One of the many problems with the concept of protecting religion from defamation...– Dave Niose - Atheism Shouldn’t Be A Crime
Faith-Healing Parents Arrested for Death of Second... →
A Pennsylvania couple who lost a second child after choosing prayer over medical treatment may face criminal charges. Continue reading
Catholic Church 'facilitated' abuse →
The Catholic Church in Ballarat ‘effectively facilitated’ child sexual abuse by leaving known paedophiles in ministry and was ‘un-Christlike’, former Ballarat Bishop Peter Connors conceded on Monday.
2nd Child of Pa. Couple Dies After Only Praying →
A Philadelphia couple — serving 10 years’ probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor — has violated their probation now that another of their children has died. Herbert and Catherine Schaible belong to a fundamentalist Christian church that believes in faith-healing. Philadelphia Judge Benjamin Lerner said at a hearing they violated the...
South African cardinal: ‘I can’t be accused of...
A South African cardinal has rejected accusations that he is homophobic, saying it is impossible because he knows no gay people. The Catholic Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier, was among the 115 cardinals whoelected Pope Francis as head of the Roman Catholic Church in March. “I can’t be accused of homophobia,” Cardinal Napier told theSouth African Mail & Guardiannewspaper on Friday,...
Infant Contracts Herpes Through Orthodox Jewish... →
A New York City infant contracted herpes last monthas a result of an Orthodox Jewish procedure known as metzitzah b’peh (MBP) that involvesorally sucking the blood off a newborn’s penis after circumcision, according to the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). The news, which came in an April 3 email alert from the New York City Bureau of Sexually Transmitted...
Arkansas State Representative calls 8-year-old... →
I really, honestly wish that title was an exaggeration. The Arkansas state legislature recently passed a law requiring a minute of silence at the beginning of each day in public schools, which is explicitly provided for children to silently pray. You’d think that was bad enough. Unfortunately, when an atheist mother voiced her concerns and objections about this asinine bill (specifically...
Church Of England Accused Of 'Dishonesty' In... →
I am in no way surprised by this. Go. Read. Rant. ~Mooglets
Creationist stakes $10,000 on contest between...
Creator of Literal Genesis Trial believes people who argue in favor of evolution are at a scientific disadvantage A Californiacreationist is offering a $10,000 challenge to anyone who can prove in front of a judge that science contradicts the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis. Dr Joseph Mastropaolo, who says he has set up the contest, the Literal Genesis Trial, in the hope of...
That’s something religious believers often forget: Separation of church and...– Greta Christina, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? (via facesofatheists)
Anonymous asked: Catholic priests are really amazing. There were a few in Rwanda, they kept a school-bus of school children to be murdered, they sold Tutsi's out and so on. And they're still allowed to practice.
Anonymous asked: people in recent years have jumped on the bandwagon of liberality which is great--gays deserve the same right as anyone (although i dont agree with your stance on abortion; ones wants and desires does not change the fact that it is a human life)--but now all of a sudden everyone expects the catholic church (aka the world's leaders in conservatism) to change all their views at the drop of a...
fountoflove-deactivated20130413 asked: Oh, and by the way, God bless you!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
fountoflove-deactivated20130413 asked: So, here's something interesting. A bunch of devout, kind and joyous religious people are celebrating on tumblr over the excitement of a WONDERFUL new Pope full of virtue and Christ's love, and you, because your life philosophy is "right" decide to take jabs at them all, ruin their happiness, and cause confusion with some bogus claim. Yes. I definitely see how atheism is...
Anonymous asked: i just don't understand why you care at all what happens in the catholic church if you just plan to abuse it. how does being judgmental and somewhat cruel make you any better than the people you're criticizing?
Anonymous asked: just throwing this out there: during argentinas dictatorship pope francis helped a LOT of people hide from the government and escape into neighboring countries. i know this because one of these people was my grandfather. so i read the articles, but i just dont think they're true
VIA MEDIAITE: In case you were thinking the new...
inothernews: On same-sex marriage: The new pope has called gay marraige “a scheme to destroy God’s plan” and “a real and dire anthropological throwback.” In 2010, he was a vocal opponent of the Argentinian government’s proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. On homosexuality: Bergoglio is reportedly “unwaveringly orthodox” on such moral issues. On abortion: He has rallied his...
It’s OK to criticize religious practices
In 2012, a German court ruled that religious circumcision of male minors constitutes criminal bodily assault. Muslim and Jewish groups responded with outrage, with some commentators pegging the ruling to Islamophobic and anti-Semitic motivations. In doing so, these commentators failed to engage with any of the legal and ethical arguments actually given by the court in its landmark decision. In a...
There is no more mileage in this issue [same-sex marriage] for the Catholic...– Editorial, The Tablet
The great irony is that the surest guarantor of religious freedom is the...– (John Moore, National Post, Canada)
Atheist experience research →
You are invited to participate in PhD research regarding atheists This survey will cover your experiences as an atheist, your involvement (if any) with secular organisations and your perceptions of discrimination and prejudice (if any) against you as an atheist. —- I just filled this out - take it if you feel like it :) ~Mooglets
Pope Evades Criminal Charges by Hiding in Vatican →
Late breaking news on the real reason why Pope Benedict XVI quit the job as Pope is centered around the fact that he was going to be charged for crimes against humanity by shielding pedophile priests in the RC church. A statement given to Reuters reveals that the Church has decided to grant Joseph Ratzinger immunity against any and all charges involving his protection of known sex offenders. ...
The Pope, Pregnant Children, and Violence Against... →
This is pretty harrowing reading, with many mentions and links to articles about children who have been raped and consequently given birth, or been treated like absolute shit for getting abortions. Be warned, it’s not pretty. But over-all, yeah. I agree with it. The Pope is pretty much one of the worst scum of the Earth and he should stand trial. Him and his shitty organisation. ...