Look. I don’t care, honestly, if you believe in God. Or any gods. Or any spiritual force that’s intangible and invisible. I don’t believe, personally, and if you come around here expecting to convert me, I’ll challenge you to back up your claims with some extraordinary evidence. That’s basically how it works around here on this blog, and probably on most atheist blogs. But there’s one thing I will not brook, and that’s apologetics about easily the most vicious, pernicious, self-serving and tenebrous organization that has ever darkened this planet: the Catholic Church.
Why would I be intolerant of a group of people that, in their heart, are either misguided or deluded, you ask? I’m not talking about the “sheep” — the foot soldiers of the Catholic army whose only purpose in the organization is to have their wallets sponged. I’m talking about the church, not the followers, you understand. Because the clergy, the ecclesiasty, all the way up to the Pope his fucking self, are afflicted with a terrible rot that comes from the institution itself. Regardless of what beliefs, what mythology they use to ensnare the people, the institution itself is shiftless and power-hungry. It owns a country, for FSM’s sake; a palace full of gold! And it thinks it’s going to save the world by denying condoms to Africa during an AIDS epidemic. Its one trick up its sleeve for conversion is teaching that sexuality is unnatural, and that leads to major psychological issues in its clergy. Just look at these headlines! Update: forgot to point out that all are from the last month, no less!
- Pope accused of ignoring pleas to stop priest who molested 200 deaf boys
- Vatican knew of defrocked Miami priest’s troubles in Cuba, lawsuit contends
- Vatican Defends Pope In Kentucky Lawsuit
- Pope claims legal immunity; Vatican, Bishops, defend cover-up
- Papal letter disappoints; Vatican cover-up ignored
- Pope protected Wisconsin pedophile priest
- Pope implicated in German sex abuse scandal
- High crimes – Sex abuse scandal rocks Catholics in Europe
- Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Boys
- Cardinal to apologise for abuse by Catholic priests
- Sex abuse scandal in US, Italy taints papacy
How utterly tone-deaf must you be to the mounting crescendo of wailing from the thousands of victims finally, after decades and possibly centuries, being given voice?
Apparently this tone-deaf:
- Catholic Cardinal rejects sex abuse ‘gossip’
- Catholic League head: Abuse not pedophilia because boys were ‘post-pubescent’ (Bill Donohue on the “majority” of the boys being at least 12 or 13)
- Vatican official: Newspaper report on pope ‘lacks fairness’
- Vatican Official Defends Pope’s Handling of Case
- Satan behind media attacks on the Pope, asserts Italian exorcist
That last one is probably my favorite bit of retardery. It’s not that Satan’s behind the pedophilia and rampant abuse, OH NO, it’s that Satan’s behind all the vicious vicious lies and rumors! That tricksy Devil is telling lies to the media about us! We’re totally pure and innocent; in the meantime keep giving us money!
Don’t even get me started on Bill Donahue. That wretched asshat can go fuck himself. Would that there was a hell, so he, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and every other bloviating religious vulture could all be tortured together for their crimes against decency. It’s such a shame they’ll simply rot in the ground rather than being meted out any eternal reward for their sins.