World Youth Day

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 4th, 2008

Popped onto one of the news sites and spotted this headline: Brothels are bearing the brunt of Australia’s belt-tightening as the spiralling cost of living takes its toll on the world’s oldest profession. It seems there has been a drop off ‘in business’ lately as people become short of spare cash due to rising interest [...]

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ozatheist on April 28th, 2008

The following is a letter I sent to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper today: I noted in today’s paper (page 10, SMH, 28 April) a letter to the editor that starts: “Please feel free to write a letter that does not mention World Youth Day” I would have to agree with letter writer Max, that [...]

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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 26th, 2008

Sceptics call (Catholic) World Youth Day just one big party; others insist it strengthens the faith, writes Linda Morris. I call it a big waste of taxpayers money! The thrust of the article is: do the World Youth Days actually encourage youth to attend mass and become part of the church? Apparently the youth have [...]

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ozatheist on April 25th, 2008

Sceptics call (Catholic) World Youth Day just one big party; others insist it strengthens the faith, writes Linda Morris. I call it a waste of taxpayers money! More on this tomorrow – I spent way too long writing a reply on Matt’s blog I ran out of time to finish my own!     Technorati [...]

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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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