Wednesday, February 23, 2005

I never was a big fan of the Pope

Pope: Gay marriage is 'evil'

Evil, huh? This from an organization that has killed countless victims in the name of religion. But love is evil? Uh huh. How about we talk about the church's actions during the Holocaust?

Speaking of that, the article adds that "the Pope also calls abortion a 'legal extermination' comparable to attempts to wipe out Jews and other groups in the 20th century." Really? So a woman choosing to end something that isn't a viable human being but, rather, a potential human (as is any sperm or egg, by the way) that can't survive outside of her, is comparable to genocide? Regardless of one's political stand on abortion, any comparison to the Holocaust is simply offensive.

The article adds that the Vatican's top doctrinal official said that the Pope was "only warning that evil lurked everywhere, 'even in liberal political systems.'"

You shouldn't worry too much about "liberal political systems" until you clean out your own closets, guys. Maybe once you own up to the child molesting problem--instead of having the molesters hidden/moved and trying to cover your own asses--you can look to the rest of your operation. Why do you have fortunes in art and other treasures when people are starving in the world? My other half--you know, the guy with whom I am evil in your eyes--is a Christian, but his church congregation worships in a basic structure, sufficient for meeting to praise God. They use their money for charity, instead of building fancy structures.

The idea of the Vatican taking "moral" stands just doesn't sit well with me. People who live in glass churches...


Jalal said...

I really adore the pope. He wears COOL clothes. Says COOL things. Has a COOL job.

Wayne said...

.............................. TOo bad, that flu he got wasn't strong enough.

Cincy Diva said...

How can anyone expect sensible modern thinking from a 2,000 year old man? Besides the fact you cannot understand him anyway since his lower jaw dropped off in the early eighties. I keep waiting for one of the archbishops to sneeze and the pope to completely disintegrate!

Andy said...

It's not your fault, because you got the headline from CNN, but the Pope has been misquoted. (For the record, I'm not Catholic.) CNN really ought to be ashamed. What he ACTUALLY wrote was, "It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man."

I couldn't agree more. It is both legitimate and necessary to ask this question, but simply asking the question does not imply the answer. Asking in faith will lead us to the truth. And in fact, any rational person can clearly see that there really is an ideology of evil at play here, wrapped in the rhetoric of righteousness, pitting human rights against those of the family; what force other than evil could possibly bring these two ideals into opposition?

It is true that the Pope is opposed to same-sex marriage, but to say that he said gays are "evil" is categorically wrong.