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Sexual Child Abuse in the Catholic Church

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“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” (Jesus, Matthew 18;6, KJV.) This is a newsworthy topic, as there have been generations of victims, the Catholic Church has protected the perpetrators, most of them are still free to offend again, and most of the casualties haven’t been compensated. There are offenders in all Christian denominations, yet the Catholic Church has the worst reputation of them all for a number of reasons. When … More…

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Peter wasn’t the First Roman Pope

Who pinched my boat?

                                                  The Catholic Church Concocts History “According to the view which prevailed, the Catholic Church of the new orthodoxy was the inheritor of the true tradition of the Apostles, an assertion which illustrates the power of a lie if it is a thumping big one.” (Dr. Hugh Schonfield) In the mid years of the second century the churches of the Mediterranean world were autonomous entities, with little doctrinal agreement. There were churches in Asia Minor, Palestine, … More…

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How Churches Market Themselves

Go, sell

“Fundamentalism isn’t about religion. It’s about power.” (Salman Rushdie) Throughout history the Vatican has tried many tricks to convince, impress, and make money from people. They’ve employed the world’s best architects, artists and composers to create the impression of their church’s grandeur with overpowering edifices, music that can move one to tears, and stupendous sculptures and beautiful paintings. These things may be magnificent, and the world would be a poorer place without them, yet they add nothing to the veracity of the Bible, or to validate God’s existence. Some of the world’s most fraudulent fiends own palaces and awesome art … More…

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Churches and Children

religion..treat it

“We’ve been got at, and our principal spiritual battle is waking up to that fact” (Douglas Lockhart, Dark Side of God, 233.) It’s a free world, so churches have a right to advertise to adults, but when they impose dogma on young children they’re playing dirty. Youngsters are prime targets because  they’re uncritical, trusting, sensitive and pliable, so it’s easy to sell them mythical nonsense. Churches own schools for this very purpose. They’re like a schoolyard bully preying on little kids for their lunch money.     Children’s heads are filled with prayers, hymns, and stories about heaven, hell, Jesus, sins, … More…

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“Apostolic Succession” is Nonsense

Give me and my mates your money!

  Even if Peter was the first Roman bishop, which he wasn’t, that adds nothing to the authority of today’s pope. The poorly documented and ethically flawed ideas of a person who may or may not have existed, and who died nearly two thousand years ago, can’t be transferred through a chain of hundreds of men, nor can they be used to adjudicate on issues for which there’s no historical precedent. How could “Jesus” have an opinion about Muslims, evolution, vaccinations, anaesthetics, the contraceptive pill, global warming or stem cell research? The Vatican claims today’s pope has a supreme god … More…

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