Pope

ozatheist on December 24th, 2008

I wasn’t going to bother blogging today, but when I heard this headline on the news, I knew I had to say something. In the Pope’s annual Christmas speech he stated that: … saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction. from ABC News Reading between [...]

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ozatheist on August 16th, 2008

Is it just me or a sign of the times? Reading an article today, in a food and wine magazine, about Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape. Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape is a wine region in France and the name loosely translates as “New Castle of the Pope”. Wines from this region, predominately made from Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre, often carry the Papal [...]

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ozatheist on June 27th, 2008

In answer to a question on another forum I stated that one of the reasons Catholics are being ‘picked on’ lately is because they are making themselves such easy targets. What with Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD)  and all the apologetics saying how wonderful it’s going to be.  Not to mention they are an out-dated, [...]

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ozatheist on June 17th, 2008

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ozatheist on June 15th, 2008

SYDNEY Lord Mayor Clover Moore plans to kick Pope Benedict XVI and the six-day World Youth Day festival out of the council-controlled Hyde Park for failing to pay their bills on time. I’d love to see that match Clover V Pope. cue WWF style MC: In the red corner, weighing in at 85Kgs, his papalness [...]

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ozatheist on June 11th, 2008

$35M to build hybrid cars or $95M to support a misogynist, homophobic old man and his thousands of deluded followers? I know where I’d rather spend our tax dollars; hint: it’s not on the guy in the pointy hat. What about you? The world is running out of oil, hybrid cars may not be the [...]

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ozatheist on May 27th, 2008

Several articles of a religious nature from the SMH newspaper: Purity Balls An increasing number of young American women and girls are attending purity balls with their conservative Christian fathers who promise to protect their daughters’ chastity until marriage. About 88 per cent of these women lose their virginity before they wed, writes Neela Banerjee. [...]

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ozatheist on April 27th, 2008

It seems more people are put off by the impending road closures during Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD), than the fact it’s costing us millions of dollars, or that it’s just about glorifying the Pope. It’s good to see Sydneysiders have their priorities right! The Sun-Herald reports that 64% of Sydneysiders are in favour of [...]

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ozatheist on April 18th, 2008

President Bush held a ceremony for the visiting Pope and held talks afterwards. ABC news had this article on that meeting. Wow, what a pair of deluded hypocrites these two are, a comment from Bush: “In a world where some invoke the name of God to justify acts of terror and murder and hate, we [...]

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ozatheist on April 8th, 2008

There seems to be conflicting reports on the impact of the Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD). The SMH reported: Keep out if you’re not a pilgrim, warning of all the road closures in  Sydney due to C-WYD. Sydney has been warned that The disruptive impact of World Youth Day would be as great as the [...]

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