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MIRACLES FOR SALE

In 1517 Father (Doctor) Martin Luther launched his Protest against, and Reformation of, the Catholic Church, by attacking the sale of indulgences.  Five centuries later, another priest, an almost-Doctor of Theology (A.B.T.), who like Luther left his religious Order and the Catholic priesthood, launched another Protest with the intention not of reforming but of ridiculing the same Church, which approves not only indulgences but the sale of miracles.  362 more words

Love for the Credulous

There is a place for the credulous. I find a beauty in uncritical enthusiasm. That they are wrong, if they are wrong, has no effect on them but upon us – those who think they are wrong – while in their apparent wrongness they may yet have something to show us. 860 more words

Facebook Skepticism

I’ve been tempted a few times to prune my Facebook friend tree, but haven’t done so because in between all the bullshit that’s posted on my feed by the uncritical, there’s  the odd gem. 141 more words

Skepticism

" ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR CRICK ! "

Boy meets girl.  One thing leads to another.  That’s the way it often is in science.  Sometimes, however, by sheer good fortune, it happens that a scientist trying to invent a new glue, finds that his product just won’t stick things together permanently : the Post-It is born !  425 more words

THE ORIGIN OF CATHOLIC DOGMA

1.   A long, long time ago, some primitive mid-Eastern story-tellers borrowed or invented tales full of drama, sex, violence, catastrophes, heroes and … miracles to enlighten their ignorant, illiterate peasant audiences.  480 more words

Taught to Look Away

No one knows
Why we were taught to look away.
There might be something wrong with me;
There’s nothing that I can’t believe.

- Taught to Look Away, Matt Pond PA

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HE BELIEVETH TOO MUCH !

Shakespeare would not want me to insist too much on this, but a neighbor recently told me he believed some pretty incredible things.  It seems that the next Pope, Frank the First’s successor, will be an anti-Pope, an ally of the Anti-Christ.  170 more words