Category Archives: Religious Hypocrisy

Sin City!

Every time another Vatican scandal crops up in the news this song begins playing automatically in my head.

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We are wonderful

There is a recent story in the NYT about child sexual abuse in the Hasidic community of Brooklyn. It seems that when parents of abused children – who were abused in places like the mikveh, or ritual bath-house, and in religious … Continue reading

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The importance of being Catholic

There’s been a recent crackdown on religion teachers in Palermo, Sicily. Apparently, they’ve been asked (required is more like it) to produce a certificate of Catholic moral fitness in order to keep their jobs. These, mind you, are teachers of … Continue reading

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Ratzinger’s blood libel against atheists

It reminds me of Durban: a gathering of peace-minded folks from all over the globe getting together to discuss problems which afflict us all. But all they can talk about is Israel. The love-fest turns into a blood libel against the … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass on religious slaveholders

I’m not sure why, but until now I’ve never read Frederick Douglass’ Narrative. I think the impetus was actually from Carl Sagan, who devotes a section of The Demon-Haunted World to Douglass’ life.  It’s a remarkable story, not least for … Continue reading

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Poison for the mind

It’s hard to think of any other reason for Roberto De Mattei’s latest comments than his deep religious commitment: The collapse of the Roman Empire and the arrival of the Barbarians was due to the spread of homosexuality. The Roman … Continue reading

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Theocracy

15 to 2, in favor of theocracy. I’m speechless, unnerved, irritated and perplexed. “According to the judges, there is no proof the crucifix has any influence over the students in classrooms where it is present.” Well Jesus-fucking-Christ that’s a bit … Continue reading

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“Cat Got His Tongue?”

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Are Catholics mentally deficient?

The short answer is, “No.” Now for the long answer. Miranda Celeste Hale has a post at Ex-Catholic Girl arguing against PZ Myers’ comment that Tony Blair must be “mentally deficient” for converting to Catholicism. Hale, who grew up Catholic … Continue reading

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Caught in the act

In Peru, a suspecting husband filmed his own wife in bed with the local parish priest, doing the nasty in church. The woman is apparently pregnant with the priest’s child, and is hoping he will recognize it. He has been … Continue reading

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