I’ve become increasingly nervous for Britain (and many pockets of Europe) over recent years because of the hotpot of Islamism that seems to be simmering and splattering out into society there, so I find the whinings of British Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor to be particularly reassuring. In a nutshell, Murphy-O’Connor is bitching that religion is being … Continue reading
On his blog Vere Loqui – which I like the title of, Martin Cothran wrote: L. Ron Brown at “The Frame Problem” takes Ben Stein to task for making careless remarks about science on the Glenn Beck show. Of course Brown employs the usual array of hyperbolic terms favored by Darwinists in such cases to … Continue reading
Yesterday, one of my best friends got married. It was a really great day. I was present on the day he and his lovely wife first met about 7.5 years ago at a high school house party the Summer after 12th grade, so that made it extra cool for me. It was also really nice … Continue reading
MSNBC reports that exorcism – the church rite of expelling evil spirits from tortured souls – is making a comeback in Catholic regions of Europe. Last July, more than 300 exorcists gathered in Cezestochowa, Poland for the fourth International Congress of Exorcists. Polish Reverend Andrzej Trojanowski is currently planning the development of Europe’s only centre … Continue reading
And I’ve got to say, he puts forth a pretty comprehensive argument for it. While he acknowledges that they have certainly done charitable and humanitarian work, he points out that these efforts must be balanced against all of the suffering that it has caused as a consequence of it prioritizing unsubstantiated religious dogma over reason … Continue reading
Scientific American recently presented the Pope’s views on the implications of certain biology research and biotechnology practices for human dignity. According to Pope Benedict, embryonic stem cell research, artificial insemination and the prospect of human cloning have “shattered” human dignity. Hmmm, and I suppose that indoctrinating children to believe that they are born sinners who are on … Continue reading
Deutscche Welle reports: In a victory for reform-minded critics of the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI has now reversed the Catholic Church’s long-standing position with regard to the use of condoms to combat the spread of the HIV virus.
Bill Donahue of the Catholic League (yes, that Catholic League) is, as usual, all bent out of shape. Donahue is upset about ESPN anchorwoman Dana Jacobson’s comments during a celebrity roast (roast, y’know, those events where people are encouraged to make edgy comments). Jacobson, reportedly intoxicated at the time, exclaimed “Fuck Notre Dame”, “Fuck Touchdown … Continue reading