Some of these news items may be a bit oddball for those among use who have gotten used to news updates normally related to matters of religion and politics.
However, I do believe that being a freethinker is more than simply being against organized religion or quack beliefs. I believe that to be a freethinker means that one has to be more receptive to ideas that evoke critical thinking, and perspectives that aren’t normally presented by mainstream news.
We don’t have to agree with said perspectives, but I do believe that at least getting a glimpse of these ideas leaves us with plenty of food for thought, and helps nurture a better sense of just how diverse the world is.
To paraphrase Hannibal Lecter, “It is always good to try new things.”
…Okay, so maybe quoting a guy who eats human brains sauteed in butter and garlic isn’t the best way to put it, but you get my drift.
That said, enjoy sinking your teeth into this Sunday’s FF news updates, and be sure to send over any news you find interesting over to the News Thread!
Priest Likens Criticism Over Abuse to Anti-Semitism (via New York Times) Link
Peter the rock, literally (via San Antonio News) Link
Man to be beheaded in Saudi on charges of sorcery. Unclear if Stupefy was cast on authorities. (via CNN) Link
Hentai artist Nogami Takeshi disses CNN for their sensationalistic coverage of Japan H-culture (via tsurupeta.info) Link
Aussie bishop blames atheism for Nazism, Stalin, and Pol Pot. Forgets to mention baby-eating, weed, and sexual orgies (via Philippine Daily Inquirer) Link
Gunn High School Sings Away Hate Group (via Youtube) Link
Molesticon, #RapeFail, Eyelog, and other colorful euphemisms for Church sex abuse case (via Killing the Buddha) Link
Jesus gets ripped for his second coming (via The Onion) Link
An insightful reflection piece on the matter of hate, bigotry, and fighting for individualism (via Daylight Atheism) Link
Cardinal Sean Brady, one of those involved in the silencing of sex abuse victims in Ireland, receives standing ovation from pulpit (via Irish Times) Link