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She's back!

Infamous 90s singer Sinead O'Connor is pissed at the Catholic Church - and we totally get it! Irish bishops are asking parishioners for $$$$ to compensate children who were sexually abused by priests!

WTF?! Not only is it insulting to think that money will fix anything, but why should members of the church be paying for it?!

Bishop Denis Brennan from Dublin asked members of the church to help in paying £13.8 million in settlements to victims.

Disgusting.

In an open letter to several Irish newspapers, O'Conner wrote:

"If Christ was here, he would be burning down the Vatican. And I for one would be helping him. How long do they expect us to restrain ourselves? We have put up with this bull dung for hundreds of years.

A true Christian is someone who, in any given situation, is supposed to ask themselves what would Jesus do, then try to do that. How an organisation which has acted, decade after decade, only to protect its business interests above the interests of children can feel it has the right to dictate to us what Christians should do is beyond belief."

Amen.

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191 comments to “Sinead O'Connor Attacks Catholic Church AGAIN”

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  1. 1

    They are disgusting



  2. 2

    anyone who's ever been to the vatican should be disgusted to be a catholic.



  3. 3

    You go Sinead!



  4. 4

    She's absolutely, 100% correct.



  5. 5

    That's why I believe she is STYLISH for speaking up and voicing her opinion.
    www.thethrifters.net



  6. 6

    Yeah that guys actually from wexford…



  7. 7

    I like her open letter. I think it's important to differentiate between Christianity and the Catholic Church.



  8. 8

    I am Catholic. I don't see what's wrong with parishioners donating to victims of sexual abuse. Is that bad? Should the church ignore the victims?

  9. chiro says – reply to this


    9

    That's Catholics for you, Hypocrits!



  10. 10

    Although I haven't agreed with her in the past, I totally agree with her on this!!! I am a lapsed Catholic by choice. I want to go back to the Church, but dissagree with them on so many things that it makes it difficult to be a part of it. When will the Church jump into this century and realize that they are loosing parishioners by the thousands because of the things that they still promote in this day and age. WOMEN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE PRIESTS, PRIESTS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE MARRIED, CONDOMS SAVE LIVES, BIRTH CONTROL IS NOT ONLY A CHOICE BUT A NECESSITY FOR SOME PEOPLE, GAYS ARE NOT SINNERS AND THE PARISHIONERS SHOULD NOT BE THE ONES PAYING FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCHES HIDDEN PEDOPHILES!!!!! The Catholic Church is the richest organization in the world, the Vatican should be paying for this out of their own coffers and joining the rest of the educated world in the 21st century!!!!!



  11. 11

    I liked her better bald



  12. 12

    Of course the bishops have to ask parishioners for money to pay the settlements. Where else are they going to get the money? Doesn't a church run on donations? I don't see what is wrong with that, and I'm not Catholic.



  13. 13

    What do you mean she's back? She never really left! Besides quietly putting out albums over the last 20 years, she's also been socially & politically active as well, speaking out on gay rights, religion, mental illness, suicide, etc.



  14. 14

    Catholicism is one of the biggest forms of fraud when it comes to a religion I have ever seen. Good on Sinead!



  15. 15

    she's an 80's singer not a 90's singer



  16. 16

    SHE IS RIGHT



  17. 17

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    THAT IS NOT A PIC OF SINEAD O'CONNOR!!!!
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    GOOGLE HER — SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANY TATS, AND THE FACE IS NOT HERS AT ALL.
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  18. 18

    The Vatican had knowledge of children being molested and did NOTHING for years. Sorry isn't good enough. The Catholic Church deserves all the criticism they get and more.



  19. 19

    How are Catholics hypocrits? And why do people judge the Catholic Church based on the actions of a few bad guys who got to be priests? Let's say you had one politician who did something wrong, would you want everyone to say "All Americans are hypocrits and bad people!"? This is ridiculous.



  20. 20

    The Catholic religion is beyond messed up…



  21. 21

    How are Catholics hypocrits? And why do people judge the Catholic Church based on the actions of a few bad guys who got to be in charge? Let's say you had a couple of politicians who did something wrong, would you want everyone to say "All Americans are hypocrits and bad people!"? This is ridiculous.



  22. 22

    That is her, and you can find other pictures with those same tattoos, if you keep looking in Google images.



  23. 23

    I am born and raised Catholic and have also taken the time to do my research on what the Catholic church says and does and why. If people would take their time to do this they might not be so quick to judge and call it a cult, etc. I don't always agree with things the Catholic church says but I stand by them because I believe it is the true religion descendent of Jesus Christ.
    As for this Irish bishop asking for money, he is probably doing this without the permission of the Vatican. And if people would look it up, not all Catholics follow the Roman tradition (recognizing the pope). There are Irish Catholics, Orthodox Catholics, etc. etc. Won't get into the long explanation here because you people don't really care and are just going to continue to bash a religion you know nothing about except what you read from trash like this.
    Sinead O'Connor is a nut who only gets in the news nowadays because she spouts off about stuff like this.



  24. 24

    you go Sinead!! Jah Live!



  25. 25

    GOOD! FUCK THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ITS UNACCEPTABLE VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY AND PEDERASTY. IF YOU'RE CATHOLIC AND READING THIS AND ARE OFFENDED, GOOD. SEEK A BETTER RELIGIOUS CRUTCH THAN ONE THAT HARBORS AND SUPPORTS KID FUCKERS



  26. 26

    Re: AnnaMarie134

    ARE YOU FUCKING RETARDED?



  27. 27

    Re: AnnaMarie134 – I'm sorry, but asking other people for money to pay for your own fuckup is pretty crass, even for the Catholic Church. Basically they're asking you if you're ok with them sexually abusing your friend so long as you pay for the lawsuit.



  28. 28

    Re: bpridie – Minus the fact that Jesus was Jewish. Therefore your argument about Catholicism being the "true" religion is invalid and stupid.



  29. 29

    Oh, Perez. You KNOW I love you, but the Catholics could donate three billion dollars to Haiti and you'd find something wrong with them! I'm a Catholic girl who LOVES Perez Hilton, can you find another religion to constantly poke at? ha. :) The guy isn't DEMANDING money, all Catholics are urged to give what they can to help others!!



  30. 30

    I did not recognize her in this picture. Maybe it's because she has hair?

    The Vatican is terribly corrupt and YUCK. They have blown their cover as an uprighteous church corporation. They have way too much power.

    Does anyone really know "what Jesus would do" in any given situation? He healed, he loved, he ruined temples, he died for us. I think that Jesus needs to come back and just kick ass on the whole world. And just fix it - as is written.

    Sexually abusing the children is just disgusting. I am afraid to hit submit button for some reason! Oh well, here goes. Have a good day peeps.



  31. 31

    if people were to speak like this about jews or muslims, etc.. they will be called ever known insult for being closed minded, yet perez loves to put every anti catholic thing he can find on this web site and people applaud him.
    i
    m glad i'm not catholic, people won't just let them be.
    ps- vatican city is without doubt the most beautiful place i've ever been.



  32. 32

    I always thought Sinead was misunderstood. She has rallied against the Catholic Church for years, because she was abused as a child, and she has always blamed the church for systematically supporting this abuse. When she came out as bi-polar, it all started making sense. If she only did the stuff she did for attention, it was only to bring attention to her causes. At least she wasn't controversial for the sake of being controversial. She had the balls to walk away from her career right when she was one of the most successful females out there at the time.



  33. 33

    She got it right!



  34. 34

    Re: Canukgrl – Yeah, the Church is the richest organization, thats why the 24% of money donating 4 fight AIDS worldwide comes from the Catholic Church NOT by America or United Europe!! CONDOMS SAVE LIVES at 100%??? Africans have sex twice a day, how many condom will they need?Not to mention that many women are raped by their husbands also!! Abstinence it's the answer! BIRTH CONTROL? ABSTINENCE again!!! GAYS ARE NOT SINNERS??
    HAVE YOU READ THE BIBLE? Epistle to the romans 1:26!!!
    the Bishops of Ireland are asking 4 money not the Vatican! maybe all of you need to start going to school again to learn how to read!!!



  35. 35

    I'm Catholic and therefore you should not define the religion based on some bad apples. Its not right for innocent people to pay for the mistakes those idiots made and should be kicked out immediately. But whats not right is people constantly bashing on the religion for being old fashioned or not to your ideals.



  36. 36

    That woman is a pansy. Instead of attacking the Islamic community that believes in marrying children to rotten old men and condones wife-beating, she's going after the Catholic Church that has done nothing but turn the other cheek time and time again. It's not like they'll attack her in any way … they'll just ignore her. How about she grows some balls and go after the true virus in our community.



  37. 37

    the catholic church is thee church of satan, a majority of their beliefs aren't even in the bible. look at the pope's bent cross(blasphemy/phallic symbol)or the popes chair with an upside down cross?and why doesn't anyone wonder why the pope wears a jewish yamaka.there are 2 things people never question:our monetary system and religion.IE: the current pope was a Nazi brown shirt and looks like emperor palpatine from one of the last star wars movies.



  38. 38

    If Christ was here, he would be burning down the Vatican…A true Christian is "someone who…"
    Yeah, like she knows anything about being in the Catholic Church. I know, that it's not perfect, but i hate when people who don't know SHIT, talk about the Church and these people aren't the best on earth neither…



  39. 39

    oh shut up, just because they ask does not mean you have to give them money. If she does not like the Roman Catholic Church, that she should go to a different religion or stay away from religion. BUT, they do have to compensate the victims of those perverted priests. I find it amusing that she seems to put all Christians under the Catholic Church. Does she not know that there are many, many different religions that are Christian that are not Roman Catholic?



  40. 40

    Re: lovigGirl
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    Catholics ARE pure evil why would anyone pay for these preists to rape children ?
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    Its just plain evil your church is sick.
    *
    religion has played a disgusting part in actually increasing the spread of aids.. See: “the catholic church arguing that condoms don’t stop aids” which lead to condemnation from the world health organisation.
    *
    ASK YOUR DOCTOR FOR AN XRAY OF YOUR ASS…..
    *
    HOW MANY TAIL BONES DO YOU HAVE ? THREE, FOUR OR FIVE
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    EITHER WAY THEY ARE PROOF YOUR ANCESTOR WAS AN APE…
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    RELIGION IS A MENTAL ILLNESS.
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    KILL RELIGION SAVE THE WORLD



  41. 41

    The whole story of jesus if fake..Proven is the fact that the story of Jesus is a copy of the story of the Egyption "god" Horus who's story was wrote durring the Predynastic Period…
    Thats about 5500 before Common Era or 5500 BC for the bible nutters.
    *
    Plan facts.. With historic proof! Those damn pyramids and those Hieroglyphics…
    The catholic church acknowledges the similarities between jesus and Horus
    but claim he wasnt a virgin birth.. So the catholic church can read Hieroglyphics better then the experts ?
    *
    Conception:
    Horus: By a virgin.
    Jesus: By a virgin.
    *
    Father:
    Horus: Only begotten son of the God Osiris.
    Jesus: Only begotten son of Yehovah (in the form of the Holy Spirit).
    *
    Mother:
    Horus: Meri.
    Jesus: Miriam (a.k.a. Mary).
    *
    Foster father:
    Horus: Seb, (Jo-Seph).
    Jesus: Joseph.
    *
    Foster father's ancestry:
    Horus: Of royal descent.
    Jesus: Of royal descent.
    *
    Birth location:
    Horus: In a cave.
    Jesus: In a cave or stable.
    *
    Birth heralded by:
    Horus: The star Sirius, the morning star.
    Jesus: An unidentified "star in the East."
    *
    Method of death:
    Horus: By crucifixion.
    Jesus: By crucifixion.
    *
    Accompanied by:
    Horus: Two thieves.
    Jesus: Two thieves.
    *
    Both are said to heal the sick walk on water and so on and so on
    These are but a few of the comparisons…



  42. 42

    Re: AnnaMarie134 – The Vatican has its own zip code. The Catholic Religion is was of the wealthiest organizations in the world. Throughout the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's the Catholice Church KNOWINGLY relocated thousands of priests everytime they raped a child. I'm not talking just touching his peen, I'm talking SODOMIZING children. The bishops and cardinals were to preoccupied with their own political agendas to address the issue for fear of impropriety. They've lied to law enforcement and to there own congregations. They never refunded the tuition to the parents of Catholic School children that were raped…they are hippocrites driven by wealth and power…let them pay these lawsuits themselves!



  43. 43

    RIGHT ON SISTER !!! THEY SHOULD SELL THE VATICAN IF THEY NEED MONEY & LET THE POPE LIVE IN A TENT. THEY'D JUST SPEND THE MONEY ON CHILD PROSTITUTES ANYWAY.



  44. 44

    I agree with her. I am Christian and try to be very loving and friendly. I see the Bible as kind of a way to guide us through life, you know it outlines your morals. The stuff about homosexuality in Leviticus is way outdated. I do wish, however that other people would stop stereotyping all Christians into horrible people because honestly I have not met the people you guys speak of. You don't want me to stereotype you somehow, do you?



  45. 45

    Re: AnnaMarie134 – SELL YOUR HOUSE & SEND THEM THE MONEY. I'M SURE THE LORD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU OR YOU CAN LIVE IN A HOLE SOMEWHERE



  46. 46

    the Vatican is the biggest bunch of criminals on the planet. they are MAFIA and CIA run and is the largest pedophile ring in the world.



  47. 47

    Most you people on here about as dumb as they come. Do your own reserch on a religion before bashing it. I can see how Hitler had so many followers. People hear a few stories and follow blindly because they're too lazy (and dumb) to learn about it themselves. Pick a book and read about something before spouting out un-true ridiculous comments. Perez is a hyprocrite, himself. He thinks the Catholic religion hates gays therefore he continuously prints anti-Catholic stories. His ignorance makes him such a hypocrite. He wants to be accepted but he spreads hate and judgement on everything and everyone. Hypocrite, hypocrite, hypocrite!



  48. 48

    Re: AnnaMarie134 – Why should everyone pay for the church fuck ups?



  49. 49

    Re: girl1234 – I agree with you, people are too easy to criticize many religions especially Catholicism, I don't agree with what these people did but they are just people not the religion as a whole.



  50. 50

    You have to remember that this is only ONE little blip of the Catholic community. Not every Catholic priest is doing this. Not every Catholic priest rapes little boys. Not every Catholic is disgusting.



  51. 51

    This site disgusts me sometimes. They are trying to HELP the children who were unfortunately mistreated, and anyone who sees that as a bad thing is horribly idiotic and close-minded to the goal of the Catholic church. Catholics are supposed to give from their hearts, and asking for donations is nothing to be looked down upon. They aren't demanding them… Perez, stop bashing the church just because you don't accept beliefs, especially about the whole gay situation. Being gay isn't a sin itself, and we do not hate gays like you seem to think. It is acting upon it that is a sin, and that is your own fault.



  52. 52

    Re: Canukgrl – go riders



  53. 53

    I also want to point out that the official Church teachings tell us that WE DO NOT HATE GAYS. We hate PREMARITAL sex by both homosexuals AND heterosexuals.



  54. 54

    Re: Canukgrl – I respect the Catholic Church for not going along with everything that is going on now just to be modern, just because that is what people are doing today doesn't mean that it is right? At least the Church sticks with what it believes in even though many people, like you, judge the church for it. I think more people need to grow spines and stop just going along with the masses like a bunch of lemmings.



  55. 55

    This is just a ploy. She hasn't had a hit song in how long? Yet, she always gets attention when she attacks the Catholic church. She is a no-talent LOSER.



  56. 56

    I agree 100%!!



  57. 57

    UGHH not another babbling bitch… OBVIOUSLY as a Catholic I am disgusted with these "priests" who molest children. HOW DISGUSTING!

    But please understand that MOLESTATION happens in all walks of life, in EVERY RELIGIOUS community.. all over the world. It's unfortunate that many people believe it's only some Catholic Priests who commit molestation. OPEN YOUR EYES, it's EVERYWHERE…. continually bashing the Catholic community isn't going to make it better!

    Oh and look it's aussieone. no lifer!



  58. 58

    Re: cecilialynne – I agree, they are trying to help the families of those children who were molested.. Would you rather them take money from tax payers? I doubt it.. fuck stupid ass people who don't know what they are talking about just want to spout off shit because some Loud mouth sinead oconnor flaps her trap to get media attention.



  59. 59

    Re: jessicatandyismyhero – LOL.. OK … I love how people like you make these outlandish statements acting as though you KNow what you are talking about. hahahahahahha



  60. 60

    Re: Aussieone – blah blah blah.. do you realize aussieone, that even though you are trying to prove a point, people who believe in Jesus don't even look twice at what you're typing because they BELIEVE, they aren't persuaded by people like you….. you're wasting your time



  61. 61

    Re: odiedo – Please don't generalize… it doesn't look good. Not all priests MOLEST children… obviously there are sick people in this world. However, open your eyes and realize all types of religions have people who shoudln't be there….



  62. 62

    Re: kellibelli – YOU DON"T HAVE TO PAY, you can if you want, and it's for the people who have SUFFERED… obviously you aren't concerned about helping others.



  63. 63

    Re: lovigGirl – I have to respond again..I can't help it…First of all, Catholic priests don't do anything without the permission of the Vatican, including molesting children..do you realize some of the victims of sodomy were as young as 9 months old? I tell you no lies..you can look it up and see for yourself. The Vatican believes that priests shouldn't have sex, period. Because of this they do not differentiate between sex with a consenting adult or with a vulnerable child, to them it is one in the same. For decades they would find out a priest was abusing a child, pull him out of the church he was in, then move him to another one 50 miles away. They wouldn't warn anyone..they would send there congregation to the slaughter. There is no way in hell that this priest in Ireland is asking for this money against the Vatican's wishes! To this day, the Vatican will not openly acknowledge there victims or apologize for there unnecesary suffering. There pride won't let them. Is it so far fetched to think that they would scoff at the idea of having to pay these lawsuits, or that they might try to continue to manipulate and victimize their congregations?! Pride comes before the fall….and their fall is long overdue!



  64. 64

    Yet another reason I'm glad I'm no longer a Catholic. As to what Jesus would have done in this scenario, I guarantee that burning down anything would never be an option for Him. Insanity personified!



  65. 65

    Good for her. She's an artist who is actually using her fame to send a message! I agree with her.



  66. 66

    As someone who was raised Catholic in Ireland I feel I have to point out one or two things. A lot of people are saying it's not fair to make an entire religion pay for the acts of a few bad apples, which is fair enough. However the Irish Catholic church went beyond ignoring the actions of a few sick bastards, they promoted these sick men to positions such as principles of children's homes and boarding schools in an attempt to keep their heinous acts out of the public eye. They DELIBERATELY sacrificed vulnerable children depending on their care in an attempt to protect their image as a church.
    Secondly, the sheer AUDACTIY to request donations to fund their unforgivable mistakes is crazy. The lunacy is beyond words. Particularly when you see the lavish lifestyles lead by the clergy of the Vatican City and indeed the more than comfortable lives every higher-up clergy member (bishop, etc) seems to lead. Everything about this is insulting.
    The Catholic Church has failed miserably and it's a shame Sinead O'Conner is the only one with the balls to discuss it.
    End of rant. Whew!



  67. 67

    she just wants attention again. That's all. we shouldn't give it to her.

    -rupert
    youtube.com/itsjustmetv



  68. 68

    Re: HOLYGEEBUS – My grandmother was a Roman Catholic Fransician Nun who left the convent because she wanted to have a family. The Roman Catholic Church runs deep in my Irish family. I know that not all of them did this, but enough of them did. The Catholic Church is in dire need of priests and nuns…ever wonder why? What physically and mentally healthy person would want to spend there entire life without ever getting the opportunity to experience the most wonderful gifts that God gives us? Passionate love for a soulmate, and the chance to give life? How many people look at a job application that says, "No sex, no personal intimate relationship, no children" and goes, YAY! That sounds perfect! They created this problem with their unnnatural, unfair, selfish, manmade laws, they perpetuated it by lying and deceiving because of there greed and personal agendas, and they won't let it die because of their foolish pride. I call that fact, not generalizing, but if you still believe that it is, than I stand guilty as charged!



  69. 69

    Re: Trecka
    If you knew anything about Sinead O'Connor, the last thing in the world she ever wanted was attention or a hit single.



  70. 70

    Re: lovigGirl

    THE BIBLE IS BULLSHIT



  71. 71

    Re: cecilialynne

    HEY MORON! IF THE CHURCH WANTS TO PAY REPERATIONS, THEY CAN CUT THEIR OWN GODDAMNED CORNERS THEMSELVES. MAYBE THEY CAN START BY SELLING OFF THE POPES CUBE MOBILE OR CANCEL THE POPES NEXT GOOD WILL TOUR INSTEAD OF HAVING THE GALL TO ASK ITS MEMBERS FOR A BAIL OUT. SICKENING MORONS LIKE YOU SHOULD BE FLUSHED DOWN THE SHITTER FOR THE SAKE OF HUMAN EVOLUTION MOVING FORWARD AND NOT 2 STEPS BACK EVERYTIME ONE OF YOU DIPSHITS OPEN THEIR MOUTHS



  72. 72

    Re: HOLYGEEBUS – A private religious entity could not take money from taxpayers to pay for lawsuits they lost. DUH!



  73. 73

    Re: Trecka

    YEP, A PLATINUM RECORD SELLING LOSER, BETTER THAN SOME DIPSHIT BRAYING LIKE A JACKASS OVER AN INTERNET COMMENT YARN



  74. 74

    Re: HOLYGEEBUSRe: HOLYGEEBUSRe: HOLYGEEBUSRe: HOLYGEEBUS

    GO BACK TO YOUR SHITSHACK CHURCH YOU SKYDADDY WORSHIPPING DIPSHIT. YOU JUST FAILED 5 POSTS IN A ROW IN FRONT OF EVERYONE HERE. HAHAHA



  75. 75

    Re: HOLYGEEBUS – How the fuck would the Catholic Church take money from the taxpayers for this? Are you that fucking retarded?



  76. 76

    Re: HOLYGEEBUS – One more thing: Yes, you are correct that not all priests are molesters and that there are many wonderful people in the Catholic religion. BUT the fact remains that the church found out about many molestation cases and did NOTHING. They regularly relocated priests who were accused molesters. The church ADMITTED to having relocated priests all around the world instead of notifying the authorities when accusations of molestation were brought about. Feel free to type that into Google and check out all of the articles about the church admitting their hand in the problem. Sinead's problem is that the church is asking people to pay out of their small salaries to the abused when the church could have avoided the whole issue by taking care of these problems when they occured. It also pretty interesting for them to ask parishioners to pay for their mistakes when the church has BILLIONS of dollars at their disposal. The Vatican should be covering anything the local parishes can't pay for. Its not about people not caring, it's about the church taking responsibility for its actions as a whole.



  77. 77

    Re: HOLYGEEBUS
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    Are you that stupid really ?
    *
    You commented on my post so you read it!
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    # #
    "The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of sometimes honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can change this."-Albert Einstein January 3 1954
    # #



  78. 78

    I have a better idea. Lets castrate the priests who abused children. That's a start anyways.



  79. 79

    *
    Vestigial Traits in Humans
    *
    Ear-wiggling muscles Three small muscles around each ear that are large and important in some mammals, such as dogs, turning the ears toward a source of sound. Few people can wiggle their ears, and none can turn them toward sound.
    *
    Tail Present in human and all vertebrate embryos. In humans, the tail is reduced; most adults only have three to five tiny tail bones and, occasionally, a trace of a tail-extending muscle.
    *
    Appendix Structure which presumably had a digestive function in some of our ancestors, like the cecum of some herbivores. In humans, it varies in length from 5–15 cm, and some people are born without one.
    *
    Wisdom teeth Molars that are often useless and sometimes even trapped in the jawbone. Some people never develop wisdom teeth.
    Definition of Vestigial:
    Relating to a body part that has become small and lost its use because of evolutionary change.
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    The American Heritage® Science Dictionary



  80. 80

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    RELIGION IS A MENTAL ILLNESS
    *



  81. 81

    The Catholic Church is a cult. They don't follow the bible and worship a demigod in Italy. The Catholics are greedier than a Hollywood agent who doesn't believe in the new testament



  82. 82

    Re: irish-heather
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    The Catholic church did the same thing here in Australia put the child rapists in charge of boarding schools after they got caught then moved them to NZ when they raped again and the police where after them.
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  83. 83

    Imagine there's no heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today…
    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religon too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace…
    Imagine no possesions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    In a brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world…
    You may say i'm a dreamer
    But i'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will be as one
    -John Lennon
    *
    RELIGON IS BAD
    GOD IS FAKE



  84. 84

    For once I agree with Sinead O'Connor….this Bishop is asking the people of Wexford to pay the legal fees of the church and settlement fees to victims of sexual and physical abuse committed by priests in the county over many years. The mains reason the legal fees were so high was the agressive denial and tactics the church in Ireland directed their legal teams to take which dragged it out for so long and now they expect parishioners to pay!!! Any one who left comments supporting the catholic church should google the Ryan Report which deals with the institutional abuse carried out by priests and nuns in institutions In Ireland and it might open their eyes to the widespread abuse carried out by A LOT of priests and nuns to vulnerable children in their care. The people of Ireland are united in outrage and disbelief by this bishop's outrageous request so I hope ppl on this website don't think we would support it.



  85. 85

    I stopped going to church when I was old enough to realize people are starving and they are living in houses of marble and gold, with the finest food and clothing and jeweled cups. The Vatican is wayyyy beyond even that. It is disgusting and hypocritical. Jesus would be tearing that place down piecemeal.

    I once new a 'so-called' priest who asked the son of a recently departed man he was friendly with for the man's gold watch, because he deserved it and not the son.
    Heaven?…..good luck with that.



  86. 86

    Sinead is a hero. She spoke out about catholic child abuse long before anyone else had the balls to. She was damned for it but she She is to be commended for sacrificing a lucrative career for what is right and just.



  87. 87

    Re: momofan – she is both 80's and 90', 2000's and 10's. Count on another 4 decades!



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    Re: myself!!!COLON!!! me – You catholics and your self constructed victimhood make me sick. Try being a muslim in America you idiot, and then complain to me about being discriminated against as a catholic. Catholics don't get thrown in jail on the patriot act. They don;t have their churches burnt down, nor do they get beaten up by thugs on a regular basis. Your religion has committed awful sins and has gotten away with it more than any other faith in the history of mankind so shut the fucking fuck up you dumb fuck



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    Infamous? My ass.



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    Re: girl1234 – "Amen".



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    Re: Aussieone – IROFL!!
    You are CRAZY! Right, but crazy. :)



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    Sinead O'Connor is an amazing woman, she always speaks her mind and could give a fuck what anyone thinks or says.



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    I think helping the victims in every way is right..I think being opening of what happen is a way to steer away from hiding what happened…I dont think a whole religion should pay for what some disgusted idiots did…I am not disgusted to be Catholic because that does not define me nor the religion despite things not being handled properly but people, this happens in all religions it is just that the Catholic Church has the Vatican..and the US is mainly protestant-non Catholic… but I do disagree with how certain things are handled…



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    Re: DANNYGLOVERSDICKBLOOD – I hope you gain some common sense before you die. I'll pray for people like you, seems as if you need it.



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    Re: PeaceLove :) – I actually agree with you.
    Although I personally believe religion is just a bunch of stuff somebody made up, your view is kind of cool. If you want to use the bible for YOUR moral guide great-as long as it isn't imposed on others. I don't judge you-you don't judge me. My problem begins when the finger pointing starts and hate and fear begin to spread. And when other peoples lives are meddled in. Unfortunately that occurs way too often and horrible things happen to people because of it. Don't you agree?
    Sad but true!



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    Amen? Amen? What the Hell! Before you jump on Sinead's Praise Jesus wagon, you should think about what Jesus would say about buggery. I am pretty sure that God frowns on the gay community and buggery. Just saying that before you start Amen(ing) things, you should be careful. I agree with Sinead. Yeaaa! for Jesus and Boooo on the Catholic church. God destroyed a whole city for crap like this. They should burn in Hell for what they do and that is according to their own Bible. I am pretty sure Jesus was a tollerable guy, but Homosexuality and child abuse was not something that he condoned.



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    Everyone can believe what they want. If you research what you're putting out as "facts" it helps. To espouse ideas, facts etc. based on opinon or what you think you've heard is American, but, not necessarily correct.

    Everyone group, company, family etc. has people in it that are imperfect, can be judged etc.! That doesn't necessarily mean the whole bunch is bad. Fact.

    Just because you dislike a leader, doesn't mean you can judge every individual in that group. Fact.

    Generealizing and hypothesizing doesn't mean you know what you speak of. Fact.

    Catholics, Jews and Muslims religions, if you study them have basic beliefs they share. That would comprise the majority of the world with that belief system.

    WWJD is not necessarily a moniker I'd put on anyone. We're human. I don't think judging by that standard is lenient enough for the human race.



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    Where do you live in america where muslims are victimized so much. When and where was the last Mosque burned in America. What America do you live in? You speak like the Muslim community is victimized all day every day here. You sound like an asshat to me.



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    I'm Catholic. The Vatican and the Catholic Church are insanely rich. There are a lot of good things about the Catholic Church and a lot of bad. But Catholic lay people are fooling themselves if they think we haven't been footing the bill for everything all along. Even if a diocese were to build a church or repair a church, the money doesn't come from the Vatican, it comes from fundraising and the parishoners' pockets. I'm somewhat torn about the request for money to help pay the victims' reparations. Sure, people just want the Church to pay it because they see them to blame and therefore their responsibility. At the same time, we have to accept that there may have been indicators all along and that we as a Catholic COMMUNITY have also let this happen. We didn't personally sexually abuse these children but how much did we as a community let it happen also? Look the other way? Be disbelieving? We're united (catholic) but we've always been diverse and, like it or not, free to think for ourselves. How could we let this happen then? And what do we owe these children? It's not just about the money. We have to demand reform (some has been made) and education as well as reparation. But I don't mind giving a little extra in the donation plate bc I do feel some responsibility for my abused catholic brothers and sisters: I failed them, too. Some will say that's Catholic guilt. Maybe so but I don't think so.

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