Daft Claim: “Atheists slaughtered millions” 1

Over on the National Catholic Register Angelo Stagnaro rants for a bit on the claim that Atheist’s are vile evil people who did truly vile things. It is worth mulling over for a bit because it reveals how our use of language can and does enable some to fall into a bit of rather flawed thinking. […]

Is Mother Teresa really a Saint?

Today, in fact 40 minutes ago as I write this, the Pope conducted some official Catholic PR by declaring the culturally popular icon, Mother Teresa, is now a Saint. He announced … “After due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many of our […]

Claim: “Atheists believe too” 1

Father Robert Willson writes a letter in which he rolls out the grand old claim of “Oh, but you atheists also have faith”, and then proceeds to list a long litany of things that atheists are supposed to believe in.So let’s comment on that as we proceed to examine his […]

Catholic bishops not obliged to report clerical child abuse, Vatican says

I can only perhaps suggest just one simple response to the latest Guardian article, and basically it is – WTF! The article reads … Vatican guide says ‘not necessarily’ bishop’s duty to report suspects to police despite Pope Francis’s vows to redress Catholic church’s legacy of child abuse. The Catholic […]

Is there still ongoing Clerical Abuse and Cover up?

The TL:DR; answer is that yes, it is indeed still ongoing and it is still being covered up. The prevailing myth is that it is all in the past and with a new Pope in charge and a new set of rules in place, it is history, a rather dark abhorrent one, […]

Rúbaí: the Independent Thinker 3

Rúbaí is the name of a short independently produced film that is in the Irish Language, but is subtitled. Rúbaí on IMDB Over on IMDB it merits an 8.4 rating and so you know that regardless of your specific beliefs or non-beliefs, you will enjoy it. The description there reads … […]