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RE: [atheists-36] RE-RE send: Fw: The Pope and the Dove. (My apologies, folks, don't know why my Essay got left out) +

From: Geoff W.
Sent on: Sunday, June 16, 2013 9:53 PM



I get at least two emails from you every time you send. Am I on two mailing lists that you send with? If so could you take me off of one of them.






From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Norma Jeane Young
Sent: Sunday, June 16,[masked]:03 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [atheists-36] RE-RE send: Fw: The Pope and the Dove. (My apologies, folks, don't know why my Essay got left out) +



RE-RE send:  Fw: The Pope and the Dove.  (My apologies, folks, don't know why my Essay got left out) +


the Photo was IN the body of the previous transmission, in addition to be being in Attachment form.  The pix should have posted.  Plus--my essay was left out--but only to the OFH site--not to others I sent it to.  So Am RE-RE sending--This time with the Essay only & no pix.  Hopefully, the origin of the website ( can be accessed to see the photo. 







Yes, Lou, it IS a beautiful picture -- & quite InCREDible!  And it Does "make you think."  But think What


Doves have always symbolized peace, gentleness & innocence.  Historically; The Catholic Church has been anything But -- what with the Inquisition in the Middle Ages to the current continued, cover-up of the violence of child abuse by priests + the inhumanity of The Church in the first place to require celibacy OF priests & nuns--besides the vow of poverty to not have a LIFE outside The Church  + The Church's continuing sexism on being adamantly against birth control & abortion -- Reproductive Freedom Rights for Women (And) Men.  And of course, the church's teaching of shame about our bodies, as well as unhealthy doses of guilt & fear -- all three "doses" are enough to raise Crazy people & make Sane people crazy. 


I interpret the dove to mean that the dove, in all of its purity, gentleness & unclothed innocence is encouraging The Catholic Church to "Let Go" of its anti-peace/anti-human -- especially anti-woman mongering & allow people to live their Goodness--their Original Innocence & Joy! -- instead of continuing to brainwash people that they're "born into 'Original Sin'" -- & are hopelessly Flawed unless they get "Salvation" (for a price--become Catholic & don't think for Yourself). 











Good to see the Pope smiling, laughing.  Even He has an "Inner Child" inside of him that wants to "come out & play."  I See the charming, joyful,  "innocent little boy" inside of him in this picture -- despite years & layers of indoctrination by The Chuch.  He could be "Saved" (freed) From The Church too!   We could ALL be Freed from The Church & "Come Out & Play" if we didn't have the heavy load of Dogma & Fear, Guilt & Shame put ON us in the first place by the Catholic Church -- & others Like it!









I know--I was raised in a Protestant version of the same kind of toxic religion--& I've spent a Lifetime recovering FROM it. . . . . . NO! 














Give me Freedom From Religion. 

Give me Spirituality. 

Give me Humanism.

Give me Feminism. 

Give me LOVE. 

Give me PEACE!






Give me "Natural JOY!"
















. . . "Imagine. . ."










































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Sent: Sunday, June 16,[masked]:19 PM
Subject: Fwd: Fw: The Pope and the dove.


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