I wrote Arrest the Pope
six months ago. Now Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and others are calling for his arrest in the Huffington Post.
My reasons go further back but are we're talking the same language. Dawkins wants to put Benedict XVI in jail for facilitating child molestation. I say the… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on April 12, 2010 at 12:17pm —
PZ Myers had an interesting story on his blog this morning. Apparently the Connecticut legislature is pushing a bill designed to eliminate the statute of limitation on child sex abuse cases. Of course the Catholic Church is less than pleased. I wonder why?
Connecticut's three Roman Catholic bishops issued a join statement opposed to this bill which has already passed the Connecticut House. In the letter, they urge their parishioners to fight against this bill using some interesting… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 12, 2010 at 9:57am —
One of the main reasons why the Catholic Church attempted to cover up the abuses that their priests where engaged in was because it would ultimately impact on the Church’s bottom line. The Catholic Church is after all a business. Check out the rest of this Article
Added by Staks Rosch on April 8, 2010 at 8:41am —
Over the last few weeks, more and more of the mainstream media have been talking about the “crisis in the Vatican” or “Pope-gate.” More and more of the general public including Catholics are becoming outraged. The systematic cover-up and protection of child rapists and sexual assault on children is not easy to defend against. But they are trying.Read the Rest of this Article
Added by Staks Rosch on March 31, 2010 at 10:36am —
If the Catholic Church ended the practice of priest celibacy, would that put an end to the recent scandal? No, in fact even if the priests put an end to the practice of child rape and the systematic cover-up of such crimes that would still not end this scandal. This week, the Washington Post’s “On Faith” section addresses the issue of Pope Benedict's response to sex abuse by clergy.… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on March 30, 2010 at 12:29pm —
Last September 14, I posted “Impeach the Pope.” Last year he said he was “deeply ashamed” for the misconduct of American priests for sexual
intrigues with children and other disgraceful behavior.
Now it's hit home. In the diocese (or is it… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on March 19, 2010 at 10:26am —
Mehmet Ali Agca is the Turkish gunman who shot but failed to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981. On January 18 2010 he is due to be released from his prison in Ankara.
"For around 30 years I have been staying in cells on my own. I experienced hell on earth. But in spite of everything I am well. I feel good in myself both physically and psychologically," he said. Many have questioned this self-diagnosis as Agca seems to be on a quest to anoint himself as the new… Continue
Added by Richard Mankiewicz on January 14, 2010 at 8:06pm —
Did you ever stop to think what life would be like if Christian thought never happened? In the twenty-first century we should be living in an earthly paradise. Species consciousness would have given it to us.
The fact is Christian thought crippled and stultified the progress of consciousness. We have species consciousness for only 150 years since the publication of Origin of Species
—and even then the Church tried to render Darwin’s ideas ineffectual and worthless. The… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on October 9, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Consider what Pope Benedict’s organization did to freethinkers and scientists during the days of the witch hunts and human sacrifices. The Catholic Church murdered and tortured thousands of deep thinkers and thereby stultified and fossilized human thought and curiosity. Humans should have evolved into a spiritual entity by now.
Left to me, I would do to him what the church did to Galileo. I would place him under house arrest in one of his many mansions—the church loves real estate.… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on September 14, 2009 at 10:06pm —
Back ten centuries ago, the Pope decided that all the Muslims had to leave Jerusalem. Naturally there was a big uproar from the Muslim community. So the Pope made a deal. He would have a religious debate with a member of the Muslim community. If the Muslim won the debate, all the Muslims could stay. If the Pope won, all the Muslims would have to leave.
The Muslims realised that they had no choice. They looked around for a champion who could defend their faith, but no one wanted… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on August 9, 2009 at 5:13am —
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(AP) – LES COMBES, Italy — Pope Benedict XVI said Wednesday that his guardian angel was clearly acting "on superior orders" when he let the pontiff fall and break his wrist this month. Continue
The 82-year-old pope said in a lighthearted tone that: "Perhaps…
Added by Billy Deaton on July 30, 2009 at 9:15pm —
On his trip to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI declared that traditional Church teachings are the only failsafe way to prevent the spread of STIs. So I decided to take a look at what science has to say about it and found that not only is traditional abstinence-only education an abject failure (ex: 82% of virginity pledgers deny their pledge later and have just one less partner than non-pledgers), it's also dangerous to the public at large. (… Continue
Added by Greg F. on March 19, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Ross Douthat of the Atlantic needs to rethink his line of attack when he goes after the atheist menace on his blog. Why? Because when facing people asking for empiricism and tangible evidence, focusing on probability and unconvincing recounts of things like personal experiences just doesn't work. His first instance of completely missing the point was in his invocation of the Pope in a post about the atheist bus campaign he labeled "anti-theist" in a case study of a poisoning the well… Continue
Added by Greg F. on February 2, 2009 at 12:20am —
PZ Myers has done it again. He has quite a habit of doing it.
A recent entry in his Blog is not only funny in its own right but has resulted in a lengthy and highly hilarious interchange among blog followers.
I would strongly recommend that you find an hour or so to devour it. I suggest that you refrain from drinking while doing so. It is dangerous to your health to drink and… Continue
Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on January 16, 2009 at 3:00pm —
You may have seen this but its new to me.
The Pope arrives in heaven, where St. Peter awaites him. St. Peter asks the Pope who he is.
The Pope : I am the Pope.
St. Peter: Who? There's no such name in my book.
The Pope : I'm the representative of God on Earth.
St. Peter: Does God have a representative? He didn't tell me...
The Pope : But I am the leader of the Catholic… Continue
Added by Fr33think3r on December 22, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Pope Benedict XVI
Tuesday 17th November 2008
I know you’re a well known defender of traditional Catholic doctrine and values, but there is a problem within the third World countries such as the Christian nation I presently live in. The Philippines consists of hordes of faithful Catholic followers that live in poverty.
The problem seems to be looked at the wrong way by you and your present administration… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 26, 2008 at 4:00am —
Re-post from Subjects Of Interest Blog
For those of you who live somewhere other than Australia you may not realise that Sydney recently become the epicentre of all things Catholic. World Youth Day, whatever it actually is, kicked off with a concert of truly biblical proportions. It featured the best Christian talent the Catholics could afford such as Guy Sebastian, Damien Leith (representing the Irish protestants) and Shannon Noll… Continue
Added by Subjects Of Interest on August 5, 2008 at 5:59pm —
Earlier this year Pope Benedict XVI said, "hell is a place where sinners really do burn in an everlasting fire, and not just a religious symbol designed to galvanise the faithful". By contrast, in 1999 Pope John Paul II said hell was, "the ultimate consequence of sin itself. Rather than a place, hell indicates the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy".
According to the catholic dogma of papal infallibility, which… Continue
Added by Rosa on July 21, 2008 at 9:11pm —