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NYC here we come...

almost 5 years ago
by Musycks

                                                I declare the first convention of the delegates to the Church of the Minor Ninth Chord open. Peace and love to all.

There must be a reason for everything?

almost 5 years ago
by Musycks

A 'reason' connotes plan. We anthropomorphise concepts all the time and this is a classic. Substitute the word 'cause' for reason and most of the nonsensical and deluded ideas held to by the faithful wither and die. 'The reason the sun comes up is that God designed it to happen that way according ...

Where was God on 9/11?

almost 5 years ago
by Musycks

    With the latest anniversary about to tick over, my question is where was God on 9/11 in Lower Manhattan? was he on the plane with the Muslim extremists? was Jesus powerless to save all the faithful in the towers sending up their prayers as the drama unfolded? was it a clash of religious ...

This is 2009 right?

almost 5 years ago
by Musycks

In a series of news articles I stumbled across in the last 2 weeks it is sadly apparent the deep levels of superstition needed to sustain faith in secular progressive countries is still in tact. New Zealand provides this gem. A faith healing 'surgery' where people are treated as patients and prayed ...

Right from wrong

about 5 years ago
by Musycks

In a court in Melbourne an ongoing case of clerical sexual abuse has heard from 5 times convicted priest Desmond Gannon, that 'He was only giving the boy an anatomy lesson'! A Baptist Minister commented, 'he has a maladative approach to his own sexuality, but had never said he knew what he did was ...