Daily News Pope Benedict used his annual Christmas message to denounce gay marriage, saying that it destroyed the essence of the human creature. In one of his most important speeches of the year, the Pope stressed that a persons gender identity is God-given and unchangeable. As a result, he sees gay marriage as a manipulation of nature.
People dispute the idea that they have a nature, given to them by their bodily identity, that serves as a defining element of the human being, he said at the Vatican on Friday. They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they make it for themselves. The Pope has said that gay marriage, like abortion and euthanasia, is a threat to world peace.
Yes! Its not insatiable greed or arms merchants or fundamentalist lunatics or hunger causing good-hearted noble men of honor to fight to the death its a world full of slutty bitches! What else would you expect? Theyre just following in Eves footsteps
I guess those times where Yahweh fucked up and created a male and female parts in the same person should just be what? Ignored? I have no idea and neither does Pope Ratfucker, but thats no reason to ruin a good Christmas hate.
The success of this group also shows how a bit of chaplain support can make all the difference. M*A*S*H* Hawaii meets regularly in the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam chapel. Their November event to feed the homeless was held there. Group members brought food for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, prepared the sandwiches and bags, and then went to hand out the sandwiches. Organizer Jacob Milich says the event was a great learning experience as well and hes got the knowledge to scale up the event for future food drives.
MAAF provides a special thank-you to the chaplain staff that is providing a location for meetings. That is one of the simple steps chaplains can take to reach out to the nontheist community.
In December, the group partnered with the Hawaii Secular Society to do a Toys for Tots fundraiser and holiday party. About 20 people brought in 60 toys including legos, light sabers, stuffed animals, and dinosaurs. The event had a decidedly scientific bias with a microscope, chemistry set, Rubics cube, and paleontology kit joining the other toys. The toys were brought to a local Toys-R-Us drop-off station for donation and distribution. The coordination between civilian and military groups is a great example that local nontheist groups should always follow. Both communities need each other, and there is strength in numbers.
Oh, those horrible "militant atheists"!
And that was it.
Ive explained to them [in the past] that some people believe God is waiting for them, but I dont believe that. I believe when you die, its over and you live on in the memory of people you love and who love you, she said this week. I cant offer them the comfort of a better place. Despite all the evils and problems in the world, this is the heaven were living in the heaven and its the one we work to make. Its not a paradise.
This is what facing death and suffering looks like in an atheist home.
As so many millions of Americans turn to clergy and prayers to help their children sort out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, parents like Drizin do not. They dont agonize over interpreting Gods will or message in the event. They dont seek to explain what kind of God allows suffering, and they dont fudge it when children ask what happens to people who die, be they Grandma or the young victims of Newtown.
Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope that you all find yourselves in good company and create wonderful memories.
Is there any difference between "we kicked god out of schools" and "human unfaithfulness caused it"?
Any difference at all?
Because both have been asserted by serious theologians as the reason for the shooting in CT. The first by right wing evangelicals and the latter by a liberal/progressive clergy person right here on DU.
Just hours after going live, the site was hit with a DoS attack. It's back up now. Please stand up and be counted.
are now (after Struggle4progress posted several that I alerted on for being against the SoP), apparently OK with the hosts of Religion.
Excellent call, IMO. We are now free to post any music video we want that deals with a religious theme. I've posted a few already, and I invite all to find their favorites and post them in Religion for possible discussion.
A great song about the religion of the religious right.
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