Saturday, January 28, 2012
The Telegraph, in December 2011, Sarah Crane, 38, from Orpington, Kent, spotted see the face of Jesus in the creases of a drying sock. She said she was stunned when she saw a bearded man staring back at her from the laundry line (see piccie aside). Her boyfriend agreed the crumpled grey "holy sock" bore an uncanny likeness to the traditional image of Christ. They even talked about creating a shrine to the sock but then the face was lost when they moved it. Guffaw! However, that story's no more ludicrous than anything one finds between the pages of the so-called 'Holy Bible'.
Posted by The Merchant of Menace at 2:26 pm
Thursday, June 09, 2011
The Arch-Buffoon of Durovernum, Dr Rowan Williams (pictured) has lashed out today in The Telegraph at the UK's Coalition Government, by claiming that they are frightening people with threats and for introducing policies for which no-one voted. The sanctimonious and manipulative prat went on:
'The government needs to know how afraid people are.'
Astute readers will immediately be aware of the hypocrisy in Williams' attack, since his criticisms describe exactly the manipulative practices of the Church of England and the world-wide Anglican Communion which he heads.
Who else but clerics like Williams are masters of frightening people by telling them nonsense-tales that they face eternal torture and unimaginable horrors in some place called Hell if they don't go along with the lies and calumnies perpetrated by the charlatans, swindlers and the pathological manipulators who invented and run religions, whilst he and his kind live in a luxury that the majority can never afford?
Posted by The Merchant of Menace at 8:53 am
Friday, September 03, 2010
Stephen Hawking, the quondam Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, has stated in his latest book, 'The Grand Design', that no divine force was needed to explain why the Universe was created. Though I have not yet had an opportunity to read the book, I have no doubt that Hawking goes to considerable lengths to substantiate what he says with his usual impeccable logic and scientific evidence, nevertheless, his comments were immediately attacked by powerful apologists for religion who offered absolutely no scientific evidence or logical reasoning whatsoever to back their self-styled rebuttals of Hawking's claims.
Amongst those who attacked Hawking was that well-known delusional psychotic, Dr Rowan Williams, the Arch-buffoon of Durovernum, AKA the Archbishop of Canterbury (pictured), who stated today in ‘The Times’:
“Belief in God is not about plugging a gap in explaining how one thing relates to another within the Universe.
It is the belief that there is an intelligent, living agent on whose activity everything ultimately depends for its existence.”
Unsurprisingly, Williams was (and is) completely unable to provide a single scintilla of credible empiric evidence to support his assertion that there is ‘ANY intelligent, living agent on whose activity everything ultimately depends for its existence’, consequently his claims remain nothing other than the completely unfounded and totally dysfunctional ravings of a delusional psychotic who obdurately refuses to accept objective reality.
The self-styled 'rebuttals' by Williams' co-conspirators in the 'god exists' lie were equally spurious, but then what can one expect from men who make a good living by exploiting the gullible, the needy and the psychologically dysfunctional amongst us?
Posted by The Merchant of Menace at 9:33 pm
Saturday, April 24, 2010
No less a figure than Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, who was one of the most influential figures in the Vatican until he retired last year, defended the church's history of sheltering abusive priests, saying that handing them over would have been like testifying against a family member. He had been asked by his local Columbian radio station, RCN, to explain why he had written to French Bishop Pierre Pican in 2001, lauding him for harbouring an abuser who was later jailed for 18 years. Cardinal Hoyos replied:
"The law in nations with a well-developed judiciary does not force anyone to testify against a child, a father, against other people close to the suspect.Why would they ask that of the church? That's the injustice. It's not about defending a paedophile. It's about defending the dignity and the human rights of a person, even the worst of criminals."In the same interview, Cardinal Hoyos defended Pope Benedict XVI's predecessor, saying that :
" ... John Paul II, that holy pope (sic), was not wrong when he defended his priests so that they were not, due to economic reasons, treated like criminal paedophiles without due process".Hoyos was made a cardinal in 1998 by Pope John Paul II and was head of the highly influential Congregation for the Clergy until 2006. One of its duties is to oversee complaints from clergy members who claim to have been unfairly punished by their superiors. Clearly Hoyos considered his duties involved refusing to report cases to civil investigative authorities and being complicit, if not directly involved, in acts of paedophilia.Yesterday, the US newspaper, the National Catholic Reporter, published an investigation into Hoyos' time at the Congregation for the Clergy, reporting on how he had also intervened on behalf of a paedophile priest in America, against the wishes of his bishop who was trying to defrock him.
Meanwhile, Roger Vangheluwe, the Bishop of Bruges since 1984, announced he was resigning, after admitting that he had abused a boy. Vangheluwe stated:
"When I was still a simple priest, and for a while when I began as a bishop, I sexually abused a young man in my close entourage. I profoundly regret what I have done and I offer my sincerest apology to the victim, his family, the Catholic community and society in general."It is perhaps no coincidence that Vangheluwe's resignation was made just as church officials confirmed that they were investigating 20 alleged cases of clerical abuse in Belgium. Strange that his conscience didn't appear to have prompted him to resign during any of his previous 26 years of lording it over his bishoprick!
Posted by The Merchant of Menace at 7:26 pm
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes."Sedighi then added:
"What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble?" There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's moral codes."Sedighi subsequently made another preposterous claim:
"A divine authority told me to tell the people to make a general repentance. Why? Because calamities threaten us."But all is not bad news, for Sedighi claims that there is a simple solution to these horrific natural disasters:
"If a natural earthquake hits Tehran, no one will be able to confront such a calamity but God's power, only God's power. ... So let's not disappoint God."Not to be outdone by the lunatic Sedighi, Minister of Welfare and Social Security Sadeq Mahsooli said prayers and pleas for forgiveness were the best "formulas to repel earthquakes."Mahsooli continued:
"We cannot invent a system that prevents earthquakes, but God has created this system and that is to avoid sins, to pray, to seek forgiveness, pay alms and self-sacrifice."So, if only that young woman in the picture will now go away and put on her burkha there will be no more earthquakes!
Alternatively, Sedighi and Mahsooli could be put on a course anti-psychotic drugs and placed in a secure environment for the mentally insane.
Now that sounds like a much more sensible proposal!
Mind you, this isn't the first time that some member of the lunatic Muslim clergy (with apologies for the tautology) has blamed women for Muslim men being unable to control their carnal desires, as can be seen here.
Posted by The Merchant of Menace at 8:36 am
Saturday, April 17, 2010
- All clerics are liars and dissemblers!
Posted by The Merchant of Menace at 10:19 am