7.10.2007

...And one church to rule them all!

In another in a consistent stream of demonstrations about the idiocy of religion, yesterday the Pope (he of the head of the Catholic Church), decided to bring back tradition (how far off can canings be?) by saying that the Catholic religion is, wait for it, the one true religion:
    Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches.

    Benedict approved a document from his old offices at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that restates church teaching on relations with other Christians. It was the second time in a week the pope has corrected what he says are erroneous interpretations of the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 meetings that modernized the church.

    On Saturday, Benedict revisited another key aspect of Vatican II by reviving the old Latin Mass. Traditional Catholics cheered the move, but more liberal ones called it a step back from Vatican II.
Benedict, pictured above, had only to say in response that, "It's the will of the Lord, and all those other 'religions'," -- he used the traditional hand-quotes here --, "can kiss my ass." When further pressed about the sanity of this reversion, he declared that "I never slice."

This basically presents no change in policy for liberal Catholics, who only pay attention to the rules that they choose to care about instead of the thousands of dogmatic, contradictory, inflammatory rules. Good for them, I say, in seeing how stupid organized religion can be. After all, I would hate my mother (Catholic) to have to sanction or smite my father (Protestant) because of this.

1 comment:

linguo said...

Your protestations are of no consequence. The pope is infalible. You know how i know? Because he said so. Amen.

Homer, flipping through the bible in a panic: "This book has no answers!"