As you may know, the Pope’s in the UK! It’s a big waste of time and money, but whatever, the three or four Catholics there in Britain will be ecstatic!
As you may also know, the Pope is infallible. Technically he has to invoke his power of infallibility to be infallible, but if he has the power to be infallible whenever he wants, how different is it from just being always infallible? It’s like the difference between .99 repeated and 1.
I thought I’d just give you some things to think about based on statements good ol’ Ratsy made to the Queen of England:
Even in our own lifetime, 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. I also recall the regime’s attitude to Christian pastors and religious who spoke the truth in love, opposed the Nazis and paid for that opposition with their lives. As we reflect on the sobering lessons of the atheist extremism of the twentieth 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 to a “reductive vision of the person and his destiny”.
So, the pope thinks that atheists are Nazis.
Ratzinger was a Nazi (member of Hitler youth).
Atheists know better than anybody not to be in violation of Godwin’s Law.
Atheists support gay rights.
The Catholic Church spends hundreds of thousands of dollars persecuting gays.
Nazis persecuted gays.
I’m both gay and atheist (gaytheist!).
So, one of the following two things must be true:
1) I’m going to start leading a mass genocide, starting with myself.
2) The Pope is an ignorant poopyhead whose job in life it is to just say stupid shit that hurts people’s lives.
I suppose if I was willing to say “shit,” I could have done better than “poopyhead,” but at any rate, the message is delivered.
Have a good weekend everyone!