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Meet the New Pope, Same as the Old Pope

We have a new pope! And when I say “we,” I mean “the Catholic Church,” of which I am not a member. So “we” might not be the most appropriate pronoun to use, but the non-Catholic among us were inundated … Continue reading

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The Priest Problem

Beth and I recently watched Deliver Us From Evil, a documentary dealing with the sexual abuse scandals among Catholic clergy, and I have to say it was incredibly disturbing. It focused on Father Oliver O’Grady, who molested both boys and … Continue reading

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Forever and Ever (Until We Change Our Minds), Amen

Partially inspired by some of the comments on this post, I’ve been thinking about the extent to which followers of a particular religion should be held responsible for the comments and actions of its leaders. I’ve come across people asking … Continue reading

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You Can’t Teach an Old Dogma New Tricks

I’m sure you’ve heard by now about ancient Mormon jerk Boyd K. “Fudge” Packer giving a sermon against homosexuality shortly after some boys were bullied into committing suicide for being gay. It’s okay, Grandpa Boyd. If you just lie down … Continue reading

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How Now, Sacred Cow?

Beth and watched a Real Time with Bill Maher episode last night. I’m not sure if it was the most recent one (we saw it On Demand, not in…well, real time), but it was the one with the Mayor of … Continue reading

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