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“A decade ago, it seemed the side of darkness had conquered,” said New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, noting that time has proven that “the side of angels, not demons” has prevailed.

“There were no atheists here on 9/11 in New York,” he said. “My message today is that God has the last word.

Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, Camels with Hammers 77 Comments [9/14/2011 3:45:52 AM]
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A vulture, imagine that.

9/14/2011 4:00:26 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

Sadly, your pathetic "god" could do nothing to prevent those attacks on America. What a shitty god you worship.

9/14/2011 4:00:38 AM

Uh, yeah there were. You just didn't look for them until recently.

Oh, and the more you hate something, the more powerful it gets. You don't really want to be controlled by your hatred of others, do you? Oh wait...

9/14/2011 4:06:05 AM


"I’m not convinced that faith can move mountains, but I’ve seen what it can do to skyscrapers" - William H. Gascoyne

Faith caused that atrocity, the exact same faith you yourself profess to have. Faith is not a virtue, it's a character flaw and your lies demonstrate just how flawed you are.

9/14/2011 4:32:14 AM

Raised by Horses

'No Atheists in foxholes' again? Man, fuck that bullshit.

Oh, and also, this:

9/14/2011 4:46:57 AM


I'd like to stick the Archbishop's head in a foxhole....but a foxhole's a Trench so it's not something to stick a head in. How about tossing HIM in a trench...front lines...in a heated battle...no weapons or gear whatsoever.

And "Camels With Hammers" provides a weird visual. Appart from an apparent slur towards MidEasterners (albeit or the deranged, psycho Wahabi Fundie variety) one get's a vision of a goofy-looking, quadraped, hulking, humped hairball doing woodwork or something.

9/14/2011 5:00:29 AM

Brendan Rizzo

I think you're missing the point here. The utter destruction caused by religious fanaticism on September 11th is pretty much the reason that all the so-called "New Atheists" started openly attacking religion in their books. I think it's safe to say there were quite a few atheists in New York at that time.

9/14/2011 5:20:22 AM


“There were no atheists here on 9/11 in New York,”

What, were the New York atheists all raptured the day before or something?

9/14/2011 5:25:24 AM

Mister Spak

Except on 9-11 Allah had the last word. The mujahideen spent $400K on their shaheed operation, and the Great Satan Bush spent $1 trillion in his panic to defeat Allah. Put that in your hookah and smoke it, infidel.

9/14/2011 5:26:45 AM


“My message today is that God has the last word."

So...you're saying that God took out the Twin Towers on purpose?

What a sick, deranged deity you have there.

9/14/2011 5:29:18 AM

(As a Milwaukeean, apologies for foisting this doorknob on the rest of the country.)

“There were no atheists here on 9/11 in New York,”

Stop telling people what they think and feel, you douche-nozzle. It's arrogant presumption at its worst.

“My message today is that God has the last word.”

Which god is that? Jehova, Allah, Vishnu or the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

9/14/2011 5:38:55 AM


There certainly weren't atheists piloting those planes, that's for sure!

9/14/2011 5:54:36 AM


I'm quite sure that 9/11 opened the eyes of a significant number of people, showing them what religious faith is able to do. The perpetrators of 9/11 wouldn't have been able to commit this horrible atrocity without their strong, unshaken faith.

For me, 9/11 was the last nail in the coffin of my religious faith. 9/11 showed me in the most obvious possible way what this "god" really is.

And my dear archbishop: Don't even think that your faith is somehow better than the muslim faith.

9/14/2011 6:15:59 AM

Doubting Thomas

“There were no atheists here on 9/11 in New York,”

Um, yes there were, you were just ignoring them.

@Raised by Horses:
The local priest here served as a chaplain in Iraq, and now suffers from PTSD. So much for religion being a comfort in stressful situations.

9/14/2011 6:17:32 AM

Big Jilm

I'm so sick of preachers/priests that take advantage of tragedy to push their god-drugs. This guy is doing it and the preacher at my friend's funeral totally made it about god instead of said friend, for example.

911 didn't have anything to do with atheism, your god, or the devil. It was a bunch of religous fanatics (like yourself) who have voices in their heads telling them to do terrible things.

9/14/2011 6:20:41 AM


Which god are we talking about here?

9/14/2011 6:28:48 AM

“There were no atheists here on 9/11 in New York,” he said

I dislike being told I don't exist - I was in New York and an atheist during, before, and after that day. I never once prayed to the sky or thought for a second to turn to any higher power as a result of the attack. In fact, I was a lot calmer than the people around me. Though, unlike you, I wouldn't claim that had anything to do with my personal beliefs. I just didn't feel the shock that others did over it (I was in the city during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, I kept up with the world news, etc.).

9/14/2011 6:32:10 AM

Joe Mama

So if your god made 9/11 happen, then fuck him. If he couldn't or wouldn't prevent it from happening, then fuck him. If he doesn't exist, then fuck him.

I'm sure there were plenty of atheists around New York on 9/11. There were before that day, and there are now. So basically what you're saying is that God is a crutch to help emotionally stressed people get through stressful times. But no true atheist is going to say, "You know what, this sucks, so I'm going to pray to a god I don't believe in so that I'll make myself feel better until things get better."

9/14/2011 6:40:34 AM


Citation needed.

9/14/2011 6:42:58 AM

Dr. Shrinker

Its been 10 years since the 9/11 attack Dolan. Are your churches still as full as they were the month or so after the attack? No? Didn't think so.

I guess it was reality that had the real last word, again.

9/14/2011 6:44:48 AM

N. De Plume

Silly fundie. Trying to pretend the people that disagree with you don’t exist? It could be almost cute if you weren’t in a position of authority.

9/14/2011 6:47:24 AM


It's funny because 9/11 is often cited by prominent atheists as the main impetus behind their decision to speak out against religion.

9/14/2011 6:47:25 AM


Either a liar or just plain stupid ... which is it?

9/14/2011 6:56:57 AM


"“A decade ago, it seemed the side of darkness had conquered,” said New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, noting that time has proven that “the side of angels, not demons” has prevailed.

“There were no atheists here on 9/11 in New York,” he said. “My message today is that God has the last word."

Fuck you.

The only thing 9/11 did for religion was to give yet another real world example of the Problem of Evil. Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with it and get back to me with a logically sound argument for your god's existence.

9/14/2011 7:03:26 AM

Quantum Mechanic

The archbishop is an arch idiot.

9/14/2011 7:10:15 AM

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