You might think, with all that we've discovered in recent years about the relationships between the brain and the mind, that there was no room left for the human soul. Well you'd be wrong, so there.
Friday, 7 March, 2014, 04:45 PM - Not TFTDThe Uber-Catholic site, Protect the Pope seems to be shutting down from today. It's author, Deacon Nick Donnelly "has been asked to observe a period of prayer and reflection". For those unfamiliar with the Catholic Church, that's a euphemism for "put a sock in it".
Over the years, PtP has been one of the most virulently homophobic and paranoid sites on the entire internet. As such, it has been tremendously entertaining, with no end of conspiracies by "The Gays", acting under instruction from Satan's demons, to destroy all that is good, pure, holy and sacred.
It has consistently berated Catholic politicians, Catholic clergy, Catholic bishops, and recently even Pope Francis himself, for not being Catholic enough. Pope Francis' unwillingness to unleash a new Inquisition against the Gays, abortion providers, anyone who thinks priests should marry, or women priests has resulted in some delightfully venomous outbursts from some of PtP's contributors.
A few weeks ago, Deacon Nick started to turn his attention to his own diocese, the Diocese of Lancaster. I'm sure it's pure coincidence that he's now been told to shut up, probably by the only person who can tell him to shut up: the Bishop of Lancaster, whom he is sworn to obey.
The RCC, being the open, transparent, democratic organisation that it is, will doubtless correct this story in time. In the meantime, I recommend that we rely on the kind of internet rumours that I am now starting, because it could possibly even be true.
You can also continue to enjoy the "Time since Enda Kenny should have been excommunicated" clock on PtP.
Vishvapani (formerly Simon Blomfield), member of the Triratna Order (formerly the Western Buddhist Order) - I'm ordained you know!
Wednesday, 5 March, 2014, 07:46 AM - TilbyYou're all going to die you know. Happy Ash Wednesday everybody!
Tuesday, 4 March, 2014, 07:57 AM - LeachSome people, who misunderstand Islam, are telling other people who misunderstand Islam, how to get to paradise. These people are wrong and you must not listen to them. This is not the correct way to get to paradise. Jesus also told you how to get to paradise, but that's different. You should listen to him because I say so.
Saturday, 1 March, 2014, 07:50 AM - DraperFilms have lots of made up stories, so does the Big Book of Magic Stuff.