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The Virgin Mary sure gets around. Interestingly enough it seems to be an exclusively Roman Catholic phenomenon; she doesn’t appear to Protestants, and certainly not to non-Christians.
I’m very critical of most religious beliefs, especially when those beliefs cause or allow physical or emotional harm to come to others. However, here are two examples of Sikhs who saved lives by focusing on helping others rather than the paraphernalia … Continue reading
I very often criticize the Catholic Church for its numerous shortcomings on human rights and paedophilia (among many others). It is important to note that most of these shortcomings are the teachings of the Church and the pronouncements from the … Continue reading
Many people think of Islam as a monolithic religion with two main groups, the Sunnis and Shi-ites, battling it out for fundamentalist supremacy. Just like Christianity and other religions, there are differing degrees of modernism among believers, and with some … Continue reading
I have been trying to write something about the mass grave of discarded children in Ireland and Catholic society that allowed such mistreatment to continue for so long. The other Catholic topic that hit the wire recently is the trial of … Continue reading
Boko Haram is an extreme Islamist organization in Nigeria that is using terror tactics in an attempt to force the introduction of Sharia Law in at least part of the country. In their latest attacks, they bombed a bus station in … Continue reading
In February of this Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act and people convicted of committing homosexual acts are now potentially subject to life in prison. Proscribed actions include: Aggravated homosexuality (Life imprisonment) Attempt to commit homosexuality (Life imprisonment) … Continue reading
The Philippines recently passed legislation to provide free contraception to poor Filipinos and, as you would expect, the Catholic Church fought it tooth and nail. Over 80% of Filipinos are members of the Roman Catholic Church, but that doesn’t stop overwhelming support … Continue reading
We all know the story of Noah and his ark. The latest interpretation of the myth is currently the top box-office movie. But what if Noah really did have two of everything? Before antibiotics too.