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A search for Billy Graham leads to Cliff Richard and sex abuse
I usually just find the advice column he still has at the Kansas City Star but today, something a little less fun to read. This from the Guardian the other day: A police raid on a home owned by Cliff … Continue reading
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Former Saskatoon priest charged with sexual abuse
CBC Radio 1 mentioned 89 year old William Hodgson Marshall this morning so I went hunting for more information. From CBC I learn he’s in custody in Kingston, Ontario and awaiting trial: Marshall was a priest, basketball coach and mathematics … Continue reading
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Does emotion guide morality?
So this I get via Unreasonable Faith – a possible connection between the feeling of disgust and our moral choices. It’s an article out of the Boston Globe. Disgust is a survival trait – Our ancestors needed their noses to … Continue reading
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What is it like to see demons everywhere?
A book was recently published about a professional exorcist. Fr. Gabriele Amorth works in Rome and claims awareness of satanic sects working in the Vatican. The book, “Father Amorth. Memoirs of an Exorcist. My life fighting against Satan.” was written … Continue reading
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Apparently Raelians want Tiger Woods
Want him to have a better outlook on sexuality, at any rate. I find out about this via a Facebook friend who had the link to Raelian News: Rael has sent an open letter to Tiger Woods urging him to … Continue reading
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Take god out of politics. Seriously.
A City Councilman in North Carolina has turned out to be either atheist or agnostic. His opponents are crapping their tightiewhities: Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell believes in ending the death penalty, conserving water and reforming government — but he … Continue reading
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161 million Euros divided by ? over ? years equals what exactly?
It sounds like Christian Brothers is offering a hefty apologetic sum to victims of child abuse in Ireland. But does it make up for years of pain, heartache, and fighting for justice? Probably not. The Brothers said that €34 million … Continue reading
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What’s more important, Communion or human rights?
Since this is a Catholic conundrum, the answer is obviously Communion. Shea, who has left the Catholic church, says he doesn’t understand why Tobin is targeting Kennedy. “Everybody, including these priests, deserve Communion. Because that’s the whole point of it. … Continue reading
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Didn’t let Christian humility get in the way?
With monstrous churches all over the place, huge crosses, huge hissy fits over loss of crosses and rights to be the top dog of the holiday season every damn year since whenever, they’re not letting “humility” get in the way … Continue reading
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Holy cross equals job loss?
That appears to be the threat hanging over one very devout nurse: Shirley Chaplin, a committed Christian, has been told by her employers that she must hide or remove the cross or remain out of the hospital wards. I don’t … Continue reading
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