The Pope has blamed Irish bishops for their mishandling of "unspeakable crimes" by priests, but reporter Mick Peelo reveals how not only did the Vatican secretly block the bishop's efforts to improve child protection and bring abuser priests to justice, but were every bit as inept in their own handling of abuse. (RTE)
Watch the video of the RTE documentary here. (You must select the video manually.… Continue
I can't even begin to describe how disgusting, humiliating, inhumane, cruel, pervert this is. I just wished that the "officers" as well as the laughing people could get a taste of what they do to… Continue
It seems that every day there is another case of child abuse exposed within religious organizations. Religious leaders try to capitalize on the cases, as evidence of evil in the world and pass off the blame on the Devil. They even point to increasing secularism in Western society as the reason for so many cases. And, they are right. It is because…
This morning I came across a profoundly disturbing report about one
school for disabled and/or disturbed children with severe behavior problems – sometimes self-mutilating, often seriously difficult to… Continue
The Roman Catholic Church has, the reader may well be aware, found itself in a bit of a bother. The Church has discovered, much to its chagrin, that covering up sexual assaults against children is not the done thing. More so when those clergy known to engage in such acts are shunted around from parish to parish, only to continue in such acts.
Rightfully, the Church has been much criticised for this approach of the past many decades. Finally forced to acknowledge the practice, rather… Continue
v 0.1 Atheism is the default setting at birth It requires harsh and strict child abuse to turn children into non-atheists
v 0.6 after some thought I think is should change these statements into questions
Is atheism the default setting at birth? Would a child growing up in
a free world in which reason and a humanistic world view are the
standard invent its own gods?
Does It require harsh and strict child abuse to turn children… Continue
Here in the Not My God penthouse, I focus on stories of atheists that are particularly difficult and moving for the purposes of illustration and because this obviously makes for a more interesting book. So if anyone out there thinks I cherry-pick the extremes, yes, I am, but that’s sort of the point.
Hey party people (and non-party people, too). I've got a bunch of new posts up at Angie the Anti-Theist for you to check out, comment on, and ya know, pimp around the internet :)
I regularly post new updates on my Twitter (@antitheistangie) and on my Facebook (Angie Jackson). So feel free to stalk me on the internet (within reason ya'll - I know where the restraining order office is.)
AN: Please check this out at Good Reason News, where there's also a short video you can watch. Thanks, Billy.
It should come as no surprise to my frequent readers that I don't believe anyone can see the future. (puts on southern preacher voice) But, folks, would you believe I done seen right thar into that dar don future over yonder?
How does the idea of a “Catholic child” not make you sick? The child isn’t being given a choice whatsoever in their religion. Their parents have already made a decision for them before they can even make a good decision. Young children are very impressionable and you scare the shit out of them with fear of eternal damnation, that will stick with them. Indoctrinating children is easily equivalent to brainwashing. I think its truly a form of child abuse.
AN: I wrote an advertisement for the religious plea in the voice of a lawyer or something. My cynicism glad was about to burst, so I had to write this. Of course, it can also be read and commented upon at Good reason News.
Have you committed a crime, but now the courts want to punish you? How dare they!? Maybe it's time… Continue
This excerpt begins with me watching 30 children for 3 days while their parents attend my grandmother's faith healing lecture, held in the clubhouse of a south Florida trailer park. This all happened in the fall of my Freshman year of high school.
Alexander was two years old, blond, quiet and sweet. He was one of the kids still in diapers, but he was the only one in cloth ones. I thought they were gross, messy, and more work; I was worried about sticking him with one of the… Continue
Think tank concludes that Sharia courts should not be recognised in Britain
Sharia courts should not be recognised under Britain’s 1996 Arbitration Act, according to a new report from independent think-tank Civitas.
According to Denis MacEoin, author of Sharia Law or ‘One Law For All’?, sharia courts operating in Britain may be handing down rulings that are inappropriate to this country because they are linked to elements in Islamic law that are seriously out of… Continue
To the best of my knowledge, Helen Ukpabio and Nigeria's Liberty Gospel Church haven't been posted about here before (hint: it's considerate to do a search for existing discussions before generating a whole new one. Both 'Hitler' and 'abortion' have shelf lives). Child witches in Africa have been discussed, but Liberty Gospel takes the horror and idiocy to a whole new level. I am pretty speechless.… Continue
The following is an excerpt from my upcoming autobiography "Exodus from Zion".
I don’t know that he ever wanted to be with me. He certainly didn’t want me to leave, but my misery meant nothing to him, and on some level I think he must have enjoyed causing me pain. Our whole relationship sucked. It was an exercise in masochism and I finally learned what it was like to have someone treat me as worthless as I felt I was.
I married him because I was pregnant, but I left… Continue