14th April 2021

 2:00 am

“Public sentiment toward atheists acts as a useful barometer for social and political tolerance in a society, because while tolerance for religious sects has increased dramatically in the past four decades, the salient prejudices toward atheists have not followed the same historical patterns.”

Mosaic project survey

13th April 2021

 2:00 am

“If you have a monopoly on God, you can get away with anything.”

Anonymous Philadelphia priest

12th April 2021

 2:00 am

“We were brainwashed from birth [in Ireland] to believe men of god were gods, when in fact they were mere boys playing god and controlling people through fear and guilt.”

Anon.

11th April 2021

 2:00 am

“The infantilism of priests, the combined sexual inexperience and prurience resulting from celibacy, the belief that a celibate male is more attuned to spiritual reality than a married man – all this created a framework where sins, when they occurred, had to be denied, the victims had to be blamed, the solution to the problem was simply one of praying harder.”

Garry Wills

10th April 2021

 2:00 am

“The prevailing scientific consensus that slaughter without pre-stunning causes very significant pain and distress. To say [the animal] doesn't suffer is quite ridiculous.”

Dr Judy MacArthur Clark