Thursday, September 16, 2010

He said what?

Here's one that raises the bar on idiotic, backward thinking, out and out insulting stupidity:

Pope Benedict (from this BBC article):
"Even in our own lifetimes we can recall how Britain and her leaders stood against a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society and denied our common humanity to many, especially the Jews, who were thought unfit to live."

"As we reflect on the sobering lessons of atheist extremism of the 20th century, let us never forget how the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society and thus a reductive vision of a person and his destiny."
Yes, he really is making a link between being an atheist and being a nazi. No, I couldn't believe he'd say something so incredibly, ridiculously stupid either. But I suppose I should have expected it. This of course, comes just a day after one of his main aides described the UK as marked by "a new and aggressive atheism" and said that "when you land at Heathrow you think at times you have landed in a Third World country".

The ongoing de-catholic-isation of Molly is going well. Things like this only make me think she's better without influences like that in her life. And even the main catholic in the house is tending towards agreeing with me on that.

UPDATE. Just after posting this, I saw Steve Bell's cartoon for today:

1 comment:

  1. Hey Rich, looks like it's toppsie turvey day. The pope accusing the British of being atheist extremists! If true, I'd say thank you, it's a complement. But in reality the only thing Brits are generally guilty of is rabid religious apathy.