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Monday, June 08, 2009

Alphonse de Valk - A Delusional Old Man

This just gets under my scaly skin. Yet another in a string of old priests getting their dresses bunched up about atheists - and getting pretty much everything wrong about us in the process.

Alphonse de Valk (I outright refuse to refer to these elderly experts-in-nothing as "Father" because, as should be obvious, I already have a father and he is infinitely more deserving of that title than any religious figure) publishes the oxymoronic Catholic Insight in which appeared the above-linked article. If I may quote:
The root cause of this prideful arrogance (atheism) goes right back to the beginning of human history. When Jesus was tempted in the desert by Satan immediately following his baptism, the tempter besought Jesus to declare himself independent from God. Jesus refused. realize that Satan is not real, right? You don't? Oh, you buy that whole some-people-get-possessed-by-Satan thing? You thought The Exorcism of Emily Rose was a documentary?

Sir, you have wasted your life. To continue:
The world-wide elitist hostility towards the Pope for contradicting the folly of the condom is good example of atheists at work.
When you say something as patently stupid as that, you really should provide some sort of reference showing why condom use is "folly". Just saying it means less than nothing, especially coming from you who has never had occasion to use one.

Again, you have wasted your life.

I would advise de Valk against using the term "witch hunt" when discussing the situation of Science Minister Gary Goodyear and his treatment by the press. Sort of in poor taste to bring up hunting witches when it was religions who burned and tortured women for a couple of centuries based on one bible verse. Goodyear is a chiropractor who suggested that he may not accept the scientific fact of evolution by natural selection - which, you know, might be important when you happen to be the fucking Minister of State (Science and Technology).

I love the smell a short-tempered anti-science chiropractor in the morning. No wonder de Valk likes him.... I'm going to end with de Valk's first sentence because it shows us so much about the man:
Atheism’s common form in Canada is secularism. As we have pointed out many times in the past, modern secularism is not neutral; on the contrary, it is aggressively anti-Christian. While they use the term humanism, there is nothing “humanistic” about atheism. Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Mao Zhe Dong prove that. Atheism is destructive of the human person, as well as of society at large.
Do you love that? Oh yes you do. Basic misunderstanding of terms like "secularism", which, by the way, means: ": indifference to or rejection or exclusion of religion and religious considerations" (from here), not anything to do with being "aggressively anti-Christian".

The sheer fact that de Valk brings up those names, once again, to try to paint atheism as evil is just embarrassing for him. I'm not going to waste my time and yours, fine readers, to again debunk the stupid reasons that this ignorant priest is wrong. Again.

Lastly, to Chief Water Buffalo, Grand Poo-bah Alphonse de Valk - you have wasted your life and your age is showing in your senile rants. Your church is dying a slow death and our society is much better off for it; no one will miss it when it's gone.

(tip of the ol' horn to Prof. Moran over at the always great Sandwalk)

3 Barbaric Yawps:

At 8/6/09 11:48 pm, Blogger Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

I saw this idiots article, got angry and got over it. Thanks for the summary :)

They should really stick to child abuse - something they are abundently good at, not writing poorly researched propaganda

At 9/6/09 1:29 am, Blogger Fall Garlic said...

I feel your pain brother but this tract is not convincing anyone of anything. It is merely feeding the pablum back to the feeble minds that already believe this insanity. I sometimes worry about your blood pressure. Sure hope your rant helps you relieve stress.

Otherwise hope your well. Lots of love for brother mike (no religious or familial affiliation implied)

At 9/6/09 7:36 am, Blogger Heathen Mike said...

I agree, Sean. They're much better at diddling kids.

Dave: Yeah, this is really just an exercise in writing. Does it get under my skin? Sure. But my ranting is WAY more freaked out than I actually am. It's hard to stay angry all the time when the kid's singing Twinkle Twinkle in a really cute voice.

Love back to you, sir.


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