RELIGION/ATHEISM

Nov 27 09:39

Government Censorship of LewRockwell

Lew Rockwell writes: "Thanks to the friend who let me know that the government naval academy in Annapolis has censored–that is, just won’t tolerate–this LRC post. A Catholic archbishop’s revolutionary discussion of re-privatizing marriage must be banned from viewing as "intolerant."

Nov 27 08:26

DEMONIZATION OF ARABS CONDEMNED BY AMERICAN RABBINICAL COUNCIL

“We cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli Arabs, or calls for the destruction or dismantling of Muslim holy places. Such rhetoric is anathema to the Jewish religious tradition and has no place in civil society. Such rhetoric is wrong and must be repudiated, whether it is voiced by lay leaders, community leaders or rabbis.”

Nov 26 15:22

Israel’s model of political despair in Jerusalem

Jonathan Cook says Israeli policy in Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied West Bank is turning the Palestinian-Israeli conflict into an “unmanageable colonial conflict that risks heading towards religious conflagration

Nov 25 06:16

Catholic Archbishop: "Leviathan doesn't care if you see Jesus in your grilled cheese sandwich – unless you suggest that other people should see him too."

Separation of marriage from the state gathers surprising steam in mainstream Catholic discourse

Nov 24 10:11

Texas textbook controversy puts Moses in the spotlight

Even if the American Founding Fathers themselves were not "Moses deniers" to the extent that they perceived him as a myth—although there is evidence that some of them questioned the historicity of another biblical figure, Jesus Christ—the textbooks overemphasize Moses's role in the American Constitution and omit the horrors represented biblically in his name. These atrocities attributed to Moses include wanton slaughter of thousands of non-Israelites such as the 30,000 Midianite men, woman and children in Numbers 31.

According to the Bible, Moses inquired of his men whether or not they had killed all the women and taken the virgin girls for their sex slaves, ordering them to do so:

Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him. But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. (Num 31:17-18)

Nov 23 10:38

Pope Saint John Paul II on "The Propaganda Machine, Widespread Use Of Another Deadly Instrument Of War"

It's not often noted that that a famous Catholic canonized saint gave speeches decrying war propaganda, which, as he put it, is "directed especially to the young." Pope John Paul II was Canonized on 4/27/14. While Pontiff, he delivered a strong rebuke of "stifling of all freedom through police control and the psychological conditioning resulting from the unilateral use of the media." The pope began "totalitarianism destroys fundamental human freedoms and tramples upon human rights.

Nov 22 08:52

The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring"

Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections.

Nov 22 08:52

Kenya bus killings claimed by Somali group al-Shabab

Gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab say they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people.

Nov 22 06:37

Will the Iran Deal-Wreckers Prevail?

Iran appears ready to sign an agreement tightly constraining its nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions relief, but neocons and other U.S. hardliners appear determined to wreck the deal, which could make Mideast tensions even worse, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar

As of this writing the greatest chance of wrecking it appears to involve not what is going on at the negotiating tables in Europe but instead what the U.S. Congress may do back in Washington to sabotage the work of the diplomats. The energy for the Congressional wrecking ball comes, as it always has, from three sources.

Nov 19 12:16

Christian Pastor files a complaint against a Star of David necklace

A Christian Pastor who was a former American Atheist files a complaint against a teacher wearing a Satanic Star of Israhell violating the state law.

http://www.jesuswasnotajew.org/east-pennsboro-school-is-violating-the-...

Nov 19 08:44

Letter to Pope uncovers pedophile network in Spain

A letter sent to Pope Francis has triggered Spain’s largest clerical sex abuse scandal to date, leading to charges being filed against 10 priests after a college professor wrote to the pontiff to describe sexual abuse he claims to have suffered as a child.

Nov 19 08:36

The Legacy of Merce

On this edition of DTRH Popeye comes back to the airwaves after a month off due to the tragic and extremely untimely death of his beautiful wife Merce. He explains in detail the true meaning of Merce’s favorite quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world” by speaking about what he calls “The Legacy of Merce.” She talked the talk and walked the walk. The world is a better place because of her. After hearing this broadcast hopefully you will be inspired to change your perspective on life, and go be the change you wish to see in the world as Merce did.

Nov 19 07:08

Why the Internet is slowly strangling religion

Increased access to information is making it more difficult for faiths to exert total control over their followers

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Mea Maxima Culpa!

Again, we are seeing a repeat of the history from when Gutenberg rediscovered movable type printing (the Chinese were using it hundreds of years earlier). Prior to Gutenberg, churches were free to re-write the gospels to suit their own agendas, and the laity were forbidden to even touch the book, let alone read it (as most of them could not read). Gutenberg's technological advance meant books were affordable, and Gutenberg published his first bible in 1454. As literacy increased, people began to notice that Gutenberg's version very often did not match what their local church was saying, with the obvious contradictions harming the credibility of the church as a whole. This forced King James to order a "standard" bible to be adopted by all churches in 1611.

I have no problem with people believing what they want, so long as their beliefs are NOT used as an excuse to inflict harm upon others, extract wealth from them, enslave them, or to justify wars. My problem is with organizations created solely to exploit myths and beliefs for wealth and commercial power. History proves that religion is a tool of human enslavement. Even the Bible approves of slavery.

LEVITICUS 25:44-46

" As for your male and female slaves whom you may have; you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations that are round you. You may also buy from among the strangers who sojourn with you and their families that are with you, who have been born in your land; and they may be your property. You may bequeath them to your sons and after you, to inherit as a possession forever; you may make slaves of them, but over your brethren the people of Israel you shall not rule, one over the other, with harshness."

No religion has ever set its followers free from the oppressions of the organized hierarchy of that religion (with the possible exception of the historical Jesus himself). Religion teaches unquestioning obedience. Religion is slavery. I oppose such slavery as earnestly and staunchly as my ancestors opposed the slave ships and the slave policies of the Confederacy.

I am not anti god (for one can hardly oppose something which does not exist). I simply wish to set people free from all forms of oppression and exploitation.

See also FROM THOSE WONDERFUL FOLKS WHO BROUGHT YOU THE INQUISITION!

Nov 18 18:37

On Faith, Family, and America's Future: A Conversation With Dr. Ron Paul

Popular economist Jerry Robinson discusses faith, family, and America's future with former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul.

Nov 17 15:54

Catholic Bishops condemn "Israeli occupation" & mistreatment of Palestinians; tell Jews that "use of scripture to wrongly justify injustices is not acceptable."

As our crazy federal government constantly issues declarations supporting their undying support for our 'special friend' Israel, it's worth recalling a groundbreaking religious document from the Vatican just four years ago. For all the religious people who are deluded into believing that Jews are "God's chosen people" and that they therefore must support the actions of the current country called Israel, here is a reality check for you. Below the excerpts from the Vatican document SYNODUS EPISCOPORUM BULLETIN is the official LibertyFight.com 'Resolution that Israel Isn't Our Special Friend And Doesn't deserve Special Privileges Based on a Misinterpretation of Scripture'. Please send it to your Catholic and protestant friends.

The bishops then criticize the "Israeli occupation" of Palestine and the mistreatment of the Palestinian people through military checkpoints, demolition of homes, lack of freedom, economic disturbance, etc. in the region:

Nov 17 08:31

Hilary Mantel: Coalition government more brutal to poor and immigrants than Thomas Cromwell was

Hilary Mantel has claimed that the Coalition’s policies towards the poor and immigrants are more brutal than the measures introduced by Thomas Cromwell, during an interview in which she attacked a “mood of harshness” which has taken hold in Britain.

Cromwell To Ebenezer Pratt of the Mulheim Synagogue in Amsterdam, 16th June 1647:

— “In return for financial support will advocate admission of Jews to England: This however impossible while Charles living. Charles cannot be executed without trial, adequate grounds for which do not at present exist. Therefore advise that Charles be assassinated, but will have nothing to do with arrangements for procuring an assassin, though willing to help in his escape.” —

To Oliver Cromwell From Ebenezer Pratt, 12th July 1647:

Nov 16 12:49

Inmate on food strike over kosher diet

A Connecticut inmate awaiting execution for his role in the killings of a woman and her two daughters says he is refusing to eat prison food that he believes is not kosher.

Nov 16 07:51

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [NOVEMBER 16, 2014]

Nov 15 09:31

Paedophile priest Daniel Curran in court on fresh child abuse charges

Fr Daniel Curran (64) has already been jailed for abusing more than a dozen boys over a 17-year period.

At Downpatrick Magistrates Court yesterday Curran, of Bryansford Avenue, Newcastle, was charged with four further sex offences committed against a child in the 1990s.

He is accused of gross indecency and indecent assault.

Curran allegedly abused the child sometime between August 8, 1990 and August 7, 1995.

Nov 15 09:11

Priest accused of historic sexual abuse allegations

A Catholic priest has been charged with a string of sex offences dating back 30 years.

Canon Mortimer Stanley returned to Greater Manchester from his home in Ireland to face the allegations at Bury Magistrates court today.

The Crown Prosecution Service authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Canon Stanley, 82, after complaints by former pupils at a Rochdale school.

He is accused of 17 charges of indecent assault on a girl under 14 between 1977 and 1988.

The allegations involve ten victims. All the alleged victims were pupils at St Vincent’s Primary School, which has been historically linked to the parish.

Nov 15 07:24

Amazing architecture, a kaleidoscope of colours and breathtaking symmetry: Stunning images show the beauty of Iranian mosques

Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji may have just found his true calling: capturing the little-seen breathtaking beauty of Iran's most dazzling mosques.

The 24-year-old physics student, who lives in Babol in Iran's Mazandaran province, pursues his passion for photography on the side.

Having no formal training whatsoever, Ganji has honed his eye by reading articles and watching Internet tutorial videos, and has a particular affinity for photographing historical architecture.

Nov 14 15:09

Israeli politicians inciting murder and mayhem

Uri Avnery argues that the actions of irresponsible Israeli politicians – from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Minister of Home Security Yitzhak Aharonowitz – is paving the way for a Palestinian uprising.

Nov 14 08:42

Christopher Hitchens Revises the Ten Commandments

Nov 14 08:27

Small Town May Be First In U.S. To Tax Its Churches

Nome, Alaska, is a tiny town of less than 4000 people. Despite its size, its name is well-known, showing up in popular culture venues from "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" of the 1950's, to "The X-Files," to "The Simpsons Movie." And Nome is the finish line of the 1049 mile-long Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Nome, Alaska, may one day soon be known for another reason: as the first American town to tax its churches.

Nov 12 12:30

How to suck at your religion

Nov 11 13:26

Global Watch Weekly focuses on the bizarre beliefs of Scientology

This edition of the Global Watch Weekly focuses on the bizarre beliefs of Scientology and what influenced its founder Ron Hubbard to develop a movement with such a strange view on the origins of the human race and the universe. This brilliant supporting video documentary is an insider view of Scientology beliefs and practices showing the different levels of understanding and hierarchy within he movement (Ignore and close down the silly pop ups that appear during the first minute of the video).

Nov 11 05:38

The endgame of the US ‘Islamic State’ strategy

The creation of the IS as the sectarian Sunni alternative against Iran’s ruling allies in Baghdad and Damascus was and is still the US tactic towards its strategic endgame. Until the time the US strategy succeeds in wrestling Baghdad from Iran influence back into its fold as a separating wedge between Iran and Syria, the IS will continue to serve US strategy and so far Obama’s strategy is working.

Nov 10 12:22

Nicki Minaj Slammed for Anti-Semitic Images in Lyric Video

Queen of controversy Nicki Minaj is being accused of promoting anti-semitic images in the lyric video for her new song "Only," a collaboration with Lil Wayne, Drake, and Chris Brown. The Anti-Defamation League and Twitter viewers have called out the "Anaconda" rapper for several photos that draw comparisons to Nazism.

Note: Had enough yet!

Nov 10 11:57

Discovering Iran — Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Marcel Proust said: “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” During the past two decades, I visited Iran on numerous occasions staying 10-14 days at a time. This time around, I stayed for 2 months and heeding Proust, I carried with me a fresh pair of eyes. I discarded both my Western lenses as well as my Iranian lenses and observed with objective eyes. It was a formidable journey that left me breathless.

It is hard to know where to start a travel log and how to describe a newfound world in a few pages. However, given the obsession with the status of women, it is perhaps appropriate to start with the women in Iran as I perceived them.

Nov 10 10:53

HOW A NON ISSUE CAN LEAD TO A WAR IN ISRAEL

Anyone who wants to track the progress Israel has made on the steep slope toward fanaticism, religiosity and backwardness must examine its relationship to the Temple Mount. Anyone who insists on labeling Israel a modern Western country can’t ignore the extraordinary change that has taken place in recent years. And anyone who still thinks this is a nonreligious society must heed the dark and insane forces that motivate it.

In no country in the West — which Israel pretends to belong to, more and more in vain — does an archeological site turn into an “existential foundation” and excuse for bloodshed. In no country in the West is holiness a matter of policy.

Nov 10 08:11

Former Christian Minister: Why I Left Christianity and Started an Atheist Church

Sunday Assembly Seattle is a franchise of Sunday Assembly, which made headlines around the world in 2013 as London’s new atheist church.

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So, I guess they sit around and ask "Is nothing sacred?" :)

Nov 09 08:01

CBS2 Exclusive: Statue Of Christ Desecrated At Belle Harbor Church

The Statue of the Risen Christ is missing both hands, and had what appeared to be a stripe of paint running across its arms.

Doyle took CBS2 to the prayer garden where the vandalism happened. It was part of the church’s memorial to the victims of both the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center, and the American Airlines Flight 587 crash in Belle Harbor a couple of months later.

It was not clear exactly when the statue was vandalized. A parishioner found the damage on Tuesday, and said the severed hands were right in front, on the ground, folded in prayer.

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I expect Muslims will get the blame for this.

Nov 08 09:37

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [NOVEMBER 8, 2014]

Nov 08 03:57

How Many Muslim Countries Has the U.S. Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980?

To get a full scope of American violence in the world, it is worth asking a broader question: how many countries in the Islamic world has the U.S. bombed or occupied since 1980?

Nov 07 15:18

Britons say religion does more bad than good, atheists ‘more moral’ than believers

Nearly two-thirds of British people stated that religion causes more harm than it brings benefits, according to a new poll, which shows Muslim beliefs at odds with those of the rest of society.

Nov 07 10:03

Priest bolting from parish raises questions

A New Mexico priest has bolted from his parish. Now people have questions: Where did he go, and did he take some of the church’s money with him?

When Father Ravi Kiran transferred from a Catholic Diocese in India to the Gallup Diocese in 2009, he started making changes to Saint Anthony Zuni Mission and School.

Parishoners said he upgraded the parsonage, school and convent, which were all in desperate need of repair.

“Father Ravi was a wonderful priest,” said parishoner Joseph Sweeney. “He increased church attendance. He’s improved the campus tremendously.”

Sources tell KRQE News 13 the way he spent money divided the congregation and some left altogether.

A few weeks ago, to the shock of the congregation and the Diocese, Kiran left and went back to India. A spokesperson for the Diocese says he did not give them notification.

Nov 07 08:20

‘Toxic brand’: Britons say religion does more bad than good, atheists ‘more moral’ than believers

Nearly two-thirds of British people stated that religion causes more harm than it brings benefits, according to a new poll, which shows Muslim beliefs at odds with those of the rest of society.

The poll of 2,004 people conducted by Survation exclusively for Huffington Post UK revealed that nearly two in five Britons have no religious allegiance, with just 56 percent describing themselves as Christians.

The figures for active worship are even more stark, with 60 percent of the population surveyed claiming they are “not religious at all” with only 8 percent saying they are “very religious.”

Nov 06 19:28

“When ancient theologies are used for modern political ends...” (Gospel according to Rabbi Lord Sacks)

Israelis may not behead innocent Palestinians but they sure as hell butcher them in huge numbers with high-tech weaponry paid for by America, then whine when their victims hit back with whatever unsophisticated devices they can lay hands on…

Nov 05 07:40

BIBLEMAN

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Latest sales pitch by the child molesters to get the little kiddies to come unto them!

Nov 01 09:12

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [NOVEMBER 1, 2014]

Oct 27 10:47

Police hunt former head teacher of Florida Islamic school accused of raping students and leaving one needing 'surgical repair'

Police are hunting the former head teacher of a private Islamic school accused of the sexual abuse and rape of two middle school female students.

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Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics!

Oct 27 08:51

Religion is like a penis …

Oct 25 10:04

Pope Francis to investigate 'playboy priests' who posed naked online in scandal-hit disocese

A scandal-ridden Catholic diocese in Italy where priests posted naked photos of themselves on gay websites, raided church coffers and sexually harassed parishioners is to be investigated by a special envoy to Pope Francis.

Oct 25 08:53

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [OCTOBER 25, 2014]

Oct 23 08:33

$8 million dollar settlement has been reached in clergy sex abuse

In a statement released by one of the attorney representing the victims, it said, "No amount of money eliminates the emotional and physical pain of having been sexually molested by someone you trust and respect."

Oct 22 12:55

California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else

A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.

Oct 22 07:30

Anti-gay Christian group threatens to sue hotel for hosting scholars who endorse Israel boycott

The American Center for Law and Justice, a Christian, right-wing legal organization, has written to a Los Angeles hotel warning it against hosting the American Studies Association’s annual meeting next month.

The letter, addressed to the general manager of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, argues that by passing a resolution in support of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions, the American Studies Association (ASA) will practice “unlawful discrimination” over who is permitted to attend the meeting, scheduled to take place 4-9 November.

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There is no connection between supporting BDS and any kind of limits on who can attend the meeting. This will never get to court, but is a desperate attempt by Israel's butt-boys to try to generate negative PR against BDS.

Oct 19 07:05

Atheist Jailed 100 Days for Refusing Religious Drug Rehab Wins $2 Million Settlement

Hazle says he told officials his atheism prevented him from participating in the program and insisted on a non-religious option, which he didn't get. During the 12-step program, staff found Hazle "disruptive," though in a "congenial way," and reported him to his parole officer. Hazle was sent to jail for 100 days for violating his parole. He ended up suing in a federal lawsuit for wrongful incarceration in violation of his religious liberty. It would take seven years and two court rulings for his lawyers to announce Tuesday that Hazle won a $1.95 million settlement against the state of California and its contractor, WestCare California.

Oct 18 08:30

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [OCTOBER 18, 2014]

Minneapolis created law that makes it almost impossible to charge Catholic priests with child sex abuse. Open season for priest boy-rape in Minneapolis.

Oct 17 13:16

Database of Publicly Accused Roman Catholic Priests, Nuns, Brothers, Deacons, and Seminarians in the United States

This database provides convenient access, for law enforcement and other interested persons, to the names of all U.S. Catholic clergy accused of sexually abusing children and/or possessing child abuse images, commonly referred to as child pornography. Links are provided to the publicly filed court documents and mainstream media articles that are the sources for this database, and a factual summary of the allegations is provided for each accused person. This database continues and extends the work done by the Diocese of Tucson, which published the first diocesan list on June 21, 2002, and the approximately two dozen dioceses that have since published lists of their own. Their efforts were based on internal diocesan lists (see a sample from Boston) maintained during the 1990s. Our list also has other precursors, as described in our overview.

Oct 17 06:30

John Hagee: Ebola is God's punishment for Obama 'dividing Jerusalem'

Ebola may be part of God's judgment for President Barack Obama's alleged attempts to "divide Jerusalem," said John Hagee, a San Antonio-based pastor and founder of Christians United For Israel.

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Like I said, everyone is using Ebola to push whatever their own personal agenda is.

Oct 16 08:50

5 Shockingly Cynical Tricks Behind Ancient Religions

Religion is an area that often attracts people with bad intentions. There are preachers who run away with the church's bankroll, cult leaders who molest their followers, and literally all of Scientology. But all those little ploys that modern faith healers and shady preachers use to fleece the masses have been around for thousands of years, and if anything, they've only gotten less inspired over time.

Oct 16 06:12

Washington rabbi arrested for voyeurism over camera hidden in synagogue showers

A prominent Washington rabbi whose congregation includes leading political figures was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of voyeurism, police said.

Rabbi Barry Freundel, 62, was taken into custody by police at his home in the U.S. capital’s upscale Georgetown district, a few blocks from his synagogue, Kesher Israel Congregation.

Washington’s NBC TV affiliate NBC4 reported that Freundel allegedly installed a hidden camera inside the women’s showers at the Orthodox synagogue.

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Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics!

Oct 15 06:48

City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons

The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.

“The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.”

ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five Houston pastors. They filed a motion in Harris County court to stop the subpoenas arguing they are “overbroad, unduly burdensome, harassing, and vexatious.”

“Political and social commentary is not a crime,” Holcomb said. “It is protected by the First Amendment.”

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But it is a violation of the rules governing 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations.

Oct 14 07:13

Palestinian Christians denounce priest for claiming Israel grants them freedom

Yara Salameh was shocked when she watched Jibril Nadaf, a priest from Nazareth, repeat a call on fellow Palestinian Christians to serve in the Israeli military.

Nadaf claimed Israel was the only country in the Middle East where Christians are “not persecuted” during a speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council on 23 September.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Salameh, a 25-year-old pharmacist from the village of Turan, home to both Christians and Muslims, located in the Galilee region of present-day Israel.

“He represents no one but himself. The army he wants us to join is the same one shedding the blood of our innocent brothers and sisters — Palestinian blood just like ours,” she told The Electronic Intifada.

Oct 14 07:02

Catholic ‘breakthrough’: Vatican considers ‘welcoming gifts and qualities of gays’

The Catholic Church, which previously condemned homosexuality as “intrinsically disordered,” is considering embracing homosexual believers, as well as partially accepting same-sex, and other religiously unsanctioned partnerships.

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Like pedophilia?

Oct 12 07:31

Seven Witchcraft Suspects Burned Alive in Tanzania

A local witch doctor was arrested on suspicion of carrying out the killings of seven people accused of witchcraft in Tanzania.

"They were attacked and burnt to death by a mob of villagers who accused them of engaging in witchcraft," Jafari Mohamed, the police chief for the western Kigoma region which borders Burundi, told AFP.

"Five of those killed were aged over 60, while the other two were aged over 40," he added.

Horrific scenes of bodies hacked with machetes and people being burned to death were recounted by relatives of those killed.

Oct 11 07:15

Stephen Hawking, “I’m an Atheist” Creationist Pastor, “He’s a Fool.” Church and Science Debate Back in Public Discourse?

Below is an image of the still theoretical HIggs Boson, considered one of the two fundamental particles that make up all matter that came into existence at moment of the Big Bang.
The question is, as always, “what came before the Big Bang”?
Saint Thomas Aquinas, who died in 1276, asked the question, “what caused the First Cause that caused the existence of the Universe?”

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"You believe that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a woman made from a rib was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

"And you don't understand why I have doubts?"


The good professor has walked into a trap called "The Big Bang", which is not science but religion made to look like science. There are ample reason to suspect it is a lot of nonsense, not the least of which is that a Monk came up with the idea. But science often clings to revealed dogma as willingly as the buy-bull bangers, as Galileo's opposition proved.

Oct 10 08:49

Father Paul Morton suspended amid sex abuse claims

A Roman Catholic priest based in South Lanarkshire has been suspended from his duties while police investigate allegations of historical sex abuse.

A church spokesman said Father Paul Morton would not be living at St Bride's parish in Cambuslang or undertaking any public ministry.

Mass will be said by another priest.

Oct 09 06:55

FROM THOSE WONDERFUL FOLKS WHO BROUGHT YOU THE INQUISITION!

Christopher Columbus

Columbus, having quit the profession of slave trading to become an explorer, sailed for the new world in 1492. Within hours of landing, Columbus had kidnapped 6 natives in order to "christianize" them and make them his servants. Columbus incorrectly reported that the inhabitants of the New World had no religion. After planting a cross, Columbus would say the "Requerimiento", a prayer that officially made the newly found lands Catholic. Since nobody present objected (the natives did not speak latin), the new world became officially the domain of the Catholic church.

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I am reposting this article for two reasons. First, next Monday is Columbus Day. Second, and more important, we are seeing this coordinated propaganda effort to demonize Islam as a violent religion. Well, on the principle of "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" I would invite people to read through this article regarding the horrors visited on the world by Christians throughout the ages, including the Crusades, the Inquisition, the witch burnings, on up to the current scandals involving mass sexual molestations of children by the clergy.

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Oct 08 08:37

Files on Winona Diocese clergy who abused children are made public

Long-sealed records of 14 Catholic priests who worked in four high schools and 45 parishes across southern Minnesota were opened to public scrutiny Tuesday, revealing hundreds of documents indicating that the Diocese of Winona did not report claims of child sex abuse to law enforcement, did not remove offenders from ministry, and continued to financially support the priests even as the patterns of abuse became clear.

The documents also show that the Winona Diocese “anticipates eventual bankruptcy” as a result of that lawsuit and others being filed under the new Minnesota Child Victims Act.

The 14 priests worked in all four high schools in the diocese.

Oct 07 07:56

Indiana trooper pulled over woman to ask if she’d accepted Jesus Christ as her savior: lawsuit

An Indiana woman says a state trooper pulled her over this summer and asked if she had accepted Jesus Christ as her personal lord and savior.

Ellen Bogan said she was stopped in August by Indiana State Trooper Brian Hamilton, who asked whether she had a home church and handed her a pamphlet asking her to “acknowledge she is a sinner.”

“It’s completely out of line and it just — it took me back,” Bogan told The Indianapolis Star.

Oct 06 10:00

WATCH AS ISLAMOPHOBIA GOES LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD

“It’s the only religion that acts like the mafia,” he said of Islam on his program, Real Time with Bill Maher, “that will f–king kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”

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Obviously this man has never studied the history of the inquisition or the witch burnings.

Oct 05 10:36

HOLIDAYS IN ISRAEL ~~ A TIME TO LOVE OR TO HATE

Preparations are underway to usher in a week long holiday in Israel. It is called Succot, or The Feast of the Tabernacles. We eat all of our meals in little booths and the ceilings are usually made of tree branches, allowing the sky to be visible. It is a reminder of the 40 years we roamed in the desert and dwelled in such structures. It is actually quite a fun holiday and a very community oriented one, it is one of my favourites.
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A non Jewish visitor to Jerusalem this week might get the impression that the entire city stands in solidarity with the homeless Palestinians illegally evicted from their homes by settlers. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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Tents have appeared (actually booths) in preparation of the Festival

Oct 05 07:03

Read the genocidal sermon a notable Atlanta rabbi gave this Rosh Hashanah

Last Thursday Rabbi Shalom Lewis of Congregation Etz Chaim in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia gave what can only be understood as a call to genocide in his Rosh Hashanah sermon to welcome in the Jewish new year. The sermon, republished in full below, calls for a war on Islam and Muslims worldwide. Lewis says a “holy crusade” against Islam is needed to”exterminate it utterly and absolutely.”

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Now can you imagine the media frenzy that would erupt if some Christian, or worse, Muslim cleric gave a sermon calling for the extermination of the Jews? Yet here we have a Rabbi calling for genocide, and ABCNNBBCBSFOX could care less!

Oct 05 06:33

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [OCTOBER 5, 2014]

Oct 02 08:31

Christians begin worshipping a tree in Russia after seeing the face of Jesus on its trunk

I guess this is a little more permanent that when Jesus appears on a slice of toast!

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... until the termites show up!

Sep 30 08:37

Missouri man alleging sexual abuse by Catholic priest seeks $13 million from diocese

It has been 30 years, but Kansas City’s Catholic diocese still should pay a heavy price for allowing a now-dead priest to repeatedly sexually abuse a former altar boy, a lawyer for the alleged victim said in court Monday,

kicking off a US$10 million (S$13 million) lawsuit against the diocese. Jon David Couzens, then age 10, said he was molested 20 times over two years in the early 1980s by Monsignor Thomas O’Brien, who died in 2013. Couzens was deeply involved in Catholic school and church activities.

The alleged abuse included an encounter in which O’Brien forced Couzens and other altar boys to perform sex acts on each other and on the priest, according to Couzens’ attorney,

Sep 28 07:34

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [SEPTEMBER 28, 2014]

Pennsylvania Priest Accused of Abuse Was Reported 5 Years Ago …
New York Times-Sep 26, 2014
Details of child sexual abuse that led to charges against a Roman Catholic priest on Thursday were reported to his Pennsylvania diocese nearly five years ago, …

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Sep 26 09:05

Stephen Hawking Says 'There Is No God,' Confirms He's An Atheist

Stephen Hawking says he's an atheist, arguing that science offers a "more convincing explanation" for the origins of the universe and that the miracles of religion "aren't compatible" with scientific fact.

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I agree with Professor Hawking on this one. And for reasons I have previously made clear, of which one is the following.

If one posits the existence of a god or gods able to communicate their presence to human minds, then as an inevitable result of the existence of that god or gods, it would be expected that all humans, or at least the priests who claim communications with the god(s), would have a unanimity of opinion as to how many gods there are.

Likewise, if one posits the existence of a god or gods able to communicate their existence to human minds, then as an inevitable result of the existence of that god or gods, able to communicate to human minds, all theologies would be in accord, and there would be no need for missionaries, let alone inquisitions and holy crusades. The religion of Abraham would have stayed unified, rather than split up into Christianity, Judaism, Sunni, and Shi'ite over what amounts to a bunch of soap opera arguments.

But there is a diversity of opinions as to how many gods there are. And there are missionaries, crusades, the inquisition, and the burning of a million heretics.

The world is not as it would be if there was a god or gods which could communicate their existence to the minds of humankind. None of the conditions which must inevitably follow the existence of a god or gods able to communicate their existence to the minds of humankind can be found anywhere on Earth.

Quod Erat Demonstrandum, no such gods exist.

 

But I still think the good professor needs to take the next step and realize that the Big Bang theory is itself a religious dogma wrapped in scientific trappings.

Sep 26 08:33

Israel bars entry to Al-Aqsa mosque to Palestinians for third consecutive day

Israel on Friday imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in annexed East Jerusalem for the third consecutive day.

Israeli police stepped up security around the mosque, deploying 2,000 troops in Jerusalem and erected roadblocks at entrances to Jerusalem’s Old City.

“Police prevent men under 50 and West Bankers from entering Al-Aqsa compound or Friday prayers,” Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director-general of the Organization for Muslim Endowments and Al-Aqsa Affairs, told the Turkish Anadolu Agency.

Jews celebrated the start of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) on Wednesday evening, the first day of new Jewish year of 5775.

Israel typically imposes restrictions on Muslim worshipers’ access to Al-Aqsa during Jewish holidays

Sep 25 08:52

Pope Francis Removes Paraguay Bishop Who Promoted Priest Accused of Sex Offences

Pope Francis has removed a Paraguay bishop who is alleged to have appointed as his vicar-general a priest accused of sex abuses on young men in the United States.

Sep 24 07:26

Israeli forces clash with Palestinians after settlers storm into Al-Aqsa Mosque

Clashes erupted Wednesday between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after dozens of Zionist settlers– led by two government ministers and backed by Israeli police – forced their way into the holy compound, a Palestinian guard of the complex said.

"Ninety-three settlers protected by 40 Israeli police and special forces forced their way into the holy compound through the Al-Magharbeh Gate," the guard, who asked not to be named, told Anadolu Agency.

He added that "at least 20 Palestinians were injured and five others arrested."

Sep 24 07:25

Pat Robertson: Biblical violence isn’t the same as violence in the Quran

Pat Robertson wants you to know that genocidal acts in the Bible aren’t like violence in the Quran — the former, you see, were sanctioned by God, whereas the latter was commanded “by Allah.”

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"Our violence is GOOOOOOOD. Their violence is BAAAAAAAD! See?"

Sep 23 07:38

Israel to Extradite Russian Priest Over Child Sex Abuse Charges

Israeli prosecutors are pushing to extradite a Russian priest linked to top football club Zenit St Petersburg who is wanted back home on charges of sexually assaulting two young girls.

The justice ministry said police had arrested Gleb Grozovsky, 35, on Sunday as a first step towards extraditing him after Russia issued an international arrest warrant over an alleged sexual assault on two girls, aged 9 and 12.

Sep 21 10:00

5th AVENUE SYNAGOGUE WILL BE CLOSED TO JEWS THIS COMING SABBATH

Just imagine the uproar if the above headline was true …

BUT ...

The silence is once again deafening when Muslims are barred from THEIR place of worship on THEIR Holy Day …

Israel bans Muslims from Ibrahimi Mosque Thursday, Friday

Sep 21 08:49

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS

Sep 18 08:44

Widespread Catholic Priest Sexual Abuse Of Canadian Eskimo Children Results In Another Priest Being Found Guilty Of Sex Abuse

The press reported late last week that former Roman Catholic priest and Oblate missionary Eric Dejaeger has been convicted on 24 of 80 sex-related charges involving Inuit children from the remote community of Igloolik in the Territory of Nunavut.

The sexual abuse Dejaeger was charged with reportedly took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The majority of those who say they were abused by Dejaeger were, at the time, boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12.

Sep 18 06:36

That’s an interesting interpretation of the Last Supper

Let us pose then this question: How does a man give of his flesh to eat and of his blood to drink without cutting himself or rending his limbs, without injuring himself, without damaging the integrity of his body?

This problem brings a solution and brings only one solution. We have no choice. We are obliged to take that which science furnishes us with: the procreative semen is a comestible material, semi-solid, semi-liquid, which therefore can be eaten or drunk; it is at once the flesh and the blood of the man who provides it, because in it is found the germ of his possible descendance, which is the flesh of his flesh and the fruit of his blood. It is therefore under the auspices of sperm that the flesh of Jesus Christ was able truly to be a nourishment and his blood a beverage.

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"So, molesting the little kiddies is actually a form of communion, see? See? See?"

Sep 17 07:53

Holy smoke: Vatican car seized with cocaine, cannabis

The Vatican was left red-faced on Tuesday after it emerged that a car bearing its diplomatic plates had been stopped in France with four kilogrammes of cocaine on board.

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Now you know how they see God!

Sep 17 06:47

Celebrity Israeli rabbi accepts plea bargain in high-profile bribery case

A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the U.S. has accepted a plea bargain in a high-profile bribery case and could face a year in prison, an Israeli official said Wednesday, bringing closer an end to one of the rabbi's various legal sagas.

As part of the plea bargain, the official said, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto will admit to bribing a senior Israeli police officer in 2012 for access to his police file.

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Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics.

Sep 16 08:56

Explicit French 'sex ed' class photos were fake

A French Catholic fundamentalist group published explicit photos it claimed were of young French school pupils being taught sex education in the hope it would provoke uproar. But then it emerged the images were actually of an adult sex course that took place thousands of miles away in Canada.

Sep 16 07:20

Italians arrested over drug stash in Vatican car

Two Italian men are in French jail after they allegedly used an official Vatican vehicle to try to smuggle several kilos of cocaine and cannabis through France, according to media reports.

Sep 16 06:43

Philomena author on scandal of Ireland's 60,000 babies 'sold' by nuns to rich American families

The nuns were using a marketing strategy and the trade was lucrative.

Selling babies was illegal but the adoptions were followed by sizeable payments, disguised as “donations”, from the grateful adopters.

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Let us call it what it was, human trafficking!

Sep 15 16:43

Jesus the Son of Tiberius Julius Pantera!!

A tombstone inscription of Tiberius Julius Pantera is in a museum in the land of Saint Martin Luther.

Satan the devil, in a mocking parody and counterfeit of the virgin birth, used a Roman soldier named Tiberius Julius Pantera to rape a young Jewish woman named Miriam.

Tiberius was stationed in Israel; he adopted the illegitimate son born to Miriam, and gave him the Latin name JESUS!!

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Looks like Monty Python's "Life of Brian" was closer to the truth than we thought! :)

Sep 12 12:03

FLASHBACK - Exposure threats e-mailed to Sharon rabbi

A series of menacing e-mails between Rabbi Barry Starr and a Milton man suspected of blackmailing him reveals the hardball tactics the alleged extortionist used, threatening to expose the rabbi for having an alleged sexual relationship with a teen described as the man’s brother.

Sep 12 12:02

Rabbi who runs Orthodox seminaries in Israel sued for sexual assault

Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, who runs four religious seminaries in Israel for young Orthodox women, is being sued for sexual assault and fraud.

The civil suit was filed Monday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of four parents with daughters signed up for Meisels’ Haredi Orthodox seminaries for the 2014-2015 school year. The parents are seeking to recover their tuition deposits.

The suit alleges that Meisels would lure girls under his charge “into late night coffee meetings and other private settings and then sexually assault them.” It says he threatened to ruin girls’ marriage prospects if they told and would “intimidate his victims by telling them that no one would believe that a rabbi and author with his reputation would have done such a thing.”

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Posted for those who complain I only pick on the Catholics!

Sep 12 12:01

Rabbinical leaders to be called to royal commission into child sexual abuse

Senior rabbinical leaders will be called to give evidence to a royal commission about alleged cover-ups of historic sexual abuse against children.

The royal commission into child sexual abuse began inviting Jewish victim-survivors to tell their stories in recent weeks, publishing advertisements in the Australian Jewish News.

"Anyone who experienced child sexual abuse while in the care of a Jewish institution, such as a school, youth program or sporting club, and wishes to share their story, can make contact with the royal commission," the advertisement says.

Sep 12 08:45

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [SEPTEMBER 12, 2014]

Sep 12 08:40

Former priest found guilty on 24 sex charges involving Inuit children

A Nunavut judge has found a former Roman Catholic priest guilty of 24 of the more than 70 sex-related charges he faced involving Inuit children more than 30 years ago.

Defrocked Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger had already pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual assault when his trial began in December.

Sep 11 08:50

Picking on Muslims is getting dull

As Muslim academic and feminist Susan Carland tweeted at the time, 'If you honestly need me to TELL you that I don't agree with a father getting his young son to hold up a severed head…I kind of want to cry.'

Sep 10 09:47

Criminal charges against Catholic priests in 10 sex abuse cases in St. Paul and Minneapolis are unlikely

Criminal charges are not likely to be filed in 10 cases of alleged sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests because the incidents are so old, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said.

Sep 08 07:21

TWO RABBIS BUSTED IN LONDON FOR COUNTERFEIT MEDICINE RING, MONEY LAUNDERING

A Chabad rabbi and his son have been arrested for allegedly laundering money for a large London-based drug smuggling ring, Ynet and UK media sources are reporting.

Bais Moshiach, a non-official Lubavitch Center in London’s Stamford Hill neighborhood, was raided this evening by UK police and Interpol agents.

The director of the center along with his son were arrested on charges of money laundering.

Sep 07 08:54

Wow.. The Americanization of Christianity reaches its zenith.. Pre-packaged communion at a US megachurch

Sep 07 07:48

BEX ALERT - Putin is under Satan's influence: leader of Kiev Orthodox Church

President Vladimir Putin has fallen under the spell of Satan and faces eternal damnation unless he repents, a top Ukrainian clergyman said on Saturday in an unusually blunt statement that squarely blamed the Russian leader for the war in Ukraine.

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The propaganda is getting desperate ... not to mention downright silly!

Sep 06 08:50

Censorship Challenge: Texas Pastor Seeks Restrictions On `Dangerous' Library Books

KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Pastor Phillip Missick of King of Saints Tabernacle, is complaining about several books in the Austin Memorial Library. Not surprisingly, the tomes Missick has targeted deal with supernatural themes.

Apparently, the vampire craze that populates much young-adult fiction is still going strong. This bothers Missick. He is especially disturbed by the Twilight series and similar books titled Blood Promise and Vampire Knight.

Missick is coming to this a little late. The Twilight books are nine years old. (Ironically, the woman who authored them is a Mormon, and many people believe the underlying message of the series is conservative.) But he has decided to jump right in.

Sep 04 09:03

Scientology Has a Dirty Little Secret. And L. Ron Hubbard’s Great-Grandson Just Exposed It.

Jamie DeWolf is an ordinary man with an extraordinary past — he’s the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. At 1:47, I learn his dirty secret. At 3:43, I’m shocked at the vengeance. And at 7:39, I’m blown away at the irony.

Sep 03 06:54

BEX ALERT - There will be Maidan in St Petersburg

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Is the US insane enough to try to overthrow the Russian government?!?

Sep 02 08:25

6 Tricks I Learned as a Faith Healer (for Scamming You)

My formal training started when an elderly gentleman came to the pulpit to be healed. I believe his name was Don, and he'd been a member at the church longer than I'd been alive. He was in the midst of a cancer scare, and eventually stepped forward. At this point I still believed in miracle healing, and here was my first chance: I was going to cure someone of cancer. I laid my hands on him and demanded God take his cancer away. At no point did I realize how weird it was that I believed cancer was the sort of thing God assumed people were cool with unless explicitly told otherwise.

Sep 02 06:48

Billionaire threatens charity donations if Pope continues support for the poor

Billionaire Ken Langone, the founder of Home Depot issued a warning to Pope Francis during an interview with CNBC which was published this past Monday. In the interview he said that wealthy people such as himself are feeling ostracized by the Pope’s messages in support of the poor, and might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.

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"Your job is to make the poor happy with being poor. 'Meek shall inherit the Earth' and all that!" -- Money Junkies

Aug 27 10:42

Virginia ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) Living With Priest Who Pleaded Guilty To Sex Crime

Virginia ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) revealed during testimony last week that he moved out of his family home and in with his parish priest the week before his federal corruption trial began.

McDonnell explained on the stand that living separately from his wife Maureen would make it easier for him to prepare for trial each day and described their marriage as "on hold. " The priest he is staying with or the time being, Rev. Wayne Ball of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Richmond, Va., is a family friend who officiated his daughter Cailin's wedding.

Ball also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sex charge in late 2002.

Aug 27 06:46

Hate Speech from a Christian (sic) Organization

Israel’s Enemies Are Our Enemies... “But I say to you, love your enemies…”

Israel’s Fight Is Our Fight... “But I say…not to resist the evildoer…turn to him the other cheek.”

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.”

(The bold bombast are the words of Christians United for Israel; the non-bold are the words of Christ from St Matthew’s Chapter 5).

Aug 26 08:49

Muhammad – the Founder of Islam – Specifically CONDEMNED AS SINNERS Anyone Who Failed to Protect Christians or Interfered with Christians’ Ability to Practice their Own Faith

Specifically, in 626 AD, Muhammad issued The Achtiname of Muhammad, also known as the Covenant or (Holy) Testament (Testamentum) of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Achtiname – shown above – ordered Muslims to protect and defend Christians, and condemned as sinners Muslims who mistreated Christians:

Aug 24 07:14

Cowards in the Pulpit Finally Tell on Themselves

If you are wondering why there are not more pastors and preachers in America like the Black Robed Regiment, then you need look no further to a two-year study conducted by George Barna. Barna gave the results of the study earlier this month and revealed that while a majority of them claim they believe the Bible provides specific answers to the issues America faces, they will not speak out on those issues from the pulpit.

Aug 21 06:41

Revered Rabbi Preaches “Slaughter” of Gentile Babies

Nazareth: A rabbi from one of the most violent settlements in the West Bank was questioned on suspicion of incitement last week as Israeli police stepped up their investigation into a book in which he sanctions the killing of non-Jews, including children and babies.

Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira is one of the leading ideologues of the most extreme wing of the religious settler movement. He is known to be a champion of the “price-tag” policy of reprisal attacks on Palestinians, including punishing them for attempts by officials to enforce Israeli law against the settlements.

So far the policy has chiefly involved violent harassment of Palestinians, with settlers inflicting beatings, attacking homes, throwing stones, burning fields, killing livestock and poisoning wells.

It is feared, however, that Shapira’s book The King’s Torah, published last year, is intended to offer ideological justifications for widening the scope of such attacks to include killing Palestinians, even children.

Aug 19 17:42

American Evangelical Christian Leaders Plan Solidarity Trip to Israel

Several prominent American evangelical Christian leaders will travel to Israel to demonstrate their support.

The Aug. 17-22 trip, called “Christians in Solidarity with Israel,” was organized by the National Religious Broadcasters.

Participants include Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham and president of AnGeL Ministries; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; and Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, N.C.

Aug 13 11:41

Fearing genocide against Christians, Vatican approves Iraq air strikes despite peace policy

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The Vatican has an air force?!? :)

Aug 13 06:43

Why Israel Is Bad for the Jews

Among the harm that hardline Israeli policies have inflicted on Judaism is the erosion of the traditional Jewish tolerance toward dissent, now virtually forbidden if it involves criticizing Israel, as Danny Schechter learned when he asserted that “Israel is bad for the Jews.”

Aug 07 11:33

Church Plans Animal Fighting Contest

St. Patrick's Parish in Hortonville, Wisconsin plan to host an event on Saturday, August 9 in which pigs are punched in the face, kicked, body-slammed, jumped on, yelled at and thrown into a bucket.

This illegal animal fighting event is in violation of Wisconsin Chapter 951, titled "Crimes Against Animals", which outlaws cockfighting, dogfighting, and any other similar fighting between animals or animals and humans.

In addition, being a spectator of such an event is also in violation of Chapter 951. Those prosecuted could face felony animal fighting charges.

Aug 07 11:32

BEX ALERT - John Hagee: "Nasty" Welfare Recipients Don't Deserve To Eat

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Just when you think this sphincter cannot get any worse...

Aug 07 08:20

Is The Bible's Book of Revelation A Plagiarism of the Sybelline Oracles Written in 510 BC?

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since awful interpretations of the Book of Revelations is the de-facto starting point for radical Christianity and "Judeo-" Christianity, it should be pointed out that the entire book, which Martin Luther himself despised, is quite likely a plagiarized and badly mangled version of one of the Sibylline Oracle's prophecies from over 500 years BEFORE Christ.

Aug 07 06:58

The Zionist-CreatedScofield 'Bible'

World Zionist leaders initiated a program to change America and its religious orientation. One of the tools used to accomplish this goal was an obscure and malleable Civil War veteran named Cyrus I. Schofield. A much larger tool was a venerable, world respected European book publisher--The Oxford University Press.

The scheme was to alter the Christian view of Zionism by creating and promoting a pro-Zionist subculture within Christianity. Scofield's role was to re-write the King James Version of the Bible by inserting Zionist-friendly notes in the margins, between verses and chapters, and on the bottoms of the pages. The Oxford University Press used Scofield, a pastor by then, as the Editor, probably because it needed such as man for a front. The revised bible was called the Scofield Reference Bible, and with limitless advertising and promotion, it became a best-selling "bible" in America and has remained so for 90 years.

Aug 07 06:57

Brother Nathaniel sounds off on the Scofield Bible

Aug 07 06:56

How Christians were Hoodwinked by the Scofield Bible

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The zionists have successfully bamboozled American Christians into unquestioning support of the state of Israel by exploiting the myth of the "End Times." But most of the "End Times" mythology doesn't exist in the actual source texts of the Bible. To accomplish their goal, the Zionists needed to replace the traditional bibles with one of their own crafting; the Scofield Bible. This piece of propaganda was created to allow Israel to control the minds of Christians and turn them into (as Stalin described them) "Useful idiots."

Aug 05 10:40

Types With Tired Fingers

I have recently had a religious epiphany. I have decided to convert to the Sun Dance faith. This is a religion practiced by many of the North American native people for thousands of years. It's easy to be a Sun Dancer; you can see the Sun! That's a definite plus compared to religions relying on that imaginary playmate in the sky.

I have long felt a kinship with my newly adopted religion and people as you can see in this photo of myself and my wife from the early 1990s.

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Back in 800 AD, a bunch of Central Asian Khazars converted to Judaism, and now because they have adopted the religion of the ancient Hebrews claim a higher right to the lands of Palestine than the Palestinians who have been there for two thousand years.

This article points out the silliness of that claim!

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Aug 03 09:04

In photos: Israeli bombs destroy historic al-Omari mosque in Jabaliya

Israeli forces bombed the historic al-Omari Mosque in the northern Gaza City of Jabaliya on Saturday morning.

The mosque, which is believed to have stood on the same site since 647 AD, was almost completely destroyed in the bombing.

The portico and minaret dated back to the medieval Mamluk period, or at least 500 years.

The mosque stood at the center of Jabaliya and was known as the “Great Mosque” by local residents.

Israel said that their forces had bombed five mosques over night, claiming that “weapons caches and Hamas command and training facilities” were concealed within them.

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Okay, then why do we not see these rockets and launchers in the photographs of the wreckage? We spotted the remains of demolition charges in photos of the wreckage of the World Trade Towers (and those were NOT supposed to be there), so where is the evidence that these bombed schools, hospitals, and mosques were being used this way?

Aug 02 10:43

Pope Francis should cast out Netanyahu’s demons, Nicaragua president says

Israeli PM is apparently possessed by the devil, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said, urging Pope Francis to cast out his demons. Ortega also called on the international community to impose sanctions on Israel for the military action in Gaza.

"Prime Minister Netanyahu appears to be possessed by the devil, he needs Pope Francis to exorcise it, to become appeased,” Ortega was quoted by Globovision as saying.

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Memo to Nicaragua's President Ortega: I don't think that even Pope Francis,gentle man of God that he is, accompanied by an army of Cardinals behind him, could possibly exorcise all of Netanyahu's demons!

Jul 29 11:45

Church of the Nativity, April 2002

The Church of Nativity incident remains one of the most talked about acts of brutality by the Israel’s forces. The world saw a siege of the Church of Nativity on April 2, 2002 and it lasted till May 10, 2002. A group of Palestinian Arabs entered the church in Bethlehem, one of the most sacred sites for Christianity, seeking refuge from the Israeli Defense Forces. Israeli soldiers from the IDF surrounded the church and targeted Palestinians, exchanging fires and plunging into the discretion of Holy places of Christians, for which Israel is much noted for.

The first claim of a wrong move from IDF became clear from the statement of Michael Sabbah, Head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem. He said:

"The basilica is a place of refuge for everybody, even fighters, as long as they lay down their arms. We have an obligation to give refuge to Palestinians and Israelis alike".

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Israel is trying to move away from the embarrassment of having falsely blamed HAMAS for the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank by re-framing the current conflict as "Jews against Muslims." But you need to remember that Israel has a long history of attacking Christian holy sites, as well as blocking access to them during Christian holidays for "security reasons."

Jul 29 10:03

‘Mind-Blowing’ Bible Experience Answers: God Gave Israel To Jews?

So….I may get crucified for this but I have started to say it — most recently (terrified, trembling) to warm welcome in a synagogue in LA:

Actually if you read Genesis Exodus and Deuteronomy in Hebrew — as I do — you see that God did not “give” Israel to the Jews/Israelites. We as Jews are raised with the creed that “God gave us the land of Israel” in Genesis — and that ethnically ‘we are the chosen people.”

But actually — and I could not believe my eyes when I saw this, I checked my reading with major scholars and they confirmed it — actually God’s “covenant” in Genesis, exodus and Deuteronomy with the Jewish people is NOT ABOUT AN ETHNICITY AND NOT ABOUT A CONTRACT. IT IS ABOUT A WAY OF BEHAVING.

Jul 27 08:22

Jews Are Most-Loved Religious Group in America

The study shows that Evangelicals admire Jews and rate them highly, but this is far from being mutual, Jews, so it seems, do not love Evangelists at all. In fact they rate them as low as Muslims.

The study examined the popularity of different ‘religious groups’, however I ask myself whether the same results were repeated if the study was set to verify the popularity of the ‘Jewish people’?

Jul 21 07:07

Church camp looks so … fun?

Look at this video and images from the Rose of Sharon Summer Camp in Tennessee.

Jul 17 13:33

California Catholic Diocese Bypasses City, Purchases Building to House Obama Illegals

Between Dec 2010 and Nov 2013, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Galveston received $15,549,078 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Project” with a program description of “Refugee and Entry Assistance.”

Last year, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth received $350,000 from Department of Homeland Security for “citizenship and education training” with a program description of “citizenship and immigration services.”

Between September 2010 and September 2013, the Catholic Charities of Dallas received $823,658 from the Department of Homeland Security for “Citizenship Education Training” for “refugee and entrant assistance.”

From Dec 2012 to January 2014, Baptist Child & Family Services received $62,111,126 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.”

Jul 17 07:32

Irish gov confirms 2,000 babies illegally sent to US for adoption

The Irish government has confirmed that the remains of almost 500 “unclaimed” infants were used for medical examinations and nearly 2,000 were put up for adoption in the United States.

A document released by the government also shows that the remains of 474 babies were sent to medical schools between 1940 and 1965, without the consent of their families.

The report also shows that of the nearly 2,000 children sent to the United States for adoption there are few or no records of parental consent. Many were apparently sold to wealthy Catholic families.

Jul 15 07:15

LATEST VATICAN LIE: Pope Says 2 Percent of Clergy Are Pedophiles

Jul 14 07:37

Church child abuse scandal: Archbishop of Canterbury Welby warns of more revelations

Disgraced vicars convicted of child sex attacks have abused their former Church titles by posing as respected members of society, victims claimed last night, after the Archbishop of Canterbury warned that new cases of abuse by clergy were likely to emerge.

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The Pope's claim that only 2% of clergy are sexual predators struck me as a bit low, given that the Catholic church admitted back in the 1990s that the figure was closer to 11%.

Jul 09 10:56

Finance and the Holy See: creating a central bank

The Vatican is setting up a ‘central bank’ as part of an overhaul of its finances.

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Rather odd thing for a church that used to forbid usury!

Jul 08 12:18

Christian Evangelicals Turning Backs on Israel

For decades, conservative evangelical Christians have been among the most fervent backers of the terroristic, rogue nuclear, apartheid Zionist occupation government in the Holy Land, known as Israel. They typically also have failed, knowingly or not, to acknowledge even basic human rights for the oppressed native Palestinians—Muslim and Christian—who face racial extinction at the hands of the region’s Jewish overlords. But that seemingly impregnable mountain of support has started to erode. A growing minority of ministers and younger believers have begun to challenge the established doctrine and practice, asserting that Zionism is contrary to God’s teaching in the Bible, and that continued persecution of Palestinians is a gross violation of fundamental morality.

Jul 07 13:33

Pope Alexander VI, the Pope who threw orgies in the Vatican!

"Once he became Pope Alexander VI, Vatican parties, already wild, grew wilder. They were costly, but he could afford the lifestyle of a Renaissance prince; as vice chancellor of the Roman Church, he had amassed enormous wealth. As guests approached the papal palace, they were excited by the spectacle of living statues: naked, gilded young men and women in erotic poses. Flags bore the Borgia arms, which, appropriately, portrayed a red bull rampant on a field of gold. Every fete had a theme. One, known to Romans as the Ballet of the Chestnuts, was held on October 30, 1501. The indefatigable Burchard describes it in his Diarium. After the banquet dishes had been cleared away, the city's fifty most beautiful whores danced with the guests, "first clothed, then naked." The dancing over, the "ballet" began, with the Pope and two of his children in the best seats.

Jul 07 13:30

Pope to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness

A German survivor advocacy spokesman, Norbert Denef, called Monday's meeting "nothing more than a PR event."

Jul 03 11:33

Vatican formally recognises exorcists and grants priests the right to perform their rituals for the first time

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Demon season is open! I wonder what the bag limit is?

Jul 01 09:38

New book by Tel Aviv historian uncovers "Land of Israel" myths

In the Hebrew Bible (known to Christians as the Old Testament), the geographic area roughly corresponding to the land of Palestine (between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea) is mostly called the “land of Canaan.” The area “never served as a homeland for the ‘children of Israel,’ and for this reason, among others, they never refer to it as ‘the Land of Israel.’” Most Israelis, Sand argues, are not aware that the term is not found in the the Hebrew Bible “in its inclusive meaning” of a wide geographic area (86).

Later Jewish religious law “does feature the debut of the term ‘Land of Israel’?” but, Sand explains, this was a “holy land” rather than a “homeland” (102). Most Jews did not seek to live there. Philo of Alexandria, a first century Jewish philosopher, lived in Egypt — right next to Palestine. He could have moved to Jerusalem, since both regions were under Roman rule — but instead, like most people, he chose to live and die in his original homeland (96).

Jun 29 07:59

Are Jews The Master Race?

Jews Claim Their Blood is Divine. Their Racism Has Had Terrible Consequences!

Jun 27 09:13

RAMADAN KAREEM

To all of my Muslim Brothers and Sisters….

May this year’s Ramadan usher in a new era of Peace and Hope….

Jun 26 08:29

Priest didn’t report rumours of ‘boys running naked’ at camps despite his concerns

A priest who heard rumours of “boys running naked” at camps run by another priest says he refused to help promote the so-called “summer safaris”, but did not report his concerns to authorities.

Jun 25 14:48

Special Report, FBI Killed Franklin Scandal Investigator from Wayne Madsen Report

A very knowledgeable source involved with what became known as the “Franklin Scandal” told WMR that Caradori flew to Chicago ostensibly to attend the All Star game on July 10 at Wrigley Field. In reality, the trip to the game was a cover for Caradori to meet with a source who handed him photographs that proved that Nebraskan children, some from the famed Boy’s Town orphanage, were being used for the sexual gratification of important political leaders in Washington, including Vice President and President George H W Bush.

Caradori phoned his wife and another investigator shortly before the All-Star game and told them the same thing: “I got what I came after. I got ‘em by the balls. I’ve got pictures. I will take them to the game and bring them back to Nebraska.”

Jun 21 08:01

Presbyterian Church (USA) Makes Controversial Divestment Move Against Israel

The largest U.S. Presbyterian church narrowly voted Friday to divest from three multinational corporations that it said supply Israel with products that promote violence in occupied Palestinian territories.

The divestment, vehemently opposed by many of the nation's prominent Jewish organizations, and hailed by many pro-Palestinian activists, passed by seven votes after hours of tense and complex debate. It means the Presbyterian Church (USA) will sell its shares of Motorola Solutions, Caterpillar and Hewlett Packard, worth about $21 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wonderful!

And I sincerely hope it is the beginning of a trend in American churches, and churches around the world!!

Jun 21 06:37

China reopens 105-year-old synagogue as a concert hall

The Chinese city of Harbin reopened a 105-year-old synagogue to the public after an extensive restoration.

The Main Synagogue on Harbin’s Tongjiang Street was reopened last week after 12 months of renovations at a festive ceremony featuring a performance by the String Quartet of the State Glazunovs Conservatory from the city of Petrozavodsk in Russia, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Jun 19 15:48

Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In All UK Public Schools

In what's being heralded as a secular triumph, the UK government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all existing and future academies and free schools.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you want to learn religious myths and fables, feel free to join your local church.

Jun 19 07:21

Brown Bears Caught Performing Oral Sex

Scientists have observed a pair of male brown bears in captivity in Croatia that regularly engaged in oral sex over several years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I just can't WAIT to see those anti-gay protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church climb into the bears' cage to chastise them for their 'sinful' ways! :)

Jun 18 07:36

We Are So Not Prepared For Another Oil Shock

With the Middle East now lurching towards yet another major war, it’s easy to envision a supply disruption that sends oil back to its previous high or beyond. So the question becomes, what would that do to today’s hyper-leveraged global economy? Bad things, obviously. But before looking at them, let’s all get onto the same page with a quick explanation of why everyone seems so mad at everyone else over there:

The story begins in 570 A.D. in what is now Saudi Arabia, with the birth of a boy named Muhammad into a family of successful merchants. After having some adventures and marrying a rich widow, around the age of 40 he begins having visions and hearing voices which lead him to write a holy book called the Qur’an. More adventures follow, eventually producing a religious/political system called Islam that comes to dominate a large part of the local world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not unlike the Roman Catholic Church, which hunted down and exterminated the living descendants of the historical Jesus who claimed control of Christianity, to protect their "Apostolic descent", i.e. Popes chosen by consensus of the Cardinals.

Jun 17 07:57

Death records for 796 children at Tuam home published in full

The names, ages, and causes of death of all 796 children who died at St. Mary’s Home, in Tuam, Co. Galway from 1925 to 1960 have been published in full, below.

The list is long, and reading it is a horrifying, heartbreaking experience – though nowhere near as horrifying as the short lives of the children who died, or as heartbreaking as the sheer number of lost little lives.

Jun 15 07:22

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [JUNE 15, 2014]

Jun 13 10:14

‘Pastafarians’ fail to win official religious recognition in Austria

Pastafarianism, a movement set up partly to ridicule organised religion, has failed to win official recognition from Austria's religious authority.

The Kultusamt authority ruled Wednesday that the "Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster" was not a proper "Church" because it is not a Christian religious community.

The organisation was founded in the United States to poke fun at religious dogma and to campaign against the teaching of creationism in schools, and now has chapters in several other countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The tomato sauce of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was shed for your sins!

UPDATE: Scandal engulfs the Pastafarians! The remains of 800 meat balls have been discovered in an unmarked mass grave outside one of the Pastafaraian homes for unmarried cooks!

Jun 13 07:38

Don't just blame the church for Tuam, everyone covered it up

My father was a teenager when "The Quiet Man" was shot. He saw some of the filming at the Ballyglunin train station, which is on the outskirts of Tuam and just over the stone fence on the family farm.

One of the earliest and fondest memories he has centers around catching shillings on the train tracks that John Wayne threw out to himself and the other star-struck local kids on the set.

There is a cruel irony that "The Quiet Man," the most beloved movie in Irish culture, would be filmed in and around Tuam, a town that kept quiet about burying babies in the backyard even while the movie was being made.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The church is trying to shift the blame onto the general population, but ignores the fact that church's hiding scandals terrify their parishioners into silence with threats of eternal damnation for ratting out the malefactors.

Jun 13 07:07

Happy Friday the 13th! Knights Templars sue the Pope

The heirs of the Knights Templar have launched a legal battle in Spain against the Pope to salvage the reputation of the order accused of heresy and dissolved 701 years ago.

Members of the Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ claim that when the order was dissolved by Clement V in 1307 more than 9000 properties and commercial ventures belonging to the knights (worth $168 billion) were appropriated by the church.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How do I get in on this!

Jun 11 12:46

‘Homosexual pedophile network' operating in US Catholic Church: Pastor

A Lutheran pastor and former US Senate candidate told Press TV on Tuesday that an “entire homosexual pedophile network” is operating within the Catholic Church in the United States.

Mark Dankof, who is also political commentator in San Antonio, Texas, condemned US church officials following reports that St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson claimed to be uncertain that sexual abuse of a child by a priest constituted a crime when he was auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota.

The former chancellor gave a deposition last month in a lawsuit that claims the Minnesota archdiocese and the Diocese of Winona created a public nuisance by keeping information on abusive priests secret, reported Minnesota Public Radio.

The 69-year-old Carlson also faces a massive clergy abuse lawsuit in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, where he’s served as archbishop since 2009.

Jun 11 08:43

Newly elected president of Southern Baptists calls homosexuality Satan’s ‘con job’

The Southern Baptist Convention this week chose a new president who has taught that homosexuality is a “con job” by Satan

At its annual convention in Baltimore this week, members of the Southern Baptist Convention elected Arkansas megachurch pastor Rev. Ronnie Floyd with 52 percent of the vote.

“It appears now that everywhere you look, everything you read and everything you hear is about the gay lifestyle,” he said. “Satan has taken his tool of homosexuality, a gross and evil sin, and done a con job on the American culture, making it seem like all is okay when you are gay.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It unfortunately appears that a complete absence of any knowledge about science is a prerequisite for becoming the President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Of course, this is one of the few Protestant denomination which forbids women from serving as pastors, so this kind of nonsense is perfectly predictable.

Sexual orientation is a spectrum, and as much a part of our DNA as our eye or hair color.

How can logical, compassionate Christians condemn what came in the DNA?!? The short answer is, they cannot.

Jun 11 08:17

Hard questions for the Irish over the baby skeletons in a forgotten field

Tuam: How did it come to this? That was the question the locals in Tuam, County Galway, were asking each other in the shops and on street corners last weekend, reflecting on the shocking news that their town was apparently the site of a mass infant grave.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This problem is not confined to Ireland. All across Canada, at the church-run residential schools, similar mass graves have been found.

Jun 11 07:11

Archbishop quizzed in sexual abuse lawsuit claims he didn't know it was illegal for priests to have sex with children in the 1980s

A St Louis archbishop embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal has claimed he didn’t know it was illegal for priests to have sex with children in the 1980s, according to a court deposition released on Monday.

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Jun 11 07:08

What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam?

IN THE SPACE of two weeks, the story about a mass grave at a former mother and baby home in Galway has grown from something that was just talked about locally in Tuam to a worldwide news story.

The oh-so-gradual unfolding of the story, beginning in the 1970s with the discovery of multiple skeletons, seemed to take people by surprise. After breaking in the media almost a fortnight ago, it took more than a week before any politician made a comment about it, and it was days before national mainstream outlets covered it.

Here, we look at how the story has unfolded, and all of the many, many questions that still remain.

Jun 10 08:34

Boys Town founder Fr. Flanagan warned Irish Church about abuse

Father Edward Flanagan, founder of “Boys Town” made famous by the Spencer Tracy movie, was a lone voice in condemning Ireland’s industrial schools back in the 1940s – and he was viciously castigated by church and government for doing so.

Fr. Flanagan, from Co. Roscommon, left Ireland in 1904 and was ordained a priest eight years later. In 1917 he was living and working in Omaha, Nebraska, when he hit upon the idea of a "boys town," which offered education and a home for the poor and wayward boys of Omaha.

However, demand for the service was so great that he soon had to find bigger premises. Boys Town, built on a farm 10 miles from Omaha, was the result.

The center was open to all. There were no fences to stop the boys from leaving. Fr. Flanagan said he was “not building a prison."

"This is a home," he said. "You do not wall in members of your own family.”

Jun 09 07:44

Top doctor and midwife reported dreadful conditions in [Catholic care] homes

As the anger over the treatment of unmarried mothers and babies in Tuam, County Galway where 800 babies ended up in a mass grave has increased, other unmarried mother institutions are again being examined.

The doctor who shut down the unmarried mothers home run by the Sacred Heart nuns in Bessborough, County Cork in 1951 left a vivid memoir in which he recounts how dreadful and fatal the conditions were there.

Dr. James Feeney, the health board’s Chief Medical Officer, visited Bessborough to investigate the horrific death rate in the home, where 100 out of 180 babies born there had died.

Jun 08 09:04

Unmarried mothers, kids, in Tuam were scorned and shunned

“You would not talk to them,” the locals told me in Tuam near Galway City this weekend, “they were outcasts.”

They were speaking to IrishCentral about the mothers and babies secreted away to The Home, an 1840’s institution run by the Bon Secours sisters in the town from 1925 to 1961, but this week locals insisted that more and more people want to remember them now.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe the mothers can be faulted for yielding to their instincts in the face of religious rules designed to protect inheritances. I would question that. Adultery means married people having sex with someone other than their spouse. This commandment was about protecting the wealth of the male rulers, in making sure it was passed on to their real heirs and not offspring fathered by someone else. It was all about the money, and history has shown that women were punished severely for the crime of adultery while men were merely winked at!

But these Irish girls were not married, so the 7th Commandment doesn't really apply to them at all, when you think about it. The general condemnation of all sex arose when the Catholic Church invented the vow of celibacy to stem the tide of financial losses from supporting all the children being fathered by the clergy. Originally, the clergy were SUPPOSED to be married!

"A bishop must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;" -- 1 Timothy 3:2

But the Catholic church, for purely monetary reasons, ignored the bible and demanded all clergy be celibate. This seems to have sparked an attitude of ,"If I can't have sex then nobody can!!!!", along with the transition to buggering boys who would not produce offspring demanding financial support.

It's all very grey for the poor mothers, but I have to question the "holiness" of in institution that stigmatized the children for something they had no control over, and allowed starvation, maltreatment, and even illegal medical experiments to happen to them. This is not the kind of job performance we expect to see on the resume of a supposed divine being and his representatives on Earth!

Jun 07 15:58

Ireland finally admits state collusion in Magdalene Laundry system

After more than seven decades of exploitation and a 10-year struggle for justice, Ireland on Tuesday admitted its role in the enslavement of thousands of women and girls in the notorious Magdalene Laundry system, but stopped short of issuing a formal apology from the government.

A long-awaited report headed by Senator Martin McAleese said there was "significant state involvement" in how the laundries were run – a reversal of the official state line for years, which insisted the institutions were privately controlled and run by nuns.

But the Irish Premier Enda Kenny's failure to give the women and their supporters a full, formal, public apology in the Dail on Tuesday afternoon has infuriated the victims and their supporters, who said such an approach risked undermining Ireland's attempt to right a historic wrong. Instead Kenny stated his "regret" about the stigma hanging over the women.

Jun 07 15:56

The Magdalene Laundry

Someone once said the only thing really new in the world is the history we don't know. The Irish people are learning that right now and it's a painful experience.

It began five years ago when an order of nuns in Dublin sold off part of its convent to real estate developers. On that property were the remains of 133 women buried in unmarked graves, and buried with them was a scandal.

As it turns out, the women had been virtual prisoners, confined by the Catholic Church behind convent walls for perceived sins of the flesh, and sentenced to a life of servitude in something called the Magdalene laundries.

It sounds medieval, something that happened hundreds of years ago, but, in fact, the last Magdalene laundry closed just over two years ago. And as the story was firstly reported in 1999, revelations have shocked the Irish people, embarrassed the Catholic Church and tarnished the country's image.

Jun 07 14:47

Catholic Mass Grave Sites Of 350,800 Missing Children Found in Ireland, Spain, Canada

The atrocity of close to 800 emaciated childrens’ bodies buried in a Irish Nuns’ septic tank represented the 34th child mass grave site linked this week to the Catholic Church. Pope Francis was being prosecuted by the International Common Law Court of Justice (ICLCJ) in Brussels for allegedly trafficking 300,000 children of political prisoners through Vatican Catholic Charities during Argentine’s Dirty War. According to witness testimony last week some of those orphans ended up in a child mass grave site in Spain. Last year’s ICLCJ prosecution concerned 50,000 missing native Canadian children. There have been 32 child mass grave sites uncovered so far in Canada, most of them on Catholic-run native residential school grounds.

Jun 07 07:36

Religious orders allowed over 2,000 Irish children to be used in medical experiments

More than 2000 Irish children in religious run homes were subjected to drugs trials in the 1930s according to a shocking new report.

As the Tuam burial ground scandal erupts, it has now emerged that Catholic Church run homes and state institutions let the children of unmarried mothers be used in medical experiments.

The Irish Daily Mail has published a damning report which outlines how scientists secretly vaccinated more than 2,000 children in religious-run homes in suspected illegal drug trials.

Jun 06 10:42

Thousands of children in Irish care homes at centre of 'baby graves scandal' were used in secret vaccine trials in the 1930s

Scientists secretly vaccinated more than 2,000 children in religious-run homes in suspected illegal drug trials, it emerged today.

Old medical records show that 2,051 children and babies in Irish care homes were given a one-shot diphtheria vaccine for international drugs giant Burroughs Wellcome between 1930 and 1936.

There is no evidence that consent was ever sought, nor any records of how many may have died or suffered debilitating side-effects as a result.

Jun 06 07:33

Mass grave at Galway home not the only one, says Irish leader Kenny

The mass grave of 796 children at a former home for unwed mothers and children in Tuam, Co. Galway is likely not the only one of its kind in Ireland, Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said.

A government investigation launched in wake of the shocking discovery will focus on all of the former so-called ‘mother and baby homes’ in Ireland, it was announced yesterday.

Jun 06 06:52

Pope Francis sacks entire board of Vatican's financial watchdog

Pope Francis sacked the five-man board of the Vatican's financial watchdog on Thursday - all Italians - in the latest move to break with an old guard associated with a murky past under his predecessor.

The Vatican said the pope named four experts from Switzerland, Singapore, the United States and Italy to replace them on the board of the Financial Information Authority (AIF), the Holy See's internal regulatory office. The new board includes a woman for the first time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last Pope to take on the Vatican's money-junkies was Pope John Paul I, so be careful who hands you the cup of tea, Francis.

Jun 05 07:44

Manslaughter claim in deaths of 800 children in Galway Home

An Irish politician has called what happened with the deaths of 800 children at a religious-run unmarried mothers home in Tuam in Galway between 1925 and 1961 “manslaughter.”

Hildegarde Naughton, a Fine Gael Senator from Galway, claimed in the Irish Senate that what had occurred at the mothers and babies home was in fact criminal.

The shocking revelation that 796 babies died and were buried in an unmarked grave in a septic tank in the mother and baby home in Tuam, County Galway continues to reverberate.

Apr 05 09:17

HAPPY HOLIDAYS …

It isn’t every year that holidays fall on the same days considering we are using different calendars.. this year they do.

Apr 05 07:23

The Kings of the Highlife and the Cannibal Pigs.

They call it Good Friday. I call it tomorrow and if you think about it, that's not irreverent. I still don't understand why they don't call it Bad Friday but... I do get the point of the sacrifice implied. I'm also pretty sure that it's also one of those roses by any other name, though traditionalists from the 'my way or the highway' demographic may beg to differ, though I don't think the word 'beg' will actually be included in the response. Mithra! It's getting deep in here (good thing I edit before posting, I'd left the last 'e' off of 'here'), speaking of other things which also smell by any other name, which I wasn't but... what difference does that make?

Mar 14 05:57

Fired For Using Birth Control? It Could Be Possible In Arizona

A proposed law in Arizona could give employers the right to fire women who use birth control. The bill, which sailed right through the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee, grants employers the right to ask for proof that contraceptives are being taken for non-contraceptive reasons.

Mar 14 03:24

A Menace To The Catholic Plutocracy

Those of you who have read these virtual pages over the years know that I don't believe the Catholic Church was ever a spiritual one but a political one. It was founded to be the state religion of the Roman empire and was the corrupt king maker in much of Europe until the reformation. With 24/7 instant news it became difficult to hide that corruption when the victims of pedophile priests started coming forward. Now the conservative plutocrats that make up the Catholic hierarchy are fighting back proving once again there is very little spirituality involved but a lot of politics and lust for power.

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