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Full text of Benedict XVI essay: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

I personally think the roots of this scandal are buried within the church policy forbidding the clergy to marry. I'm not a Catholic so my opinion might not (just maybe) have as much weight as the Pope Emeritus. I have always thought it a bit interesting that in chapter 4 of Timothy we read how, "...in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines...
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It’s Time to Take the Gaia Hypothesis Seriously

Can a planet be alive? That's the question the author of the below article is asking. The answer is no. If it were alive then it wouldn't be a planet. It would be an organism rather than a planet which simply hosts organisms. The below linked article talks about a hypothesis, known as Gaia, which basically does posit that the earth is an organism. This hypothesis has been around for a while now an...
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Pelosi Shows She is Directionless & Unwilling to Learn

Nancy Pelosi said this in a recent interview on "Face the Nation" with John Dickerson when asked what she would say to Democrats who want a new direction for the party, "Well, I don’t think people want a new direction." Thus proving exactly what I said the other day; her reelection is a sign that the Democrats learned absolutely  nothing from this last election. As a party the Democrats have st...
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Atlas Shrugged Book Cover
This Section contains books that I, The Platypus, have read and that relate in some way to liberty, or tyranny most often. Some of them are fiction and some non-fiction. To be honest the fiction books are of the most value and generally the most highly recommended. Some are old standbys like Atlas Shrugged but others you might not have heard of before. They don't all agree with the thinking of lib...
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