Most atheists have read much more of the holy books than theists think. They are surprised when an atheist is able to quote a passage from holy scripture. So, atheists thank them very much for their concern, already know about the gods, but just don't share their faith in those gods. Can atheists have a dialogue with theists, then? Yes, if theists can agree to remove two hurdles.
A photo tweeted by NBC News comparing pilgrims in St. Peter's Square in 2005 and 2013 is going viral on social media. The image composite shows a crowd lit up like a Christmas tree with smartphone, ta...
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We continue to hear about religious groups who cover-up sexual abuse. We have been exposed to the Catholic Church's abuse of young people that was kept hush-hush for decades. Unfortunately, just as Pope Benedict XVI is retiring, we are hearing about more abuse and the attempt to hide the truth, again. Those of us who believe in God cannot stand by and allow fundamentalists to second religion and then abuse the flock.
The recent clamour to permit Catholic priests to marry is an excellent development, which should be encouraged. After all, non-Catholic clergy, who do marry are presumably equally dedicated to God and their church. The clergy of other religions too are meant to be dedicated to serving God, and their own sexual experiences do not seem to prevent such dedication.
Good journalists, almost uniquely in our workplace culture, are independent operators and thinkers who don't write stories to fit in with the philosophies of their bosses. I'm reminded of this by coverage of the resignation of Benedict XVl, the 266th Pope of Rome.
These are tough times for the soon-to-be-departed Pope Benedict XVI. Not only are people all around the world voluntarily using condoms, but his "effort" to "apologize" to a large number of sexually abused (OK, raped) children went largely scoffed at and he's now retiring at the end of February.
The surprising news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation effective at the end of this month has at least one fan: Sinead O'Connor. The singer posted a short note on the Pontiff's decision on her site to...
Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the Roman Catholic Church and spiritual father to the world's estimated one billion Catholics, will resign as pontiff at the end of this month. Citing his "advanced age,"...
TORONTO - Surprise, a lack of understanding and even some disappointment — those were among the initial emotions expressed by a number of Canadians on Monday after Pope Benedict XVI announced he would...
Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller says he's shocked and saddened by the news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning, but he understands the Pope's decision and respects it. The 85-year-old pontiff...
There is no arguing that the Roman Catholic Pope is the very portrait of homophobia, and although some would argue that he has a legal right to spread his message of hatred, the question must be asked in Alberta why our government is so willing to fund a school board that supports this hatred, this outright advocation for gay genocide.
What a week it's been. As if the holidays aren't enough, we have a royal pregnancy, papal updates and Korean music light shows. Wait, which one of those is not like the other?
Small acts of courage by gay rights activists in Uganda are taking place against a backdrop of virulent hatred and fear. The country's tabloids, most notably Rolling Stone (not affiliated with the music magazine) and Red Pepper, thrive on spreading messages of hysteria with regards to the 'gay epidemic'. Rolling Stone published a list of 100 'homos' and called for them to be hanged. David Kato, a prominent Ugandan gay rights activist, was one on the list and he was brutally beaten to death with a hammer shortly after.
Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a "mystery" why priests and other church officials abused children entrusted in their care, undermining faith in the church "in an appalling way....
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict on Saturday brought 22 Catholic churchmen, including Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins, into the elite club of cardinals who will elect his successor.The new cardinals als...
Pope Benedict XVI decried the increasing commercialization of Christmas as he celebrated Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, urging the faithful to look beyond the holiday's "superficial glitter" to...