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Go to: Johann Hari: Dear God, stop brainwashing children

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I'm don't think this rule is generally adhered to - I think that many secular schools just pay lip service to it - praying at Easter and Christmas, for instance.

My children have all been to the same secondary school, for a total of 15 years between them - and none of them have had to pray on a daily basis.

At least it seems that their school has had the sense to ignore the rule.

Fri, 08 May 2009 08:32:00 UTC | #357442

Go to: Despite these riots, I stand by what I wrote

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If you are on Facebook, Johann has a profile there, and there is also a group called 'Despite these riots, I stand by what I wrote'

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=49898494006

Johann's profile is the one with the cartoon figure, you can add him as a friend, too.

Sat, 14 Feb 2009 00:19:00 UTC | #324510

Go to: Atheist bus ad campaign provokes bitterness in Barcelona

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"There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy life."

This campaign will be used by religious manipulators as (yet) another example of militant, shrill, and strident atheists.

Bring it on!

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 23:14:00 UTC | #299962

Go to: 'Atheist bus' more like a bandwagon on highway to hell

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NO NO NO!

You are all reading the WRONG Independent.ie columnist - you should be reading Ian O'Doherty:
(scroll down to 'In Honour of Mary' section)
http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/ian-odoherty/nice-work-if-you-can-get-it-1554634.html

Mon, 01 Dec 2008 01:12:00 UTC | #280378

Go to: Church is paying a high price for its celibacy rule

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Comment #132778 by Steve Zara on February 25, 2008 at 7:47 am

My understanding of why celibacy was introduced was to prevent wives from inheriting part of the property and wealth of the catholic church.

Anyone know if this is true?

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Well Steve, there's the old joke:

The pope arrived at the pearly Gates and St. Peter greeted him and quickly told him that it was very difficult to get an audience with God. The pope said he did not mind because when he was alive he had the same problem. They chuckled together over this and St. Peter said he realized the pope was probably anxious to know a few things judging from the number of times he prayed for guidance. The pope agreed saying that he had a real hankering to see the original scriptures.

So St. Peter showed him to the room where the original manuscripts were stored. He left the old gentlemen there to search them out and soon forgot all about him.

A while later he heard a great wail coming from the room. St. Peter went to investigate and found the pope in an awful sweat. St. Peter asked the pope what was wrong and this loud pitiful voice replied, " OH NO! They forgot the 'R'! It says, 'C-e-l-e-b-R-a-t-e,' not 'c-e-l-e-b-a-t-e!!!'"

But seriously, here's a blog posting that might help answer your question:

http://athinkingman.wordpress.com/2008/01/27/r/

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 02:20:00 UTC | #126538

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