Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Audacity of Pope















The pope seems to be cutting a pretty reactionary path. We were told this pope would be conservative, but his choices, especially recently, are fairly breath-taking. He recently de-excommunicated a bishop who denied the Holocaust (said bishop has issued one a non-apology apology but has not retracted his odious views).
Coming on the heals of this decision, the pope has elevated a ultra-conservative priest to bishop-hood. Gehard Maria Wagner has accused the Harry Potter books of spreading satanism, and believes Hurricane Katrina was gods vengeance on New Orleans for tolerating sexual licentiousness, homosexuality and abortion.

1 comment:

dissentingopinion said...

This Bishop is man who "believes that there is sufficient evidence that a man rose from the dead 2000 years ago, but not enough that the Nazi's committed any [acts of ethnic cleansing]"