Archbishop Says He ‘Didn’t Know’ It Was Criminal To Have Sex With Children.
The St. Louis archbishop embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal testified that he didn’t know in the 1980s whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children, according to a released court deposition.
Archbishop Robert Carlson, who was chancellor of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul at the time, was deposed as part of a lawsuit against the Twin Cities archdiocese and…Continue
No seriously guys I cant recommend enough Frank O'Meara's blog he's life experiences give him a true insight into religion and its many types of believer. I know some of you know Frank and he's blog already but for those who don't, Check him out.
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The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society
Overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law (sharia) to be the official law of the land, according to a worldwide survey by the Pew Research Center. But many supporters of sharia say it should apply only to their country’s Muslim population.
Moreover, Muslims are not equally comfortable with all aspects of sharia: While most…Continue
Muslim Reform Movement
We reject interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam. We invite our fellow Muslims and neighbors to join us.
We reject bigotry, oppression and violence against all people based on any prejudice, including ethnicity, gender, language, belief, religion, sexual orientation and gender expression.
We are for secular governance, democracy and liberty.
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Ancient papal bulls gave European explorers carte blanche ‘to invade, capture, vanquish, and subdue all Saracens, pagans, and other enemies of Christ, to put them into perpetual slavery, and to take away all their possessions and property’.
This fool loves God, country and guns. But not bare breasts
"New Hampshire ‘pro-family’ Republican State Representative Josh Moore, above, has outraged women by saying on Facebook that he should be allowed to grab women’s breasts if they expose them in public."…Continue
Incredible moment armed police swoop on car after shooting in McDonald's car park
The only good thing about this incident is that it is so rare that is flashed across the…Continue
Erdogan's Assault on Education
The Closure of Secular Schools
In Turkey, where there has been a rise in Islamic religiosity, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, founder of the pro-Islamist Development and Justice Party (AKP), is converting some public schools into seminaries called imam–hatips (or traditional training schools for Sunni Muslim clergy) in an effort to raise a generation of “…Continue
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Happy New Year to all my AU Friends
I hope 2016 is a year that see's the decline of organised religion. In many parts of Europe this already happening.
I would also like to see Atheist Universe raise its popularity.
Good luck everyone and all the best for 2016