The Pope, Evangelicals and the War Against Free Thought


   I was scanning the inter-webs and came across this article in The Washington Post's Faith section (Yes, I read the faith section quite often): Pope Seeks Protestant Allies to Combat Secularism

   For those of you that are too lazy to click the link, as I often am, I will sum it up for you: Basically the Pope is noticing the coffers are not as fat as they used to be and is traveling about the globe attempting to reignite the holy fire under people butts. It is rather amusing actually. He is making a plea to not just fellow Catholics, but to almost every religion they ever picked a fight with. 

“The most urgent thing for ecumenicalism is, namely, that we can’t allow the push of secularism to force us, almost without noticing, to lose sight of the major similarities that make us Christians, and which remain a gift and a challenge for us,” says the pope.

   I took the liberty to look up that staggeringly large word for you too! Basically, ecumentalism is the doctrine and practices of the entire Christian movement. So, by my understanding what he is basically saying is, "The most important thing we can do for Christianity is to gang up on these secular heathens no matter how hard it may be, because we all know being a Christian is a bitch". 

   Let us keep in mind that this is all taking place in Germany, the birthplace of Lutheranism. Yep, these are the same Lutherans whom The Church branded as heretics. Sometimes I wish the Catholics had been a bit more violent during the Protestant Reformation, they would have done us a favor by putting out the blaze which has now led to what we know as Evangelicalism. *vomits a little* Can you say Rick Perry? *vomits a lot* Or maybe, Ted Haggard? *spews forth intestines and keels over*


*preforms a Jesus trick and resumes rant*


   Anywho! The article goes on to mention how Pope Benedict XVI thinks that this secular movement is somehow caused by "the hubris of power, the void in [mans] heart" and "the longing for fulfillment and happiness". Well, what's so bad about that? Man should be proud! This just goes to show how The Church and Christianity as a whole has failed miserably at filling this "void" in the hearts of man and providing fulfillment and HAPPINESS. It is evident throughout history how religion as a whole tries, without shame, to keep the lowly man low and drag the enlightened man into the darkness; Galileo Galilei, for thinking the world was round, and Giordano Bruno, for thinking the stars were not just specks of light but other suns with other planets, just to name a few.

   The more I browse the net the more I am seeing signs of the religiously insane gearing up to make war against the secular movement and, more accurately, the atheist movement. We have a Catholic priest making threats the President, the extremist right practically forming lynch mobs for the uninsured, anti-abortionist killing doctors, anti-gay activist trying to justify the death of homosexuals... the list goes on and on.

   I really hope this is all simply the last gasp of a dying theology and in 10 or 20 years the Pope will be seen as nothing more than the raving lunatic that he is, but my gut is telling me things will get much worse before they get better. Stand up for your rights and the rights of everyone else! Don't let religion regain it's grip on humanity, we all know what happens when it does. Speak out against the bigotry they are flaunting, their manipulation, their hatred. 

   Oh, I might also add that the Pope had an orgy, I mean, "vigil" with a group of Catholic youths. "Now remember boys and girls, if you tell mommy or daddy Jesus will kill them and send them to hell."

 

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Tags: GOP, abortion, atheism, catholic, gay, germany, haggard, homosexuality, lutheran, perry, More…pope, priest, republican, rick, secularism, ted

Comment by Doug Reardon on September 25, 2011 at 9:41pm

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, until; that is, we've wiped him out, then we'll get back to killing each other!

Comment by Luke Townsley on September 25, 2011 at 10:50pm

LOL Indeed Doug. I hope this was an easy read. I'm only just venturing into blogging after having fiddled with more and less serious forms of writing. Any criticism would be much appreciated. :-D

Comment by Darlene Edelman on September 25, 2011 at 10:58pm

Every Catholic knows the Pope is "infallible." LOL

 

Comment by Luke Townsley on September 25, 2011 at 11:02pm

Oh! But he is!!!

Comment by Luke Townsley on September 25, 2011 at 11:04pm

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