Monthly Archives: May 2011

Paedophilia in Holland

The Dutch Catholic Church has just released information on the latest paedophile scandal. This time it is a priest with the Salesian Order The Salesian Society, founded by Saint John Bosco, takes its distinctive name from its patron, Saint Francis … Continue reading

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Coelacanth – everyone’s favourite fossil fish

Fishermen from Southeast Asia and eastern Africa had been catching them them for years, and throwing them back for just as long, because they aren’t fit to eat. Then in 1938, a young museum curator, named Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, spied one … Continue reading

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The Last Supper Before the End of the World

Since the end of the world will be upon us tomorrow, it’s time to gather with a dozen or so friends tonight and have a last supper together. More blasphemy here.

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Catholic Church Still Passing the Buck

The New York Times reports on the results of a 5 year study commissioned by US RC Bishops to determine the causes of the epidemic of child abuse that has caused so much damage to their credibility. The cause of … Continue reading

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May 20 is Draw Muhammad Day

In 2005, a Danish newspaper published several cartoons 0f the Prophet Muhammad, incurring the wrath of a number of fundamentalist Islamic clerics. The upshot was widespread rioting and violence by Muslims who were offended because Muhammad is not supposed to … Continue reading

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Life After Death

Stephen Hawking, one of the preeminent scientists in the world today is very clear on his opinion of life after death. In an interview earlier this week, he stated I have lived with the prospect of an early death for … Continue reading

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The Day After the End of the World

It’s well known that a group led by Harold Camping is predicting the Rapture to occur next Saturday, May 21. His followers are so positive, they are selling all their possessions and preparing to leave this world. Camping has a … Continue reading

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The Banality of Evil

Hannah Arrendt used the term “the banality of evil’ while covering the trial of Adolf Eichmann. She had been expecting the man behind such monstrous acts would appear as a monster himself. Instead, he could have passed as any banker, … Continue reading

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Naked Gardening

Today, May 14, 2011 is World Naked Gardening Day. Why garden naked? First of all, it’s fun! Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude. … Continue reading

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Where’s the Tardis

Feeling creative? Have a spare TARDIS lying about? BBC America is running a contest to win a  private Dr. Who screening. Judging will be based on documentation of the following: Most original design of the TARDIS Most creative use of … Continue reading

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