Questionable Motives

January 12, 2012

Why does the Pope want to screw your child?

Because he can.

I have been remiss in not posting on the pope’s year end message but I continue to hope that the man and his organization will simply disappear after every supporter justly walks away from it.

I can dream, can’t I?

Christopher Hitchens once described the entire career of this current pope, Pope Benedict XVI, aka Joseph Ratzinger, aka Pope Palpatine, aka The Rat, as having “the stench of evil about it.” He was writing specifically about the depth of responsibility carried by this man towards creating and maintaining the catholic church’s ongoing child abuse scandal and protecting those criminals who participated in the raping of children. Clearly, Ratzinger’s concern has been and continues to be focused on insulating the hierarchy of the catholic church from its deeds by sidestepping responsible accountability rather than instituting meaningful change to protect the health and welfare of children in its care.

It is richly hypocritical then to read pope Palpatine’s latest attempt to try to deny gays and lesbians equality in civil law and social policies, in what The Rat calls settings… all in the name of protecting the family regarding child welfare! This is the evil Hitch describes, a pernicious and malevolent intent to harm others in the name of bigoted piousness and religious doctrine:

Among these (settings for teaching children), pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman. This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself. The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and States; hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid social cohesion and dialogue. It is in the family that we become open to the world and to life…

In this context of openness to life, I note with satisfaction the recent sentence of the Court of Justice of the European Union forbidding patenting processes relative to human embryonic stem cells…the European Court of Human Rights upholding the presence of the crucifix in Italian schoolrooms… I am convinced that legislative measures which not only permit but at times even promote abortion for reasons of convenience or for questionable medical motives compromise the education of young people and, as a result, the future of humanity. There is a need to implement educational policies which ensure that schooling is available to everyone and which, in addition to promoting the cognitive development of the individual, show concern for a balanced personal growth, including openness to the Transcendent. The Catholic Church calls for respect for religious freedom. This freedom has individual, collective and institutional dimensionsFinally I would stress that education, correctly understood, cannot fail to foster respect for creation….

And so on, and so on. It positively reeks of duplicity and dishonesty.  

For example, note carefully how insidiously this vile man circumscribes his way completely around the gay marriage bush without coming right out and saying it and how pleasing it is to him when public institutions kowtow to the Catholic church’s ignorant anti-life and bigoted positions. As Macdonald describes so well,

No, the pope doesn’t mention gay marriage at all, but he does speak about “policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself,” in a context where the heterosexual family — as the place where education for the future is to take place – that is, the restriction of marriage to a man and a woman (and the issue of that relationship), is the issue, and we know, from what the bishops in New York were up to recently (as the most salient recent case that I can think of), that when Roman Catholics say this, what they’re saying is that the very idea of gay marriage undermines the family, threatens human dignity, and the places the future of humanity itself in danger.

In other words, please stop whinging and complaining about nothing meaningful being done about the global scandal that is the Roman Catholic Church. It’s the fault of everyone but us. Now get to work incorporating our bigoted anti-enlightenment, anti-knowledge death cult doctrine into your secular institutions, your secular legislatures, your secular laws and into your secular schools. We who are Roman Catholic don’t just want to screw with our own children; we want to screw with yours, too!

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5 Comments »

  1. I have been writing on this too, I am astounded by the fact that the church is even still alive. On the bright side their numbers are dwindling so fast they are resorting to converting people in remote places that have never heard of them and allowing cross denominational conversions, something that has never been done before. They are getting desperate, that’s good, One day maybe they will be forced to close their doors. I sure hope so.

    Comment by bryanbr — January 12, 2012 @ 11:09 am | Reply

  2. The link to the article on Gabriel Amorth in Hitchens’ Slate article does not work. See http://tinyurl.com/6qndc2z to read the article.

    Comment by Veronica Abbass — January 12, 2012 @ 8:13 pm | Reply

  3. Also the link to Marcial Maceil cannot be found. For more information about him and his life long abuse of boys but personally vetted by The Rat, see this article.

    Comment by tildeb — January 13, 2012 @ 8:04 am | Reply

  4. I don’t expect anything less fascist from a Nazi.

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — January 14, 2012 @ 6:52 am | Reply

  5. tildeb says, “I continue to hope that the man and his organization will simply disappear after every supporter justly walks away from it.”

    This is my hope as well.

    Re: bryanbr’s comment, “On the bright side their numbers are dwindling so fast . . .”

    See http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/51406-letter-cash-dwindling-sex-abuse-victims especially,

    “the diocese [Antigonish] is going through a pastoral planning exercise with its parishes to determine how many churches it can support with a declining population.”

    Comment by Veronica Abbass — January 16, 2012 @ 12:49 pm | Reply


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