Daily Archives: 02/12/2010

Another example of marijuana endangering innocent peoples’ lives

Vancouver firefighters discover marijuana grow-op at East Van fire An apartment on East Broadway [Vancouver] went up in smoke during the morning rush hour Thursday, and after Vancouver firefighters doused the flames, they uncovered a grow-op. The two-alarm blaze in … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

Pope Benedict XVI vindicated: sought to speed up removal of abusive priests as early as 1988

New Evidence: Cardinal Ratzinger sought to speed up removal of abusive priests as early as 1988  This pushes back the timeline of the future Pope’s outspoken advocacy for more effective procedures to remove priest-offenders. VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A newly disclosed … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Churches, Politics, World Events

Tony Blair’s ‘sandcastle of concessions and caveats and cautions’

Father Raymond J. deSouza: Blair made it an easy win for Hitchens Blair’s effort was desperately weak.  Blair argued that while many horrific things had been done in the name of religion throughout history, many good things were done today by … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism

Head of Russia’s Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, wants to go to space

Patriarch Kirill wants to go to space – Roscosmos chief  Moscow, December 1, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has stated his interest in going to space, said Anatoly Perminov, head of Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Churches

Unusual word of the day: boustrophedonic

Boustrophedonic, from boustrophedon: “as an ox ploughs;” one line of writing is printed/written left to right across the page and the next line is printed/written right to left. Perhaps this year you’ll want to write some of your Christmas cards … Continue reading

Posted in Quote of the Day

Three cheers for Cardinal Schönborn

Well done, Cardinal Schönborn, for donating a church building to non-Roman Catholic Christians who need it, and for standing up to those who have been protesting against your generous ecumenical action. The cardinal had said in a 19 November 2010 open … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Churches

New fundamentalist theme park to open in Kentucky

Kentucky Gives Tax Incentives To New Noah’s Ark Theme Park Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced yesterday that, subject to approval by the state Tourism Development Finance Authority, the state will grant tax incentives that could total more than $37 million … Continue reading

Posted in Fundamentalism