Misogynist Pope Francis Cracks Down On US Feminist Nuns.


Pope Francis has reaffirmed a crack down on US nuns, as promised by his predecessor Pope Benedict. Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), a group that represents more than 80% of the 57,000 Catholic nuns in the US, must change its ways, in a ruling the Vatican said on Monday 15TH April still applied.

In 2012 a Vatican report said the LCWR had serious doctrinal problems with promoting 'radical feminist ideas' not compatible with the Catholic faith, criticising its soft line on birth control and homosexuality.

 On Monday, the Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller head of the Vatican's doctrinal department and Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle; assigned to correct the group's failings met with the leaders of the LCWR.
 "Archbishop Müller informed the LCWR presidency that he had recently discussed the doctrinal assessment with Pope Francis, who reaffirmed the findings of the assessment and the programme of reform," the Vatican's statement said.

In April 2012, the doctrinal department criticised the LCWR for challenging bishops and for being "silent on the right to life," saying it had failed to make the "Biblical view of family life and human sexuality" a central plank of its agenda.

 The nuns supported President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, part of which makes insurance coverage of birth control mandatory, while U.S. bishops opposed it. Many nuns said the Vatican's report misunderstood their intentions and undervalued their work for social justice. Supporters of the nuns said the women had helped the image of the Church in the United States at a time when it was engulfed in scandal over sexual abuse of minors by priests. They were praised by many fellow Catholics and the media for their work with the poor and sick.

 This reaffirming of the reforms smacks of the usual misogyny displayed by the Vatican, making the protests by many Catholics to our recent misogyny accusation, with the publishing of a yet to be verified quote by Cardinal Bergoglio, extremely vacuous.

The quote is yet to be verified, and in attempts to verify the quote it's apparent the state news agency of Argentina has large chunks of news missing from the archives covering the pertinent dates; omissions inconceivable considering Bergoglio was Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

The accuracy of the quote is important, but far more interesting is the ongoing investigation to the missing news records and other stories the research is uncovering, we will document all findings in the very near future.

RJ for Antitheists



Inside Job 2008 Financial Crisis

2010 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary, 'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

To watch the entire video you will need to install the veoh player. It's a perfectly safe application; just be sure to deselect any options selected by default when installing,  unless you want a veoh toolbar with extras.


Church Taxation Could Not Increase Representation - Antitheists.

Church Taxation Could Not Increase Representation.

A common objection to church taxation is it  having to afford religion greater representation in politics. Since church and state separation seems to work only one way, it's hard to see how this argument is valid.

Religion spends $390 000 000 lobbying government on issues such as abortion, contraception and bioethics, to name just a few. See the Pew Report here.

Religion involves itself in campaigning to overturn policies already passed by government, as with Obamacare and the recent aggressive Catholic opposition to contraception and other female reproductive services being offered to their employees.

Freedom from the pulpit campaign pastors have been endorsing political candidates since 2008, directly breaching the Johnson Amendment of 1954 prohibiting political candidate endorsement. The pastors have recorded their actions and provided the IRS with evidence of them breaching the amendment in the hope an action will be taken and the amendment struck off as unconstitutional. Sadly they are probably right and also why the IRS has failed to act for four years. The Johnson amendment was introduced to silence communist non profits at the time, it was never intended to silence religion. This rather odd out of place exception to religious involvement in government explains why lobbying to the extent religion does is constitutional, but candidate endorsement is not. We're unlikely to see a change in religious lobbying, far more likely is the Johnson amendment being deemed unconstitutional.

Religious bias in US law is prevalent and harms ordinary Americans, and in extreme cases results in the death of children. Religiously biased laws favor the practice of religion over the welfare of children, even if the religious parent's actions result in the child's death. Sean Faircloth writes brilliantly about this in his superb book "The Attack of the Theocrats", a link for which can be found at the foot of this page.

US soldiers proselytize Christian religion abroad in places like Afghanistan handing out bibles and other similar actions designed to expand Christian numbers, despite this being totally unconstitutional, not to mention against the US military's regulations.

How exactly would taxation mean greater representation for religion compared to what it enjoys today?  The tax exemption afforded religion in the US is according to a Tampa Uni calculation, costing the USA $71 billion dollars annually. The ending of this exemption would affect religion's ability to lobby government to the extent it does and likely reduce the representation religion enjoys, not increase it. The removal of tax exemption has already been deemed by the supreme court to not affect the free practise of religion and therefore is not unconstitutional.

The worry in the USA must be the increasing way the constitution is read and interpreted with a biblical lens favorable to the Christian religion, Christians fill influential positions and as legislatures, judges and politicians, this trend is unlikely to change in the near future.

What is the answer to the Christian take over of the one document designed to protect the USA from such dominance by one religion?

The soundtrack is Tax Free by Joni Mitchell. The superb book by Sean Faircloth, The Attack of the Theocrats, foreword by Richard Dawkins. click below for details.
Antitheist Atheist Shirts
Antitheist Atheist Shirts by DONTPRAY
Find other Antitheist T-Shirts at


Interview With Primo Levi - Antitheist Blog

Primo Levi Interview.

(Excerpts from Ferdinando Camon, Conversations with Primo Levi, Marlboro,Vt : Marlboro Press, 1989)

CAMON: You're not a believer?

LEVI: No, I never have been. I'd like to be, but I don't succeed.

CAMON: Then in what sense are you Jewish?

LEVI: A simple matter of culture. If it hadn't been for the racial laws and the concentration camp, I'd probably no longer be a Jew, except for my last name. instead, this dual experience, the racial laws and the concentration camp, stamped me the way you stamp a steel plate. At this point I'm a few, they've sewn the star of David on me and not only on my clothes.

CAMON: With whom did you have that argument?

LEVI: If you remember The Periodic Table, he's the one mentioned as "the assistant" in the "Potassium" story. He's a believer but not a Catholic; he came to see me after my release to tell me I was clearly one of the elect, since I'd been chosen to survive in order for me to write Survival in Auschwitz. And this, I must confess, seemed to me a blasphemy, that God should grant privileges, saving one person and condemning someone else. I must say that for me the experience of Auschwitz has been such as to sweep away any remnant of religious education I may have had.

CAMON: Meaning that Auschwitz is proof of the nonexistence of God?

LEVI: There is Auschwitz, and so there cannot be God. [On the typescript, he added in pencil:] I don't find a solution to this dilemma. I keep looking, but I don't find it.