Archive / April 2006

Blasphemous Cartoons

This year the Freethinker celebrates 125 years of continuous publication. Despite the fact that its founder and editor was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment for ‘blasphemy’ in 1883, the publication did not miss an issue, and has continued its war on superstition as robustly as it ever did under Foote’s editorship. Curiously, it was not […]

Death of the Pope’s Pet Gorilla

BARBARA SMOKER digs up an old Vatican Gangster ARCHBISHOP Paul Casimir Marcinkus died on February 20 in Sun City, near Phoenix, Arizona. You don’t remember him? During his 18 years as president of the Vatican bank, Instituto per le Opere di Religione (Institute of Religious Works, or IOR), which manages the financial investments of the […]