Catholic World Youth Day

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 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 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 7th, 2008

As part of Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD) they are transporting a large cross around Australia trying to drum up interest in C-WYD. Compass (ABC1, Sunday nights) last night had a documentary about the carrying of the cross, which they compared in a way to the Olympic torch relay, through a few rural towns in [...]

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