Tag Archives: catholicism

Why I’m Breaking Up With Catholics


I knew this day was coming… I felt it creeping up on me slowly as I perused the PriestArrested subreddit. I could sense it looming just over the horizon as I watched Spotlight and read reports on various abuse scandal inquiries around the world. I could smell the day getting closer, I could almost touch

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Another Catholic Thinks She Knows Why You’re An Atheist – Is She Right?

Catholic church

So there’s this Catholic rag… Aleteia they call it. If I gave a fuck, I’d look up what that means, but predictably, I don’t. Y’all know how I feel about the Catholic Church and defenders of it, so let’s not fake nice, here. Aleteia is a child rape apology periodical and once I took down one of

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Here’s Why I Don’t Give A Sh*t How Many Sweet Nothings Pope Francis Has For Atheists

Popey McKidFucker, the Sentient Turd Smear

Since yesterday morning, I’ve been tweeted and emailed and messaged hundreds of links to various stories reporting that Pope Francis says it’s better to be atheist than to be a shitty Catholic. With each new tweet, message and email, the temperature of my blood has risen and now, just a day later, it’s boiling. But

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4 Reasons The Eucharist Makes You Insane


One damp evening, back when I was about 18, I was waiting for the bus in downtown Vancouver. I’d let out a pained groan as the thought of how long it was going to take me to get home floated through my mind, and I knew I’d be trudging kilometers in the icy Vancouver rain

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Why I Could Never Be: Anglican

Church of England

I was over on Challies.com the other day, sifting through the Jeeby drivel, when I noticed a post by Tim Challies called, “Why I am not…“. I quickly put down my grape Nehi, clicked the link and I was all, “now, hold on just one god dang minute!” The post was outlining a series Tim

Your Stories of Atheism: From Mexico to the Philippines

Mexican Catholic Church

This is an ongoing series featuring your stories of how you came to identify as an atheist. If you want to send me your story, you can submit it here. To read past stories, click here. The first story today comes from Gustavo: I live in Mexico, a very religious country, where a great majority

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In Response To A Nun’s Defense of The Monster Mother Teresa

Christopher Hitchens

I’m sure by now, you’ve all seen the piece written by Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble in defense of Mother Teresa. It’s a piece written from behind rose-tinted glasses, dripping with unreasonably defensive rhetoric. Why is it always such a thing for the Catholics to admit a fellow Catholic’s wrongdoing? Why is the church so unwilling to

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Every Atheist Needs: Spotlight


It’s not often I enjoy new movies these days. They are all sequels or prequels or remakes of remakes or some monopolization of previously successful franchises. There’s no creativity involved anymore, no original stories like Forrest Gump or Donnie Darko. Creative meetings go more or less like this: “Well, we made a lot of money off

Why The Canonization of Mother Teresa Will Only Highlight Corruption In The Catholic Church

Christopher Hitchens

The Pope is reportedly going to be giving the okay to give sainthood to Mother Teresa. St. Teresa… why not? She helped the poor and the sick, did she not? She devoted her life to the less privileged in India, no? She lived amongst the ailing and gave comfort to those in their last hours… right? […]

What It Would Take For Godless Mom To Endorse The Pope

Recently, the Pope went on a crime spree around the USA, leaving christ-dust on the critically ill, his holy fluids on Kim Davis and little Popemobile skid marks in his wake. “He’s so cool! He took a selfie one time!” I heard echoing across social media. “He’s the best! Did you know he tweets?” I heard

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