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August 22 2011
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More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined. Islamic terrorists murder more people every day than the Ku Klux Klan has in the last 50 years. Islam is barbarism; it is not a rival religion to Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism or all the others great and…

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NO SEX SCANDALS PLEASE, WE’RE CATHOLICS

August 11 2010
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The Vatican got a big dose of good news on Monday when three men who sought to hold the Vatican liable in an American court for sexual abuses by Roman Catholic priests signaled they were abandoning the case. The three men who alleged they’d been abused by Catholic priests years ago were attempting to hold…

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CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES

June 11 2010
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Teachers helping students to cheat: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/education/11cheat.html?src=me&ref=general Throwing whistle blowers in jail: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/12/us/politics/12leak.html?nl=&emc=aua1 Elena Kagan battles against affirmative action: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/12/us/politics/12kagan.html?nl=&emc=aua1 Pope begs for forgiveness because priests are humping children: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/12/world/europe/12pope.html?ref=world

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3 BOOS FOR CAPITALISM/ ONE CHEER FOR THE DALAI LAMA

May 21 2010
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I am not a great fan of the Dalai Lama but when he gets it right, he gets it right. http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2010/05/21/14031291.html Alternatively, just read it here. Dalai Lama condemns capitalism By Verena Dobnik, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – The Dalai Lama on Thursday declared that he is still a Marxist in spirit who condemns…

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HATE CRIME

May 10 2010
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Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas. Prosecutors in northwestern New Mexico said they will pursue hate crime charges against three men accused of branding a swastika on a mentally challenged man’s arm using a heated metal clothes hanger…………The three white men are accused of forcing the 22-year-old victim from the Navajo Indian reservation into a…

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SEX AND THE POPE

April 21 2010
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Pope Benedict XVI is not doing a great job of dealing with sexual abuses inside the Church. At least, that is the opinion of people polled by the PEW Research Center. In April 2008, 9% of Americans said the Pope is handling sex abuse scandals very well but today that has dropped to 3%. 30%…

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CATHOLIC SEX

March 28 2010
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From The NY Times VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday accepted the resignation of an Irish bishop accused of mishandling allegations of sexual abuse by priests, adding to the fallout of a scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church in Ireland and throughout Europe. Room for Debate: Changing the Vatican’s Response to Abuse…

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GEERT WILDERS ON ISLAM

February 17 2010
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Geert Wilders is a well-kown Dutch politician and leader of the Party for Freedom, a political party in The Netherlands. His controversial 2008 film about Islam in the Netherlands, Fitna, resulted in his prosecution by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal for what it said was “the incitement to hatred and discrimination”. Wilders has been under…

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START YOUR DAY OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT

November 9 2009
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PEW Research Center find that 51% of scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science believe in the existence of God. 95% of the general public does. Only 32% of the general public fully embraces Darwin’s theory. One-in-five (22%) believe that evolution has occurred but that it has been guided…

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WHO LIKES YOU/ WHO DOESN’T?

September 13 2009
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PEW Research Center reports the following. It concersn only attitudes in the USA. Amount of discrimination against different religions: Muslims – 58%. Jews – 35%. Evangelicals – 27%. Atheists – 26%. Mormons – 24% Amount of discrimination against other groups: Homosexuals – 64%. Hispanics 52%. Blacks – 49%. Women – 37% The poll also finds…

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RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD

July 18 2009
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1. Greek religions are now classified as Greek mythologies because Christians don’t like superstitions. Uh, duh. Don’t ask. 2. Buddhism introduced by a fat guy named Gautama about 500 years before Jesus came along, who preached that the point of religion was to do all you could to make yourself happy. The trick was to…

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SO, SUE ME!

May 8 2009
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I don’t seek permission to reprint. I disdain such capitalist garbage. If you want to read a great book or see a very good movie, Constantine’s Sword is for you. Movie Review: Constantine’s Sword When Love of Religion Leads to Hatred of Others By STEPHEN HOLDEN April 18, 2008 “CONSTANTINE’S SWORD,” a 2007 documentary film…

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JIHAD

April 19 2009
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The following is from the 1911 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, the edition referred to by scholars as The Scholars Edition. JIHAD (also written Jehad, Jahad, Djehad), an Arabic word of which the literal meaning is an effort or a contest. It is used to designate the religious duty inculcated in the Koran on the followers…

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UN VOTE TO CURB FREEDOM TO CRITICIZE RELIGIONS

March 31 2009
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The U.N.’s top human-rights body approved a proposal backed by Muslims nations Thursday urging the passage of laws around the world protecting religion from criticism. The proposal by Pakistan had drawn strong criticism from free-speech campaigners and liberal democracies. A simple majority of 24 members of the 47-nation Human Rights Council voted in favor of…

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GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS

March 29 2009
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Taipei Times………..A pilot accused of praying when he should have been taking emergency measures to avoid a crash in which 16 people died has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Italian court. Captain Chafik Gharby was at the controls of a plane belonging to the Tunisian charter airline Tuninter that crashed in…

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EXCUSE ME, SIR. DOES GOD EXIST?

March 15 2009
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I am indebted for all the information in this post to Dr. Ted Drange who, in turn, credits it all to David Swanson, author of the upcoming book “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union”. 2.3% of all Americans say there is no such thing as a God. 5.7% say they…

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ATHEISTS IN BOLIVIA

January 22 2009
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LA PAZ, Jan 16 (IPS) – ”Did you know they want to throw God out of Bolivia?” asks a television spot frequently broadcast by opponents of leftwing Bolivian President Evo Morales ahead of the Jan. 25 referendum on constitutional reform. The reform proposed by the government eliminates the clause in the current constitution in which…

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DAMNED ATHEISTS!

January 14 2009
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Just because there is no God, atheists think they are entitled to say there is no God. What kind of reasoning is that? Where will it end? Will the nonbelievers in Santa Claus start speaking up? Expatica (Spain)……………-The ads on buses that service two routes in Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city, read: “There’s probably no God.…

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ISLAM IS NOT AN ALTERNATIVE RELIGION

January 3 2009
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Islam is not a religion. It is not an alternative to Judaism or Christianity. It is not any form of civilization. For the most part, it is a fanatic cult that preaches barbaric demolition of what it has the audacity to consider swinish rivals – Judaism…

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NOT IN MY CHURCH YOU DON’T

December 4 2008
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The Episcopal Church in the U.S. is on the verge of splitting up. The Church has 2 million or so members and 100,000 of them are about to defect because the main body of the Church is too liberal for their taste. The head of the Church is a woman and the Church has plenty…

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CHRISTIANS AT THE MOVIES

August 24 2008
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August 24, 2008 According to MOVIEGUIDE, movies in 2007 with traditional and objective Christian, biblical standards. earned $56.6 million per movie, or 11% better than movies with negative ratings. So it looks like a triumph for God who must be very pleased with the amount of money his adoring circle is raking in. Dr. Ted…

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CHRISTIANS AT THE MOVIES

August 24 2008
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August 24, 2008 According to MOVIEGUIDE, movies in 2007 with traditional and objective Christian, biblical standards. earned $56.6 million per movie, or 11% better than movies with negative ratings. So it looks like a triumph for God who must be very pleased with the amount of money his adoring circle is raking in. Dr. Ted…

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GAY MARRIAGE, THE NO BRAINER ISSUE AND THE LACK OF BRAINS CANDIDATES

August 18 2008
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August 18, 2008 Our friends at PEW Research Center have provided us with another poll. It is mildly encouraging. There have been favorable shifts in people’s attitudes towards gay marriage but in part this is due to the fact that the once rigidly anti-gays in the over-65 population have died and their slots have been…

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ATHEISTS BELIEVE IN GOD

August 9 2008
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August 9, 2008 First Things.com………Oh, we’re having a Dumb Wave, a tropical Dumb Wave. It isn’t surprising, the temperature’s rising, we’re having a Dumb wave. [Courtesy of lyricist Ernie Garvin and singers Miss Peggy Lee and Marilyn Monroe with modest alteration by Yours Truly.] A recent Pew Forum Poll of 35,000 respondents found out something…

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