Catholic WYD

ozatheist on October 5th, 2008

Image by Getty Images via Daylife For the first time ever the NSW Government is assisting in funding the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras! I heard this piece of news on Friday then promptly forgot about it, fortunately a new reader, Jimmy, reminded me about the funding of the Catholic World Youth Day, which [...]

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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 22nd, 2008

subtitled: Does Catholic World Youth Day = Tolerance? So how do you get 1,000+ comments? Write an article expounding how wonderful the Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD) is going to be, or tell everyone you are an angry atheist, e.g. Greta Christina’s post Atheists and Anger. This post won’t be either. Thanks to CASE, I’ve [...]

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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 13th, 2008

Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD) organisers had planned to remove trees from a park in Surry Hills. Good to see the local residents pleas have been listened to and the trees have been allowed to stay. Residents had planned to stage further “peaceful but determined resistance”, so the C-WYD organisers decided not to cut down [...]

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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 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 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 May 12th, 2008

Now I’d almost be willing for $150 Million to be spent on this: Old Coots Day as featured in the Sydney Morning Herald today.

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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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