For a conservative Catholic who meticulously adheres and assents to every word of the Church’s teaching, these are difficult days, filled to the brim with cognitive dissonance. It’s hard to accept the Pope as Jesus Christ’s chosen representative on Earth while groups of abuse victims call on him to stand trial for crimes against humanity.
Daniel normally makes monthly videos about the horrible things religion has done over the past month, but his latest video chronicles children who have suffered because of their parents’ unwavering devotion to God. Because who needs a doctor when you have prayer, right?
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If she were the new Pope, I think I’d be okay with it: [Read more...]
Boyle County Fiscal Court (in Kentucky) used to open meetings with a Christian invocation. After atheist Ricky Smith spoke out against it a couple of months ago, the county replaced that invocation with a moment of silence. For his efforts, Smith was rewarded with harassment by local Christians. [Read more...]
Today marks the launch of American Atheists’ latest billboard campaign, featuring notable people saying awful things all because of their faith. Politicians Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and local Pastor Robert Jeffress all get a star turn due to their awful statements. The Ex-Pope is featured (both in English and Spanish) next to a statement about how the Catholic Church covered up sexual abuse by their priests. And a generic statement against faith is shown next to an image of a church: