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Pope Francis asks forgiveness for priests who sexually abused children (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 13. 26 Replies

Pope Francis made his strongest condemnation yet of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy on Friday, asking for forgiveness and pledging to impose penalties on "men of the church" who harm children."I feel…Continue

Tags: forgiveness, child abuse, Pope Francis

Celebrity Snake Handling Pastor Dies from Snakebite

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ Feb 19. 3 Replies

Jamie Coots who was starring in the reality show, Snake Salvation, died as the result being bitten by a snake he was handling. He was trying to prove that his faith would protect him. Is the…Continue

Tags: Religious Snake Handling, Jamie Coots, Jubinsky

UN Report Vehemently Attacks Vatican Handling of Child Molestation

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 7. 10 Replies

The United Nations has released a report that severely criticizes the way the Catholic Church has handled sexual abuse of children by its clergy. Per the article:  In an unprecedented report, a…Continue

Tags: UN, United Nations, Vatican, Sexual Abuse, Jubinsky

Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades of Child Abuse

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Jan 21. 2 Replies

The Chicago archdiocese of the Catholic Church released documents today revealing that it had hidden decades of sexual molestation of children by priests. The documents were only released in order to…Continue

Tags: Catholic Church, Child Molestation, Chicago Archdiocese, Jubinsky

Spartanburg Soup Kitchen sends Atheist Volunteers packing

Started by Joe Tomberlin. Last reply by matt warren Jan 21. 7 Replies

They don't think we exist in foxholes, and they want to make sure we don't in a few others.Here is the discussion from The Young Turks - …Continue

A Christian Communion - Of Sorts

Started by Pat. Last reply by T Andrew Klatt Jan 20. 4 Replies

One of the hallmarks of Christian worship is communion. Where the adherent commits ritualized, or if a Catholic, real cannibalism of the body of the late and not so great JC.Well, from the wonderful…Continue

UN Grills Vatican on Child Absuse

Started by John Jubinsky Jan 16. 0 Replies

The United Nations questioned Vatican officials on Thursday about the appropriateness of the way that child abuse by priests was handled by the Church when it became known to higher Church officials.…Continue

Tags: United Nations, Vatican, UN, Jubinsky, Child Abuse

Pope Francis calls for power to move away from Vatican (BBC News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Nov 30, 2013. 6 Replies

Pope Francis has called for power in the Catholic Church to be devolved away from the Vatican, in the first major work he has written in the role. In…Continue

Tags: Vatican, women, Pope Francis

Pope Francis' latest surprise: a survey on the modern family (World News via NBC News)

Started by Loren Miller Nov 11, 2013. 0 Replies

Pope Francis is shaking things up again.The pontiff with a penchant for surprises is making new waves by launching a survey of his flock on issues facing modern families — from gay marriage to…Continue

Tags: survey, Pope Francis

Teaching in a Religious World - by Tori Parker

Started by Tori Parker. Last reply by Craigart14 Nov 9, 2013. 8 Replies

This is my weekly writing at schoolofdoubt.com about life as an atheist teacher. I'd love your support -- you can never have too  many awesome atheists reading your work ;)…Continue

'Under God' part of Pledge of Allegiance under review in Massachusetts (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 4, 2013. 11 Replies

The Pledge of Allegiance is recited in classrooms across the country every morning -- and because of the words "under God," it is heard in courtrooms across the country seemingly just as often these…Continue

Tags: under god, Pledge of Allegiance, Massachusetts

Pa. governor's attorneys: Gays, like children, can't marry (CBSNews.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 1, 2013. 7 Replies

HARRISBURG, Pa. -  Marriage licenses given to same-sex couples in the state are invalid because the couples were barred from marrying, just like 12-year-olds, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's attorneys…Continue

Tags: D. Bruce Hanes, Tom Corbett, gay marriage, Pennsylvania

New Jersey rejects 'ATHEIST' vanity plate for being offensive (Auto Blog)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 28, 2013. 8 Replies

Every state has different rules governing what can and can't be displayed on vanity license plates. Not only do they vary, but many are vague about what combinations of letters and/or numbers are…Continue

Tags: New Jersey, David Silverman

Judge Bars Oklahoma From Implementing Anti-Sharia Law (HuffPost)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Humble Pie Aug 18, 2013. 5 Replies

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Oklahoma's attorney general said on Friday he was reviewing the decision of a U.S. judge that barred the state from adopting a measure that would ban its state courts from…Continue

Tags: Oklahoma, sharia

Mother Teresa Humanitarian Image A 'Myth,' New Study Says (HuffPost)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 12, 2013. 30 Replies

A new study by Canadian academics says Mother Teresa was a product of hype who housed the poor and sick in shoddy conditions, despite her access to a fortune.The Times of India, reporting on the…Continue

Tags: University of Ottawa, University of Montreal, Christopher Hitchens, The Missionary Position, fraud

15 things everyone would know if there were a liberal media (Daily Kos)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Humble Pie Aug 10, 2013. 3 Replies

Daily Kos contributor akadjian has written a brilliant piece, citing a number of stories which have gotten varying degrees of…Continue

Tags: liberal media

The Atheist Academic V: Change a Few Words?

Started by Tori Parker Jul 13, 2013. 0 Replies

Why is it okay to discriminate against atheists? I open up a discussion...…Continue

Vatican Monsignor Accused of Taking 600 Thousand Euros and Ilegally Attempting to Move 20 Million More

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 6, 2013. 5 Replies

A monsignor working as an accountant for the Vatican has been accused of taking 600,000 Euros from a Vatican bank and attempting to illegally move (possibly with the intent to steal) 20,000,000 more.…Continue

Tags: Money Laundering, Vatican, Jubinsky

My new article: How to tell if there's a church/state violation in schools...

Started by Tori Parker Jun 22, 2013. 0 Replies

Read and comment, if you would! :)…Continue

Vatican Corrects Pope - Says Atheists and Other non-Catholics Going to Hell

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Loren Miller May 31, 2013. 6 Replies

On May 22, 2013 Pope Francis held a Mass in which he said that even Atheists who do good could be saved. The infallible one was soon corrected by the Vatican to the point that Atheists and other…Continue

Tags: Vatican Corrects Pope, Jubinsky

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2012 at 7:53pm

Ye Gads! What will people dream up next for a new religion and beliefs?  I think we are better off going back to nature and just paying attention to what we do, how it affects our environment and our community, and then be more compassionate! 

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 28, 2012 at 1:19pm

David, you are completely right. I was just trying to explain how it is taught to Mormons and in their theology. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

Comment by David W on February 28, 2012 at 12:09pm

Tony wrote: "These baptisims have no effect unless..."

These Baptisms have NO effect, period. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 28, 2012 at 11:00am

Jessica, you are welcome to claim the "Perdition" name as you wish!  We could also add a scouting version, and call it "The Children of Perdition".  You are right, the baptising of dead people is creepy, meaningless, and a strange sort of intrusion into other families lives.  I would also like to hear about why there is such a focus on holocaust victims.

Comment by Jessica Berman on February 28, 2012 at 10:44am
LOL if you do start a club can there be Daughters too?
Comment by Jessica Berman on February 28, 2012 at 10:41am
Just out of curiosity do you know why Holocaust victims are of special interest? Having relatives whose time, date and location of murder by the SS are publicly available online I wonder about them. Even though I know it's meaningless I find the idea of Mormons secretly baptizing them creepy and insulting. Is there a list kept? Also who decides which people are baptized?
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 28, 2012 at 10:33am

"Sons of Perdition" would be a great name for a social club, like "Oddfellows" and "Knights of Columbus".

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 28, 2012 at 9:38am

Some " clarification" ? from an ex-Mormon here. These baptisims have no effect unless the person who has been baptised accepts them. In Mormon theology, when you die, you either go to paradise or spirit prison. Generally speaking, paradise are for those who are Mormons, or some others that lived an acceptable life here on earth, while spirit prison is for those who "died in darkness" never having had the chance of hearing of Christ. The people in paradise go to spirit prison and preach the gospel, and those that accept Mormonism there are saved and become members of the church. It should be noted that Mormons are basically universalists, that the only people that are thrown into outer darkness [Hell] are those who have rejected the church and Christ [like me]. Also known as sons of perdition. So I got that to look forward to. However, my friend, if I may call you that, Mr. Sentient Biped, will make it to heaven, albiet a very low level. Sorry about your luck.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 28, 2012 at 9:33am

That billboard idea is priceless!  I love that!

Comment by Jessica Berman on February 28, 2012 at 9:24am
Sorry Sentient Biped you're too late for some of them - Hitler & Stalin are already baptized Mormons. Someone even suggested using their pictures on one of those Mormon billboards "We're Mormons" :-)

Sorry I can't find who first suggested the idea.
 

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