Pope Benedict XVI touched down in the world's biggest Roman Catholic country yesterday hoping to help reverse a 20-year exodus to Brazil's reborn evangelical churches, but immediately created controversy when he appeared to suggest that legislators who support laws allowing abortions should be excommunicated.
-Man, when do I get to oppress up against some women like that?!
Just thought I'd get this out there...As a recovering Catholic, I'm with Hairy Fish Nuts on the utter banality of the papacy. If that statement isn't enough to prevent me from being hired by a presidential campaign then this post has got to do it.
Oh, and I started the whole "Vampire Pope" thing too back in April 2005...
So you don't think all our wars are religious wars? You don't think the Dear Leader had a war against Islam in mind when he lied us into Iraq? Take a look:
In his speech at the University of Regensburg on Tuesday, [Pope] Benedictquoted criticism of Islam and the Prophet Mohammad by 14th century Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus, who wrote that everything Mohammad brought was evil and inhuman, "such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
President Bushsaid yesterday that he senses a 'Third Awakening' of religious devotion in the United States that has coincided with the nation's struggle with international terrorists, a war that he depicted as 'a confrontation between good and evil.'
What is this wingnut fascination with blowing up the world? First, there was August 22, 2006 - Islamic religious fanatics said the world would end. They were sure.
So it's time for the whackjobs to move the goal posts (again). Christian religious fanatic Overseer Yisrayl Hawkins now sez we're all gonna die on September 11, 2006 - it's nu-ku-lar war (YouTube). Hey, c'mon you heathens, prophesy says so! Have you defiled your body and your mind at the same time? Then you're fucked, says Brother Yisrayl.
Wow ... suppose we'll head for the bars tonight. What's the use of trying?
DE VALLS BLUFF, Ark. - A federal appeals court hassided with a former teacher who complained about prayers at a graduation ceremony in an eastern Arkansas school district.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled in favor of Steve Warnock in his dispute with the De Valls School District, but didn't grant Warnock's request that the penalties against the district be stiffened.
Fatima. Kidnapped by insurgents who said she would be raped if her brother did not quit the police force. He did so. She was returned to her family. But their honor was at stake. Just the possibility that she had been raped condemned her. A cousin shot her (a man who thinks beating his wife with a rubber hose is OK). They could not go for a test ... that would have made the scandal worse. Someone they knew worked at the cemetery, and she was buried in secret.
And when these cases do get to court, there's a distinction between "honor killing" and murder. Usually there's a 6 month sentence, if that. And the Islamic constitution coming into force will make things worse according to Iraqi law experts.