This just in - Gabriele Amorth is the head of the Vatican's exorcism office (link
In other news.... the Vatican has an exorcism office
Holy S, who knew? I used to watch a fair amount of the ghost hunting shows and they would always toss in the disclaimer that the church doesn't officially acknowledge exorcisms. I had always assumed that even they knew… Continue
Added by Pesci on July 26, 2010 at 1:31pm —
Well, this weekend is my nephews Baptism (which I refuse to attend on principal) and it reminded me of how I defected from the Catholic Church a few month ago. You see, I was raised Catholic and while I know that Baptism is a meaningless ceremony, I also disliked that having my name listed in the Baptismal records still counted me as a member. I was a statistical figure that, while I was no longer a believer, I was being counted in their totals that they use to secure power and influence. I… Continue
Added by James on April 27, 2010 at 9:09pm —
According to Interia.pl
, vocalist/guitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski
of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH
was formally charged on Monday (March 8) for insulting Roman Catholics. Darski
made headlines in his… Continue
Added by Silenus on March 9, 2010 at 4:32pm —
finally, after five years in florida, i will be heading back to the bronx next month. i am so glad that i will finally escape this state. there are tons of great people in florida, and a lot of atheist and freethinker groups, but most are a good drive from me, and i never get to go to any of the meetings. i've yet to even attend a meeting for the local freethinker group because of scheduling conflicts.
it's going to be an interesting move. although i'll be moving to a much more liberal… Continue
Added by the human michael on January 28, 2010 at 5:17pm —
here is an essay i wrote for my english 1101 class! it has a few problems, but overall i'm proud of it. give it a read! thanks everyone~
A Simple Solution to World Hunger - Stephanie Foran
“Sell the Vatican, feed the world” (Silverman, 2009). It’s a saying that has recently started circulating the Internet. Sarah Silverman, a popular comedian, made a video and posted it to the popular video-sharing website YouTube, and her movement quickly caught on. Initially coined for… Continue
Added by Anne Chenier on January 22, 2010 at 2:35am —
What are your thoughts on what is the worst religion around? In my opinion it is the Catholic church. From a biblical perspective they got it all wrong. But far worse then that they have been the most violent over the years, i.e. the crusades(the pope actually supported the killings of "infidels" the same as the Muslims do today), the killings of millions over the centuries through various inquisitions, Hitler was a Catholic, they have used confession as a form of blackmail for political… Continue
Added by Altis Fosteson on January 14, 2010 at 1:33pm —
I'm starting to feel... um... not prolific.
Well, I need to point out that I'm finding it difficult to come up with good content to keep all of my blogs updated. Suddenly, I happen to have four sites/pages/blogs...
So, I have posted a new entry on my ongoing site.
How Do You Do?
Listen to this song keeping in mind that Shakira, the singer/songwriter, is a Colombian young lady who has always been Catholic… apparently she is questioning her beliefs and trying to… Continue
Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on October 28, 2009 at 11:00pm —
When the Catholic Church in Korea tries to cure a disease, the treatment has unexpected consequences: vampires – of a sort. Unconventional, uncomfortable, shocking, hysterical, and fantastically entertaining, Thirst (Bakjwi) made me squirm with stomach-turning delight.
Unsatisfied with his life, Father Sang-hyeon (Kang-ho Song) agrees to volunteer for a life-threatening medical experiment. The experiment goes as planned but the treatments have a serious side effect for Father… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on July 31, 2009 at 6:39pm —
I have been verbally attacked on a number of occassions, i was yelled at by a christian who said i need to join a religion to be saved, i said saved for what and yep you guessed it my SINS.
I was told my cousin was going to hell because he is a homosexual and can only be saved if he accepts jesus and starts dating women lol.
I had a rip roarer argument with a 2 christians that said i believe in nothing because god is everything and cause i dont believe in him i believe in… Continue
Added by Shermon Burgess on June 2, 2009 at 1:54am —
I went to a place called the AOG (Assembly Of God) it was here that i thought i would give religion a try
however i had everyone coming up to me with this big hollywood type smile, old ladies hugging me young guys shaking my hand etc.
The preaching started and certain verses like you can be saved were spoken to which the pastor would look right at me when saying those certain types of verses, then the collection plate came around and people were flipping money in it all over the… Continue
Added by Shermon Burgess on May 31, 2009 at 11:56pm —
Hey everyone i just joined up, someone on my atheist facebook group told me about this site, i gotta say it's a really good site, hope all who are here will join my group on facebook... 100,000 atheist face bookers against religious nut cases
just copy and paste it into your group search.
Added by Shermon Burgess on May 30, 2009 at 10:32pm —
Miss D. C.
Lately your boredom has resulted in odd questions that I resolve to answer in this chain. When it is on your wall, everyone can see it and I don't like having people read my conversations because I am not a very well thought out person and it is awkward.
Your athiesm. It's not that I have a problem with Athiests. I try very hard to be open to all sorts of beliefs because I know that I do not know much about other religions/nonreligious ideas. However it… Continue
Added by Miles Donovan on May 4, 2009 at 9:50pm —
In 2008 the reported
number of claims against catholic priests for sexual abuse rose 16%
, in the US. Found by a study commissioned by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The report
found 803 new allegations in 2008, compared with 692 in 2007. For 2008 $436m was paid out for abuse cases in the US only; most of that amount was victim compensation.
There are around 75 million catholics… Continue
Added by Johnny on March 31, 2009 at 4:30pm —
More and more we see religious groups trying to push their agenda into laws, politics, and the government. Too many in the general religious populous think God has been kicked out of government, and they want him back in there. But what happens when the roles are reversed, and government proposes to push its policy into religion?
The church cries 'foul' and sputters quotes about 'the separation of church and state' and then holds a rally to gather support to stop the… Continue
Added by Johnny on March 11, 2009 at 8:08pm —
Austria - this small country with 8m people in the heart of europe - is still one of the catholic main quater in Europe. More than 80 % of its population consider thmeselves as catholic. Over the years there has been a number of debates about the role of religion in schools, justice (there are still cruzifies in court rooms) and public life. Religion is still playing an enourmous role in Austria's daily life. Media an politics still don't discuss the influence of religion in everybody's life.… Continue
Added by guenter strobl on February 21, 2009 at 6:30pm —
What is Valentine's Day to you?
A special day with your sweetheart? An excuse to wear red and pink? A chance to eat chocolate all day? A day to exchange gifts with the special people in your life? Just another Hallmark-Holiday?
For me personally it's a day to do something special for my sweetheart. I do also feel that it is a bit too… Continue
Added by Johnny on February 14, 2009 at 3:30pm —