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The Lunacy of Exorcism

One of the most ridiculous notions in religious dogma is that of demonic possession, followed inevitably by exorcism. The practice, aside from being completely insane is also barbaric and inhumane. For the purpose of this article, I'm going to concentrate on the insanity. 

Cardinal Scola calls for an end to blasphemy laws

May 22, 2013 - Tags:

In a story that sounds a lot like the proverbial pot calling the kettle black, a high-ranking church official has come out against blasphemy laws, asking that they be abolished. Cardinal Angelo Scola, once considered one of the most likely candidates for the kingship of the Vatican, spoke at a conference in Milan, Italy, where he called for the abolishment of blasphemy laws around the world.

Calling BS on Mother Theresa

Penn and Teller, with a little help from Christopher Hitchens, show us how you can take a culture of pain, misery, poverty, and suffering, and make it sound so good, you reward it with sainthood.

It's amazing to think that a person like Mother Theresa can be seen as a force for good. Sort of like making pedophile priest sound like a force for good. Of Islamists beheading people in god's name sound like a good thing. The latter is relatively fast and brutal, the former takes time and stretches the suffering out over many years.

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There once was a time when all people believed in God and the Church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.

Richard Lederer