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Another climate change conference has ended without agreement, like just who could have seen that coming? These Synods of the Green faith are ever thus. Their priests sing the usual elements of the liturgy and give the faithful the fire and brimstone prophecies that are the staple of this religion but their conversion rate is very low indeed these days. Of course there are always a couple of fools who jump up in their seats and shout Hallelujah very loudly in an attempt to convince themselves as much as anyone else that they are such pious followers of the true faith but when even the majority of the faithful are more reticent as the value of such meetings becomes even more evident.
We all want to live in a cleaner world, a world where humanity steps lightly enough upon the earth that our civilisation will be sustainable and enduring but this pernicious Green religion will never achieve that because it is intrinsically misanthropic and it relies too much upon misleading memes like the labelling of Carbon dioxide as a pollutant which leads to some rather convoluted and erroneous arguments that draw false comparisons about the nature of our impacts upon the planet.
Ah well maybe we should be a little more forgiving for such foolishness, as someone is reported to have said “forgive them father, for they know not what they do”
Sigh very much, Comrades
When I saw this latest vid from Pat Condell my thoughts immediately turned to Damian Doyle who is always so quick to attack me every time I post something that is even vaguely critical of Islam. So it is to him and to all of those minions of the left who bend over backwards to defend the “religion of peace” with cries of “Islamaphobia” whenever it is even mildly criticised that I dedicate this post.
Just one more question Damian, do you have any Gay friends and how do you reconcile Islam’s murderous attitude towards homosexuality with those friends?
- Islamophobia… GIMMEE A BREAK ! (warsclerotic.wordpress.com)
- A Word to Rioting Muslims…by Pat Condell (shepherdspiehole.typepad.com)
- Video: Pat Condell eviscerates Hamas and the ‘two-state solution’ (ifaynsh.wordpress.com)
- Pat Condell: Peace in the Middle East (milkandcookies.com)
I still find it hard to endorse the sort of “all Catholicism is evil” thinking of the likes of Richard and Criagy
Iain, what about a blog on the Catholic Church—-to me it looks like it has Terminal Cancer. You have given the Muslims a good run—now it’s the Catholics turn.
In the fifties its was a conspiracy of international communists that inspired that spittle flecked outrage of a paranoid group of theorists and it seems to me that today we are facing a very similar sort of rolling witch-hunt for kiddie fiddler priests within the Catholic church.
Frankly as a life long atheist I have never surrendered my self to the notion that any Godbotherer deserves any sort of deference or has any sort of deity derived authority because it always struck me as lacking any sort of logical sense that an omnipotent deity would need any intermediaries between this world and the next. However for those in the thrall of organised faith the authority of the religious functionaries and the prophets of the faith is an unquestioned given. Naturally this is the foundation for the abuse stories that motivates the likes of Richard or our other regular Craigy, to a fever pitched excitement.
The foundation stone for the systemic history of priestly abuse surely has to be the rather bizarre idea that to be a a religious functionary you have to deny and repress the intrinsic biological imperative to breed and give up your sexuality to the deity. The thing is that this imperative is so strong that its denial takes an almost superhuman act of will to overcome. Being only human many fail to live up to this impossible ideal. It is of course no surprise that the contemporary church is struggling to find recruits for its priesthood in this age of far more open sexuality. Add to this the tendency for victims of childhood abuse to themselves subsequently tend to abuse a new generation children and you have the elements for an almost perfect cycle of self-perpetuating misery. finally we have the not unexpected desire for the church theocracy to try to avoid scandal and loss of social standing by dealing with any accusations against priests in house rather than seeking any sort of secular justice. To my mind the real scandal here is that the response of the church has been to essentially sweep such things under the rug and to have unjustified faith that an abuser could change or that they would not offend again if they were placed elsewhere in another parish.
With al that in mind I still find it hard to endorse the sort of “all Catholicism is evil” thinking of the likes of Richard and Criagy because most of the practising Catholics that I have known in my life have in fact been very decent people with a very sincere desire to see a human society that is caring compassionate and just. So I tend to think that the desire to see the church brought down that is so evident in the Richard and Craigy’s thinking may prove to be counter-productive. The abusers that are being named are almost always old men and the offences cited are likewise far from being contemporary . Allegations about events in the long distant past are notoriously difficult to prove to any sort of satisfactory legal standard and it generally comes down to a battle of veracity between the accuser and the accused both of whom may be less than frank and suffer from the frailty of memory, Its a legal can of worms and only the eaters of such wrigglers, the legal profession, are likely to benefit from the creation of Royal commissions or judicial inquires of any sort, the victims of abuse will still have their legacy of angst to deal with, the perps are unlikely to be adequately punished at this remove from their offending (if they are not already dead from old age) and the good works of the church are likely to suffer as its resources are diverted to the pockets of lawyers and those who see a way to gain monetary compensations for their suffering. That sounds like a classic no win situation to me but I expect that my readers will disagree so its over to you in the comments …
- NSW Police allege Catholic Church cover up child abuse
- Pell: Abuse royal commission not needed
- Me Vs The Catholic Church – Take 1
- Catholic church asks to appear before Tribunal
- Polish Coffin-Maker’s Topless Calendar Outrages Catholic Church
- Church to release internal files on sex abuse
- Call to force clergy to report abuse
- Tracking trends in Catholic Church
Ah David Hicks has been in the news again. This time its all about appealing his conviction on the basis of a recent ruling about the law under which he was tried having been applied retrospectively. Well I can understand, from a legal perspective, how that might work. However in terms of moral culpability it changes nothing Hicks admitted taking part in the Jihad game and both endorsing and physically supporting the “great man” Osama. in the letters he wrote home to his father. To my mind this makes him complicit in all of the atrocities committed by Al Qeada right up until he was captured in Afghanistan. To hear terry Hicks on the radio talking about “clearing the name” of his son was beyond obscene. The name of David Hicks will never be truly clean for as long as he draws breath even if moves in the US courts do manage to quash his conviction, that won’t make him an “innocent” man all it will do is make him a guilty man who has been able to evade justice through a technicality.
Annoyed about this Comrades
At the risk of being accused of indulging in “Muslim Bashing” I am today rather pleased to see that a group of Jihadists are packing their bags for a little trip across the pond to enjoy the comforts of a US jail, in all likely hood their sojourn there will be long and boring and their dreams of a virgin filled afterlife will be on hold for a very long time frankly their fate is far better than they deserve and it should provide an example to those who dream of sharia that British and American systems of Justice are not playthings to be abused in the name of Allah.
Cheers indeed Comrades
- Islam in a Nutshell (itmakessenseblog.com)
- Why are we arresting kids for blasphemy in Egypt? (eldahshan.com)
- Pro-Muslim ads going up by NYC subway ‘savage’ ads (miamiherald.com)