Saturday, 3 April 2010

The Papal Holocaust

I didn't think my opinion of religion could sink much lower, but it definitely has after yesterdays speech. The Pope's personal preacher likened the stories surrounding the Vatican about the child abuse scandal to the "collective violence suffered by the Jews.' At best, he has a horrible way with words and is completely out of touch with the modern world, at worst, the remarks are offensive and insolent to the abused and the victims of the holocaust.

Far from being humble and apologising unreservedly for any past abuse caused by its priests, the church seems happy to pretend people are making a big fuss about nothing and sneer at those who 'gossip'. Surely this is one of the most morally bankrupt organisations that pretends to be in the business of 'saving people'. I'm not a fan of religion in general, but this pope is bad even by their low standards.

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