Quoting an internet Atheist known as HolyKoolaid:
If Christians didn't want the Quran taught in school, what made them think the rest of us wanted their holy texts shoved down our throats? Religion stifles progress and slows humanity down. Whether it was the blocking of stem cell research, the Pope speaking out against condom use in AIDs-ridden parts of Africa, covering up child rape to protect the faith, or simply the exaltation of faith over science, I saw how muchdamage was done by religion.
Let's deal with it point by point:
If Christians didn't want the Quran taught in school,
I do want Quran taught in Muslim schools to Muslim children of Muslim parents - just as I want Catholic Catechism taught in Catholic schools to Catholic children of Catholic parents. What I do not want is all children of all parents being forced to same school.
what made them think the rest of us wanted their holy texts shoved down our throats?
Excellent point against compulsory school!
Religion stifles progress
Sure, that is what Nimrod complained of when Hebrews were out of his rocket project.
But if Cape Canaveral and Bajkonur finally saw rocket projects launched, it is partly thanks to Hebrews who had refused to take part in the building of the Tower of Babel - since the newer rocket projects were based in a culture at least partly still heir to Abrahamic religion.
and slows humanity down.
God slowed humanity down at Genesis 11:1-9.
If God had allowed Nimrod to make his rocket project with Uranium, there would have been no space travel, just another mushroom cloud, well before Hiroshima and too soon after those in what the Mahabharata Wars presumely were like.
Whether it was the blocking of stem cell research,
Where excellent results have been obtained in adult stem cells - thanks precisely to those blocking. But thanks for admitting you like the idea of a murdered fœtus having his or her cells indefinitely reused for research.
the Pope speaking out against condom use in AIDs-ridden parts of Africa,
"Benedict XVI" was not the Pope, since he is no Catholic. He also did NOT speak out against condoms enough, what he said was condoms only are not a solution. He should have said, they should not even be a normal part of a solution.
covering up child rape to protect the faith,
Or to protect the Vatican II apostasy ... as much as Atheists like to cover up child rape or teen statutory rape (more often than actual rape on actual children in either case) in popular atheist gym teachers and similar.
or simply the exaltation of faith over science,
OK, how often do you see that? What is the "damage"?
I saw how much damage was done by religion.
If I get you right, the damage done by religion in this last case is religious people being religious ... you may be thankful for your dorm mates who harrassed you at college, I am not for the Atheists who harrassed me at boarding school - except for one point, they showed Protestantism cannot stand alone, it dépends on Catholicism. I had had the idea Catholics and Protestants both depended on same Bible, and once certain conflicts were out of the way one could calmly agree to disagree.
But Protestants got the Bible from Catholics and Jews and Orthodox. It cannot stand on Judaism, since it rejects the NT. It cannot stand on either Catholicism or Orthodoxy - since these share traits they reject. So, I quit being a Protestant and started praying the Rosary thanks to those Atheists. Not exactly what they had counted on, but thanks anyway.
Hans Georg Lundahl
Invention of St Stephen Protomartyr
Hierosolymis Inventio beatissimi Stephani Protomartyris, et sanctorum Gamalielis, Nicodemi et Abibonis, sicut Luciano Presbytero divinitus revelatum est, Honorii Principis tempore.