The last pope, Joseph Ratzinger, denounced secularism as a source of wickedness. Today, Pope Francis has released a statement that shows a very different attitude.
The Pope said: “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the [...]
The rejection of money as inherently wicked has not been a sustainable tactic for those who seek a just society. [...]
The following is the music video for his song The Next Day. Why would we post it here? Why would you watch it? Well…
YouTube censored the video. The Catholic League and the Archbishop of Canterbury are in a tizzy of outrage about it, which shows priests hanging out and dancing around with sexy [...]
Number of prominent Christian pastors who say that weather is the instrument through which God delivers His Divine Judgment regarding homosexuality: at least 6
Number of days since Rhode Island legalized same-sex marriage: 4
Number of warm, sunny days since Rhode Island legalized same sex marriage: 4
While Jesus literally flipped out at moneychangers in the temple, Hermes had the depth to see the sacred quality of their trade, uniting sex, money and enlightenment. [...]
“I stand by my principles as a Christian man, and will govern to the best of my ability by those standards,” says Paul McKinley, but where does that leave the rather sizeable minority of residents of the 2nd district of Illinois who are not Christian? [...]
If anything positive is likely to come of the meltdown of credibility in the Vatican, it is that Americans will finally allow their own values of equality, liberty, acceptance of diversity, and government free of religious interference to lead the United States toward a legal system less influenced by medieval prejudice. [...]
This morning, it was announced by the Vatican City that Joseph Ratzinger, who uses the alias Pope Benedict, will resign at the end of the month. The explanation that was provided: Bad health.
I suppose Ratzinger doesn’t have the option of saying that he wants to spend more time with his family.
Those of us [...]
The temperature in the world’s largest cities was, on average, just slightly below normal yesterday. The world Climate Index was at -0.42 F The high temperature in Chicago was 12 degrees above normal, but then, the high temperature in London was 11 degrees below normal.
The scientific literacy of a huge chunk of the population [...]
In absolute numbers, the number of Christians in England and Wales declined by four million, while the population in general rose by 7 percent. The number of people who described themselves as Jedi, followers of the religion of Star Wars, also declined, to 177,000. [...]