and find out I was wrong.

          For being a Believer, I either will go to Heaven if we are right, or go no where when we die.

          As for a non Believer, you will either go to Hell if you are wrong, or no where when you die.

          I think I like my chances better of where I will go when we all die.

          It is up to you to where you want to go, nobody is making you live for God. Eternity wothout God is a long time. I hope you make the right choice soon before it is to late. Cheers, God Bless :)

          • John den Haan

            So someone who lives a good life of integrity without believing in the skydaddy cannot go to heaven just in case this mythical creature exists? Such great principles; you will go to heaven if you’re good, BUT ONLY IF YOU SUBMIT TO MY TEACHINGS AND WILL. Such a benevolent god…

            That’s a disgustingly narrow-minded belief system you got there.

            Anyways, I’ll take my chances. I’d rather live a full and independent life rather than limit myself on the remote 0.00001% chance that this mythical sky-fairy exists.

          • http://www.kaya-natin-to.blogspot.com whiteglider

            Well said!!!

          • http://www.kaya-natin-to.blogspot.com whiteglider

            I mean, well said to post: Don Herbert
            March 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

          • objectivity

            @John den Haan It gets old when atheists/agnostics start pulling arbitrary statistics straight out of thin air…reminiscent of how our gov’t prints money.

            Anyways, why don’t you take your logic to a judge and see how that stands up…”hey judge I know I committed a crime, BUT I did all these good things” you think that would work…not at all, it is b/c a judge is a GOOD judge that they cannot let evil go unpunished even if someone performs good deeds.

            Now you make the comment about God making the rules….yeah he does NOT YOU He is God…so he sets the standard, but then of course your true intent is revealed which is you want to be your own judge…what you think is right should be right and what you think is wrong is wrong…problem is, to be frank, that is illogical and awful…b/c if everyone played by those rules there would be some pretty big issues…take Hitler for example…do you think Hitler thought what he was doing was evil? heck no in his head he was doing humanity a favor by killing off the “weak”. Anyways, i won’t say anymore unless you would like to continue the conversation…suffice it to say there is FAR MORE evidence that this world was created by God then there is to say that out of NOTHING came SOMETHING….and that the SOMETHING exploded and became what we see today over billions and billions of years hahahaha talk about a fairy tale….

          • Spamexterminator

            Here we are again trying to use fear to change the minds of others. IF YOU DON”T BELIEVE AND FOLLOW THE BOOK YOUR GOING TO HELL! SHUT UP! Quit trying to force your beliefs onto others even using a passive aggressive approach. Go preach to the people who want to listen because we don’t.

          • objectivity

            @Spamexterminator your problem is that what i said makes sense and you know it…but you don’t like it so you throw out your little tantrums and bark loudly so you can’t hear what you don’t want to. honestly i really don’t care about “winning” arguments, i am merely presenting the case…if you can’t deal with the truth then it is unto your own demise.

            but seriously, i aint preachin nothin’ i am putting my opinion on here JUST LIKE YOU ARE, the only difference is I am open to discussion whereas you would rather monologue your ignorance with no opposition. it would factually be best if all the monolguers such as yourself would simply shutup.

          • objectivity

            @ Spamexterminator also I just want to clarify “following the book” is not what gets you to Heaven, and in reality that is the antithesis to the message of the gospel. The gospel declares that “ALL have sinned and fallen short”, no body could “follow the book” enough to get to Heaven, and since God is just he must punish the wrongdoings of mankind…SOOO God’s Son CHOSE to come down and die for all that believe in Him (Jesus) as a substitute for men/women.

            After someone accepts that truth, they then go through a process of “following His book” (sanctification) but not b/c he threatens me, but b/c I want to be like my Savior. i know you think all the is rubbish (just like i think atheism is rubbish), but i just wanted to clarify the gospel message.

          • Spamexterminator

            @objectivity No my problem is people will not stop preaching, PERIOD. Also moron scan through my comments on here and I have given plenty of opposition and plenty of reasons why I don’t want believers telling me my way is wrong and your way is the only way that is right. and Jesus chose to come down and give his life so we may be saved! lol He was preaching his ways and he was forcibly executed for his persistence in trying to tell everyone that they was wrong. But your were right about one thing they was preaching to me the only way to heaven is through Jesus not the book, but it was only an example. Your problem is that you believe that all non believers are just ignorant or stupid, The problem with that I have actually studied the Religion, I went to Sunday School, and Church, I have also studied the Ancient Alien Theory, And Science. I am not ignorant to any of it, but because I say I don’t believe your automatically assume that your smarter than me. See your one of those people who will say respect my beliefs but when someone tells you to respect their beliefs you think its ok to tell them all about your beliefs to try and change their minds. And like I said that is what this whole dilemma is about. The reason I believe in what I believe in is because the bible is NOTHING but hear say, Ancient Alien Theory is more believable but seems to be just a geeks way of trying to explain the nonsense in the bible. Science on the other hand are 100% about discovering the truth without prejudice nothing more nothing less and the people that can’t seem to grasp the concepts of science turn to religion.

          • Nodari

            Nice sales point you have for yourself :) Good luck believing in God on those terms! Nuts…

        • awaking

          Marilyn,

          I am sorry that you feel this way. It is very important for those who stated that they are followers of Christ to love the world and people in the world. Now, we do not have control over humanity and its issues. I feel that you are taken your anger on those who have the ability to pray and fast for this world. We are not a follower of unmoral actions either. If you are anger with anyone, it should be toward the individuals that make decision for the world systems. It is very funny that people can be anger with a religion, but do not voice their concerns with the individuals that make the most important decisions. I can care less where anyone does in his or her personal lives, but, the God that I serve is not the issue, it is the lack of love, murders, haters, those who fail to help the needy, and other who hate due to either race, gender, and who an individual fall in love with. The last time I look at the news, it did not say, “A Christian” sexual assaulted a female, or hate crime due to race. These things are the real fight not a religion.

          • Spamexterminator

            I have no idea if your comment was pointed at me or not but let me clear one thing up. I am not angry with religion or the church I am angry with the people who take it upon themselves to become a preacher and corner me and say dude you know I’m worried about you you really need to get to church and beg Jesus for forgiveness this is the only way your going to get to heaven I don’t want to see you go to hell. It happens to me almost every day. And I’m sick of it. For instance here one I got today in another E-Mail on tagged. –>

            From:Billion B Spirit of GOD

            To:Me

            Date:March 8, 2012 at 4:16pm

            Subject:HELLO MY FRIEND? I AM …
            Message:

            HELLO MY FRIEND? I AM PROPHET UDEZE F. G. BILLIONAIRE, I GIVE GLORY TO OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR HIS GRACE THAT HE HAVE GIVING TO US ALL TO BE TOGATHER IN ONE SPIRIT AND IN ONE LOVE OF HIS POWERFUL LIKENESS OF HIS LOVE TO US ALL IN LIFE IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AMEN! SO I WANT TO LET YOU NO THAT YOU CAN CALL ON ME ANYTIME ANYHOUR AND WE CAN PRAY TOGATHER IN ONE SPIRIT THAT IS BEARING WITHNESS IN US ALL BY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AMEN.

            AND IF YOU ARE THE TYPE THAT HAVE DREAMS AND FORGET IT AT LAST BEFORE YOU WAKE UP OR YOU ARE NOT UNDERSTANDING YOUR DREAMS, GOD IS ALWAYS USING ME TO INTERPRETED SOMEONES DREAMS SO GOD WILL STILL USE ME IN YOUR LIFE TOO.

            BE BLESSED AS WE HELP EACH OTHER OUT IN LIFE IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN, YOU WILL GET ME ON MY DIRECT LINE +60102856945 AND MY SKYPE NAME, IS frank.brown487 my yahoo ID,

            IS bigdeal4real80@yahoo.com THANKS YOU SO MUCH AS WE GROW IN DE GRACE OF OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOR AMEN AND AMEN. GLORY TO GOD THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT AMEN.

            Now I can’t even tell if this is a scam or not since this guy has been on my tagged friends list for about 6 months. And this is the second one of these in the last week I got from him. But I get a similar one of these from real life friends and even family about 5 times a week. Wouldn’t you get sick and tired of me trying to convince you to stop believing because your just wasting what little life you have on something that doesn’t exist 5 TIMES A WEEK?

      • Collins

        I’m a woman and a Christian. My options of birth control have NEVER been brought up in church, ever.

        This isn’t about birth control, it’s about attacking religion, wake up and realize that.

        It’s also about personal responsibility. Common sense will tell you, if you can’t afford birth control, keep your clothes on.

        • CingRed

          “if you can’t afford birth control, keep your clothes on.”

          So, sexual freedom is only for people who can afford it?

          • Luther Blissett

            If you pay or work for heath insurance, you should get the health care you require.

          • http://cass-hacks.com Craig

            I think it is called ‘responsibility’.

            If one can’t afford to bring a child into the world and provide for them, it is simply irresponsible to do so.

            If one can’t figure out how to not get pregnant without any unnatural means, maybe one shouldn’t be reproducing in the first place as irresponsible behavior and willful ignorance are not necessarily traits that the human species needs to propogate.

            Sexual freedom is not about having access to birth control or not, it is about responsibility.

            There is no such thing as a freedom that doesn’t come without a responsibility.

            That may be why religion was created in the first place, to give people a reason to be responsible because they couldn’t do it on their own.

            If everyone knew how to act responsible and did so, which seems a dwindling knowledge now-a-days, maybe people wouldn’t need to be told that a higher power will zap them into oblivion if they don’t.

        • D.C.

          As a society I’d rather pay for the birth control for any woman who can’t afford it than to pay welfare for the child for the next 18 years. But paying for someone else’s medicine is socialism, can’t have that, “NOT IN AMERICA”! Collins, own up to your Christianity, at least have that decency, because it is about your religion condemning sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman, disguising as a money issue, “keep your clothes on if you can’t afford contraception?” what a great Christian woman you are. Oh no Chrisitiany doesn’t judge or condemn, least of all the homosexuals or the the “sluta” who dare to have sex outside of marriage … pfft!

        • Bill

          It seems that a lot of the posters have forgotten one important fact. This is a Christian nation. It was founded on Christian principals and in fact cannot and will not survive without them. If you do not believe me you better do some reading and look at the founding fathers, many of them were pastors so if you do not like Christianity that is your right, but it is not your right to object to the principals this great nation was built on. and so desperately needs to get back to.

          • Nodari

            IT IS NOT!!! I refuse to be part of any religion, yet I am US citizen.

        • http://urksoutpost.blogspot.com/ Urk

          You were doing so well there, and then you had to go and say something outrageously stupid.

          This whole contraception debate is a tempest in a teapot being stirred up by neo-conservative politicians desperately grasping for issues to help them get a leg up on the next election. This is backfiring on them, as it should, by illustrating quite clearly to the country’s political moderates how completely out of touch the Republican party is.

          I’m a Christian, too. And Christianity teaches that premarital sex is wrong, but it doesn’t say anywhere in the bible that contraception is wrong. That’s strictly a Catholic belief, and most (about 95%) rank and file Catholics disagree with the lord high mucky mucks in the Vatican on that particular subject.

          I have been a supporter of Anonymous for a long time, and I still am. But Anon is not a formal organization. It’s a loosely affiliated group of people and like any other group, be it secular or religious, they have their share of pompous morons. That’s all this is.

        • Nisse

          OH SO now you are against “attacking religion”. But when christians killed and murdered for their god, wiping out “heretics” then it was all cool…

          Were you a virgin when you were married? I hope you were cause the bible says that if you were not you shouldve been stoned to death. Have you stoned any women to death lately? U should as a good christian!

          The gospel of Thomas also says thata woman cannot enter heaven unless she becomes a man. So good luck with burning in hell even Jesus doesnt want women in heaven!

          • J

            The “Gospel” of Thomas is not an accepted piece of Christian literature. It was written much later than the other gospels, and was not written by one of the twelve apostles. It was a Mani document, and considered heretical. If you’re going to attack the faith, learn enough to know what is even part of that faith first!

      • jay

        Don’t know what they did in your RE class at school, but we did Judaism and Islam, so the Christians that FORCED those RE lessons mucked up didn’t they??

      • Savanthar

        I agree with you Sally. Christianity has a horrible track record of forcing their crap down everyone’s throat. The Inquisition comes to mind immediately, as does the Crusades. With Christians it is either their way, or the highway. If you aren’t with them, they say you are against them. Either with Jesus or Satan, black or white, hot, or cold, no other way with the traditional dualitistic Christian.

        I’m pluralistic and believe in polarity, not duality. I support organizations that fight religious fundamentalists. I think the fight can be taken to the Christian radicals by supporting the separation of church and state, just to keep them from using government to force their “pious” theological and “moral” dogma down every freedom loving American’s throat. Support the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, the Interfaith Allience, the ACLU and anyone else tha fights for freedom of religion.

        Because if its one thing that has always held true about the Christian Church throughout history, they have ALWAYS hated the idea of religious freedom, beause the Church cannot continue to oppress the people when the people can be free to actually choose their own religious beliefs. Also, the People for the American Way and their Religious Right Watch website are good to support in this fight too.

        • Don Herbert

          So, if you knew the truth, and you found out there is a God, a devil, Heaven and Hell, you wouldn’t want to save the world from going to?

          Ok, think about this… we will all die someday. For me, I would rather believe in God and His Word the Bible and take my chances on being wrong when I die than Not believe in God and the Bible to live life my way and find out I was wrong.

          For being a Believer, I either will go to Heaven if we are right, or go no where when we die.

          As for a non Believer, you will either go to Hell if you are wrong, or no where when you die.

          I think I like my chances better of where I will go when we all die.

          It is up to you to where you want to go, nobody is making you live for God. Eternity wothout God is a long time. I hope you make the right choice soon before it is to late. Cheers, God Bless

          • J

            Jesus himself contradicts this… He says if someone is not against him, then that person is for him. Not all Christians feel that non-believers are their enemies. My enemies are those that try to tear down my faith and remove my right to believe what I believe. My friends and those I love who do not see what I believe to be truth are people I deeply care about and wish only to help them see the truth.

            If you knew through careful calculations that an earthquake would happen and that your friend’s house was on the fault line, would you not tell them and repeatedly urge them to leave the area? What if there had never been an earthquake there, and your friend said “you’re crazy”? Would you just shrug your shoulders and say “it’s their choice to choose not to believe, and I should respect that choice” or would you say “I need to keep trying… I don’t want to see my friend hurt!”?

            Anything less than our hardest effort to save those we love from eternal pain would be against the very core of our belief that we should love others as deeply as we love our own life.

          • J

            Sorry, my response was supposed to reply to @Savanthar (GP of this post)

        • La

          The founders of this country wanted to be sure there was Freedom Of Religion. What I hear you saying is that you want Freedom From Religion. If you do not want religion, then do not participate but let those that do want religion alone.

      • Bill

        Christianity merely holds a woman accountable for her action. Today’s society uses abortion to allow for sexual promiscuity. Christianity holds both men and woman accountable for their actions. If you are going to have sex, be prepared for the consequences…. Murder is not an option. 53 million aborted babies in this country alone is not acceptable. Society has not considered the consequences of their actions. Would social security be in the shape that it is in now if those 53 million were here and had jobs and were paying into the system, I dare say probably not. If you choose not to believe that is your lose and there will be a day that you will regret that was the choice that you made, but it is yours to make. But to legalize murder, no society has that right!

        • http://cass-hacks.com Craig

          Social security is in the shape it is in now because Democrats in the House and Congress, under a Democrat president, raided the system paid into by those working to, in part, fund programs to give money to those who don’t.

          Look it up.

          • TJ

            Republicans want to get rid of SS

          • http://cass-hacks.com Craig

            Republicans want to get rid of Social Security?

            I can fly like Superman.

            I can do that because I said so and on the Internet so it must be so.

      • objectivity

        It’s kind of pathetic that you can say “Women have the right to choose” but the unborn doesn’t…I assure you that if any killed baby in the womb had the chance to choose they would say LIFE, even if they are adopted. Also at what point is it not a human fetus?

        The federal gov’t should stay out of marriage all together. I am married without a marriage license….marriage is between me, God, my wife, and the witnesses at our ceremony, the gov’t doesn’t need to give me permission to marry.

        Also enough with this ridiculous argument that b/c there are bad representatives of Christianity (*IE. the people that go around yelling about hell and the like) therefore Christianity is wrong. Every religion & way of believing has bad representatives. I don’t think an atheist would appreciate me saying that Mao Tse Tung killed 50-75 MILLION people or Stalin who killed almost 25 million and they were both atheists….then based on their belief in atheism say that all atheists are that way and are wrong b/c those 2 guys performed such tragedies?? no of course not, you would throw you’re little tolerance and understanding tantrum that I shouldn’t judge other based on what other people of similar belief do.

        About hell…everybody needs to stop with the whole, “but i did so much good stuff in my life” bull crap…why don’t you commit a crime then when you’re in front of the judge tell him that same argument, “but judge i know i did something bad, but you shouldn’t punish me b/c of the good i have done” he would slam that gavel down BECAUSE HE WAS A GOOD JUDGE…if he were to let your bad go unpunished he wouldn’t be a just judge. Anyways, I could go on concerning the logic behind “hell”, but just so you know the Bible clearly says, “It is the goodness of God that leads men to repentance” NOT the condemnation that some Christians throw at others. So I admonish you to take a personal look at Christianity and not just believe what others tell you or what some bad representatives say to you.

        so with that I conclude for no

        • http://cass-hacks.com Craig

          “Also enough with this ridiculous argument that b/c there are bad representatives of Christianity … therefore Christianity is wrong.”

          +1

          Put another way, should the US, or any other country on the face of the earth, be judged by the acts of a few who have done wrong and so entire nations be condemned to no longer exist?

          Is every single citizen of every single country that has ever done something wrong to be condemned from now to eternity?

          • John Wayne

            Uhh, @objectivity. I hate to be the one to point out the obvious here, But you do realize that atheism is not a belief system. Atheism is the lack of belief in a deity. There is no church or gathering place where atheist would gather to endorse or denounce one another. LOL. There are good folk and bad folk, it’s as simple as that.

            there is no such thing as you stated above as “belief in atheism”, I repeat, Atheism is a lack of belief in a deity. That’s all. Being an atheist is not indicative of ones morality or lack thereof.

            So your whole tirade in comparing Mao T’Sung and Hitler to other atheists belief is an entirely mute point.

            Your argument that an atheist might somehow be offended because some bad guy somewhere is an atheist is nonsensical.

          • http://cass-hacks.com Craig

            Incorrect about Atheism not being a belief system all in its own.

            I think you are thinking of agnosticism.

            Atheism has at its very core the rejection of belief, which in itself is a belief as nothing on either side can be proven to any level of certainty, i.e. a belief.

            Also, you don’t see agnostics going around telling people they shouldn’t believe in whatever they want to believe in, do you?

            Religion and atheism are just two opposite sides of the same coin.

        • John Wayne

          Uhh, @objectivity. I hate to be the one to point out the obvious here, But you do realize that atheism is not a belief system. Atheism is the lack of belief in a deity. There is no church or gathering place where atheist would gather to endorse or denounce one another. LOL. There are good folk and bad folk, it’s as simple as that.

          there is no such thing as you stated above as “belief in atheism”, I repeat, Atheism is a lack of belief in a deity. That’s all. Being an atheist is not indicative of ones morality or lack thereof.

          So your whole tirade in comparing Mao T’Sung and Hitler to other atheists belief is an entirely mute point.

          Your argument that an atheist might somehow be offended because some bad guy somewhere is an atheist is nonsensical.

          • objectivity

            @John Wayne I see your point…but I have never spoken with an atheist that doesn’t hold fast to the belief in Macro evolution, big bang, etc. So while you’re right atheism is by definition not a belief system, I would argue that they do all believe in “science” and by that they mean evolution and big bang and the like. Additionally it is pretty sad that you are saying that atheists should only denounce theism and yet not erect an argument in it’s place. By saying you don’t believe in ANY god you are in fact implying certain things you hold to be truth…like something can come from nothing, humanity has no purpose, there is no absolute morality, etc. so sure it may sound good to try and show me up by saying…”all i stand for it not theism” but in reality you do believe things…you must as an atheist by default have certain things you believe (*like i listed above).

            the funniest thing to me though is that you say there are “good” and “bad” folk…as an atheist you may say and make claims of moral judgment, but yet you have no standard or basis to make such claims. you may say them and believe that you are the source of what is good and bad, but of course this is illogical and wrong. I am not saying that atheists are incapable of performing good actions…I am saying that you have no way of objectively saying that they are good, or bad.

            you’re actually proving my point, I was indeed making the claim that IT IS ILLOGICAL to compare Mao & Staline to other atheists, just like it is wrong to take the crusades and say that all Christians believe that the Crusades was good and Biblical.

            And again on your final statement “an atheist might somehow be offended because some bad guy somewhere is an atheist is nonsensical.” proves my point exactly, it is ridiculous and non-sensical to claim that b/c there is a person that claims to be a Christian and does horrific things shouldn’t be an argument against Christianity or the Bible.

      • bt

        Sally – because Christians do not believe in killing babies, it does not force you to abide by their beliefs. Abortion is legal right now in this country so you shouldn’t hate on those that don’t agree with your stance. It’s elementary.

        Islam declares that a woman doesn’t have the right to show her face, I don’t hear you saying anything about that. It’s their belief as well, and it doesn’t FORCE you to do anything unless you are a believer.

    • JustSaying

      Seriously Christianity doesn’t force beliefs upon people is what was stated in some of the comments below. Maybe you just don’t notice it being forced upon you because it is as common in your life when growing up as many of the other things you just adapt to because of how frequently they come into play in your daily life. I mean I don’t notice how withdrawn cell phones have made from people and paying attention to the things I do but that is only thing I know because I’ve never not had a cell phone there in my daily life, so it’s become easy for me to except a life where I will never know what it is like to live without being completely connected to the people I know and care about without any limits. In the same way growing up in/with a family, school, friends, or community in general that is big on religion and it’s teachings allows people to easily overlook how much their chosen religions affect their daily lives, thoughts they have, things they appose, and people they allow to make their decisions; for what in some cases and most time a lot of cases is a no good and generally non-beneficial to the public and world as a whole.

    • Aaron

      ‘but Christianity doesn’t FORCE anything onto anybody’ are you serious? Do you know how many countless innocent human beings were given the option convert or die? Are you insane? More people have been slain in the name of Jesus than any other figure, by far. Human beings that have been fortunate enough to overcome or never be exposed to the delusion of religion are certainly more likely to be thinking freely and critically than their faithful counterparts and yourself. I believe the time has come to declare discrepancies in the ideas behind how to treat fellow human beings and how to conduct ourselves in an ecological and moral context (something organized religion cannot help but interfere with) can be no more tolerated than discrepancies in the ideas concerning medicine and how diseases spread, or how to design skyscrapers and bridges. Religious belief is a vestige, an artifact of humanity’s stupid and fearful adolescence and is nothing more than an impedance to the pursuit of what could be a peaceful and harmonious world. Idealistically Anonymous can’t conduct themselves in a just way, pragmatically they are one the most powerful tools in a changing society. They are here to stay, and I welcome them.

      • Jerry

        Aaron: Actually, more people have been slain in the name of Allah than any other figure, by far. Death-by-Jesus pales in comparison. Take a look at thereligionofpeace.com to see just how many have died at the hands of Islam since 9/11.

        • John Terrey

          Including all those killed in the name of christianity in the fight against the “axis of evil”!

          Religion was used to demonise the so called enemy” !

          • http://urksoutpost.blogspot.com/ Urk

            That’s another load of crap I’m tired of listening to.
            http://urksoutpost.blogspot.com/2012/01/blind-lack-of-faith-is-just-as-ignorant.html

          • Spamexterminator

            @URK You are the load of crap posting a link to your very own website where you talk about crap is just another way of you trying to force your beliefs down everyone’s throats. But thank you for the link I will send it on over to anonymous. GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK HEAD WE ARE TIRED OF LISTENING TO YOU PREACH TO US AND YOUR THREATS OF WE ARE GOING TO HELL IF WE DON”T FOLLOW YOUR BELIEFS.

    • http://www.watsons-streetworks.com Steve Watson

      Religion doesn’t force anything onto anybody? I hope you’re not a Rick Santorum supporter.

      • http://urksoutpost.blogspot.com/ Urk

        I can’t speak on behalf of ALL Christians, but I can speak for myself AS a Christian.

        No. I don’t support Rick Santorum.

    • http://airtravelcenter.com/ Steven Brungard

      Religion businesses use governments to apply force.

    • http://bloketoys.co.uk Conran

      Sorry, but there are certain facts that you are neglecting. The fact is that organized religion has been a cancer throughout the Human race for centuries, and it is undeniably responsible for the pain, suffering and deaths of billions of people.
      The opinions of those against such organized religions are NOT responsible for the same.

      Anonymous doesn’t lobby government to tell me how my kids should be raised. Anonymous doesn’t lobby government to deny the rights of gay people. Anonymous doesn’t tell me that unless I agree with them I am less of a Human than they are. Anonymous doesn’t dictate to me how I should live my life… Organized religions, especially Christianity, do this EVERY SINGLE DAY!

      I couldn’t give a crap what Anon does in reality, especially when it comes to religion. But if religion keeps attacking me and my rights, keeps trying to control my democratically elected leadership, and continues to try to influence all of society to suit their crazy ideology, then this will be a war and I will support whoever is attacking them.

      It’s time the Bible thumping nut cases stepped away from meddling in the lives of billions of others. If they insist on trying to be dictators to the planet, they will see a fight, and they will not win.

      The same can go for any other cult too.

      People can believe whatever they want to believe, but when they try to force their beliefs on the rest of society they are no better than a dictator and they have to be stopped.

      • Ricardo

        How do you come up with the notion that organized religion is responsible for so many deaths? Humanism is responsible for far more deaths. Think Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Tse tung, Pol Pot, Kim Jong Il, etc. I guess if you include mohammad, yes, he is responsible for many deaths.

        Christians are responsible for Schools, Colleges, Universities, free hospitals, dental clinics, medical clinics, soup kitchens, night shelters, and food in numerous countries. Free aid during international emergencies, free water wells throughout the world, free clothing for the poor, free marital and family counseling, etc, etc,

        What do the atheists provide?

        • The first prophet of CRISPYANITY

          Priests rape children.

          The pope covers it up, but then what else would you expect from a Nazi.

          I have no problem with religion as an idea, some people are just too stupid to come to terms with the harsh reality of our existence, and religion can help them, but…

          Christianity (at least in any form I am aware of) is utter BULLS**T

          Islam (at least in any form I am aware of) is utter BULLS**T

          Judaism (at least in any form I am aware of) is utter BULLS**T

          Sikhism – Has definite potential as a modern religion but is unfortunately not fully understood by many of even its most devoted followers

          Hinduism –

          LOOK RELIGION CAN BE GOOD, BUT PEOPLE NEED TO SEE IT FOR WHAT IT IS, SEPARATE THE BULLS**T MYSTICISM FROM THE USEFUL LIFE LESSONS.

          We just need to realise you can still be a good honest person without believing in fairies!

          • John Wayne

            Above said “Priests rape children”.

            That’s why they are against abortion. They want to keep a steady supply of victims.

        • Spamexterminator

          They are also responsible for the Crusades, Salem Witch Trials, and if you believe the bible Sodom and Gomorrah. Those are only the ones I can think of off the top of my head but I know there are plenty more. Here’s a few more wars due to religion–> http://www.lepg.org/wars.htm As I said last night and for some reason was deleted, but organized religion was once considered a cult until they took a drastic step to force people into believing. They took the few believers they had tried peacefully talking people into joining but found most people told them to take a hike so they decided to step it up and take the few believers they had and start attacking small communities and said either they join there beliefs and cause or die. their armies grew bigger they attacker bigger communities until they dominated the world. And this is the religion Christians still believe today.

          • J

            How do you read that Christianity (which didn’t exist at the time) is responsible for Sodom and Gomorrah? Let’s get the facts straight on that one…

            Abraham is visited by three messengers (believed to be angels). He is told Sodom and Gomorrah are to be destroyed. He then begins bargaining with God to save the city. He says if 50 righteous men are found, would God save the city. God says yes. He then bargains further… 40, then 30, then 20, and finally 10. He is hoping that he can find 10 people who are righteous in all of those great cities (knowing that Lot, Lot’s wife, and Lot’s daughters are there, so that’s at least 4 that at the time were righteous from Abraham’s perspective, so he thought it would be easy to find another 6.

            He couldn’t. So then what does God do? He gets Lot and family out of the way to then destroy the city as planned. Further protecting Lot and his family, God tells them not to look at the destruction lest they be turned to a pile of salt (perhaps something in seeing the destruction caused immediate and complete loss of water? We don’t know if Lot’s wife peeked out around a boulder while Lot and daughters were hidden in a cave or something, but what we do know is looking = death for some reason). Lot and his daughters escape, Lot’s wife disobeys and dies as a result (again, not maliciousness on God’s part… just a consequence of whatever method of destruction was going on – God warned them of the side effects of watching).

            So, in this entire story… no Christ, no Christians, no terrible “let’s destroy them all because we can” attitude… just a God that says that enough is enough and that the cities must be destroyed.

            If anything, since Abraham was the direct ancestor of Joseph, Jesus’s step dad, then Abraham who attempted to save everyone from destruction was the closest thing to a Christian in this story.

            So… I think you need to rethink your statement.

            Yes, “Christians” have done horrible things due to fear (fear of witchcraft fueled by unscrupulous people who desired power… both in and out of the church), and “Christians” have done horrible things due to politics (the Crusades… read up on it… much of the Crusades had nothing to do with religion… it was just used as an excuse). But, if you really look at Christians who practice the teachings of Christ, love their neighbors as deeply as one would take care of and love ones self, and care for the widows, orphans, and the poor, what harm are they doing to you?

          • Spamexterminator

            @J –> See here you are preaching more BS out of the bible when you didn’t even listen to what I said. I said IF YOU BELIEVE THE BIBLE Sodom and Gomorrah. and Moron you CANNOT say that it isn’t in the bible. I have actually read the bible. Quite trying to be a preacher outside of the effin Church. I would say the other word but they would just delete it.

          • Ned

            Honestly all you atheists seem to so adamantly push how intelligent you are and how logical you are and yet fail to even understands the basics of the world and religion. I am a scientist and geology is my specialty i no many scientist who are true believers and this is because gods mark is evidently left on this entire universe. I am sorry you have so little understanding of God and have been misguided by those forcing him on you clearly are extremely biased but i will attempt to explain this to you. God is love he is happiness and creativity he is science he is math he is everything that is good in us but we are far from perfect. I only trust the bible and forgo the actions of men that have marred Gods creation. People will due wrong in the name of religion it is our way. There is so much more to God and religion than the petty issues you and the others opposing this belief provide i don’t believe you will go to hell God loves those most who suffer. Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth he loves all of us and doesn’t want to control you but guide you help you fill you cup till it overflows. I was lost years ago into drugs and going in a bad direction fast I was completely out of control one day desperate I begged god for help and he gave me strength to not only overcome my problems but to exceed my wildest dreams. Since then i have not Feared death i love life have no worries and welcome the day my time comes. I have very strong faith and have prayed many times and have had my prayers answered. This god you speak on the black and white doesn’t exist he feels the pain of those who suffer and especially those who so adamantly oppose him he is like loving parents. You may discount what i say but if you can have to complete faith in god i promise you you will not no how you went on living before without it remember all he asks of you is to ask for forgiveness and even hitler could have been let it he isn’t like you and I he brings out the best in us. Hopefully someday you can see god in the world as I due not because i and right but because it is so beautiful words cant describe it

    • tony

      absolutely right, objectivity — i’d add though that churches and other institutions are rife with ignorant people and therefore cannot, or don’t want to, pass on the true message… just remember what the people of the churches (priests, reverends, etc… all that ‘claptratrak’) did to the native people (including children) in both USA and Canada… it’s not religion we should attack but the people who use and abuse the powers we give them…
      but if man has one thing (should we call it quality or un-quality?) above all is cowardice… which he likes to pass as… smartness.

      • celerykills

        Religion, by it’s very nature is an abuse. It starts with a story (bible, koran, vedas, etc), written by a man with “claimed” spiritual inspiration. That’s the first manipulation, the first abuse. How can it get any better? It’s hard to find “truth” when it’s born of a lie, and any philosophical “truth” is at best self serving, as worse a lie in the fog.

        • objectivity

          @celery “That’s the first manipulation, the first abuse.” again your intellect is slaying…the mere fact that Jesus claimed spiritual inspiration and to be the Messiah does not make him wrong, just like you would do with ANY CLAIM, you investigate it to see if it is true. Of course you haven’t done any research on this topic, you would just rather make illogical, unbiased, nieve, and ignorant statements about something you know nothing about.

          I encourage you to actually do some research on the matter…look up the well over 300 prophecies concerning Jesus that he fulfilled. Jesus is far different than any other religion b/c He didn’t just come on the scene out of nowhere claiming divine inspiration and that he was the beginning of something new…He claimed that He fulfilled what had been prophesied in the Old Testament milleniums in advance.

    • http://www.how-to-recuruit.co.uk johannes

      I agree, they believe and believe, in fact they are more into believing than religious groups. People who believe in something that is beyond more things are usually more stable and tolerant.
      You should study up on psychology, they use the the word believe more often that any other religious group. They believe such and such brain cell causes happiness. lol.
      Dawkins has his own agenda and is paid well for it. This rant wont harm his booksales, right!

      Anyway, experience has taught me one thing those who shout loudly have usually something to hide. What is it he doesn’t want us to find out, I wonder?
      Maybe as a guess, that he is spreading lies, sees that some people believe his lies and support him.
      What is the biggest crime, to lie to people because as long as you don’t know, you will lived your life as if it was true.
      Best to go by my motto: What is true for you is true for you because it is true for you.

    • http://healing-voice.blogspot.com Ken

      I don’t believe that anyone is forcing any beliefs on anyone else, except of course our parents, who forced us to go to church every Sunday before we were even old enough to understand if it was something that we wanted to believe in or not. And so throughout each generation, it has been pretty much the same.

      We should share what we know, because we are social creatures and this is how we learn and decide which beliefs we want to adopt. Beliefs are chosen by each of us and we should choose our beliefs wisely because they set the boundaries of the world that we have each created for ourselves.

    • FreedomOfSpeech

      Since the hacker groups are so into the freedom of speech, why do they target this group of people having their own speech here?

      I can understand some of the issues, but lets be honnest, imposing YOUR ideas onto anyone else is just the thing they are against.

      I think it is a bit to hypocrit!

      Its like defacing your own mother’s website because you disagree with what she have teached you when you where little; It was her belief that was the correct way, wheter you agree or not.
      At a later age you are suppose to be adult enough to TALK about it, not FIGHT about is and what Anonymous now does is just FIGHT some sort of WAR;

    • Erik

      Wow… Just wow.. Doesn’t force anything onto anyone? That’s about the most retarded thing I’ve heard the whole day, and I’ve been reading about how jews and muslims want’s to allow torturing animals without tranquilizers among other things.

    • anthony

      Did you even read the article they were saying for the people to think for themselves and to come together and yes that is a set of beliefs but at the same time they are not spreading fear and anxiety. Do you know what are the richest organizations and have the most power in the world? Churches and Governments and if they were so good, why with all of our technological advances is there still people dying from lack of clean water????

  • asdfasdfasdf

    LOL I LOVE THEM A BILLION TIMES MORE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

  • Anonymous

    We are anonymous,
    We are Legion,
    United as ONE,
    Divided by zero,
    We do not forgive,
    We do not forget,
    Expect us!

    • no mouse

      Amen

    • paul

      But why ??????

    • http://whiteeagleaerie.com/ Nathan P

      Get lost Anonymous and find a better target!

      I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve never been forced to go inside a church. It’s always been a choice.

      Still I prefer to live my life my way and by one simple rule: Do no harm to anyone in any way. Because of that rule, I have to condemn this attack by Anonymous!

      • http://airtravelcenter.com/ Steven Brungard

        Please describe the harm?

      • celerykills

        So I assume this means you would not punish a murderer or child molester, because of couse that’s harming them. Don’t propose rules that are only self serving and ones you won’t live by anyway.

        • http://TALKTALK GLYN HILL

          GOD REST IS SOUL, HELL IS NEXT DOOR, IHOPE YOU NOW THE WAY.

      • Spamexterminator

        We’re not talking about forcibly being pushed into a building. We are talking about when you approach us and decide to take it upon yourself to try and convince us that your beliefs are right and ours are wrong. It really is as simple as that. As for Anonymous I’m not sure what Scientology did to piss them off but I’m sure they deserved it. Sony went after them just recently and now they are going after them.I’ve never heard of Anonymous until S.O.P.A. but so far I’m a big fan.

    • jay

      Interesting that the solid advice ‘forgive and forget’ is rejected right there.. Interesting because those that cannot forgive are often insular, subject to self-torment and give way to hate. The central tenet of Christianity, the message of the Gospels is Forgiveness – Anon is welcome to the consequences of it’s own actions, as is everybody else who tries to belittle others because of their race or creed.

    • Jerry

      But will anonymous still be around in 2000 years time? :P Yeah, good luck with that one, boys.

    • http://karras-bommer.blogspot.com Karras Bommer

      The change must begin somewhere. Thank you, Anonymous.

    • Spamexterminator

      Now that’s a sermon worth listening too.

  • http://no Anonymoose

    Nail on the head as always.

    Thank fuck for sanity.

  • UserID

    Eh…I find it a little odd. But who knows if it’s the “whole” organization or just part of the splinter groups doing it. I think there are many “churches” etc that should be defaced like this, but as a whole…I don’t. The catholic church? Sure, they’ve done some screwy things.

    It’s hard to tell if they’re “attacking” religion as in ones belief in God, or the church, or certain churches. Heck, they may just be doing it for the controversy.

    I support about anyone’s beliefs as long as it isn’t harming someone else…don’t know why the amish get a free pass, that’s a cult I’m telling you. Anyway, who knows their motives. Maybe there is more to it than we currently know.

  • AnonymousFlorida

    religion is the reason for every war

    • boerp

      religion not the reason war. religion is just propaganda to convice those who do not profit from it – just like racism… religion is just a tool…

      even the crusades were primarily about new land for the french aristocracy.

      • celerykills

        And religion, as a tool, like the rack and the iron maiden, needs to be put away, destroyed and maybe only preserved in a museum.

  • james_bb

    wholeheartedly approve. perhaps anonymous could organise to include other organised religious organisations an’ all. just for shits and giggles, the inclusion of evangelical dawkinsets would be admirable.

  • Anonymous

    I support Anonymous. We are Athiest.
    Hate religions that act as a cancer to humanity.
    We are the Universe trying to understand itself.
    Reliogion is a cancer to the mind.

  • steve

    Don’t know why they did that. Religion is not a government. yes there is a lot of control when people work on the unknown that people feel weak to follow due to fear but this isnt a good thing to stop it. people will always fall for religion. its a choice of the person all the evidences and information about religion is out there. there is no secret.

    Some people need jesus…..some don’t but the essence of religion is good the people that move it towards there opinions.

    They busy promoting Atheism which is their opinion of the right idea same as other religions and theorys about existence but the facts still remain that no one truely knows whats beyond. So by promoting there own beliefs against others is pretty pointless. If they want to do something worthy is try expose the secrets of the Vatican. defacing websites will just be the work of the devil to the church people.

  • Kevin

    I support anon and many of their ideas. But just because I’m christian doesn’t make me coprrupt. I think ones spiritual journey is personal. If somebody is being an ass about their beliefs, I’ll tell them to eff off. And yes, some christian churches are crazy fanatics, but that doesn’t mean all of us are. Just as in any group, there’s aways one who has to sully the image and ruin it for everyone else.

    God loves fags. God loves everyone. That is the message of Jesus and many christians like to put themselvea above sinners, which is completely contrary to what Jesus tried to say.

    Any kind of fundamentalism needs to be shut down. This is anons .way of doing that.

    • Anonymous

      Kevin, the church which you claim to be a part is a haven for perverts and bigots that discriminate, rape, and that have incited violence all around the world for centuries, and will continue to do so. Why? Because God loves you and all his followers, and that as one of his sheep you are obligated to spread his message, and that indeed you have a divine warrant to do so. Don’t you see what is wrong with that? There will never be peace and understanding among humans as long as this idea persists. Have you considered the pain and suffering created from believing such lies? How many weeping mothers who believe their dead unbaptized babies are trapped in purgatory for eternity only for the pope to cruelly declare that its actually not real, how many helpless infants need to have their genitals needlessly mutilated and possibly infected, sometimes fatally by aging hysterical virgins, how many rapists and perverts need to be exposed and then protected by this church to convince you? God isn’t real buddy. I can say that with the confidence that I know unicorns or pixies aren’t real. If you take sometime I know you will realize this too. This is the only life you have, to believe nonsense like Christianity your whole life is to cheapen the experience. Do you know how wondrous humanity’s understanding of the natural world has become? I pity people like you Kevin. You unwittingly protect the most poisonous and destructive institution ever conceived only to be robbed by it.

      • Missy

        Christianity is not a church… you are showing ignorance.

        People are sinners, and lost… ALL people, even Christians. Christians still make mistakes. Many people who aren’t Christians will use Christianity for their own gain, and give other Christians a bad name. Just because someone claims to be a Christian, do not fall for it.

        If you want to know about Christianity, its about following Jesus, not some preacher or church… its about a personal relationship with Jesus, and not religion. Most of what people contribute to “Christianity” is actually religious tradition which in itself is not Christian belief.

        • Tasmanian

          I’m afraid to tell you but religion is not what causes wars. Are you suggesting that World War I and World War II Vietnam were all religious wars. I don’t think so. Usually it is because of people who like to be in control, money and greed. Don’t blame religion or Christianity. If there was no religion there would still be wars and still people fighting. Do you think Jeffrey Dahmer killed because of his religion? Are all serial killers because of religion? I don’t think so…

          • Nisse

            Hitler was a catholic and his actions were sanctioned by his friend the pope. The nazis even had a state religion called “positive christianity” (google it) that had the swaztika and the cross as a symbol. WW2 was not entirely motivated by religion BUT the killing of the jews certainly were. The antisemitic tradition of hating the “christkillers” was endorsed by the church. You can still see it rear its ugly head today in many churches and in Mel Gibsons brain.

          • TJ

            @Nisse: Hitler was also into the occult He used what he wanted for gain (power), not for the sake of religion.

          • Spamexterminator

            @Nisse Hitler was a Jew who hated Jews.

      • http://cass-hacks.com Craig

        People who go to church are just a sample set of society and if you take any sample set of a given society, you are going to find all manner of people committing all manner of crimes.

        Can you say with facts to back it up that there are more of the crimes you mention committed by people who are religious than are not?

        Why not just condemn all of society, every society and be done with it?

  • Tom Foolery

    I thought Anonymous was all about people’s freedoms. I have the freedom to believe whatever I want w/out Anonymous or the government teling me otherwise. Way to contradict yourselves. Enjoy lock-up, the FBI is coming fer ya.

  • me

    GOVERNMENTS cause war…..

    • anonIzLEEJUNECKSDEE

      especially when they are ruled by those who are quite religious.
      examples: USA and IRAN.

    • The Finisher

      and they use religion to make it easier to pit people against other people

      Seneca the Younger – “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”

  • Ron

    No offense, but if you believe that a cosmic Jewish zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree…

    Then you’re a fucking idiot.

  • Anonlolfail

    Anonymous is a bunch of hypocrites.

    • http://fractalblaze.deviantart.com/gallery Saphira

      Nope, we’re a bunch of different people who don’t always agree with each other.

  • http://fractalblaze.deviantart.com/gallery Saphira

    I’m laughing at the author for asking us “Is Anonymous overstepping its bounds by…” Anonymous has no bounds!! We are a hivemind- we do whatever we want if enough people want to do their part in it. Also, remember, Anonymous consistently mocks the “church” of Scientology.

    At this moment, old white guys are attacking womens’ access to birth-control, citing religious/moral reasons. In history, wars and crusades have killed millions, and they were started by powerful men citing religious reasons. Religion is very convenient for powerful men who can wield it over believers.

    • Chuckk

      “At this moment, old white guys are attacking womens’ access to birth-control, citing religious/moral reasons.”

      Are you offended by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice or not? They 1) are religious believers, and 2) petition for abortion rights. I suppose they’re to be held responsible for other religious people’s actions, since we have guilt by association.

      “In history, wars and crusades have killed millions, and they were started by powerful men citing religious reasons.”

      The Mongol invasions initiated by Genghis Khan were not inspired by religion- those emperors were actually extremely tolerant of different religions in their lands. They just slaughtered everyone they came across. Li Si saw to it that 460 scholars were buried alive for having the wrong books, and their books burned, without citing religious reasons. And, of course, Nikita Khrushchev aggressively attacked any and all forms of religious belief during his rule, without citing religious reasons.

      Look up the psychological concept of ‘introspection’. That means someone’s explanation of his or her own thoughts, like when people respond to the question, “Why did you do it?” It’s also utterly worthless and unreliable. I appreciate that you were at least specific in your wording, saying they were “citing religious reasons.” But if Leopold and Loeb cited Nietzsche, do we start going after philosophy too? If Bush cited Saddam’s WMDs, do we accept it at face-value that that was the reason for his war on Iraq???
      So people cite reasons. We’re good at that. It’s unforgivably naive to take them as truth.

      “We are a hivemind- we do whatever we want if enough people want to do their part in it.”

      But religion is a single entity that is “responsible” for things? The irony…

      • Spamexterminator

        You forgot to mention how some old white haired guy decided to go up to the top of a mountain and came back down with the 10 commandments claiming god spoke to him and told him to write that stuff down. Why do supposedly intelligent people take him at his word. I have seen so many loop holes in the bible it would make your head spin. Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus. Was virgin Mary really a virgin or did she fear being executed for having a child out of wedlock or being ridiculed for being a slut. Jesus died on the cross and he was buried in a cave and a boulder was placed in front of the door and 3 days later they came back to find him missing and his clothes neatly folded. Hmm no one could of came back and moved that boulder gave him what they considered a proper christian burial? Oh, no tracks, ok well in ancient times when they didn’t want to be tracked they brushed away their footsteps with a branch. How about Adam and Eve two people to populate the entire planet and yet the bible says incest is a sin. Oh but their blood was pure so they wouldn’t have the problem of birth defects you say. Well The bible says incest is a sin not incest is a sin unless your blood is pure. How about Noah’s Ark. One man to build an enormous ship big enough to carry two of every animal that would of taken him ten thousand years with the tools of the time and that’s just for the build let alone the gathering up two of every animal. Which by the way is humanly impossible even with todays technology one person would never be able to get some of these animals onto a ship by himself. I could go on but you get the idea virtually everything can be scientifically explained or discredited. But you just wont listen to your own intelligence and refuse to try and discover the truth. Since the only truth is yours right?

    • paul

      Saphira , why haven;t they attacked the Muslim religion yet ??? if the attack on religion covers all religions why start on christianity ,i am not convinced YOU are part of anon or just a wannabe . i think personally you are a wannabe as you are traceable and they are anonymous

      • Jerry

        Anonymous seem to be afraid of going after Islam. Maybe they’re worried that their anonymity will be blown, they’ll be targetted by some Muzzie fundie, and their own execution photos will be posted by their fellow ‘hivemind’ brethren on Encyclopedia Dramatica… who’ll then go on to torment their families with said photos via email.

    • Missy

      A common reason people are giving… we are not attacking women’s access to birth-control, we just don’t want to have to pay for it. Let women have all the access they want, we all have free will to do right or wrong, but don’t force people who think its wrong to actually have to pay for it… THAT is wrong.

  • Jacob

    If anonymous is TRULY supporting freedom, then they shouldn’t be attacking religions. Part of people’s freedom is to choose what to believe, and for anonymous to attack religious beliefs is for them to make themselves into oppressors.

    If they really fight for freedom, then they need to support ALL freedom, and not someone’s personal anti-religious agenda.

    Even though I agree with many of their actions, I can’t approve of this one.

    • Nisse

      Should they support burning of witches too? IF you support religion you support the stuff thats in the bible for example.

      This would mean you support the stoning to death of disobedient children, burning to death of “witches”, that you believe medicine cant cure people only prayer can, when you are at war you take no prisoner except the little female children which YOU RAPE, all women who are not virgins and marry should be stoned to death, you support slavery…

      The list could go on and on. Who in their right mind should support stuff like that??? Noone. Only “religious people”.

      They are doing the only decent thing they think they can. Although slightly misguided perhaps I have more respect for them following their conscience than “religious people” twisting the truth of what is clearly printed in their “holy books”.

      Science flies you to the moon, religion flies you into buildings.

      • TJ

        where in the bible is “burning of witches” and “stoning children” “only prayer can cure”???

        I may or may not be religious, but I do believe in something more than us. I did NOT come from a monkey (c:
        The ancients made drawings of “people” in and from the sky (heaven?) Nazca lines only seen from high up. Many of the great artists of the past have painted “ufos” in their art. This list can go on and on.

        • Spamexterminator

          To bad if you don’t like the idea that you came from monkeys but it is absolutely true. The fact you don’t like doesn’t make it not true. The truth of it is we are and always will be a direct relative to the ape. After their DNA is 98% identical to a humans and to determine paternity the childs DNA only has to be a 89% match. I don’t understand why people find that so offensive in the first place after all we evolved and became better than our counter parts the Homo eructus that’s when we stopped being “Monkeys and became Homo Sapiens modern day human somewhere between 1.5 and 2 million years ago. And who knows, with history of evolution we could still evolve into Homo Superior.

      • Spamexterminator

        “Science flies you to the moon, religion flies you into building.” OMG that is just too funny. Love it ^5.

  • Chuckk

    Forcibly ridding the world of religion has been tried on a huge scale before, starting from good intentions, and it was nastier than hell. And it failed miserably. Is blocking a website any different than burning a book?
    There was no religion for at least 3.5 billion years of life on Earth. Think it was peaceful? I think it royally sucked for the majority of any half-sentient beings that came into existence during that time.

    In denouncing all of religion like that, they have successfully insulted millions of people who were minding their own business and living their lives without bothering anyone.
    There’s no such thing as progress. We can’t overcome our base nature. This kind of shit will continue uninterrupted until our extinction. Prove me wrong.

    • http://cass-hacks.com Craig

      “Prove me wrong”

      I wish I could but, “until our extinction:” will make it kinda hard. :-(())

      I’m not sure I’ll be around that long.

      Or maybe I will? ;-)

      • Spamexterminator

        OK try this tell your GOD it’s time to show himself because people are starting to believe he never did exist that it was some crazy dudes idea. Or ask Jesus to appear so he can prove without a doubt that he is for real not just for the fact to prove he is a real deity but that it’s time to let the new generations know his about his true word. Tell him not to do it for you or even himself but for the entire Planet to help them get back onto the wright track. If he is real don’t you think he would show for the sake of his people. After all GOD has never actually ever been seen and Jesus was just a man, he was red blooded and he perished on the cross. I see no proof that there has ever been an actual deity.

    • Spamexterminator

      Minding your own business? Seriously? How is it minding your own business when you meet a new friend and find out he isn’t a believer so you decide to take it upon yourself to try to get them to believe in your beliefs? As if they was stupid and didn’t know anything about religion. Huh? One church even tried recruiting me by telling me I looked like Jesus and they wanted me to play the leading part in the Sunday School Play. I have studied the bible I actually went to church when I was younger and I never understood how anybody could actually believe the nonsense that came out of that book let alone adults.

      One day I had a slip of the tongue and dissed religion in front of one of my friends he got a little upset and told me I need to respect his beliefs. So I apologized and went out of my way not to ever mention my beliefs or diss his religion. He kept trying to convince me to start believing so I told him to respect my beliefs and religion isn’t my beliefs. Did that stop him from trying NO in fact he stepped it up trying even Harder to convert me. I told him again please respect my beliefs and that still didn’t stop him so I stopped talking to him. My point is you say you mind your own business and you say you don’t force your beliefs onto others but your actions tell a whole different story since I get that kind of treatment every where I go. NOW IF THAT WASN”T CLEAR ENOUGH MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND THIS TIME TRY LEARNING SOMETHING!

      • Spamexterminator

        Also I get this treatment from people I have never met before and who don’t know me from anyone else that’s walking down the street so why would they even think that I’m not already a believer? I mean I could understand if I was acting a fool but I am polite, courteous, and respectful of others and yet they pull this crap on me. I even still go to church once in awhile with friends and family if they ask me without preaching to me that I should join. Understand I can’t be indoctrinated by propaganda (fear and intimidation don’t work on me especially if it’s the threat of an imaginary monster) I know what I know and it can’t be changed by outside influence.

      • Spamexterminator

        Here is an example taken from my facebook e-mail:

        Names Hidden For Confidentiality Purposes

        Name Hidden(him)

        Name Hidden(Me) please hear you might not belive in God or Jesus have you ever heard of Jesus Jesus died on the cross for everyones sins God loves us all and if you want to find out how to get saved ask me
        February 26
        Name Hidden(Me)

        Name hidden(Him) I bet I know more about religion than you do. I told I studied religion and asked you to respect my beliefs. I know this will probably wont believe me and make you mad at me and I’m sorry but you didn’t respect my beliefs so have you ever heard about the Crusades? Did you know that Christianity was once a Cult? Look it up. See when Christianity was first forming they had a hard time getting anyone to believe with them so they got the few followers they had and tried convincing everyone else that he was real by spreading the work but it only partially worked and they wasn’t getting enough people to believe so they took the few hundred believers they had and decided to take a more drastic measure they went around attacking small villages and outposts of non believers killing all who wouldn’t repent and join their cult they recruited several thousand by fear of death. Then they stepped up their assaults and hit bigger and stronger cities and that was called the Crusades. They had an enormous army and they became very powerful and rather than risk dying they struck a peace treaty where freedom of belief was born at which time the cult became a religion. It’s all in the history books though scattered and limited you can find it if you know where to look and how to read the scattered fragments of how it all went down. I told you I knew to much and I just can’t believe in it and that you wouldn’t want to hear it. I’m not mad but your probably mad at me and I understand your just worried about me. But like I said I have studied religion I went to Sunday School and regular church my mom when I was younger was very religious. So yes I know all about Jesus’s Crucifixion and I know all about allot of the stories in the bible too. And now you know them too rather you choose to believe me or look up the facts is up to you and I wont keep trying to make you believe it either. Just remember that I already do know this stuff and to me religion is no more real than Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny.
        February 26
        Name Hidden(Him)

        then how was the earth formed

        tell me how the whole earth was formed and how all animals was formed and how i fell God in my heart and soul

        god formed the earth and the animals everything on earth before man was formed from the dust of the earth and God gave man air and made it come to life

        you got so much hate in your heart and God can deliver you give it to God

        i not mad i know that you can come back no matter what you do Jesus still loves you
        February 26
        Name Hidden(Me)

        lol ok The earth was formed by coalescing of meteor and asteroids it took millions of years and eventually there was enough to make an entire planet then another small planet collided with the medium sized dead rocky earth they both got smashed and the collision created enough heat that it melted the dead earth which also caused the planet to rotate and the debris from the small planet and earth re constituted in earth and the moon. Several more million years pass and the earth cooled cuasing the cold from space to interact with the heat from the cooling planet turning it into a misty world the gravity from the cooling but yet dead earth kept the mist from leaving into space and time passed the mist condensed and fell to earth as rain. several more million years pass and this water and dust particles containing the building blocks of life settled on the surface creating into pools of primordial soup. the heat from the planet the ultra violet rays from the sun interacted with those particles creating a more complex particle eons passed all the while the particle being bombarded with the destructive ultra violet ray and the volcanic eruptions baking these more complex particles into even more complex particles eventually turning these lifeless particles into single celled organisms. these single celled organisms interact with each other all the while being bombarded with that ultra violet radiation causing what we now call mutations and they evolved into more complex life forms eventually creating plants the plants evolved into fish fish evolved into reptiles reptiles evolved into several different types of mammals and and eventually evolved into humans. it really is that simple. But thats enough for the Science Education for now. This too is all available for people to find anywhere in books or the web.
        February 26
        Name Hidden(Me)

        http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/1320Hist&Civ/chapters/15CRUSAD.htm

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x8-KMR0nx8

        1320: Section 15: The Crusades and Medieval Christianity

        www.usu.edu

        Crusades High Middle Ages Byzantines Seljuk Turks Battle of Manzikert Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church Alexius Comnenus Pope Urban II Truce of God …
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        February 26
        Name Hidden(Me)

        sorry about the double post the first time it said it failed wasn’t supposed to post twice
        February 26
        Name Hidden(Me)

        I wasn’t saying you should believe it I was just saying that’s what I believe and that is also why I can’t believe in religion
        February 26
        Name Hidden(Him)

        because catholic dont belive in Jesus they belive in mary

        you got hurt has a child and you still got hurt from your child hood satan is useing that to hold you back but Jesus can take it away

        no matter what we do jesus loves us

        Jesus loves you and so do i no matter what you say or do i still love you and so does God
        February 26
        Name Hidden(Me)-with my attempt at ending the debate

        I know and I wasn’t saying that stuff out of anger, I was just pointing out my beliefs. And from what I have read in the bible as long as I do my best to be a good person it doesn’t matter too much if I don’t openly worship god so even if I’m completely wrong if I don’t do my best to do my worst he will still love me and accept me. And I believe he knows that everyone makes mistakes we are only human after all and that if he is real than he will forgive just about anything as long as you repent and ask for forgiveness even at the pearly gates.
        February 26
        Name Hidden(Me)

        Like I said I’m not closed off to the idea of religion I have studied several different types of religion and they all have a similarity and they all have some supporting evidence but it is all circumstantial. I have also studied Science and the Ancient Alien Theories which tend to be far more believable but hasn’t completely prove that God doesn’t exist yet either. So I’m not ignorant to the facts but Science has much more of them than any other so I went with that path. I just can’t believe in something that has so many inconsistencies and holes that science can prove wrong. If he was to appear and tell the world he exists or there is irrefutable evidence that he did exist then I would be the first in line to change his beliefs.
        Febuary 26
        Name Hidden

        jesus loves you and so do i
        February 28
        Michael Hammond

        ok

        • Spamexterminator

          oops I missed 1 name thankfully there are a quite a few Michael Hammonds on facebook.

  • swede

    Love your work or ambition,and the flat leaderless org….and yes religion can be used by the bad…so can hacking…so can anything…some belive that there is something more behind life…some think there is nothing…atheism is also a belifesystem….if u go against organisations that actively opposes freedom..religious or not..its ok….if u choose to redicule a persons faith…i think you are kickin yourself in …yupp

  • john doe

    Religion is for people who cant get their heads around science. Man created god, not the other way round. The sooner religion gets consigned to the dustbin the better.

    • Spamexterminator

      This sadly is the truth.

  • stupid

    This is so stupid. Anonymous dun goofed. Hello I though you were all about protecting freedoms. Protecting the constitution of the united states. Which means the right to believe and practice any religion you want. Stepping all over that makes you no better than those you war against. Sure you can war against churches that can hardly be considered churches or those that blatantly abuse their believers. These do not represent what religion is about, and give it a bad name. To denounce all religions because of the bad apples shows your ignorance.

    • Replytostupid

      Dear stupid,
      You thought anon was, “all about protecting freedoms. Protecting the constitution of the united states”?
      R U F’N Trolling me? Oh lord u gotta be. Apparently you’ve got enough brain to breathe, so u gotta be trollin

  • Awesomeo

    so you say they dit it more for the lulz? Everything you said before that pretty much completely conrtadicts that sentence. Like did you even read what you said? They obviously have a strong message they are trying to get across. Its not like they are just hacking shit for the fuck of it. im drunk.

  • Sgt.

    Tools created by the ones with power to control the people. money, religion and government. all are bad. they are not needed. one by one there tools will fall. we have had the resources for over fifty years for every human on earth to live without need. It is time to step up. It is time for change.

  • djtower

    bravo! hopefully an awakening and an end to a plague.

  • http://www.replica-sunglasses.co.uk/mens-sunglasses/ Lisa

    Religion is man made. Its very simple here

    Those who want to follow, let them follow. Those who dont want to dont’ follow. Yes its true that religion, caste all this makes human beings divides which is useless. If you are a human think as a human.

    Humanity should survive!

  • Dom

    Expose the church for what it is. No more. No less.

  • Dom

    “Religion is one of those things, like politics, that you never really openly discuss in public”- why would you put something this boring and untrue in your bit? Have you ever heard of Rick Santorum and most of the GOP?

  • Bernadette

    I feel that going after the crimes against children and the money men at the Vatican is justified. There are many religions in this world and they are soon to find out the Truth of what life on Earth really and will be like in the very near future. Each follower will then be faced with decision making..it’s all up to us to follow or stand up on our own with Love in our Hearts!

  • aunti

    I hope Anonymous will attack all the Dominionist cruds too. Vatican, Dominion, Quiverfull, and let’s not leave out all the other religious organizations too, which would include the Mormons, Jews, Muslims, and Scientologists.

  • FuckReligion

    I think religion is the only thing that has caused more deaths over the years than governments, keep it up anon

    • HopomiButtchex

      +1 to that.

      Religion is a political tool and seems to be the root of almost every war throughout history.

      • PeteBKay

        Wrong. Let’s just go through recent US history, shall we? With the exception of recent “wars on terror” which could be argued as being fanned by religious fanaticism (although don’t you dare tell anyone that religion has anything to do with it), every other war the US was part of has been about control of resources/land. That includes Bosnia, the Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War, WW2, WW1, Spanish-American War, American Civil War, Mexican-American War, War of 1812 and the Revolutionary War. Not to mention dozens of wars in between all those others.

        What’s wrong with American public schools, people really don’t understand basic history.

        • Spamexterminator

          Your only partially right since most American wars in the form of religion, American Civil war was fought over the beliefs of owning slaves, WWI was an attack on religion by an Anti-Jewish Jew, Vietnam wasn’t technically a war, and 911 was an attack by religious fanatics of the Muslim faith, But I think they was talking about since the beginning of religion in which case I think your are forgetting about the crusades –>
          http://www.libertymagazine.org/index.php?id=1616,
          and then you have all these wars –>
          http://www.lepg.org/wars.htm
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_wars_of_religion

          Some more information on religious war –>
          http://newsblaze.com/story/20081130140511krzy.nb/topstory.html
          http://rinr.fsu.edu/fallwinter99/features/religiouswar.html

          Religion was direly needed in the dark ages it brought a stability to a world in turmoil but it has become outdated and is no longer relevant. Religion is also responsible for holding science back a couple millennium(this is a fact from the burning of books to outlawing certain inventions and creations because it cast shadows of doubt on their beliefs or they feared it would.) The planet wouldn’t be in as bad of a condition it is know if it wasn’t for religion. Science could of very easily helped prevent or repair the problem by now if they haven’t been held back for so long. Also just because a person doesn’t believe in religion doesn’t make them an atheist I’m believe in Scientology for instance.

          • Spamexterminator

            Sorry I guess I’m not a Scientoligist. I thought it described my beliefs since it had science in it but after reading a comment below I decided to look it up and it turns out it’s a church thing. So I have no idea what my beliefs actually are called but I believe in pure science, not nonsense mythical beings that claim to be real by a book.

    • objectivity

      i wish you could do just a tad bit of research, LITERALLY just 5 minute google search…combined…Mao Tse Tung & Stalin ALONE killed close to 100 Million people….they were both atheists.

      what is even more sad is that all these people on here touting the idea that the catholic church who killed “in the name of the Bible” was properly representing the Bibles teachings is insane. Based on this logic anybody could throw on a t shirt based on any religion and go out and commit a crime and then that religion would be responsible for that?! no moron…just b/c people use religion as a tool to enslave DOES NOT mean that the religion itself promotes what is done in its name. Quit being a humanistic pawn of dawkins, hitchens, and other illogical atheists who want to live however they want, making up arbitrary purposes for their existence, and feel great about it.

  • batarel

    I readed some article before, like Anonymous working with enlighted beings … For me looks it like Anonymous is a part of Illuminati and they working with demons and want present them as our saviors. They want us to belive they will come to save us, but attacks on church and attack on us are only for stop us from beliving in God.

    • Illuminati Demon

      You have just told one of the most absurd tales I have ever heard this year. Congratulations on your innocent imagination and lack of deep thinking.

      • Brenda

        Hahahaha!!!! “Illuminati Demon” I hope someone make a movie with such a character. Hilarious! There isn’t another subject I can think of that creates such an up roar as religion (or anti-religion), other than homosexuality of course. Religion serves it’s purpose I suppose, but in general it is the biggest scam of humanity. Homosexuals would have a far easier life if it weren’t for most religions imposing and oppressing them for no rational reason.

        • Freedom for all

          Definition of Religion: A MAN made invention for feeble minded people.

          • PC

            Definition of Atheism: A MAN made invention for feeble minded people.

            Professing to believe in nothing is a belief system .. a religion. Get over yourselves.

          • http://ericsdarkside1 mrshadyside1

            First,I am very dissapointed that anon turned out to be a bunch of punk kids. For all of you seriously uneducated mouth pieces spouting stupidity about religion being responcible for war and genocide,I hope one day you realize that you egotistical ranting is primarily fear based. As far as modern science and physics are concerned Dawkins,Hawking and the like are now yesterdays agenda driven dinosaurs,representing a stumble in man’s search for knowledge. Growth I’m afraid cannot be attained by men with minds that are closed to any possibility. For those arrogantly trying to cite historical fact in above comments corralling Christianity ,if you feel so strongly about your personal freedoms you should take some time and initiative to actually “learn” instead of emulating the papicy by bending statements made by others to fit the petty puzzles of your agendas.Turn your uneducated outrage toward the actual oppressors controlling the land in which you reside. No system of belief has ever been in measure with the thirst for power and taste of of gold. I would wager most of you do not even realize that on New Years Eve 2012 you lost the majority of your constitutional rights. This idiotic debate between Theists and Atheists aggravates me without end. While hidden entities laugh and count their insane riches in the shadows of every petty issue in which blinds you of the truth. I am embarrassed for you.

          • Spamexterminator

            Definition of feeble minded people: a group of people who believe what ever they are told or read because they claim to be on the level.

          • John Wayne

            You got that right.

    • John Wayne

      Oh, I Thought it was Sasquatch. Oh wait hat’s the christians, ha ha ha

  • Ro

    It’s about time the people started seeing religion for what it really is. Kudos, Anonymous!

  • Anonymous

    No this was not a part of FFF (fuckFBIFriady), those friday-attacks are all aimed at the FBI, this attack just happened to be on a friday.

  • sector 100

    Defacing websites, DoS, etc., is freedom of speech … no?

  • http://www.kmfdm.com ammon

    Relious motivation has been behind more death and destruction than any other. Religious institutions are mostly very hypocritical, corrupt, and secretive. There are a few beautiful things in religion, but not many, and not within mainstream faith. I say bring them to their knees along with the banks, corporations, and government entities that are all doing harm to the world for the sake of more money, power, and control.

    • PeteBKay

      Horseshit. Learn some history. Greed and the attempt to take over natural resources is far and away the biggest reason for human-on-human death and destruction.

  • Atheist

    Humanity has suffered endlessly at the hands of religionists. Defacing a couple of websites isn’t even worth mentioning in the context of the horror religion has unleashed upon the world. So, no. I don’t think they overstepped anything.

  • Obi-Wan

    You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the forces of oppression, not join them! Bring balance to the world, not force it into darkness!

    • Kid.Clavo

      Nicely put

  • Kid.Clavo

    What about the non denominational churches?Why should all religion get blamed for some dumb assess abusing or misleading the word of god?Yes it’s true that more people have died and are still dying for religious beliefs thats just like everything else like wars in Iraq,Iran ,Vietnam,etc.Not all churches are the same and most of them are about caring for fellow mankind.Not all are trying to force god on anyone that’s a freedom of choice.Isnt that what Anonymous is about?freedom?….Anyhow I appreciate what anonymous is doing by exposing the truth but religion isn’t to blame for this world being like it is

  • Maganin Makaryaci

    Though the Anonymous attackers seem to be angry at all religions, the attacks reported here were targeted particularly at Christianity. The Anonymous has wrongly used pseudo practice as a yardstick for measuring the whole of Christianity; this is sad. He (they) ignorantly are referring to the same falsehood or extremism that Christians have always frowned at… I do not understand why the Anonymous is selling Atheism to us as a new religion while condemning religion; confused?

  • Magnus Thejester

    While most of us Atheists would agree that a slap at religion coming from “Anonymous” would be entertaining at best, we also would see that this “attack” reads like a fourteen year old nerd who just learned how to hack.
    Dear “Anonymous,” if you’re going to hack popular web sites or disrupt ones military and/or government use the maturity and social grace it would take for you to seem credible and do something significant with your skills instead of looking like a giggling teenager who just figured out how to get free porn.
    Go for the jugular and expose your targets short comings to the world instead of spray painting their door and running off into the night.
    Take up investigative reporting as a hobby, people actually get paid for that.

  • http://rahulgladwin.com Rahul

    I think Anonymous must spare Church websites. You can hack corp and govt websites all you want to, but leave churches alone. My church regularly provides financial help to those in need and provides scholarships to poor students.

  • dirveb

    good. it’s 2012 not dark ages. religion is only a form of domination.

  • H

    Like George Carlin once asked audience. Do you want to know the biggest bull**** story of all time? “The Bible”

  • M

    Religion is something PERSONAL, it starts to be boring all this people that want to impose their beliefs to other. Whatever if they are christian, muslim or athiest… it’s the same in all cases.

    Anonymous start to enter battles that are far from its original goals, now they mostly want to be talked about, it’s sad.

  • phil

    Two things.

    One, from what I have seen, a lot of Christians seem to collectively have the biggest persecution complexes out of ANY religious followers on the planet, and they definitely try to influence education and politics.

    They are constantly complaining about “the ‘War’ on Christmas,” claiming that trying to acknowledge that there are more holidays during December than just Christmas is taking the ‘Christ’ out of their holiday.

    They try to influence public education to teach creation myths in science classrooms, and fight to get public prayer and the Ten Commandments into public schools. When they fail to realize that government, tax-funded institutions can’t promote specific religions (First Amendment and all that silliness) they cry that God is being taken out of schools. Students can stay pray privately and have prayer groups. They can still wear Christian t-shirts. The SCHOOL itself can’t sponsor or embrace the religion.

    They want to dictate female reproductive health care; some even believe pharmacists should have the right to refuse birth control prescriptions. Roe v. Wade is, to them, the government infringing on their rights (to tell women they can’t have abortions).

    They hate gays. These laws and measures they lobby for to ban gay marriage are entirely based on Bible thumping.

    So yeah, Christians can and do annoy me. But here’s my second point. I get what Anonymous is trying to, but it seems totally random. IMO it’s also really misguided – if they really want to go after the scumbags of Christianity, I think it would be better to attack Focus on the Family, the American Family Association, and the Traditional Values Coalition. THOSE are the organizations that cause real damage and stir up the most trouble. On the other hand, attacking them would almost guarantee a bigger outcry and bigger backlash from Christians. Do we really want that?

  • Alex

    They act like true teenagers now. It’s good they descovered what they are in this, early phase.
    And this got me think, when some group, organization, or any form of people were spreading the idea about freedom, fighting against injustice, they always had that atheist element behind them. Or better say, inside them. And every movement of that kind become brutal and dangerous in later phases.

  • http://n/a Joseph Harris

    Religion? or people? Anything can be distorted and misapplied. There is no doubt that religious understanding and belief have been misused and misapplied by some.

    It is fairly clearly that ‘Anonymous’ feels damaged by his own experiences of the harshness that bullies use religions for. This is clear from part of his explanation about defacing websites: ‘Religion is a severe mental illness created over 9000 years ago, at the
    same time as the Earth.’

    The idea of earth’s age being in thousands of years, rather than billions, is very fundamentalist and that has clearly stuck in his mind. Let me say that I consider Atheism almost the extreme of fundamentalist – it is the religion of ‘No’.

    Anonymous shows that same intolerance he deprecates. He is both right and wrong. He is right that there are some sects and groups that are extremely intolerant and rigid and frequently harmful.

    But there are, equally many sects and groups in all religions that are a long, long way from his own early experience, and as critical of those bullies and dictatorial groups as he is.

    If he will learn to focus his attacks where they are justified, and recognise and explain their difference from other religious groups, he will find a lot of support outside the kind of negative atheism Dawkins teaches.

  • chase

    If they need a list of some of the better sites to hit, I have a good sized one.

    People do have the right to believe what they want. Religion should not be mixed no allowed to gain a grasp on the Governing bodies. Nor for that matter, should corporate or special interest groups be allowed to gain a grasp on Governing Bodies.

    Unfortunatly, they have. It needs to end. Today, right now, before lunch.

  • anon1

    Reason is good. Reason at the point of a gun or any other thread of disempowerment is tyranny. Live the life you believe best embodies reason and order and you won’t have to intimidate people into agreeing with you.

  • iknowtruthismine

    Considering that religion is the greatest fraud that has ever been foisted on Humanity, it is about time that reason and logic exercised the option to expose what can only be classified as an infectious disease. The first sign that a species is approaching sentience is when they have evolved to the point where they can abstract enough to invent a god, the first sign they have achieved sentient maturity is when they abandon god concepts altogether. God is the end result of a failed search for truth by a very shallow mind, provided any search was ever undertaken in the first place rather than just accepting the rubbish shoveled into our minds, as children.

  • Obama

    Just read the epic of Gilgamesh, all religions evolved from there.

    Remove religion from the planet and peace would reign.

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