Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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No more than 50 percent of Roman Catholic clergy practicing celibacy

https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/examining-crisis/secret-sex-celibate-system To the average person, this demand of Canon Law 277 imposes a seemingly impossible task, namely perfect and perpetual continence. Although the church propagates the myth that bishops and priests are celibate, this is not based on fact. Several modern studies have used various methods to measure the degree of

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Pope backs down on gay conversion therapoy

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/28/vatican-erases-popes-remarks-about-psychiatric-help-for-gay-children The Vatican has rolled back on a recommendation by Pope Francis that parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies. The pope made the comments to journalists as he was flying back to Rome from Ireland, but the Vatican later removed his phrase from its official account, saying he

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Internal Coherence is Not Truth

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/hot-thought/201808/if-truth-isn-t-truth-what-is-it Second, science is unusual compared to other social enterprises such as religion and fashion design in having a remarkable amount of agreement among its practitioners. Although there are many controversies in physics, chemistry, and biology concerning the best theories, there is also remarkable agreement about central theories such as relativity

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Kinds of irreligion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irreligion Secular humanism embraces human reason, ethics, social justice, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience, and superstition as the bases of morality and decision making. Secular humanism posits that human beings are capable of being ethical and moral without religion or a god. Freethought holds that positions regarding

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Pope Francis confirms there is no hell

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201803/smile-there-is-no-hell-even-the-pope-says-so Controversy erupted this week with reports that Pope Francis denied the existence of hell (link is external). Quoted by an Italian journalist who is both a friend and frequent interviewer of the pontiff, Francis reportedly said that sinners who die without eternal salvation “are not punished” but that instead of

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Pope says Imagine There is No Hell

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201803/smile-there-is-no-hell-even-the-pope-says-so It's worth noting that Francis is not the first pontiff to redefine the notion of hell. Pope John Paul II (link is external) also caused a stir when he rejected the concept of a literal hell as commonly understood. “Rather than a physical place, hell is the state of those

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Cult or religion ?

https://aeon.co/essays/theres-no-sharp-distinction-between-cult-and-regular-religion The historian J Gordon Melton of Baylor University in Texas says that the word ‘cult’ is meaningless: it merely assumes a normative framework that legitimises some exertions of religious power – those associated with mainstream organisations – while condemning others. Groups that have approved, ‘orthodox’ beliefs are considered legitimate, while

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Archbishop of Canterbury: why do #US #fundamentalists #support #Trump

Archbishop of Canterbury cannot understand why US fundamentalist Christians support Donald Trump https://t.co/HmKrBuSX6O— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) November 26, 2017 The Most Rev Justin Welby said he "really genuinely" had no explanation foe how the US President has secured such a significant support base amongst church-goers. He made the admission as

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#Archbishop #Canterbury #can’t #understand why #US #fundamentalists #support #Trump

Archbishop of Canterbury cannot understand why US fundamentalist Christians support Donald Trump https://t.co/HmKrBuSX6O— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) November 26, 2017 The Most Rev Justin Welby said he "really genuinely" had no explanation foe how the US President has secured such a significant support base amongst church-goers. He made the admission as

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