19 February 2013
Chrys Stevenson is one of those wonderful writers who can write exactly what I want to say. Yes I know, I'm a bit wibbly with my own scribblings, and I have lots of draft posts that I never finish, but what she has written about politicians ignoring creationism in schools is very very good, and more people need to see it.
Thanks to the wonders of VPNs I actually got to see some of this episode of QandA, but not this actual part that's being refered to.
Chrys wonders why Tanya Pliberseck who was asked about creationism being taught in the classroom seemed surprised.
Because we all really know Dinosaurs and humans lived together...right?
Thanks to Uli Resident for the picture
Thus the creationist's favourite question "What is the use of half an eye?" Actually, this is a lightweight question, a doddle to answer. Half an eye is just 1 per cent better than 49 per cent of an eye..." - Richard Dawkins
12 February 2013
My policies for this election are :-
- To turn over all paedophile priest and those who covered up oer to the police.
- To turn over all of the people in official capacity who helped the cover up to continue
- Open up the Vatican Bank to expose all the money laundering
- Equality for Gay people, oh, and women as well.
- Open up the archives in all countries to track the baby snatching, tax evasions, child abuse
- Free Condoms for everyone.
- Stop the farce that the Vatican is an independent state.
- Retrospectively revoke all indulgences
- Release the hidden picture of the 13th Labour of Hercules
- Lots of other decent humane stuff...
Sell all the gold, treasures and the billions of dollars worth of goods and invest it in heath, science and research for the benefit of the poor. This would actually be used to help the poor, not to exploit them and keep them in a "mild" form of poverty that the Catholic Church now prefers to produce a constant supply of believers, such as in the Philippines
Finally...dissolve the Church, and tell everyone it's just a load of rubbish to keep you all in line for the last 2000 years...now..lets build some spaceships.
While I am not Catholic, I believe this is a "Good Thing", and this can only make it all better, until I dissolve it all..of course.
It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous. — Gloria Steinem
04 February 2013
It is hopeful the Irish Government will finally publish a report " Inter-Departmental Committee Investigating State Involvement with the Magdalen Laundries" into the Magdalene laundries this Tuesday afternoon, February 5th.
This is a long delayed report, and I'm sure it won't be nice reading.
The 10 laundries were operated by the Sisters of Mercy, the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, the Sisters of Charity and the Good Shepherd Sisters.
Those operated by the Sisters of Mercy were at Galway and Dún Laoghaire; by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity at Drumcondra and Seán MacDermott Street in Dublin.
The Sisters of Charity operated laundries at Donnybrook, Dublin, and Cork.
Good Shepherd Sisters ran laundries at Limerick, Cork, Waterford and New Ross.
To read more about those wanting justice for those imprisoned in Irish workhouses your best resource is here http://www.magdalenelaundries.com/
"Many survivors refuse to talk about what they went through, but I've never been ashamed to have been in one of those places. The shame is not mine; the church should be ashamed. They say now they're sorry - what they mean is, sorry they were found out." - Mary Norris