16 July 2010

Catholic Church thinks women priests are tantamount to child abuse

...but of course until recently it was much more willing to tolerate one than the other.

Really this tells you all you need to know about the world's most reactionary and corrupt religious organisation.

Some people are fighting the good fight for sanity and liberal tolerance within the RC Church and I wish them all the best. They've got a real fight on their hands though, the poor bastards.


Voller said...

Absolutely unbelievable.

giroscoper said...

It is, isn't it? Having said that, it is good to see progressive opposition - both from people we know who are friends of ours, and from people doing the old adverts on buses trick.

There was a woman on Radio 4 today trying to defend the idea of not having women priests and she said something like "I'm sick and tired of being labelled a misogynist by other people in this church" and I thought, well, if you behave like one, you can't complain if people call you on it. As I've said before, the problem with extremist religion is that it allows people to hold views on areas like gender and sexuality which would be vilified if they were held by an atheist or agnostic, but because they can hide behind the figleaf of "religious faith" it's seen as somehow OK. Well, those of us with an IQ of above about 17 can see through that bullshit.