The Catholic church is apparantly "busy cleaning its own house"... The Holy See said that "available research" showed that as many as 5 out of every 100 Catholic clergy members were involved in child sex abuse. They also claimed that US churches hit by child sex abuse allegations include Protestant denominations, and that sexual abuse within Jewish communities was common. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's permanent observer to the UN added "of all [catholic] priests involved in the abuses, 80 to 90%..." are "sexually engaged with adolescent boys between the ages of 11 and 17."In the Guradian we trust.
"According to Scientology, when a person dies — or, in Scientology terms, when a thetan abandons its physical body — they go to a "landing station" on the planet Venus, where the thetan is re-implanted and told lies about its past life and its next life. The Venusians take the thetan, "capsule" it, and send it back to Earth to be dumped into the ocean off the coast of California."
Yup, that's kooky on a high level of kookiness.
Words is Will Smith has set up a private school for young children where a few of the staff are Scientologists. Way to go, fresh prince.
— Arthur C. Clarke
And in the white corner...By admin (when... 06/06/2009 @ 15:04:26, Where Religion, linked 968 times)
Not all idiots are religious...By admin (when... 29/05/2009 @ 09:57:52, Where Religion, linked 671 times)
"But will the Antichrist be a homosexual? Having seen what the Bible says of sodomy, we have no further to look than the book of Daniel, chapter 11 to find our answer. It says, “Neither shall he [Antichrist] regard... the desire of women....” As I said at the onset, I am not the first to draw attention to this, but the verbiage is clear."
Ron Hamman is pastor for Independent Baptist Church of Wasilla, Alaska.
Gosh! Strike one for bigotry. At least the following 500 comments put him in his place.
sec⋅u⋅lar⋅ism/ˈsɛkyələˌrɪzəm/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sek-yuh-luh-riz-uhm]
|1.||secular spirit or tendency, esp. a system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and worship.|
|2.||the view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the introduction of a religious element
"THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: At least 50 people in Kottayam district have reportedly lost their vision after gazing at the sun looking for an image of Virgin Mary.
Though alarmed health authorities have installed a signboard to counter the rumour that a solar image of Virgin Mary appeared to the believers, curious onlookers, including foreign travellers, have been thronging the venue of the ‘miracle’."
Links all in place. Now, does this help prove there is no god, or that there is one and s/he's a bit of a malicious git..? Whatever, made me smile. More people need to stare at the sun, a lot more...