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Pope equates atheists with Nazis

As Ronald Reagan once famously said, “There you go again.”  Pope Benedict XVI is on a tightly scripted four-day tour of Great Britain, and he’s wasted no time in dragging out the specter of atheism: Even in our own lifetime, … Continue reading

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Sam Harris puts the Pope in his crosshairs

I almost feel sorry for the Pope these days.   Okay, not really.  Honestly, I would love to be a fly on the wall when Ratzinger reads “Bringing the Vatican to Justice,” the latest essay from Sam Harris.  It’s a … Continue reading

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If the Pope had any credibility left…..

…he just blew it.  Over the weekend the Pope prayed in front of the infamous Shroud of Turin, a thoroughly debunked relic (but interesting bit of artwork nonetheless).  Apparently there’s some significance to Ratzinger calling it an “icon” rather than … Continue reading

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The Pope ain’t so dope (but then we knew that already, didn’t we?)

Information about the Catholic Church’s worldwide, decades-long cover-up of priestly abuse of children is emerging so often and so quickly, I could spend my whole time on this blog just trying to stay abreast.  Fortunately, Yahoo! News has a pretty … Continue reading

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Podcast #76 – Stuart Bechman (Pres. of Atheist Alliance International)

Happy New Year!  We kick off 2010 by interviewing Stuart Bechman, president of Atheist Alliance International (AtheistAlliance.org).  AAI is planning its first-ever Australian convention in Melbourne on March 12-14, 2010.  For details visit AtheistConvention.org.au–tickets are going fast!

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Woman jumps Pope during Xmas mass

As much as the Pope deserves our outrage and contempt, I don’t think he deserves to be physically assaulted. A crazy person jumped the barrier during a Christmas Eve mass and knocked Ratzinger to the ground. He was unhurt, but … Continue reading

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Pope: Don’t be so down on marriage, except…

Again with the Pope.  First, he sits at the apex of an organization whose very foundation rests on unprovable superstitious claims but then sets up nonsensical rules to tamp down new claims.  Now, he’s telling the world “Don’t be so … Continue reading

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Pope Combats Fraud (Cancels Out Self?)

This is rich.  The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Pope Ratzinger “is declaring a ‘holy war’ against people who claim falsely that the Virgin Mary is appearing to them.”  As if a) anyone every really claimed truthfully that this has happened … Continue reading

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Podcast #18 – The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church – We provide an overview on the good, the bad and the crazy aspects of the Roman Catholic Church.  Purgatory.  Limbo.  Whatever. Ben Stein – The frontman for the anti-science documentary Expelled opens his mouth and removes … Continue reading

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