Saturday, December 27, 2008

I was considering writing something pithy and appropriately outraged by the Pope's recent concerns about sexuality, but Futurismic's Paul Raven has beaten me to the punch:

So, let's see: a very rich man wearing a gaudy dress at the head of an organisation which shelters and hence implicitly condones child abuse says that saving humanity from transsexual or homosexual behaviour is as important as saving the environment.

Pope Benedict has been dubbed "God's Rottweiler" -- in my view, a totally unwarranted comparison. At least Rottweilers serve a useful purpose, far more than can be said for the Pope's painfully distorted interpretation of reality.


Anonymous said...

At least in my country the religious nuts faction has become weak enough that they don't decide anymore what laws get passed. Let's pray this tendency continues. Err;..

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, while we're at it, quick google gives me:


"The Catholic church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence. She is a greater possessor of material riches than any other single institution, corporation, bank, giant trust, government or state of the whole globe. The pope, as the visible ruler of this immense amassment of wealth, is consequently the richest individual of the twentieth century. No one can realistically assess how much he is worth in terms of billions of dollars."

This might be exaggerated, what do I know, nobody ever said they were poor though. ;)

Anonymous said...

The problem with god is just that: hes too rich!

Anonymous said...

But always strapped for cash. ;)

Why did Gutenberg's printing press become so popular? The church could use some money:
(Interesting part starts around 1 minute into video.)