Toronto Mike

Losing My Religion

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It's Easy If You Try

Parent-teacher interviews were last week, and both of my children received stellar reviews. What pleased me most wasn't how bright they are or how well they did in their studies, it was what their teachers had to say about their individual character.  Both are kind, helpful students who work well
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A Male God Sending Sperm Down to Impregnate Mary

St. Matthew-in-the-city is a progressive Anglican church in Auckland, New Zealand.  They recently created some controversy by erecting the following billboard. The Vicar of St Matthew-in-the-City, Glynn Cardy, said the billboard was "attacked by a knife-wielding Christian fanatic".  That was actually the fourth attack on the billboard in two days.
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Get a Clue, Pope Benny

I hate the Roman Catholic stance on birth control.  It's irresponsible and incredibly dangerous.  Back in the day, when I'd go off on Pope John Paul II for forcing me away from the church, it was the church's views on birth control that really exposed the institution as irrelevant and
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The Argument You Can't Win

Recently, Freddie P. wrote about Bill Maher's Religulous. Even though we've advanced in leaps and bounds over the past couple of decades, and much of what religion represents has been exposed as a cover for corruption, greed and much too often sexual assault, Religulous is valuable in the sense that
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The Wrath of Pope Benny

Pope Benedict XVI is pissed at us.  With seven Ontario bishops in attendance, Pope Benny let them know Canadian laws supporting same-sex marriage and abortion has excluded "God from the public sphere".  He's also pissed at Catholic politicians here in Canada who are apparently ignoring the values of their religion,
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Same Old Same Old

Way to lead the Catholic church into the 21st century, Benny.  Some of us are desperately hungry for a sign of enlightenment from your institution.  Instead, it's the same old same old. Today, in his first major ruling as Pope, Benny imposed restrictions on homosexuals entering the Catholic priesthood, saying
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Real Topeka People

What the hell is going on in Kansas?  The Kansas Board of Education approved new public-school science standards today that promotes the teaching of creationism. The board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is "no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena".  Here in Toronto,
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