Honestly, I think it’d actually improve my opinion of the guy to find out that he’s a stoner at this point.
Yet more bishops, who failed to protect children being sexually abused by priests, have been given new jobs. Pope Benedict decided not to accept the resignations they offered in the wake of their complicity in the ongoing Catholic Church child abuse scandal.
The Vatican really don’t know how to help themselves, do they? Not long ago they decreed that the “attempted ordination of women” was a crime in the same category as “sex abuse of minors”.
Yes, letting women be priests is apparently just as bad as raping children. And the Catholic Church is fine with this.
Do they have absolutely no understanding of basic PR? Do they understand the “Pope Palpatine” jokes? Do they know that the people who make these jokes do so as a defence tactic, because they don’t want to consider that the Pope might actually be more evil?
Or do they just know that it’s only ranting godless shouty blog people like me who are actually bothered about this crap at all, and most of their billion-strong fanbase aren’t going anywhere so long as Pope Benny doesn’t forcibly sodomise the six-year-old grandson of a head of state in front of an audience of thousands on his Palace balcony?
Cynical perhaps, but it seems to be true.
Hat-tip to The Friendly Atheist.
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