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RFT Ep 239 – Pope Francis Gambit Edition

Posted by Don McLenaghen on January 7, 2014

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Don’s Rant:

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Don’s Rant is all about the closure of almost all of the DFO’s libraries. The contents of the libraries were either given away or tossed in the trash. Scientist complain that the government did not live up to it’s promise to digitize the libraries contents and that this is just another front Harper has opened on his war on science.

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Blast from the past – 

New Pope with baggage

dewar cartoon march 17 2013 col.jpgThe Catholic Church has a new Pope, who is he? Does he come with come darker baggage? Is he the right person to rescue the church form its current troubles. Poster Pope or A Pope on a Poster?

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The Pope Francis Gambit

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We also discuss the charm offensive of Time Person of the Year, Pope Francis. Does this pope spark real change or is it just a new ploy dreamt up by former Fox News reporter now head of the Vatican public relations. Is there a ‘real’ Pope Frankie who has masterminded the smoke and mirrors that is Pope Francis while Pope Frankie continues the condemnation of church doctrine? Does the actions match the rhetoric? Atheist should be very afraid of this pope, the easy battles with the cartoon caricature Pope Benedict presented are gone; the church has launched a new offensive. Are we up to the challenge?

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One Response to “RFT Ep 239 – Pope Francis Gambit Edition”

  1. Andrew Eisenberg said

    Fantastic rant! My non-Canadian friends now know Canada as the land that hates science and its scientists. It’s hard to be proud of that.

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