Tell It Like It is

Sometimes the truth hurts..... hurts so good.

This is Richard Dawkins on whether the Pope should resign over the child abuse scandal. Take it away, Rich!

"Should the pope resign?" No. As the College of Cardinals must have recognized when they elected him, he is perfectly - ideally - qualified to lead the Roman Catholic Church. A leering old villain in a frock, who spent decades conspiring behind closed doors for the position he now holds; a man who believes he is infallible and acts the part; a man whose preaching of scientific falsehood is responsible for the deaths of countless AIDS victims in Africa; a man whose first instinct when his priests are caught with their pants down is to cover up the scandal and damn the young victims to silence: in short, exactly the right man for the job. He should not resign, moreover, because he is perfectly positioned to accelerate the downfall of the evil, corrupt organization whose character he fits like a glove, and of which he is the absolute and historically appropriate monarch.

No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice - the whole profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution - while it tumbles, amid a stench of incense and a rain of tourist-kitsch sacred hearts and preposterously crowned virgins, about his ears. 

3 comments:

  M

4/8/10, 4:18 AM

Brilliant. Got it in a nutshell!

  Keith

4/8/10, 12:00 PM

"leering"?

Come on, now...that's an exaggeration. ;)

K.

  jude

4/8/10, 12:12 PM

Haha... I'll grant you that. We don't know that... yet ;) yes 'leering' is definitely as assumption. And we both know what that does....

I do love a good roast though. I think those who have been considered untouchable and infallible should be subjected to a little heat when they screw up. ;)

 


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