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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Pope on Xmas

Benedict XVI gave his first Christmas mass from his balcony in St. Peter Square today saying, "A united humanity will be able to confront the many troubling problems of the present time: from the menace of terrorism to the humiliating poverty in which millions of human beings live, from the proliferation of weapons to the pandemics and the environmental destruction which threatens the future of our planet...." Of course, he left out the part about homosexuality being a "severe disorder" and that the AIDS crisis, particularily in Africa, is being worsened by the church's archaic and nonsensical ban on condoms. I'm going to die of not-surprise.

"Do not fear; put your trust in him. The life-giving power of his light is an incentive for building a new world order based on just ethical and economic relationships...." How many people in just South Africa have died from AIDS because they didn't use condoms? You can't have "life-giving power" when your head is buried in sand.

"God is so powerful that he can make himself vulnerable and come to us as a defenceless child, so that we can love him...something of the splendour (of Christmas) shines on every child, even on those still unborn." Pope Benny stressed the word "every" to highlight the Vatican's opposition to abortion, not that anyone was confused. Once again, we have a man in robes talking about some supernatural being transforming itself into a baby so we can love it. How self-centered is this "creator" of theirs? Can it transform itself into a baby seal with big eyes so we can all go, "awww...how cute is that creator?!" Maybe then I could club it to death and we could get over this silly, superstitous bullshit.

The fact that grown adults are sucked in by this crap blows me away; right up until I realize that it's not grown adults that are sucked in, it's kids. Then the kids grow up and become adults who just never thought about how silly this belief is, but by now they're too deep into it and they'd have to change their minds, which takes too much work and an admission that they were wrong. If you're waiting for that to happen, you might want to rent The Godfather trilogy and start the popcorn, 'cause it's gonna be a while.

1 Barbaric Yawps:

At 13/7/06 7:15 pm, Anonymous Scenedesmeriffic said...

"Can it transform itself into a baby seal with big eyes so we can all go, "awww...how cute is that creator?!" Maybe then I could club it to death and we could get over this silly, superstitous bullshit."

No, dammit-- then it woud be a baby seal martyr and we'd just have another cult to debunk! :D

 

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