Does Anyone Listen To These Assheads Anymore?
"(T)he reason our institutions, our traditional religions are all crumbling is because...they're no longer relevant."
There was this article in Reuters about "new sins" that the Catholic church has decided to include. Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti noticed after 2000 years that certain things are bad (genetic engineering, drugs...) and was quoted as saying:
(Within bioethics) there are areas where we absolutely must denounce some violations of the fundamental rights of human nature through experiments and genetic manipulation whose outcome is difficult to predict and control...So yeah, just knock off that research and development, will ya? I wonder if the church will ever produce a person who doesn't want to turn the technological clock back to the fucking bronze age?
In recent months, Pope Benedict has made several strong appeals for the protection of the environment, saying issues such as climate change had become gravely important for the entire human race.Yeah, thanks, Benny. Way to catch up to modern knowledge. At least you're only about 40 years late this time. Douche.
Girotti...also listed drug trafficking and social and economic injustices as modern sinsJebus fuck a duck...that's like walking up to the front of a crowded restaurant and yelling, "Wait! Wait! If you all eat the food, you won't be hungry anymore!"
Thanks, Captain Obvious. How about you remind me to brush my teeth today and maybe wear clothes while you're at it.
Where does the Vatican get these fucking cabbages?
Girotti also bemoaned that fewer and fewer Catholics go to confession at all...(pointing) to a study by Milan's Catholic University that showed that up to 60 percent of Catholic faithful in Italy stopped going to confession.Perhaps because people are realizing that fucknuts who say obvious shit and try to pretend like it's divine revelation are not worth "confessing" to in the first place. But here's the best part of all:
...the same study by the Catholic University showed that 30 percent of Italian Catholics believed that there was no need for a priest to be God's intermediary and 20 percent felt uncomfortable talking about their sins to another person.Only 20%? I'd think it would be a pretty small percentage that would feel ok with admitting to being a drug dealer to a stranger in a box.
The church is no longer relevant in any respect - and that goes for any church. Sure, there is a social aspect to attending, but no more than your local judo club or yoga class. Hell, a Skeptic's in the Pub night would be just as social, WAY more fun, and it'd have beer and chicken wings!
Screw church, I'll take the pub.