Posts filed under ‘Religion’
Okay, let me start by saying that I understand that the Harry Potter series is the intellectual property of J.K. Rowling, and she has the right to protect it. Now, with that being said:
What a greedy, money-hungry, penny-pinching, dog-faced witch!
“Oh! Boo-hoo! I only made $1.5 BILLION off the first 6 books!” (I have not been able to find what she made off the seventh book and the movies.) “I can barely pay my rent! I think I will sue some poor ass Indians for $50,000 so I can buy a new pair of shoes!”
I hope this bitch gets face cancer and her dog bites her.
Yahoo! News reports on the AFP story:
“Rowling and her publishers Bloomsbury are seeking two million rupees (50,000 dollars) from the organisers constructing an elaborate castle from canvas and papier mache in Kolkata for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, court officials said.”
The festival organising secretary, Santunu Biswas, said his team would go ahead with the preparations for the four-day festivities, eastern India’s most celebrated annual religious carnival.
“What we are building is not a violation of copyright act anywhere in the world because it’s a religious festival and has nothing to do with money-making,” Biswas told AFP.
Another organiser, Robin Mukherjee, said he was stunned.
“The summons came at a time when the marquee is almost ready and we don’t know what to do now as we cannot afford to pay the fine,” the visibly angry official added.
“It’s just a theme …We have also modelled the Titanic and no-one sued us,” he said.
I hate people like her.
The first Roman Catholic priest charged for crimes committed under Argentina’s past military government has been sentenced to life in prison.
Christian von Wernich was convicted on Tuesday of involvement in torture, kidnapping and murder during a trial that focused attention on the church’s role in the 1976-1983 “dirty war”.
The former police chaplain was found to have been a “co-participant” with police in seven homicides, 31 torture cases and 42 kidnappings during the military rule that critics say the church did little to oppose.
One judge described the offences as crimes against humanity.
Prosecutors said he extracted information from prisoners during the Catholic practice of confession and took money from families of prisoners ostensibly to help send the detainees into exile when they had already been killed.
Fireworks exploded outside the federal courthouse after Judge Carlos Rozanski announced the conviction and prison sentence handed down by a three-judge federal panel.
Inside the court, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a human rights group still seeking “missing” sons and daughters from the period, cheered loudly.
“Justice has been done. This is a historic day we Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo never thought we’d live to see,” Tati Almeyda, a member of the group said.
Adriana Calvo, of the association of former detainees and the missing, said: “That a court has acknowledged that genocide exists in our country is an encouragement for us to carry on and justifies so many years of struggle.”
Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman said von Wernich showed little emotion when the verdict was read out.
She added that in theory, von Wernich, 69, had the right to be moved to house arrest once he turned 70.
Earlier, using biblical language, the priest professed his innocence during mere minutes of final testimony after his defence spent hours in closing arguments.
“False testimony is of the devil because he is responsible for malice and is the father of evil and lies,” he said, prompting murmurs in the courtroom packed with torture survivors and human rights activists.
Prosecutors said von Wernich had been linked by survivors to at least five clandestine detention camps in Buenos Aires province.
During the three-month trial, more than 70 witnesses testified and judges toured former torture centres at police stations with survivors.
The “dirty war” officially left some 13,000 dead or missing, although human rights groups have put the toll at nearly 30,000.
Juan Martin Cerolini, von Wernich’s defence lawyer, argued that as part of his duties as a priest, the defendant was obliged to visit police detention centres but that did not mean he played any part in the state crackdown.
He rejected survivor testimony suggesting von Wernich – who wore a bullet-proof vest over his clerical collar during the trial – conspired with police to help extract information from prisoners under the guise of giving them spiritual assistance.
Von Wernich said in his last words to the judges that he never violated the priestly prohibition against revealing information obtained in the Roman Catholic practice of confession.
“No priest of the Catholic church … has ever violated this sacrament,” he said.
Stricken with pain
The Catholic church, in a statement issued immediately after the verdict was announced, said it was stricken with pain at seeing “a priest participating in very serious crimes.”
“If any member of the church … by recommendation or complicity, endorsed the violent repression, he did so under his own responsibility, straying from and sinning gravely against God, humanity and his own conscience,” Jorge Bergoglio, Buenos Aires archbishop, said.
Rights organisations allege that the church turned its back to the atrocities committed during military rule and even covered up rights violations, which included the deaths and disappearances of priests and nuns.
The von Wernich case is the biggest human rights trial in Argentina since former police chief Miguel Etchecolatz was convicted in September 2006 in the same La Plata courthouse.
The trials came after the Supreme Court in 2005 annulled amnesty laws blocking prosecution of scores of former state security agents or their civilian allies.
Now I know what you’re thinking, but apparently it’s NOT a Catholic Priest child pornography trading meeting.
When I first heard about this I said, “Finally! A church for me!” But alas, like most everything in Christianity it was lies and deception.
This church called “The Crux” is actually trying to get people to STOP using porn! Yeah, I know! It’s sick, what they’re doing, and it’s UNAMERICAN!!
Despite being the son of a pastor, Donny Paulding grew tired of what he called judgment and got swept up into porn addiction.
“When I was growing up in church, it was pretty judgmental and condescending. I grew to hate Christians,” Paulding said. “Part of the reason I went into porn was to rub it in the faces of the people of my past.”
Me and ol’ Donny have a lot in common! I also have grown to hate most Christians, and I like rubbing porn in places other than the faces of other people, but Hey! whatever gets your rocks off!
The story goes on to say:
“It’s something that everybody struggles with at some level,” said Nicole Suter, who attends The Crux.
Yeah! As soon as I get home, I’m going to “struggle” with some porn for about 20 minutes then fall into a blissful sleep. (I wonder what Nicole Suter looks like…)
As far as I know, there has been no talk of a “Masturbation Monday” follow-up.
OR: The Catholic Church Puts It’s
Rubbers Where It’s Mouth Is
What the hell is the deal with African leaders and AIDS? (see also Gambian Presidents Kentucky Fried Aids Cure)
Mozambique’s Roman Catholic Archbishop Francisco Chimoio has proclaimed that at least two European countries (he has refused to name them) is purposely infecting condoms with HIV and shipping them to Africa “in order to finish quickly the African people”. Some anti-retroviral drugs were also tainted according to Chimoio, who presides over Mozambiques “Our Lady of Dumb-Asses”.
Jackass Chimoio didn’t mention why an anti-retroviral would need to be tainted with HIV if its consumer already had the disease.
This is not some random idiot, by the way. This is the head of the whole Catholic Church in Mozambique. Speaking to the BBC, he said:
“I know that there are two countries in Europe … making condoms with the virus, on purpose…They want to finish with the African people. This is the programme. They want to colonise until up to now. If we are not careful we will finish in one century’s time.”
I, for one, do not want to see Africans “finished”. If for no other reason, then because half my posts concern insane quotes from their leaders.
OR: What Priests Do When
They Have No Kids To Molest.
Rev. George Chaanine, a Roman Catholic Priest from Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church bashed a 54 year old woman in the head with a wine bottle. (There is no evidence that Jesus personally filled the bottle with wine.)
He is currently being held in Clark County Jail on $1 million bail pending Nov.1 sentencing. The felony battery charge carries a prison sentence of six to fifteen years. Curiously, this is also a common range of ages of victims of Catholic priests sick perversions.
The victim also claims that the holy father also sexually assaulted her, a claim which Chaanine denies (but who are you gonna believe, right?).
The woman was a professional singer who performed with Engelbert Humperdinck and starred in “Folies Bergere” in the 1980s. She sang at the church and was hired by Chaanine in October as the parish events coordinator.
She accused Chaanine of hitting her in the head with a wine bottle Jan. 26, stomping on her hand, groping her and choking her until she began praying. She said he suddenly stopped and fled.
Thousands of Buddhist monks have begun peaceful marches throughout Myanmar (aka Burma) to protest violence and abuses by the military junta.
Anti-government rallies and marches by citizens had begun about a month ago in the capital city of Ragoon after fuel prices were increased 500%. The military government responded harshly with mass arrests and public beatings.
The monks had given the government a Monday deadline to apologize for beatings of several hundred of their people about two weeks ago. The deadline came and went without an apology.
The Alliance of All Burma Buddhist Monks called upon the nations estimated 400,000 monks to stop accepting alms from anyone connected to the military government. Without these rites a devout Buddhist is seen as losing all chance of attaining nirvana or release from the cycle of rebirth, according to al-Jazeera.
From The Irriwady:
“Their move is seen as a significant confrontation between the Sangha (sons of Buddha) and the state and a big challenge for the military authorities. The vast majority of Burmese citizens are Buddhist, including most of the country’s military leaders.”
The processions of monks in most cities refused to allow citizens to join in the marches, thereby denying the government charges of inciting the public.
Tuesday’s march also comes on the 19th anniversary of the coup in Myanmar, in which the current junta took over after crushing a failed pro-democracy rebellion that sought an end to military rule, imposed since 1962.
National League for Democracy party led by Aung San Suu Kyi won a general election in 1990, but the junta refused to honor the results. Aung San Suu Kyi has been held in house arrest for more than 11 of the last 17 years.
Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers, while trying to make a point about frivoulous lawsuits accuses God:
“of making and continuing to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons, including constituents of Plaintiff who Plaintiff has the duty to represent.”
of causing “fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects and the like.”
The lawsuit also says that God has caused:
“calamitous catastrophes resulting in the wide-spread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants including innocent babes, infants, children, the aged and infirm without mercy or distinction.”
Detailing his attempts to contact the defendant, Chambers states:
“Plaintiff, despite reasonable efforts to effectuate personal service upon defendant ‘Come out, come out, wherever you are,’ has been unable to do so,'”