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Feb 28 08:48

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [FEBRUARY 28, 2015]

Feb 27 15:09

The poisonous State of Qatar

Nureddin Sabir examines Qatar’s policy of reliance on the USA and support for Islamism, and its media strategy, as represented by Aljazeera, which talks democracy to Westerners but espouses Islamism to Arabs.

Feb 27 11:42

Stephen Fry on God | The Meaning Of Life | RTÉ One

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I am reposting this video because I have discovered something very odd going on with YouTube. I have received three emails that people have posted comments to this video attacking me for being a heretic. Yet, when I log into reply (in the spirit of the First Amendment) this is what I see!

It is clear that comments are closed by YouTube ONLY for me!

UPDATE: Readers are writing in to say comments are closed for them as well. That does not explain why I keep getting emails saying comments attacking me are being posted. At this point it isn't worth trying to figure out what is going on.

Feb 27 07:46

Catholic Bishop in Oslo caught in fraud

67.000 immigrants to Norway have been enrolled into the Roman Catholic Church without their knowledge. Bishop Bernt Eidsvik is involved in the annual eight million dollar fraud.

Feb 27 07:46

Norway's top Catholic accused in fraud case

Norwegian police raided the premises of the Catholic Church Thursday on suspicion it had inflated membership figures for years to fraudulently claim six million euros in illegitimate state funding.

Feb 26 16:04

Gilad Atzmon: Unlike most British Jews, The Vast Majority Of UK Muslims Are Loyal To The Kingdom

A month ago we learned that “a quarter of Jews in Britain have considered leaving the country in the last two years and well over half feel they have no long term future in Europe”*

Interestingly enough, yesterday the BBC published a poll that measured British Muslims’ attitude towards Britain. Unlike the majority of Jews who expressed their will to leave Europe, 95% of the Muslims here are “loyal to Britain.”

In spite of Britain’s waging countless wars against Muslim countries for decades, despite Britain’s blind support for Israel and despite the ongoing discrimination against Muslims in Britain, nineteen out of twenty Muslims remain loyal to this Kingdom. Contrast this with at least half the of Jews who, although they enjoy prominence in this country and whose Israeli Lobby has enjoyed remarkable success, appear willing to leave this country behind.

Feb 26 11:18

What Happens When An Unstoppable Force Meets An Immovable Object?

"Once there was a man of Ch`u selling shields and spears. In praising his shields he said, 'My shields are so solid that nothing can penetrate them.'

Again, in praising his spears, he said, 'My spears are so sharp that they can penetrate anything.'

In response to his words somebody asked, 'How about using your spears to pierce through your shields?'

To this the man could not give any reply. Indeed, impenetrable shields and absolutely penetrative spears cannot stand together at the same time."
- Han Feizi, Chinese Philosopher (280–233 BC)

"It is our duty to force all mankind to accept the seven Noahide laws, and if not ~ they will be killed."
~ Jewish Supremacist Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
- The Declaration of Independence, 1776 A.D.

Feb 26 10:10

Catholics Defend Rapist Priests By Blaming Celibacy and Feminism

Defenders of Catholic Church clergy and in particular priests are now actively writing “studies” that “prove” feminism and celibacy are the cause for these holy men raping hundreds of thousands of little boys.

The “defenders” also claim that priests having sex with those 13 years of age or older is not pedophilia since people have married legally at that age. The Vatican even considers those 13 or older as adults.

The “defenders” also state that other religions and even laity have more pedophile sex than do Catholi priests – quoting “studies” I’ve never seen and I guess making these rapes alright.

I read once that a priest in Rome claimed that 90% of priests in his city were homosexuals.

Feb 26 09:55

Greek Orthodox seminary targeted in Jerusalem in apparent hate crime

Greek Orthodox Seminary torched; graffiti reading ‘Jesus is a son of a whore’ and “Redemption of Zion” were among the slogans painted in the areas surrounding the bathrooms.

Feb 26 09:34

Over half of Republicans want to ignore Bill of Rights, make Christianity national religion

America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion, but don’t tell that to Republican Christians. A poll found that over half of the religious right wants to establish Christianity as the country’s official creed.

When asked if they supported “establishing Christianity as the national religion,” 57 percent of the Republicans surveyed told Public Policy Polling (PPP) that they were in favor. Three in ten opposed turning the US into a theocracy, while 13 percent were unsure.

The Bill of Rights expressly prohibits the government from promoting one religion over others: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” the Constitution’s First Amendment states.

Feb 25 16:17

Pat Robertson: There could be demons attached to your thrift store finds

Do you shop at thrift stores to save money? Or maybe because you think recycling clothes is good for the environment? Or maybe because you are the “most extreme manifestation of ironic living” and find sincerity unbearable? Either way, you might be getting more than you bargained for with your latest purchase. (Get it? Bargain. Like, discount shopping? OK.)

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So, according to pat, only by shopping for brand new things at the malls will you be guaranteed entry into Heaven!!!!!!!

Feb 25 14:20

Supreme Court takes up religion in the workplace

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that could help define the limits of religious freedom in the workplace.

Feb 24 08:33

Viral Israeli air rage video casts light on ingrained anti-Arab racism

This astonishing video of an incident that occurred on an Israir airlines flight from Tel Aviv to the seaside resort of Varna, Bulgaria, last weekend has become a social media sensation among Israelis.

Although all involved in the incident are apparently Israeli Jews, it is nonetheless very revealing and symptomatic of endemic anti-Arab attitudes.

Feb 23 11:05

The Destabilization Doctrine: ISIS, Proxies and Patsies

Israel has essentially used the United States as a cat’s paw in the Middle East, manipulating America’s Leviathan military to smash up her enemies.

In the past week we have witnessed a number of expedient events that were designed to legitimize the West’s imperialist foreign policies in the minds of the masses.

Feb 22 17:19

"I'm looking for a Christian"

There is a story about Diogenes the Cynic being asked why he was carrying a lantern in broad daylight - his answer: "I'm looking for a human being." If Diogenes were here today I wonder if he might say "I'm looking for a true Christian."

Feb 22 10:50

Catholic Priest Dies for 48 Minutes, Comes Back to Life and Claims God Is Female

A Catholic priest from Massachusetts was officially dead for more than 48 minutes before medics were able to miraculously re-start his heart. During that time, Father John Micheal O’neal claims he went to heaven and met God, which he describes as a warm and comforting motherly figure.

Feb 22 09:04

Anti What? The Fallacy of Rising Anti-Semitism by URI AVNERY

An Israeli viewpoint Snip: When Binyamin Netanyahu does not miss an opportunity to declare that he represents all the Jews in the world, he makes all the world’s Jews responsible for Israeli policies and actions.

When Jewish institutions in France, the US and everywhere totally and uncritically identify with the policies and operations of Israel, such as the recent Gaza war, they turn themselves voluntarily into potential victims of revenge actions. The French Jewish leadership, CRIF, did so just now.

Neither of these reasons has anything to do with anti-Semitism.

Feb 21 18:41

Yoga and Indian head massages lead to Satanism, says priest

A yoga teacher who also describes herself as a "good Catholic" has defended the ancient discipline after a priest equated it to paganism - and even Satanism.
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Evelyn Donnelly rejected the warning by Fr Roland Colhoun, from Glendermott parish in Derry, who said that practising yoga or getting Indian head massages will lead to the "Kingdom of Darkness".

Feb 21 15:54

How to defeat violent Islamic fundamentalism

Alan Hart says Western foreign policy and repressive Arab and Muslim regimes are at the core of violent Islamic fundamentalism, and that Western leaders could change both, but they will not.

Feb 21 15:04

At War With Those “Who Have Perverted Islam”

The latest ISIL political ally to surface is Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, and an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2008.

During a speech at this week’s White House conference on countering violent extremism,President Obama described the enemy that calls itself ISIL:

“We are not at war with Islam; we are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”

That statement is sensible and it is clear. It represents the President’s careful separation of ISIL (initially self-designated as the Islamic State in the Levant) from the world’s Muslim population.

ISIL is not remotely representative of Islam. It steals its language the way extremists out of Jewish and Christian backgrounds pervert those religious communities.

Feb 21 09:00

Prominent D.C. rabbi pleads guilty to videotaping women during ritual baths

A prominent Washington rabbi charged with secretly videotaping dozens of women during ritual baths pleaded guilty to 52 misdemeanor counts of voyeurism on Thursday.

Feb 21 08:38

21Feb. ’15THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [FEBRUARY 21, 2015]

Feb 21 08:21

Pope Francis defrocks Irish Catholic priest convicted of abuse

James Donaghy, who is originally from Lady Wallace Drive in Lisburn and served as priest in the west Belfast parish of Corpus Christi in Ballymurphy, was convicted of several sex abuse charges following trials in 2011 and 2013 and is currently serving a 10-year jail sentence, UTV reports.

Although Donaghy stepped down from his duties in March 2004, Pope Francis has now officially banned him from the ministry.

Feb 20 14:58

The myth of rising anti-Semitism in Europe

Uri Avnery debunks the flurry of Israeli and other Zionist propaganda which claims that European anti-Semitism is rising, blaming instead local historical baggage and Israeli behaviour for recent attacks on Jews.

Feb 20 09:30

Pope Francis's response to clergy sex abuse tripped up by Vatican loophole

“The return of a cleric to public ministry is excluded if such ministry is a danger for minors or a cause of scandal," the document reads. It is the bishop who decides if danger or scandal exists.

“In fact, this is what bishops have always done,” BishopAccountability co-director Anne Barrett-Doyle told GroundTruth. “The CDF sees a bishop as judge and jury. He can forgive a guilty priest if he wants to after some clinic stay, and put him back in the saddle. That’s what the American bishops did for decades until it blew up on them.”

Feb 19 14:22

Church of England’s hidden Zionist agenda

Stuart Littlewood says the Church of England is home to a mission preaching the Zionist gospel, and that is why truthseekers such as Rev Stephen Sizer are hounded out of their jobs.

Feb 19 11:40

Backlash by Church of England: Vicar Banned From Social Media for Endorsing 9/11 Truth

As the Bible says about God, “His throne is built on a foundation of justice and righteousness”. Does the Church of England stand by that statement and support it with their actions? I refer to the Church of England’s seemingly inconsistent and racist approach to the issue of 9/11 in relation to the recent announcement of your decision to ban Reverend Stephen Sizer from using social media due to his posting a link and a comment raising questions about who committed 9/11.

Feb 19 09:43

Church of England's hidden Zionist agenda

It seems Stephen Sizer has reached an important moment in his life. He could renounce his promise made under duress, throw off the chains of silence and stick two fingers up at the Church authorities. If the Church of England has become Zionism's bitch, it needs help. And a powerful purgative. Who is going to administer it?

Feb 18 11:16

Are the Jehovah's witnesses covering up child abuse?

It looks like all religions are as bad as the catholics.

Feb 18 10:29

12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed on the World

Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some really bad ones along with the good.

I’ve previously highlighted some of humanity’s best moral and spiritual concepts, our shared moral core. Here, by way of contrast, are some of the worst. These twelve dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace. To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, they belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.

Feb 18 10:21

If You Want Well-Adjusted Children, Bring Them Up Without Religion

Contrary to what the Bible-thumpers say, bringing your children up without imposing religion on them is more likely to produce happy, ethical, caring, rational, law-abiding, and well-adjusted children than those found in religious households:

More children are "growing up godless" than at any other time in our nation's history....

The number of American children raised without religion has grown significantly since the 1950s, when fewer than 4% of Americans reported growing up in a nonreligious household... 23% of adults in the U.S. [today] claim to have no religion, and more than 30% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 say the same....

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And the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in those children will likely drop as well!

Feb 18 07:15

François Legault says all mosques should be investigated prior to opening

The leader of Coalition Avenir Québec says all mosques should be investigated prior to being allowed to open in the province.

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While we are at it, let's investigate all Christian churches for child sexual molestation before allowing them to open!

Feb 18 06:30

Bishops vow to take on ‘sex appeal’ of Russell Brand’s ‘don’t vote’ message

The Church of England has decided to engage in politics because someone has to counter the “sex appeal of Russell Brand”, a bishop has insisted.
The Rt Rev Graham James, the Bishop of Norwich, said that he had been shocked from speaking to young people at the “profound effect” the comedian and self-styled revolutionary’s remarks encouraging them not to vote had had.

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So now you know who the CofE works for ... and it is not the imaginary playmate in the sky!

Feb 17 08:18

Saudi cleric rejects that Earth revolves around the Sun

A Saudi cleric has appeared in a recent video rejecting the fact that the Earth revolves around the Sun and claiming the opposite holds true, prompting a wave of social media remarks.

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See my comment yesterday about Bronze Age Goat-herders...

Feb 17 08:07

America’s most prominent Muslim says The Atlantic is doing PR for ISIS

The letter is an extended exegesis, heavily salted with quotes from the Koran and the Hadith, arguing point by point about the nature of jihad, the slaughtering of innocents, the taking of slaves, and other not-so-savory elements of the distant past — and in the past they should remain, the text argues. It makes the case not only that ISIS was wrong to commit horrific acts of violence in modern times, but that it was interpreting Islamic law incorrectly to justify such acts.

ISIS not only doesn’t represent Muslims. It isn’t, in fact, Islamic at all, the document argues.

Feb 17 08:03

Advocate calls for global Jewish child-abuse commission

For the past two weeks in Australia, the global Jewish community was rocked by what it heard during public hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Melbourne. Dramatic testimony by victims of child sex abuse, their families and those who worked for the Jewish institutions that covered up the abuse led international media headlines.

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I'll bet the Pope is breathing a sigh of relief!

Feb 17 01:44

Russian Farmer Pays His $610 Bank Loan with Manure

However, there’s one thing the banks never seem to account for. If you have the power to take away everything your customer owns, then they’ll have nothing left to lose. This often results in some very candid responses from the people who owe the bank. In the case of one Russian farmer, he’s had enough of his bank’s punitive fees, and has decided to pay them exactly what they deserved.

Feb 16 16:16

FEMA Activates the Clergy Response Teams? Church Pushes Congregates to Submit to Government

Feb 16 13:05

Jews targeted in Eastern France, Jewish cemetery defaced

Hate crimes against Jews popping up like wildflowers worldwide as terror narrative continues

Feb 16 07:49

Stephen Fry on God

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I decided to report this because as of today, YouTube has disabled comments on this video. I discovered that when I went to reply to a comment left by Brother JJ Hallen, which was, "Hey mike you have an informative show but you dont know the truth until you know the ultimate truth which is Jesus Christ is Lord and God is real brother, the KJV bible is the true word of God, for someone who knows how corrupt things are in this world and you also arent afraid to criticize israel i cant believe you havent even opened up a bible and read it to compare it to this world and your life, you cant save yourself and when you pass away its not like you probably think that you just rot in...",P.Had YouTube not disabled comments, this would have been my reply.

So, in your view, all of science is wrong, all of geology is wrong, all of paleontology is wrong, all of archaeology is wrong, all of physics is wrong, but a bunch of Bronze Age goat herders got it all right! That being said, I am convinced there was an historical person who is the foundation for the legend of Jesus, but the story has been "modified" and rather severely over the last 20 centuries to suit various political and economic agendas. Even his name got changed along the way, as the English version of "Yeshua" is "Joshua." The name "Jesus" is the result of a less-than-perfect translation from Aramaic into Greek, followed by a less-than-perfect translation from Greek into Latin. Much of the popular image of Jesus, including his divinity, was the creation of the Council of Nicea in 325 AD, more than two centuries after he died; two centuries without benefit of modern information preservation, when the story was passed by word of mouth with everyone embellishing the tale as they went along. The historical "Joshua" was not the son of a Carpenter, but heir to the House of David (the Bible even has his lineage) who married the princess of the House of Benjamin at Canaa to form a dynastic paring that gave Joshua a legitimate claim to the throne of Judea superceding the installed Roman puppet Herod. It was for that challenge to Rome's authority that Joshua was crucified.

Feb 16 07:32

Rabbi Meir Kluwgant, Australia's most senior rabbi, resigns after damning testimony at royal commission

Australia's most senior rabbi, Meir Shlomo Kluwgant, has resigned as president of the Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (ORA) after a damning stint in the witness box at the royal commission into child sexual abuse.

Rabbi Kluwgant gave evidence on Friday, and was forced to admit he had sent a text message to a newspaper editor calling the father of an abuse victim a "lunatic" who neglected his children.

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

Feb 16 06:57

Connecting the Middle Eastern Dots

This jigsaw compilation is just a small part of the bigger picture painting the existence of the 0.01% of the wealthiest and most powerful group of people; an elite of all elites, who consider themselves the real gifted “Chosen People” and the real “Light onto the Earth” who have the right, the power and the divine obligation to dominate, re-organize and civilize this world even through global wars and the cost of millions of human lives.

Feb 15 21:27

Duping the Christian Zionists

The Forward reports that American Jews still have a very negative view of Christian Zionists (“Jews Cast Wary Eye on Evangelicals“). About 4 in 5 American Jews have unfavorable opinions of the Evangelicals—about the same percentage who voted for Obama in the last election. Indeed, American Jews are far more favorable to Muslims (41.4%) than to Evangelicals.

Feb 15 20:54

Chapel Hill Shooting and the ‘New Atheist’ Neocons

Beware the neocon ‘New Atheists.’ A terrible crime has happened in North Carolina – three young Muslim university students were shot dead ‘execution-style’ in their Chapel Hill apartment on Tuesday.

Police have arrested and charged 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks with the brutal murders, a man known for posting anti-religion comments online and whose Facebook page is riddled with pictures of and quotes from his ‘New Atheist’ heroes Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher.

The cops are conveniently saying that the Muslim students were not targeted because of their faith, but rather a “parking dispute.” How bizarre.

“It was execution style, a bullet in every head,” the father of the two deceased girls told the media, insisting that “this was not a dispute over a parking space, this was a hate crime.”

Feb 15 13:30

Social media posts ‘claim’ ISIS to burn 17 caged ‘Kurdish fighters’ alive in newest propaganda spectacle

Another attempt by the CIA backed group ISIS to create fear globally to justify endless war profits for U.S.-led forces

Feb 14 21:19

Priest banned from using Facebook and Twitter for 6 months because he tried to connect wealthy Jews to 9/11

A vicar who suggested Israel was responsible for the 9/11 attack on the twin towers has been banned from Twitter and other social media for six months, the Church of England said yesterday. The Reverend Stephen Sizer used his internet accounts to spread ideas which were ‘clearly anti-Semitic’, it said.

Feb 14 20:38

‘Stop slaughter!’ Syrian granny rants at ISIS fighters, calls them ‘devils’ (VIDEO)

A video featuring an elderly Syrian woman confronting ISIS militants has become a hit on social media, subtitled into English. The gutsy granny slams the fighters as ‘devils’ accusing them of ‘slaughter’ and ‘killing each other like donkeys.’

Feb 14 16:52

Is the Phoenix Rising From the Ashes in Syria?

"Symbols related to Christianity were removed. Even from inside houses. If you had a picture of the Virgin Mary, they removed it."

Feb 14 07:25

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [FEBRUARY 14, 2015]

Feb 14 00:33

Obama’s tepid, belated condemnation of Chapel Hill murders does little to ease fears

The outrage over Obama’s long silence was compounded by the White House’s initial statement that the president had “no specific reaction” to the killings.

This contrasted with his swift condemnation and condolences in other cases of mass, religiously or politically motivated violence. Many people considered it especially important for the president to push back quickly and forcefully against a rising tide of Islamophobia.

Feb 13 21:32

American Sniper ‘behind rise in Islamophobia in US’

An Arab-American civil rights group says the release of the controversial film American Sniper has caused an increase in Islamophobia in the United States, leading to more violent attacks against Muslims.

Feb 13 09:42

37 Percent Of Americans Worry About Islamic Sharia Law Coming To U.S.

Most of the victims of the terrorist group ISIS have been Muslims, but 27 percent of Americans believe that ISIS "gives a true indication of what an Islamic society looks like," according to a new poll.

Feb 13 07:56

Christian principles sacrificed in Bishop's anxiety not to offend a pro-Israel hardcore

Bishop sends Rev. Stephen Sizer to the Naughty Corner for standing against the Israeli regime, its policies and its sheer nastiness.

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Feb 13 07:25

17 More St. Paul and Minneapolis Catholic priests accused of sex abuse

Seventeen more priests accused of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis were identified Wednesday by lawyers for alleged victims.

Though some names have surfaced in previous discussions of abuse, none of the clergy had been formally accused of sexually abusing children until now.

Feb 12 18:33

Mazel Tov! Rabbi accused of secretly videotaping more than 150 women

A rabbi accused of secretly videotaping nude women at a Jewish ritual bath recorded more than 150 women, prosecutors said during a meeting with victims, the first specifics they have given on the scope of the man’s recording.

Feb 12 17:52

Saudi’s new king of terror

(strong>In an flurry of virtually falling over themselves to praise Saudi Arabia’s new ruler, the press has overlooked his disturbing track record

Feb 12 13:40

UK priest Stephen Sizer silenced by Israel’s stooges

Stuart Littlewood shows how, by imposing censorship on the Reverend Stephen Sizer, the Church of England has sold its soul and ditched its Christian principles to please Israel’s stooges in Britain.

Feb 12 07:08

Chapel Hill Shooting and the ‘New Atheist’ Neocons

All of this clarifies the reality that the ‘New Atheists’ are lackluster intellectuals motivated purely by greed and opportunism. As ‘guardians of Zion,’ we can assuredly expect these dedicated ‘free thinkers’ to continue to deny the very real threat of Jewish extremism and continue to inflate the counterfeit menace posed by Islamic theocrats.

Beware the neocon ‘New Atheists.’

Feb 11 12:23

12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed on the World

Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some really bad ones along with the good.

I’ve previously highlighted some of humanity’s best moral and spiritual concepts, our shared moral core. Here, by way of contrast, are some of the worst. These twelve dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace. To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, they belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.

Feb 11 11:03

‘THOU SHALT NOT STEAL’ … UNLESS YOU ARE ISRAEL’S CHIEF RABBI

As the position of ‘Chief Rabbi’ is an elected position in Israel by Knesset members, this report is tagged as corrupt politics rather than religion.

Ex-chief rabbi Yonna Metzger to face trial for numerous counts of bribery, fraud and money laundering.

Feb 10 19:44

Boycott Hamas, brand Hezbollah terrorists, don’t trust Iran…

Jewish leaders in the UK have produced their own election Manifesto spelling out what they expect from our politicians

Feb 10 18:56

Hallmark recalls Hanukkah wrapping paper after customers find swastikas in design

Hallmark Cards has pulled all rolls of a Hanukkah wrapping paper off its shelves after customers said they saw swastikas in the print.

Time reports that Hallmark recalled the holiday gift wrap after receiving a complaint from a customer who saw the product at a Walgreens in California. The company alerted their stores of the issue Monday after the complaint was filed Sunday.
Note: Had enough yet!

Feb 10 18:54

Urban Outfitters sells tapestry resembling Holocaust uniform worn by gay prisoners

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, says the tapestry too closely resembles the uniforms, The Huffington Post reports. In a press release, Foxman acknowledges that while the pattern choice was not on purpose, it continues to be offensive.

"Whether intentional or not, this gray and white stripped pattern and pink triangle combination is deeply offensive and should not be mainstreamed into popular culture. We urge Urban Outfitters to immediately remove the product eerily reminiscent of clothing forced upon the victims of the Holocaust from their stores and online."
Note: Had enough yet!

Feb 10 18:52

Spanish retailer Mango apologizes for blouse with pattern that resembles Nazi symbol

Spanish retailer Mango has recalled a blouse from their European stores after customers complained that the lightning bolt pattern resembled an insignia worn by soldiers in Nazi Germany.
Note: One cannot help but wonder just how much more of this the world will take. Had enough yet!

Feb 10 18:21

Getting Religion

Sometimes when I think about the effects religion has upon people I become frightened.

Feb 09 07:44

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): America's alliance with Israel based on God

Feb 08 09:54

Pope Francis To Cross Mexican Border In Solidarity With Illegal Aliens

Pope Francis is back in the news again and for all the wrong reasons.

This time he is boasting that he will cross the Mexican border into the United States to show solidarity with Hispanic illegal aliens. This isn’t a satire from The Onion. No, Fox News Latino is reporting this as a genuine news story.

Of course it is a pure Cultural Marxist publicity stunt – something that one would expect from a PC leftwing pop culture star like a Bono, Sean Penn, or Brad Pitt to do. It’s all for show, all for generating headlines in the TV and print media. Pope Francis seems to think he is the Madonna of the Vatican. Maybe he is.

Feb 08 09:41

Germany jails ex-SA priest for sex abuse

German Catholic priest Georg Kerkhoff, who is alleged to have been inolved in paedophilia in South Africa, has been sentenced in Germany to six years in jail on 25 counts of sexually abusing boys.

Judge Herbert Luczak, sitting in the Krefeld district court near Dusseldorf, gave Kerkhoff, 56, a harsher sentence than the five and a half years that the prosecutor had sought.

Feb 05 12:03

'Held at gunpoint': Scandal rocks biggest Christian network

The former chief financial officer of Trinity Broadcasting, the nation’s largest Christian broadcasting network, has filed a lawsuit against her former company and its top bosses for allegedly threatening her with a loaded gun when she objected to “unlawful distributions” of $100 million to themselves and others.

Feb 05 09:09

Hagee: God Will Destroy American Because Of How Obama Treats Netanyahu

John Hagee says if we don’t change our view of Israel God will wipe us out.

Feb 04 13:46

Watch Alabama politician rant about same-sex marriage in a public meeting

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Blames pre-school measles on pregnant teens and gay marriage!

Feb 04 07:56

Rabbi told child sex abuse victim to 'let it go', royal commission told

A senior religious figure within the orthodox Jewish community, rabbi Baruch Lesches, told a child sex abuse victim that “the proper, clever thing to do” about the abuse “would be to let it go”.

The victim, identified only as AVB, told the royal commission into institutional responses to child sex abuse about that Lesches also told him that if he spoke up about the Yeshiva Centre Sydney and Melbourne staff who had abused him, he would ruin their lives.

Lesches said: “If you are going to do something to them at a certain stage in their life, you are destroying their whole life and their children and therefore, this is like something ridiculous.”

The conversation happened in 2011 when, as an adult, AVB phoned Lesches to confront him about what he knew about the extent of the abuse that had occurred within the orthodox Yeshivah community.

Feb 03 12:13

Religion will be the death of us all

Wilson’s conclusion about the current state of humanity? Not so great. Not only is humankind driving thousands of creatures both large and small, land and sea to a shockingly rapid extinction – far more quickly and more cruelly than nature would ever allow otherwise – but we have the bizarre chutzpah to believe that we, ourselves, are somehow exempt. We couldn’t possibly be on that list. Could we?

Feb 03 11:13

Stephen Fry on God | The Meaning Of Life

Feb 03 09:53

Rabbi was allowed to keep teaching after admitting abuse of children, inquiry told

Father of two children sexually abused at Melbourne’s Yeshivah centre says he was discouraged from going to the police and given false assurance perpetrator would be sacked

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Posted for those who insist I am only picking on the Catholics!

Feb 02 08:40

Daniel Perez will face trial in 2003 death at Valley Center compound

According to witnesses, Castro worked no job and led a communal “family” who traveled from state to state and lived off large life insurance payouts from “family” members’ deaths. After Hughes died in 2003, in what was originally thought to be an accidental drowning, her life insurance payout was $2?million.

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So, this clown claimed to be psychic, able to predict when members of his cult were going to die, and taking out huge life insurance policies on them weeks before they passed on (meaning he murdered them).

Feb 02 08:07

Images of child abuse found in Vatican City

Two cases of child pornography possession were uncovered within the walls of the Vatican last year, along with numerous other crimes in the city state, the Holy See’s prosecutor general has announced.

Following worldwide allegations of sex abuse by priests, Gian Piero Milano, the Holy See’s Promoter of Justice, said the Vatican was now taking action against paedophilia in the heart of the Catholic church.

Unveiling the Vatican’s justice report, Milano stopped short of naming those accused of possessing child pornography. Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi however identified Josef Wesolowski, a disgraced former ambassador, as one of the people facing charges.

Jan 31 09:59

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Jan 30 10:47

Expect a full airing of the truth, said TRC Chair

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is promising a scathing – and sweeping - report on the federal government and Canadian society.

“Our work of truth telling and truth collecting was not easy. We had challenges throughout,” said TRC Chair Justice Murray Sinclair, at the Special Chiefs Assembly in December in Winnipeg. He said he expected this to be the last time he addressed the Assembly of First Nations since the TRC’s mandate ends July 1, 2015.

Sinclair singled out the federal government’s reticence in handing over documents that dealt with Indian residential schools as one of the TRC’s “significant challenges.” The result was three separate occasions in court, all of which ended with the TRC winning. Sinclair said four million documents, from a variety of sources, have been collected to date, and he expected that number to double.

Jan 30 09:09

5 Satanic Crime Fighting Tips (A Real Police Training Video)

If you were to ask most law enforcement professionals what the biggest problem is in the world today, I am absolutely certain that they would give you the same two answers: knife culture and Satanic cults. It's true, too. I can't tell you how many times I've had my day ruined by the hordes of machete-wielding Devil-worshippers that are stalking our streets in unavoidable millions, and if you're like me you're always looking for tips on how you can help prevent Satan crimes.

Fortunately, as with all things, we can find the answer on VHS. In this case, it's a police training video from 1994 called The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults, and trust me, it is amazing.

Jan 30 08:46

Controversial C of E vicar faces inquisition after linking Israel to 9/11 attacks

A Church of England vicar is under internal investigation after allegedly sharing an article on Facebook which blames Israel for the 9/11 terror attacks.

Reverend Stephen Sizer reportedly posted a link to an article titled, “9/11 – Israel did it” and wrote: “Is this anti-Semitic? If so, no doubt I’ll be asked to remove it. It raises so many questions.”

Sizer has since taken down the FB post, but the Church of England said on Thursday it would investigate the incident.

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Pope Leo XIII wrote that the Bill of Rights should never have been written because god did NOT give to man freedom of thought, action, and speech.

Jan 28 11:02

Judge in Spain charges 10 priests with child sex abuse

A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has charged 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.

The 12 are suspected of abusing four teenage boys between 2004 and 2007, the most serious offences occurring in a house used by the priests.

Jan 28 09:01

Jewish sex abuse victims pressured not to assist police, secret tapes and emails reveal

Members of Australia's Orthodox Jewish community who assist police investigating alleged child sexual abuse have been pressured to stay silent, secret tape recordings and emails obtained by Fairfax Media reveal.

The details of the pressure being exerted on victims have emerged as the Royal Commission into child sex abuse prepares to hold public hearings next week to examine the responses of Melbourne and Sydney's yeshivah centres to alleged offences dating back to the 1980s.

In one secret, legally recorded 2011 telephone conversation, prominent Melbourne criminal lawyer Alex Lewenberg tells a victim of St Kilda Yeshivah centre sex offender David Cyprys he should not have co-operated with police.

Jan 25 11:26

Six depictions of Mohammed

Contrary to media propaganda, the Koran does not forbid the depiction of Mohammed (the purported "messenger" of God). One may not depict "God" (an abstraction, which for this reason cannot be depicted anyway)

Jan 25 09:41

Between 2004 and 2013, the Catholic Church spent $2.7 billion related to clergy sexual abuse

Between 2004 and 2013, the Church spent $2.7 billion in costs related to sexual abuse allegations, including settlements, therapy for victims, support for offenders, and attorneys’ fees, according to the 11th annual report of The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Jan 24 10:48

These are the 12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world

I’ve previously highlighted some of humanity’s best moral and spiritual concepts, our shared moral core. Here, by way of contrast, are some of the worst. These twelve dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace. To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, they belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.

Jan 24 10:47

Another nun gives birth in Italy

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"IT'S A MIRACLE!!!!!"

Jan 23 08:41

Global warming believers are like a hysterical ‘cult’: MIT scientist compares 'climate alarmists' to religious fanatics

Climate change alarmists have been likened to a fanatical 'cult' by an MIT professor of meteorology.

Dr Richard Lindzen told a Massachusetts-based radio station that people who believe in global warming are becoming more hysterical in their arguments.

'As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical,' he said.

Jan 21 08:32

Northern Canada sex abuse victim hurls scripture at convicted pedophile Catholic priest

Jan 19 09:45

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: UNCLEAN

If this book was written by the divine creator of the universe, the Earth, and all that lives on it, why does he so revile 99% of the species that he made?

Jan 17 10:29

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [JANUARY 17, 2015]

Jan 16 07:20

Social Justice Warriors Get Atlanta Fire Chief Terminated

Kelvin Cochran, the former Fire Chief and a devout Christian, wrote a book in which two short passages (out of the whole book) professed how he believes the Bible says sex is for procreation purposes. For that absolutely heinous thought crime, the LGBT community was outraged, calling for his termination. In the end, they won: the mayor fired Cochran in order to quickly extinguish the fanning flames of the Social Justice Warriors and get back to business as usual.

Jan 15 09:59

Christian mom alarmed that school bus tail lights form ‘pagan’ pentagram

Memphis’ Action News 5 reported Wednesday that Robyn Wilkins snapped a photo of the tail lights while she sat behind a bus in traffic. To her, the pattern of tiny light bulbs under each brake light’s red plastic lens looked like inverted five-pointed stars, which form the ancient symbol of the pentagram when enclosed by a circle.

“Anyone who fears a God, if not God and Jesus Christ, should be outraged,” the worried mother told Channel 5.

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Rotate the tail lights 180 degrees; problem solved.

Jan 15 09:10

Former Michigan Catholic priest charged in 1980s sexual abuse of boys

Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Criminal Division has charged James Francis Rapp, 74, currently incarcerated in another state, with multiple felonies for his alleged sexual assault of several Michigan boys in the 1980s.

Rapp served as a priest, teacher, maintenance supervisor and wrestling coach at Jackson Lumen Christi (JLC) High School in Jackson from September 1980 through February 1986.

Jan 14 12:44

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 because 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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Jan 13 10:31

IS THERE A LESSON TO BE LEARNT FROM CHARLIE?

why is it permissible for a devout Jew to enter, or even pray in a mosque but not a church?

Islam, like it’s brother religion Judaism, forbids images for the simple reason that the Prophet Mohammed Himself was aware that if people saw his face portrayed by people, they would soon start worshiping Him. He spoke against such images, saying “I’m just a man.”

Therefore, there are no images or statues of the Prophet in mosques, unlike many churches which prominently display images of their various Saints or of Jesus Himself.

Jan 11 09:51

Victims of the Church care home Dr Mengele: For Teresa and her children, the damage of horrific drug experiments inflicted on girls in Church of England care homes 30 years ago can never be undone

Mother-of-three Teresa Cooper has finally pushed the Church of England into launching an investigation into one of the most cruel and bizarre episodes ever in the grim history of British children’s homes: how scores of children at a CofE institution were force-fed huge quantities of prescription drugs by a Dr Mengele-like charlatan seemingly bent on conducting unauthorised medical experiments.

Jan 11 09:32

Catholic Priest compares child sex abuse priests to bad cops

Jan 11 09:29

Top Cardinal in Vatican Blames Women For Catholic Gay Priests Raping Little Boys

He appeared to blame gay priests for the church’s sexual abuse scandal, say that priests “who were feminized and confused about their own sexual identity” were responsible for much of the abuse.

Burke said he has had “young men telling me that they were, in a certain way, frightened by marriage because of the radical and self-focused attitude of women that were emerging at the time.”

“These young men were concerned that entering a marriage would simply not work because of a constant and insistent demanding of rights for women,” he added.

Jan 09 09:28

Prayer Palace pastor Paul Melnichuk facing sex assault charges

The flamboyant and controversial senior pastor of the Prayer Palace has been charged with sexual assault involving a mother and daughter who are parishioners at the mammoth evangelical church in northwest Toronto.

Paul Melnichuk, 80, known to parishioners as “Pastor Paul,” surrendered to police Thursday morning, after being notified of a warrant for his arrest.

Police say the complainants are a woman in her 40s and a woman who is younger than 20. Both were members of the church, founded by Melnichuk and his wife more than 30 years ago.

The pastor is charged with five counts of sexual assault.

Jan 08 12:32

Hardline Israelis anger Palestinians by trying to reclaim prayer rights at Jerusalem's most famous holy site

Some fear the existence of a long-term plan to overturn Muslim sovereignty and build a third Jewish temple, a topic that is increasingly prominent in the curricula of Jewish religious schools which come under the authority of Israel's education ministry.

Jan 08 08:41

In Brief: Conservatives Need to Be Careful How They Condemn the Paris Shooting

Before you get all smug and superior about how you, a brave Christian conservative, would never be so savage as to want violence to be done to satirists, not like those fuckin' Moo-Slims who are just fuckin' animals who fuck animals or whatever the fuck you think, before you go down that road, you need to accept what exactly the French magazine Charlie Hebdo was publishing that so enraged a trio of gunmen that they shot and killed a dozen people at Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris today.

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Now, if you are Catholic, ask yourself if you are offended by this Charlie Hebdo cover. Be honest with yourself.

Jan 07 09:16

Nun Exposes Shocking Catholic Secrets! She Died Over This!

Sister Charlotte, a former Roman Catholic nun, spent over 22 years in a cloistered convent, hidden away from public scrutiny. She delivers a shocking and gripping testimony of abuse, torture, pedophilia, and even murder, which she says was a daily part of convent life. She disappeared about 2 years after giving this interview.

Jan 03 07:56

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [JANUARY 3, 2015]

Jan 02 10:15

Child abuse: Bathed in disinfectant, whipped with kettle flexes, beaten and forced to eat vomit... victims' harrowing testimonies

Children at Sisters of Nazareth properties in Derry were known by their numbers rather than their names.

Abuse included physical assaults using sticks, straps and kettle flexes.

Another former resident described how nuns' treatment of children at Termonbacca care home "bordered on the psychotic".

He described the home as a "hell-hole" and likened it to a concentration camp.

Dec 30 07:55

Pope Francis Gets Owned by Alex Jones

Dec 29 09:01

Pope Francis: a Curia that is outdated, sclerotic or indifferent to others is an ailing body

This morning in the Clementine Hall the Holy Father held his annual meeting with the Roman Curia to exchange Christmas greetings with the members of its component dicasteries, councils, offices, tribunals and commissions. “It is good to think of the Roman Curia as a small model of the Church, that is, a body that seeks, seriously and on a daily basis, to be more alive, healthier, more harmonious and more united in itself and with Christ”.

Dec 28 09:19

407 Jewish settlers forced way into Al-Aqsa for Hanukkah

At least 407 Jewish settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex during this week's Hanukkah holidays, a Palestinian NGO said Thursday.

The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowments and Heritage said that, from Sunday to Thursday, 407 Israelis – protected by Israeli police – had conducted individual and group tours inside the mosque complex.

Of these, 52 were young Israeli troops who entered the complex in military uniform as part of a so-called "guidance and exploration" program, the NGO said.

"Occupation forces harassed Muslim worshippers at the gates of the mosque complex, arresting 20 over the past week," it added.

It went on to say that detained worshippers had been subsequently released after being subject to monetary fines and barred from entering the Al-Aqsa complex for periods ranging from two weeks to one month.

Israeli officials could not be reached for comment on the issue.

Dec 27 09:52

Religious Circumcision Leaves Another Jewish Baby With Herpes, 17th Case Linked To Controversial Ritual Of Oral Suction

The controversial practice of a Jewish circumcision ritual has led another newborn baby to contract neonatal herpes in New York City - the fourth case this year and the 17th since 2000, city health officials said Wednesday.

Twelve days after undergoing the ancient ritual, known as metzitzah b'peh, which involves cleaning the circumcision wound by oral suction, the newborn baby was rushed to the hospital in November, the Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday.

Although the unidentified boy has recovered in the latest case, two of the other infected infants since 2000 have died, and at least two have suffered brain damage.

Dec 26 08:42

Netanyahu sends formal message to all Christians

Netanyahu has wished Christians in Israel and throughout the world a Merry Christmas.

In a videotaped message, he claimed that Christians are subject to persecution throughout the Middle East, except in Israel. (!!)

“Christian communities across the Middle East are experiencing a particularly difficult time, with violence, persecution and fear,” Netanyahu said.

“Here in Israel, religious freedom is a sacred principle. Israel’s Christian citizens enjoy the full blessing of freedom and democracy. Their equal rights are enshrined in Israeli law. Let us remember the common heritage and values that unite us in the face of extremism and hatred, which we will never accept,” he said.

The reality, of course, is that Christians are routinely exterminated in Palestine, since almost all Christians are Palestinian. (The rest are Armenians, or else they are foreign visitors who worship Jews.) Ten percent of all Arabs in Palestine are Christian. Jews call them “Notzri.”

Dec 26 08:09

Ongoing plight of Palestinian Christians

Back in 1948, when Israel was established, Christians in Palestine made up around 18 percent of the population. Now it is around two percent only.

They have been faced with the same discriminatory policies as Muslim Palestinians, pushing thousands to leave Palestine. In a 2006 poll, Christians living in Bethlehem said Israeli aggression and occupation was the main cause of emigration.

Inside Story discusses the sufferings of Palestinian Christians under the Israeli occupation.

Dec 25 14:02

Key to the Twelve Days of Christmas

According to the Handbook of Catholic Sacramentals by Ann Ball, the famous song about the 12 Days of Christmas was written in England as a catechism song for young Catholics in the days when it was illegal to practice or teach the Catholic Faith. It contains hidden meanings intended to help children remember lessons of faith. Instead of referring to an earthly suitor, the “true love” mentioned in the song really refers to God. The “me” who receives the presents is symbolic of every baptized person.

Dec 25 09:48

Jesus: the Muslim prophet

Christianity is rooted in the belief that Jesus is the Son of God, so is Islam’s version of Christ a source of tension, or a way of building bridges between the world’s two largest faiths?

Dec 24 11:59

Some say pope’s reported claim that 2 percent of priests are pedophiles is too low

Bishop-accountability.org, a Web site that publishes public information about accused priests and their cases, notes that some U.S. dioceses don’t submit regular reports to bishops on such cases. The group alleges that in dioceses where greater information was made available, either by choice or because of litigation, “the percentage of accused priests is approaching 10 percent.”

Dec 24 11:56

Anti-Gay Pastor Arrested For Grabing Man's Junk With Enthusiasm

Surprise! Another outspoken anti-gay Pastor, Gaylard Williams (yes, that IS his real name), was arrested after approaching a man in his car and grabbing the 27 year old's dick, giving it a squeeze. The recipient was not amused and called the police.

Dec 23 13:31

Vatican Reeling As Pope Francis Admits There Is An Army Of Over 8,000 Pedophile Priests

In a BBC interview that the Vatican is struggling to spin, Pope Francis took the highly unusual step of actually admitting that there are thousands and thousands of pedophile priests in the Catholic Church worldwide. By their estimates about 8,000. This mind-numbing admission has sent shock-waves through the highest levels of the Vatican system.

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"Suffer the little children to come unto me" -- Mark 10:14

Dec 23 11:04

A Message From a Protestor and Former Cop: We Are Not Anti-Cop. We Are Pro-Life.

To the police, I say -- come meet some of the protestors. You'll meet people fighting for life and love, and hoping that with their activism, more of their brothers and sisters will be able to live full lives without the threat of violence. We are not anti-cop; we are pro-life.

To the protestors, I say -- come meet the good men and women I served with on the police force. Mourn with them now in this trying moment. Understand that many police officers fear for their lives, too. They want to serve their city and go home each night to their families. Because our movement is fundamentally about preserving and protecting life, we can easily understand how we care for the police safety without giving up our core message that the NYPD must be reformed.

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These are kind, healing words from a former police officer who is a woman of faith, urging protestors and police to come together as human beings.

That may take a miracle, but is certainly not impossible.

Christmas is coming soon, and Christmas... is supposed to be a time for healing, reconciliation, and new beginnings. Community organizers and police outreach workers, how about it?!?

Dec 23 09:21

Pastor who gave up God for a year after getting divorced finds love, attends a skeptics convention and hints he may be ready to leave the church for good

A former Seventh Day Adventists pastor who set out in January to live a year without God could be set to become a full-time atheist when his eventful experiment comes to an end later this month.

Ryan Bell, 43, made headlines in January when just days into his 'intellectual experiment' to explore atheism he was fired from his two teaching jobs at Christian schools near Los Angeles.

Bell was left struggling to support his two young daughters, aged 10 and 13, until an atheist blogger set up an online fundraising site and helped raise over $27,000 to help him support his family.

Dec 22 08:36

Franciscan Order On Verge Of Bankruptcy After Financial Fraud Uncovered

One of the largest Franciscan religious orders, founded on the humble teachings of St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago, announced it is on the brink of bankruptcy after admitting some of its friars embezzled funds from its accounts.

The Italian news magazine Panorama on Friday (Dec. 19) reported that tens of millions of dollars were missing from the Order of Friars Minor and had been invested in offshore companies.

Panorama also claimed Swiss prosecutors had seized Franciscan accounts in Switzerland because the account holders had allegedly invested in illegal operations that could include arms and drug trafficking.

Dec 22 07:25

The War on Christmas

Dec 20 08:15

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [DECEMBER 20, 2014]

Dec 19 08:23

Dominican boy endured 6 years of sex abuse, death threats by priest

"He abused and raped me for six years, forced me to wear women’s undergarments and threatened to kill me," revealed in dramatic and revealing confessions to a local TV station, one of the many abused boys, sodomized and violated by Polish former priest Wojciech Waldermar Gil (Padre Alberto) in the town of Juncalito, in Dominican Republic’s highlands.

The boy identified only as "Juan" in the interview on Univision, said he tried to take his own life several times, after the abuse, which many believe senior Dominican Catholic prelates sought to cover up.

Dec 19 08:21

Priest jailed for sex abuse in boarding school

A retired priest has been jailed for three years for sexually and indecently assaulting two teenage boys while teaching at a Cork boarding school.

Fr Tadhg O’Dalaigh received a five year sentence with two years suspended for the sexual and indecent assault of two boys aged 14 and 16 in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.

Last month, Fr O’Dalaigh, a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart was convicted of sexually assaulting a pupil at Coláiste An Chroí Naofa, Carrignavar, Co Cork, on an unknown date between March 1st and April 30th, 1979. The State alleged the incident took place in the school’s sick bay.

He was found unanimously guilty by a jury of 10 men and two women.

Dec 18 09:02

Sexual abuse allegations: Diocese of Gallup releases names of 30 priests

The Diocese of Gallup has released the names of more clergy members facing what it deems to be credible allegations of sexual abuse against minors.

The list, released Monday, contains the names of 30 priests and one lay teacher. Some of the names date back to the 1950s.

Dec 17 09:41

Cadiz former Salesian college director to be tried for alleged sexual abuse of 12 children

Francisco Javier Lopez, a Roman catholic priest of the Salesian order of Don Bosco, was held by police for a month in 2013 following sexual abuse complaints from up to 30 children from Cadiz’s Salesian San Ignacio College.

Judge Miguel Angel Lopez Marchena charged the priest with sexual abuse of 12 children, between the ages of 12 and 14, and 15 counts of assault.

Dec 17 06:57

Georgia city approves mosque following legal threats

City Council officials in Kennesaw, Georgia, voted to approve the opening of a mosque in a local shopping center, despite some opposition from local residents, after supporters threatened to sue the city for violating their religious freedom rights.

The proposal passed by a vote of 5-0, reversing a 4-1 decision against the mosque that was made in early December.

Dec 16 09:48

6 Things People Get Wrong About the Bible's Christmas Story

The worst role in any children's Christmas play is the innkeeper who gets to lecture the holy couple about how there's "no room for them in the inn." That's the role jerky little kids get to prepare them for a lifetime of managerial positions. Long story short, the holy family ends up in the stable. But wait -- the entire reason they made the trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem was because it was Joseph's hometown. You'd think there'd be at least one family member with a futon they could crash on or something, right? So why did they even need an inn to begin with? The simple answer is that, in the Bible, there is no innkeeper -- and probably no inn. That's because inns were only found on major roads, and Bethlehem was the equivalent of a truck stop outside of a rural town in Wyoming.

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And number 7: The Christmas story has the shepherds out tending their flocks at night (in order to see the star and hear the angels). But the only time Shepherds need to tend their flocks by night is when the lambs are being born, both to deal with difficult deliveries and protect the new lambs from predators. Lambs are not born in the middle of winter but in the Spring, late February to mid-April.

Dec 14 07:05

God is imaginary

It is easy to prove to yourself that God is imaginary. The evidence is all around you. Here are 50 simple proofs:

Dec 13 09:37

Report By Australian Catholic Church erroneously blames priest sex abuse of boys on celibacy

Currently, the Australian Catholic Church put out a report claiming the reason for the pandemic number of priests having homosexual sex with little boys is because priests must take a vow of celibacy.

However, if most Catholic priests are heterosexual, why do they most often have sex with MALE children?

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Because little boys don't get pregnant! :)

Dec 13 06:51

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [DECEMBER 13, 2014]

Dec 12 09:10

Dogs in Heaven? Pope Francis Leaves Pearly Gate Open

Trying to console a distraught little boy whose dog had died, Francis told him in a recent public appearance on St. Peter’s Square, “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” While it is unclear whether the pope’s remarks helped soothe the child, they were welcomed by groups like the Humane Society and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who saw them as a repudiation of conservative Roman Catholic theology that says animals cannot go to heaven because they have no souls.

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If dogs don't go to heaven, I want to go where the dogs go! :)

Dec 11 14:30

40 years to ex-Christian radio host for child porn

A former Christian radio host in Grand Rapids has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for sexual exploitation and child pornography.

Grand Rapids federal Judge Robert Holmes Bell says John Balyo's acts were "repulsive." He's a former morning host at WCSG, a popular Christian station heard throughout western Michigan.

Investigators found a storage unit with child pornography and a bondage kit. Bell sentenced the 34-year-old on Thursday.

Separately, Balyo recently was sentenced to at least 25 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a boy in Calhoun County. The state and federal sentences will run together.

Dec 11 08:44

Psychiatry: the modern priest-class

One of the main psychiatric mantras gaining force? “Everyone at some time in their lives will experience a mental disorder.”

But an open secret has been slowly bleeding out into public consciousness for the past ten years.

THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.

And along with that:

ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.

Dec 10 11:12

WHAT LIVING IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER WILL MEAN FOR CHILDREN IF “WE” DONT DO SOMETHING TO STOP THIS! by Bradley Loves

Suffice it to say that I was commissioned to help tutor this very young man for a brief period of time, and that it was very clear to me that he was distressed about something really huge! Since his lessons were not progressing very well at all, we – or I, “side-lined” his lessons and decided to “talk” about what was really bothering him – and what actually came out, was NOT what I was expecting at all.

For the purposes of this article we’ll call him “Anthony” (although that was not his real name).

Anthony was a very good looking boy, and had an awful lot of talent as far as I was concerned in both art and music. He was also a very talented “sketcher” – and by using only pencils – could produce images on paper that were very worthy of artistic notice.

Dec 06 08:28

Netanyahu’s ‘Jewish state’ bill would be a crippling blow to Israel

Israelis will soon face a primordial decision respecting the future of their country: whether to define Israel as a supra-national state which accords primary rights, both in law and in fact, based solely on Jewish identity. The thrust of the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “nation-state bill” effectively discards the long-held (if imperfectly observed) legal assertion that all Israelis, including that country’s Arab citizens, enjoy equality under the law. If passed, it would become part of Israel’s constitution.

Dec 06 07:01

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [DECEMBER 6, 2014]

Dec 05 08:45

Ottawa priest charged with sex offences on young boy

An Ottawa priest who counselled students after the fatal explosion at Mother Teresa High School that killed 15-year-old Eric Leighton has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy.

Stephen Amesse, 56, was charged Thursday by Ottawa police with two counts each of sexual assault and sexual interference on a boy under the age of 16.

“These are painful moments in the life of a faith community,” the Archdiocese of Ottawa said in a statement. “May the parishioners know the spiritual support of our entire Catholic community.”

Dec 05 08:18

Cardinal investigating the Vatican's finances discovers off-the-books stash of hundreds of millions of Euros

Vatican reformers have discovered hundreds of millions of euros that did not appear on the Holy See’s balance sheet, the cardinal charged with sorting out the Curia’s financial affairs has said.

Writing exclusively in the first issue of the new Catholic Herald magazine, Cardinal George Pell says that the discovery means that the Vatican’s finances are healthier than they first appeared.

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The lawyers for those legions of molested children will be delighted to hear that!

Dec 04 08:58

Christian Pastor Wants 'Aids-Free World By Christmas' Through Mass Extermination Of Gays

An American Baptist pastor has called for the mass killing of all homosexuals and transgender people to bring about an “Aids-free world by Christmas”.

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Clergy like this make Atheism look really good!

Dec 02 09:58

Zionism And ISIS: Opposing Forces Or Two Sides Of The Same Coin?

Over the past decade, the Middle East — the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of the three major monotheistic religions — has become a flashpoint for religious extremism and fascism. The general public has grown used to associating radicalism with Islam, even to such an extent that the general notion is that the Islamic faith is the expression of religious extremism par excellence.

Yet such assessments have generally failed to take into account an equally dangerous radical trend that has been unfolding in the region for decades — Zionism.

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I remember, as a kid, watching Khrushchev at the UN, banging his shoe on the table, and the translation of what he was saying was given as, "We will bury you!", which was construed by the "translator" as a threat against the US.

Of course, that was a complete mistranslation, and misrepresentation of what the man actually said. The real translation was "You will bury yourselves."

I think of those Jews, many of whom had escaped death during the Holocaust, who founded Israel.

And I have to wonder: is what Israel has become what they really wanted to see evolve?!?

A viciously apartheid, xenophobic culture, hating Muslim Arabs so intensely that many in government and Jewish faith communities have, sometimes very publicly, advocated their own, "Final Solution" to "The Arab Problem"?!?

There is a term in psychology called "enabling". It is when someone encourages someone else to do something that is bad and risky for that person, but -for their own reasons - continues to encourage this bad behaviour.

When one nation enables another nation's bad behaviour on the world stage, as the US does with Israel, the ultimate outcome cannot be good. And the US has done absolutely nothing to ameliorate the Israeli government's continuous onslaught against the Palestinians. Please note the following, from the Latimes.com, published on 24 July, 2014:

It was supposed to be a place of refuge from a devastating war. Hundreds of people were crammed into a United Nations-run elementary school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday when the converted shelter was hit by a series of explosions. At least 15 people were killed and more than 120 injured, according to local health officials. Survivors said they had packed their belongings and were gathered in the schoolyard awaiting evacuation when the shells hit. But the circumstances remained murky late in the day. The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said it had asked the Israeli liaison office repeatedly for a window of time in which to evacuate the staff and displaced people who wanted to leave the school. “We got no answer,” said Adnan abu Hasna, a spokesman for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA. Survivors said they were waiting to leave when the shells hit.

These actions, coupled with brisk annexations of territories in which Palestinians have lived for generations; the routine torture of prisoners, including children;the daily killing of Palestinians in peaceful protest all lead to one inevitable conclusion: that Israel, as a country, is hell-bent on a complete genocide of all Palestinians, and a complete reconquering of the land, to, at last, create "Eretz Israel", or "Greater Israel."

I would strongly caution both the Israeli government, and certain religious leaders to be very, very careful about what they wish for here.

A physical victory in this regard may well lead to a moral, and spiritual curse upon this nation so intense that it can never, ever be unbroken.

Dec 02 09:36

Dominican Republic expects severe sentence for alleged paedophile priest

The attorney general of the Dominican Republic has met with his Polish counterpart in Warsaw and is expecting a severe sentence for a Polish priest suspected of abusing children.

Father Wojciech G. (full name withheld under Polish privacy laws) is due to be tried at a district court in Wolomin, near Warsaw.

The priest stands accused of 10 offences, 8 of which relate to the sexual abuse of boys below the age of 15.

Dec 02 08:21

Hamilton family left corpse upstairs for six months expecting resurrection

Peter Wald’s family truly believed he would rise from the dead.

They believed it because they had prayed for it, every single day, while his corpse lay rotting for six months in an upstairs bedroom of their north-end Hamilton home.

When neighbours asked about her husband, curious about the 52-year-old man’s seeming disappearance, Kaling Wald would tell them he was “in God’s hands now.”

Dec 01 12:55

Israel's Chief Military Rabbi questions Islamic religious significance of Al-Aqsa compound

Israel's Chief Military Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz has claimed that the religious significance of Jerusalem's al-Haram al-Sharif in Islam is an invention, stating that the vast majority of Muslims know nothing about the Quran.

During a lecture at the Otzem Pre-Military Torah Academy in Moshav Naveh, he claimed that Muslims have no real reason to pray at Temple Mount, known as al-Haram al-Sharif (The Noble Sanctuary) in Arabic.

"The only mosque any holiness is attributed to is Al-Aqsa. The rest of the Temple Mount has no religious significance," Peretz claimed.

"What is the Al-Aqsa Mosque?" Peretz asked. "It says in the Quran 'make me a mosque on the edge.' Al-Aqsa is on the edge. The edge of what? Mecca? The edge of the Arabian Peninsula. When they bow, they bow to Mecca but their backside is turned to the Temple Mount, because the edge for them is the edge of the Arabian Peninsula. So what are they doing on the Temple Mount?"

Nov 30 11:54

Letters: Palestinians' suffering

In his Community View, Rabbi Justin Schwartz shamelessly, yet predictably, trots out worn-out holocaust canards and Jewish establishment sloganeering in a pitiful attempt to defend Israel's crimes in Palestine.

Rabbi Schwartz demands more "action." With Palestinians being wasted by the Israeli occupation army and armed Jewish settlers on a regular basis, one wonders what action he demands. Perhaps another genocidal operation, as the one Israel perpetrated in Gaza last summer, in which 2,100 people, including 450 children were slaughtered?

Nov 30 11:22

NEW JERSEY SYNAGOGUE TO ‘OVERSEE’ RABBI’S RACISM

Teaneck Synagogue Taking Steps To Rein in Rabbi Pruzanksy

Nov 29 07:23

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [NOVEMBER 29, 2014]

Nov 29 07:01

50 rabbis call for storming the Aqsa platform

A group of 50 rabbis affiliated with an extremely right-wing Zionist movement have signed a petition calling for the storming of Al-Aqsa the day after tomorrow.

A number of right-wing groups published statements on their websites yesterday evening claiming that this petition comes in the wake of what they described as "terrorist events in Jerusalem and pointing the finger of blame on those who ascend to the Temple Mount [Al-Aqsa]".

The petition signed by the rabbis said: "One of the important ways in which we can demand our right to the Temple Mount is to ascend the Temple Mount. We believe that our presence in the Temple Mount is guided by pure and traditional Jewish teachings and laws and we are proud to uphold these values as we ascend to the mountain of purity."

Nov 28 08:05

Netherlands government says closure of mosques unacceptable

Netherlands Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher has said any closure of mosques in the country would be "unacceptable" after a Party for Freedom lawmaker proposed that all mosques there be shut.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"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 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.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

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