IFS 89 – The Vatican wants a Pope voodoo doll?

The Vatican needs a voodoo doll of the pope? 7 reasons why Catholics are leaving the church en masse; Transgender Miss Universe contestant disqualified; and heaps of other stuff! Enjoy.

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Peace and love.

Jake.

Jake is the author of ‘Letters to Christian Leaders; Hollow be thy claims’, the book which takes the specific claims that the most prominent Christian Leaders make and directly refutes them using the latest research and evidence, reason, logic, and a dash of snarky humour. Get it here for your sexy kindleOr if you prefer the authenticity of a book (and are too cheap for a kindle) get the hardcopy here.

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My Religious Status Atheist, Secular, Anti-Theist, Pirate Lover. About Me: I'm so funny and intelligent that when I make jokes, people simultaneously laugh and get smarter... it's an enigma, like clothing on a playboy playmate - see what I did there? I'm a writer - currently for prolific blog www.rustylime.com. I'm a poet - this is a lie. I'm a fighter - more with my tongue than anything... take that however you want... ladies. I'm an intellectual - e=Mc2... apparently. I am well educated - I have degrees in both Fahrenheit and Celsius... some day I will rate in Kelvin. My blood type is O- - But I like to think of myself as a positive kind of guy. I was abducted by aliens at an early age - Bloody immigrants... always trying to take our jobs... and our children! I love the theatre - I've always loved sterile environments where operations take place. I am not an Animal lover - I prefer Beaker, that 'meep' sound he makes is hilarious. I am a science literacy proponent - people need to know how to blow shit up using household chemicals like nitrocellulose and ear wax! I deny evolution - while my cousin might look like an ape, she most assuredly isn't! I am a climate change skeptic - man was never meant to wear underpants! I love religion - But it's at that stage in it's life where it's getting really expensive to take care of it... I think it's time we took it behind the barn and put a cap in it's arse. I hate intolerance - I especially hate intolerant people, I hate them in the face! Thats me, if you want to know more, don't hesitate to procrastinate on sending me an email to ask questions about me and my pet Burrito named Dog! Age: Old enough to pretend I didn't hear the question, young enough to emotively storm out of the room because you asked! Why am I here: When a man and a woman love each other very much, they have 'intercourse' and if they love each other enough, the man won't 'pull out' and they'll make a baby. On this occasion, the baby was named 'Jake', and he's just great! The religion I left: Christian, Catholic Why I left My religion: disillusionment with church, doubts about god communicating to pastor, doubts about god communicating at all, contradiction between concept of "free will" and concept of omniscience god with will, "free will" doesn't make sense since desires not under our control, inability to view god as anything more than a sadistic tyrant, contradiction between bible's claim of god's love and existence of hell, doubting bible led to crumbling away of any firm belief structure, Also why I left my religion: Priest and pastor could not answer questions on quantum physics... made me question everything! Twitter: http://twitter.com/_Modus_Operandi
  • http://YOURURL Celia Jane

    Jake,

    I like the idea of mandatory voting. I’d like to see it instituted in the US. A good plan would be a national holiday for the day of the vote, mandatory voting, a choice of “none of the above”, and a new election if 1/3 of votes are for “none of the above”. What do you think?

    The other comment I have on the show is about the transwoman competing in the Ms. Universe pageant. I, personally, find beauty pageants to be degrading and insulting. If women like being in a meat market, one can only hope they will see the light one day. Many beauty pageants in the US have scholarships for prizes. In this instance, I can understand banning transwomen. Since transwomen have spent a significant part of their lives as males, they have not grown up facing the same circumstances and prejudices. You have pointed out how stupid you think the contestants are. Having someone who had all the privileges of a male during childhood makes a difference in how much education is encouraged.

    Girls are still discouraged from going into science and math where boys are encouraged and praised for this. Studies still show that boys are called on and receive more attention from teachers, even when the teachers are women. The behavior patterns of devaluing girls and women are very deep and strong in both sexes.

    That being said, The pageant chose their rules, perhaps to celebrate natural beauty? Maybe so that the other contestants feel safe? Maybe the women in the pageant don’t want to rely on a transwoman to take her daily hormone pill to keep agressive tendencies in check? Maybe they should apply the same standards used international sports. If you are XX you’re a woman, anything else isn’t. If the pageant were only for beautiful people, it wouldn’t be a women’s beauty pageant. Maybe beauty pageants should be coed as long as women have the refuge of women only changing areas.

    The important point is that there is a difference between born women and transwomen. There is a quite a fight going on over women only space. Someone who has been male and becomes a transwoman has not grown up with the same life experiences as a born woman. They haven’t had the same prejudices holding them back or faced the high rate of rape and violence as born women. It would never occur to a man to exclude transmen from a locker room because they have no physical fear of women. Women fear men and rightly so. Also girls aren’t encouraged to have the sense of entitlement that boys are. In the case of the pageant contestant, 14 years old is more than enough time to incorporate a sense of entitlement into their personality.

    I know boys and men are subject to sexual assault and violence too, but girls and women have much higher rates of victimization (both, incidentally, are usually attacked by men). Girl victimization just isn’t important to society. The only reason there’s such a big deal about the pedophile priests is that the victims are boys. I would not be surprised if there are just as many girl victims but no one believed them. I bet no one even keeps statistics on it. There are a lot of women not receiving child support because the catholic church is hiding the priest parents.

    The girl victims of pedophile priests might make a good episode. Or an episode on the lack of child support for women who have children with priests.

    Just another perception of the world.

    Like your shows a lot.
    PS: I just tried to look up men only spaces. Did you know some asshole mayor in Germany has designated difficult parking spaces as “men only”? LOL. The only dents I’ve ever had on my cars are from when I let a man drive them. Something I no longer do.

    • http://imaginaryfriendsshow.com jakefw

      Men only parking spaces? That is a riot.