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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Goebbels redivivus

Damian Thompson today has a quotation from Richard Dawkins about the Holy Father, whom he describes as a "leering old villain in a frock". Have a read of this section:
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.
Does that not sound a whole lot like a previous propagandist against another world religion?

Just for the record, here are a couple of the comments that have been published at the Richard Dawkins website:

Appeal for an anti-Catholic Kristallnacht:
Until the mid 60's it was traditional for a monk to appear three times before a new pope at his coronation, to burn a taper and utter the words "sic transit gloria mundi" (thus passes the glory of the world) as a reminder of the transitory nature of life and earthly honours. It is about time Herr Ratzinger had such a reminder, but in his case it should be the whole of his church that burns.
Pressing for a "solution" to the problem:
May the drum beat of criticism go forth in perpetuity! Or at least until the beast is dead.
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