Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
graham

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 64
Reply with quote  #1 
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE NSS PETITION OBJECTING TO THE STATE FUNDING OF THE POPE'S VISIT

http://www.secularism.org.uk/petition-the-pm.html
Jessie

Registered:
Posts: 40
Reply with quote  #2 
I've signed that one and the one on Number 10's website.

Does anyone else feel like demonstrating during the visit?

graham

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 64
Reply with quote  #3 
Yes!

I guess they will have to publish his itinerary fairly soon, I doubt he will visit Cambridge, not a hot bed of papacy. Have you checked out the Cranmer blog? I have been posting there. https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=25291932&postID=9176977691729895327&isPopup=true
Their response reminds me of Corporal Jones‘ remark about the Germans in Dad’s Army
Jessie

Registered:
Posts: 40
Reply with quote  #4 
I do read Cranmer sometimes but find a lot of sanctimonious bigoted dimwits there.  I have just looked at your link and seen the disparaging remarks about secularists and homosexuals.  Are you looking for support?  If so, shall I put a link on to 'Pharyngula' and see what happens?  Your link only takes me to the comments and not to the original article.  Can you please tell me which article this was or provide a link?



graham

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 64
Reply with quote  #5 
Hi Jessie

I agree with your description

http://www.archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2010
Stephen Fry on the Roman Catholic Church

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2010
No Pope Here! Pope, come damn quick!

Link on to 'Pharyngula' sounds good

Best

Graham
Jessie

Registered:
Posts: 40
Reply with quote  #6 
Hi Graham

I have posted a link to the comments re "Stephen Fry on the RCC" on to 'Pharyngula'.  I'll have a look later and see if anyone is interested.

pbrichardson99

Registered:
Posts: 9
Reply with quote  #7 
I've posted to Cranmer too recently, under the name P. Burgess. I took a conciliatory tone with a view to trying to encourage genuine discussion on a difficult topic; assisted suicide. All I got back initially was a dismissive and rude response from D.Singh. Eventually, I managed to prise a sensible response from one regular, but having read quite a few of the comments threads on Cranmer, my view is that the regulars are blinkered individuals with a fossilised capacity to see alternative perspectives and so I'm not sure that I'll continue to post.
What I do find staggering is that the level of unpleasantry present on that blog is about the worst image you could project for a religiously minded group if you truly believed that a God makes you a decent person - something that seems to have gone clean over their heads!
graham

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 64
Reply with quote  #8 
The Cranmer lot are peculiar, particularly D.Singh that you mention, who occasionally seems deranged! Did anyone hear Ed “Bollocks” on the radio today trying to justify concessions to his own sex education bill in order to satisfy (state funded) faith schools. He kept repeating the word religious “ethos” when what he meant was religious prejudice.
graham

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 64
Reply with quote  #9 
It sickens me to see the respect accorded to this man, his moral authority is zero and yet many here will doubtless be blinded by his “goodness”. The absurd spectacle of the unquestioning, unthinking masses hanging on his every word is testimony to the evil grip of an immoral religion that cares only for its own survival and not for the millions who follow it worldwide.

Is anyone else going to the Protest the Pope march this Saturday?


Feel free to use
graham

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 64
Reply with quote  #10 
Cranmer is back!

graham

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 64
Reply with quote  #11 
The Protest the Pope march and rally was an inspiring event. Between 10 and 20 thousand attended not the 2000 anticipated. Central London was closed for several hours but press and TV coverage was minimal. Of course it was very good natured with lots of inflated condoms floating around. There was a superb speech by Geoffrey Robertson QC the human rights lawyer whose indictment of the catholic church in general and the pope in particular was awesome.
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:


Create your own forum with Website Toolbox!