Friday, April 2, 2010

Cath Fight!

Why listen to asshole atheists?
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has lost "all credibility" over the way it had dealt with paedophile priests.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is sorry:
Dr Williams' comments about the controversy had angered the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, who said he was "stunned" by them.

Dr Williams later telephoned the archbishop to express his "deep sorrow" and insist he meant no offence.

Speaking on Aled Jones' BBC Radio 2 show on Sunday, Dr Williams said he did not think he had said anything that had not already been said by others, including the leaders of the Irish Church.

"I was saying sorry that I had made life more difficult for the Archbishop of Dublin and his colleagues who have been trying to tackle this crisis with great imagination and honesty," he said.
Revelations 3:15:
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.


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zeppo said...

God is wonderful, isn't he? It's apparently a fine deal if priests molest young boys, and deaf ones at that, or if you, say, start your own militia in God's Name so you can go fight the Antichrist and you start by planning on killing a policeman and then bombing his funeral, but if you are a non-believing liberal (because those are always the same thing), then believing that all people in American should have health insurance is the worst possible thing and should be the subject of derisive news reporting for weeks on end.

Funny how this country works these days.


mikey said...

So, do they REALLY expect me to believe that Church of England priests don't bugger the altar boys? Seems to my this Canterbury prick is throwing some igneous chunkage around a dangerously fragile transparent abode...

Smut Clyde said...

The CofE doesn't have the threat of excommunication to brandish at people who've been exploited by a vicar and are threatening to go to the police. It's always been a branch of the Establishment, rather than seeing itself as an alternative to the Establish (unlike some churches we could mention, that prefer their own in-house trials to the legal system that applies to everyone else).

So there are news stories about pedophile vicars, but they seldom come with the same back-stories of church-sanctioned suppression and enabling.

Smut Clyde said...

Leo Baxendale prefers the term "the Encroachment", on the theory that "the Establishment" suggests that the power inherited by some people and institutions was originally acquired legitimately (rather than by force and by stealth)

Yay Leo.

mikey said...

I guess I've just never understood why the threat of excommunication would be effective. I think it goes something like this.

"Here in the church, we bugger the young boys. If you don't like it, we'll excommunicate you. On the one hand, the buggery will stop. On the other, you'll burn in hell forever. Of course, if you stay, you'll have to lie and fornicate some more, for which, sadly, you'll burn in hell forever. So really, your choice comes down to hell with buggery, or hell without buggery. Now speak up lad, what's it to be?"

mikey said...

I've decided I'm very fond of the phrase "Hell With Buggery". I'm also tremendously drunk, which makes a great difference when one is evaluating the quality of a given phrase.

Hell. With Buggery.

It's almost the same as that old joke. You know the one. It starts out, then it meanders for a bit, but then the FUNNY part is when the guy is surprised HE'S supposed to end up in the barrel doing all these unspeakable things. Tee hee.

Buggery. In hell.

The devil probably isn't gentle and sweet, is he. Crap.

I'll take buggery for thirty, alex.

I've got the pipe, and a cuppa tea. And nothing better to do. I might provide you with these insights all night long. But I can't see the value in making a prediction....

Smut Clyde said...

"Hell With Buggery"

Worst novelty cocktail EVAH.
Any drink that come with a miniature umbrella in the glass AND a little plastic demon clipped to the side pointing its arse at you is bound to be a bad idea.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

So, do they REALLY expect me to believe that Church of England priests don't bugger the altar boys?

Nah, they tend to go for spuds