"I like the irony that is substantial to this "Soccer Mass". If prayers aren't serious anymore even in the church, what reason do people have to attend? Community, of course! But it's a small step from an ironic church meeting to…"
Obviously, this has been too much enthusiasm for the catholic church of the Netherlands: a priest who had celebrated a "Soccer Mass" for the Dutch world championship team, with soccer anthems and all, has been put on leave to "cool down and focus".Maybe, maybe he was reprimanded this way because they didn't win, after all …Here's the whole article (in German, but it has some pictures in it):…See More
The name of the group pretty much gives it away, I guess. European Atheists unite (yet again)! ;-)There's hundreds of thousands of us in Europe... where are all the others? Join in, let's discuss, connect and maybe we'll start another revolution.See More
"There's a (small) bakery chain here in Germany that makes the best bread ever. They are a bunch of christo-communist apocalyptic whackos, but with little evangelistic effort; I buy the bread because its tasty and keeps fresh for a month.
"Advertisement is always packed with the message: where shall the money go?!
Companies and service firms are very easy with that: they offer what they have to sell.
Churches offer what they think they have to sell, or what the buyer should think they…"
"Obtrusive as they are, they are seriously hampering other peoples' freedom. Isn't there anything lawful that can be done against them? Or do they apply to the freedom of religious lunatic weirdoness act?"
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I have been running a long discussion (over 50 posts) there about being "Proud to be Atheist" because we all should be proud,
seeing that atheists and humanists hold the intellectual high ground over the nonsense of the irrational, superstitious god believers.
Terry Meaden (Oxford, England)