September 15th, 2011
The statue of St. Francis of Assisi [founder of the Roman Catholic Franciscan Order, and the first recorded ‘stigmatic' (giggle) in Christian history] was stolen, repainted and returned to exactly the same spot from where he was taken: Now wearing glittering green robes, gold sandals, a purple rope belt, lipstick, sparkly eye shadow, and nail polish on fingers and toes.
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The statue of St. Francis of Assisi [founder of the Roman Catholic Franciscan Order, and the first recorded ‘stigmatic' (giggle) in Christian history] was stolen, repainted and returned to exactly the same spot from where he was taken: Now wearing glittering green robes, gold sandals, a purple rope belt, lipstick, sparkly eye shadow, and nail polish on fingers and toes.

(via The J-Walk Blog :: christiannightmares)

September 12th, 2011
Faith-Based Education. Oxymoron.

Faith-Based Education. Oxymoron.

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September 5th, 2011
"People who live in glass houses should not throw stones." = Don’t be a fucking hypocrite.

The proverb has been traced back to Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’ (1385). George Herbert wrote in 1651: ‘Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.’ This saying is first cited in the United States in ‘William & Mary College Quarterly’ (1710). Twenty-six later Benjamin Franklin wrote, ‘Don’t throw stones at your neighbors’, if your own windows are glass.’ ‘To live in a glass house’ is used as a figure of speech referring to vulnerability.” From “Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings” (1996) by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).
— Say what? Origins of words and Sayings.

(via nonplussedbyreligion)

"People who live in glass houses should not throw stones." = Don’t be a fucking hypocrite.

The proverb has been traced back to Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’ (1385). George Herbert wrote in 1651: ‘Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.’ This saying is first cited in the United States in ‘William & Mary College Quarterly’ (1710). Twenty-six later Benjamin Franklin wrote, ‘Don’t throw stones at your neighbors’, if your own windows are glass.’ ‘To live in a glass house’ is used as a figure of speech referring to vulnerability.” From “Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings” (1996) by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).

Say what? Origins of words and Sayings.

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Vatican Blasts Sex Education Program in NYC


The Vatican took a swipe at new sex education classes in New York City schools on Wednesday (Aug. 31), saying teaching middle school students how to use a condom is “useless, and even harmful.”

The front-page editorial of the Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, criticized all mandatory sex ed classes in public schools but was aimed particularly at New York’s new program, which has been opposed heavily by Archbishop Timothy Dolan.

The editorial [ironically and inaccurately] criticized governments’ “magical trust in the effectiveness of sex education.” Citing longtime sex ed programs in Britain, the paper said “boys and girls continue to have early sexual intercourse without any kind of protection, and the number of pregnancies and abortions among adolescents has multiplied.”

Governments would rather “ignore” the problem than address the underlying issue of the “failed utopia of the sexual revolution and subsequent breakdown of … the family,” the paper said.

And whenever the church opposes such programs, it is labeled “an obscurantist force” and accused of cruelty for its “indifference to the consequences” of unwanted pregnancies and disease, the paper said.

The Vatican paper touted Italy where, despite the absence of sex ed from school curricula, teenage pregnancies and STDs remain low. The newspaper cited Italy’s “loving vigilance of parents over their children”:

“Kids are not left to themselves with a box of contraceptives as the only defense against their passions and mistakes.”


[Source] (via ih8religion)

Vatican Blasts Sex Education Program in NYC

The Vatican took a swipe at new sex education classes in New York City schools on Wednesday (Aug. 31), saying teaching middle school students how to use a condom is “useless, and even harmful.”

The front-page editorial of the Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, criticized all mandatory sex ed classes in public schools but was aimed particularly at New York’s new program, which has been opposed heavily by Archbishop Timothy Dolan.

The editorial [ironically and inaccurately] criticized governments’ “magical trust in the effectiveness of sex education.” Citing longtime sex ed programs in Britain, the paper said “boys and girls continue to have early sexual intercourse without any kind of protection, and the number of pregnancies and abortions among adolescents has multiplied.”

Governments would rather “ignore” the problem than address the underlying issue of the “failed utopia of the sexual revolution and subsequent breakdown of … the family,” the paper said.

And whenever the church opposes such programs, it is labeled “an obscurantist force” and accused of cruelty for its “indifference to the consequences” of unwanted pregnancies and disease, the paper said.

The Vatican paper touted Italy where, despite the absence of sex ed from school curricula, teenage pregnancies and STDs remain low. The newspaper cited Italy’s “loving vigilance of parents over their children”:

“Kids are not left to themselves with a box of contraceptives as the only defense against their passions and mistakes.”

[Source] (via ih8religion)

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September 1st, 2011
The Bowdlerizing Pope.
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The Bowdlerizing Pope.

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