Paul's Blog – March 2009 Archive (7)

A new avatar

It appears that some members of the Catholic clergy are getting offended when people keep pointing out that the Pope is a dickhead. So I have replaced my avatar with the one I found here

Update: 25th April

It's been a month and I am going back to an older, less Catholic, avatar. The Pope/condom cartoon is still online though and can be seen at the ever watchful… Continue

Added by Paul on March 24, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The Pope: Dangerously Dogmatic

Several EU governments have expressed concern over the Pope's mind-numbingly stupid and undeniably dangerous claims that using condoms could endanger public health and increase the problem of HIV/Aids.

France's foreign ministry said condoms were fundamental to prevention.

German ministers said it was irresponsible to withhold family planning from the poorest of the…

Added by Paul on March 19, 2009 at 1:21pm — 4 Comments

Defamation of religion passages dropped from Durban II

Some good news at last from the UN, where threats by the European Union to join the US, Italy, Israel and Canada in boycotting April’s anti-racism conference, Durban II, have resulted in a victory over the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) .

Passages relating to “defamation of religions”, as well as… Continue

Added by Paul on March 18, 2009 at 5:06pm — No Comments

It's Catholic Fund Drive Time!

It's not often that I read an article and find myself in complete agreement with it, but this article in the Bostonist is spot on.

Go read it.

Added by Paul on March 10, 2009 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Creationism threatens to slip into UK schools

The National Secular Society has sounded an alarm over plans to insinuate creationism into secondary schools in Hampshire.

The proposal comes from a local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), one of hundreds in the UK that are responsible in law for advising local education authorities on RE and collective worship. Hampshire SACRE has recommended that evolution and creationism be… Continue

Added by Paul on March 8, 2009 at 8:10am — 2 Comments

Everything that's wrong with religion...

Rape row sparks excommunications

And who, you may ask, is being threatened with excommubication? The stepfather who had been sexually abusing a nine-year-old girl since she was six?

Of course not.

A Brazilian archbishop says all those who helped a child rape victim secure an abortion are to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

What I find objectionable is the… Continue

Added by Paul on March 5, 2009 at 4:22pm — 4 Comments

Silly T-Shirts and other nuttiness

According to the Daily Telegraph's religion blog, American born-again Christians, have launched a series of t-shirts so that they can declare to the world what they're no longer doing...

The phrase "too much information" springs to… Continue

Added by Paul on March 4, 2009 at 11:55am — 7 Comments


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