“The philosophy of Atheism represents a concept of life without any metaphysical Beyond or Divine Regulator. It is the concept of an actual real, world with its liberating, expanding and beautifying possibilities, against an unreal world, which, with its spirits, oracles, and mean contentment has kept humanity in helpless degradation.”
On the occasion of the Pope’s retirement, I provide at no charge the valedictory remarks I know he would… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on February 14, 2013 at 6:30pm —
Added by Peter Ferguson on June 19, 2012 at 7:04pm —
A wondrous May Day for all of you! As you MUST know, this is the start of Beltane to end on Halloween with Samhain (SAW-Win). Whatever that means. I have an inkling, but as they say, a little too much information is a dangerous thing. Secularly, it has to do with fertility/new spring planting and ends with the harvest. Ah, the harvest. So what better way to celebrate the beginning of planting season with… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 1, 2011 at 12:35pm —
I'm a fiction writer and I attack god and religion in my novels. That's not the main thrust of my sci-fi and horror novels, but it's a constant in all my books (3 1/2 so far). I'm still unpublished but hope that will change this year. So, here is my question.
I wrote a sci-fi novel that takes place about 50 years in the future. One of the characters in the book is the pope of that era. What name should I use for him? Ideally, it would be a name that religious folks see as possible for… Continue
Added by Keith O'Connor on January 3, 2011 at 4:09pm —
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN SU NOMBRE EN VANO)
Seriously, that the Vatican wouldn’t want to cooperate with investigations regarding sex abuse is no news. But the Wikileaks cables are one of the most concrete pieces of evidence (perhaps the most concrete) that we have about the Vatican’s hypocrisy and how unwilling Ratzinger and his minions are to… Continue
Added by Diego on December 12, 2010 at 1:30am —
Yesterday travelled down to London to hook-up with fellow hootoo-er Effers (AKA Alison) to join the Protest The Pope Campaign.
Her account can be read here.
rendezvoused at St Pancras as planned and navigated the tube to Hyde Park, we knew we were in the right area as we began following the devout with these little yellow "Pilgrim… Continue
Added by Richard Healy on September 19, 2010 at 11:30am —
Pope Benedict is in the UK in Birmingham to celebrate the beatification
of Cardinal John Henry Newman this weekend. Is this beatification really
justified based on the evidence of him performing a miracle? Read this
article by John Cornwell in the Times newspaper and decide for
yourselves.For my money it looks like the Catholic Church is up to it's old tricks again. Plus ca change!… Continue
Added by Crystal Shard on September 19, 2010 at 5:57am —
This Saturday, I shall be in London, at the gathering in Hyde Park protesting The Pope's official state Visit to these islands, before marching on Downing Street.http://www.protest-the-pope.org.uk/2010/07/march-and-rally-main-event-for-the-protest-the-pope-campaign/
And I'll be taking… Continue
Added by Richard Healy on September 16, 2010 at 8:00am —
Pope to protected from legal challenge while on state visit to UK
Those Fucking Cowards.
What greater crime than raping children in their care, does that miserable cult have to commit in order to receive it's comeuppance as the stain on human dignity that it is?
I am not surprised but I am fucking angry.
Added by Richard Healy on July 28, 2010 at 6:30pm —
How's your trivia skills where quotes from religious leaders is concerned? I've created a quiz that attempts to demonstrate how fundamentalism is essentially the same no matter what religion the fundamentalist belongs to. Check it out here
Added by Atheist Exile on June 4, 2010 at 12:00am —
There may be much to complain about the Catholic Church, and also the Pope, but can people please stop using phrases like "men who wear dresses" or "a man who wears a dress" in their ridicule of the clergy?
What is the point of such an insult? To emasculate the clerics? To laugh at men who do not wear 'male' clothing? I find such ridicule to be rather offensive, not because I have any particular care for clerics, but because the ridicule is misogynistic. It does nothing but… Continue
Added by Stephen Moore on May 16, 2010 at 2:10am —
For his involvement/complicity in the Catholic priest sexual abuse scandals, the Pope should be sent to his room without dinner. In the least. Maybe he should be made to sit in a corner during mass for an entire month. And be forced to wear a dunce cap all the while. Oh wait . . .
Legal prosecution? Nope. For HE sits on a throne.
I say put the MAN on a bench. Among all the other men of the earth. Treat him as you would all other… Continue
Added by Andrew Bernardin on April 18, 2010 at 9:26am —
The Pope’s letter on child sexual abuse holds lessons for civic society. What he writes to Catholics about religion is a matter between him and them. But the Catholic church also operates within civic… Continue
Added by Michael Nugent on March 22, 2010 at 7:14pm —
In The Name Of the Whip, and of the Flail and of the ...OUCH THAT HURT!
Can it really be said that one who locks himself away in a room, takes a whip or a flail that he has hanging in his closet, kneels or sits and begins beating himself is psychologically healthy? Is it not a sign of distress? Would it not be thought of as a 'cry for help', if you will allow me the cliche, to cause your self physical harm because of an… Continue
Added by Mark on January 30, 2010 at 7:37am —
Issue: What role did the inquisition play in the Catholic Church?
Response: According to Pope John Paul II, “The Inquisition belongs to a tormented phase in the history of the Church, which . . . Christians [should] examine in a spirit of sincerity and open-mindedness.”
Christians [should] examine in a… Continue
Added by Andrew Lafont on December 3, 2009 at 9:56pm —
most times when I compare Christianity with Islam I found it less dangerous and more tolerate-able . but some times priests and the Pope change my mind !
take a look at this New York Times article (his first statement about condoms)
Pope Says Condoms Make AIDS Problem Worse
here at least in Iran mullahs have no problem with condoms or other birth control methods or STD prevention .
How can… Continue
Added by ObscureAtheist on March 19, 2009 at 8:30am —
Here is a good one, according to the Vatican man and women commit different sins.
“Men are more likely to commit lustful sins while women are led down the path of pride, according to a Vatican report carried out by the Pope's personal theologian.”
Does that mean there is different intensity of punishment and separate sections for the genders in "Hell"?
Read entire story… Continue
Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on February 19, 2009 at 8:30am —