Since then the international value of Mussolini's nest-egg has mounted until it now exceeds £500m. In 2006, at the height of the recent property bubble, the Vatican spent £15m of those funds to buy 30 St James's Square. Other UK properties are at 168 New Bond Street and in the city of… Continue
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Added by SecularCortex13.x on July 13, 2012 at 11:09pm —
Religion Is Abomination
Preface: I’m not gay, but if I were I’d be pissed at some bronze-age fisherman or goat-herder declaring my genetic sexual proclivities to be “Abomination”—to be loathed or deplored. I have news for you, I’d say, the whole screwy religion has caused more misery and suffering than same-sex lovemaking ever could. At least nobody gets hurt when safely and consensually performed. It’s time we turn the tables… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on May 4, 2012 at 12:00pm —
While listening to the Ask An Atheist (One Nation Indivisible) podcast, I heard that the Vatican is coming down hard on American… Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on April 28, 2012 at 3:33pm —
I've been reading a series of books by David Weber called the Safehold series. Weber is an interesting writer. I'm not really a "fan" as in I adore his works and all that but his books do keep one busy. The plot of Safehold is complicated. It begins eight hundred years before the main part of the story gets underway at a time the human race was at war with a race called the Gbaba that was determined to extinguish humanity from the universe. Humanity was loosing the war. As a last ditch… Continue
Added by Ted Gresham on March 2, 2012 at 4:50pm —
Only 14% of the German population think the popes visit would be "important" for them.
(Source in german)
86 % actually don't care personally. Even the majority of catholics (63% of them) think that the visit doesnt play a major role in their life. 26% say its "totally unimportant", 37% say its "rather unimportant".
All this just… Continue
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on September 14, 2011 at 10:33am —
Added by Edwin Rivera on August 29, 2011 at 8:18am —
Over the past week I have engaged a number of christians on Twitter, and it seems as though evidence for beliefs, and specifically, what is it that makes beliefs valid or invalid. So I want to address directly the nature of valid and invalid beliefs, and then would like to shift my focus to one tweeter in particular and the pope and some comments he recently made.
Because christians and atheists always seem to start running into problems here, each criticizing the other of not having… Continue
Added by Brian Bridson on July 16, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 14, 2011 at 5:43pm —
It's hard to introduce such a grave subject to a generally light-hearted podcast, but here I am willing to try. This is another BBC documentary, this time exposing the official coverup by the Vatican of sex-abuse by priests and others with trusted positions with the Church (big "C").
Sex Vatican 1
Leslie Gore * You Don't Own Me
Ennio Morricone * Giu… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 11, 2011 at 8:25pm —
Speaking about morality that comes with religion, especially organized catholic religion headed by the pope .... let's take a look at some unmentioned realities of that morality
You can't have a coin with only one side.
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 17, 2011 at 6:11am —
I think it is a worthy question to ask what is wrong with the world if it takes the allowance of an 83 year old celibate man wearing a costume to finally be able to have protected sex.… Continue
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 21, 2010 at 12:00pm —
In a recent visit to London, the Holy Vicar of Christ continues with the past lies of the Catholic Church, continues to shirk the responsibility of his Church, and continues to spread misconceptions that are obviously false.…
Added by Eric R. on September 19, 2010 at 8:35pm —
Added by Brianna Starfish on June 17, 2010 at 3:45am —
On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI visited the famed Shroud of Turin and prayed. One can only guess than he must have prayed that this entire pedophilia scandal would disappear. Read the rest of this article
Added by Staks Rosch on May 3, 2010 at 2:36pm —
Added by Staks Rosch on April 24, 2010 at 6:30pm —
The Catholic sex scandal continues and the Vatican has continued to blame everyone except themselves. Most Catholics in America don’t even agree with the Pope on a growing list of important issues and yet they continue to go to church and donate money which gets funneled back to the Vatican to fight for and against issues they don’t agree with and to protect pedophile priests from getting prosecuted.
Read the rest of this article… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 23, 2010 at 10:11am —
There is a terrible double standard going on in the world today. Could you imagine how society at large would respond if the headlines of the morning newspapers reported that the largest atheist group in the world had allowed members of their group to molest children? What if the atheist group used member donations to help those who had molested children to move to other areas of the country or even other countries entirely in order to avoid prosecution? … Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 20, 2010 at 10:14am —
This is just too cool not to share. Last week, I submitted an idea for a t-shirt to tshirthell.com for their "Topical Idea Contest
And they actually chose my idea
, which is now for sale on their site!
Added by Aiden on April 16, 2010 at 12:08pm —
The Pope is the leader of the largest single religious organization in the world. The Catholic Church prides itself of their strong faith in God, their Lord and Savior. Now that the Pope and the Church are in the middle of a worldwide scandal and literally a billion people are praying for them, I have to wonder if God will answer those prayers.
This really is a test of the Pope’s faith since he and the Vatican have all but ignored the actual scandal. Instead of being open to world… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 14, 2010 at 11:16am —