In his first visit to Africa today, the Pope said these words:
“AIDS is a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems.”
It must be true because he’s infallible, right. Right?
This is a perfect illustration of so many things.
. . . the fact that so many of our religious “leaders” are more interested in maintaining their moral authority than helping people.
. . . that religion is far from innocuous and has the power to cause real and genuine harm in our world.
. . . why it’s so important to keep religion out of politics.
But most of all, it throws into sharp relief the fact that the Catholic church is nothing more than a dangerous relic of a bygone age. With this one unconscionable statement, the Pope has damned his faith and his followers to the trashcan of history.
This is just cause for every Catholic in the world to denounce their leader as a misanthropic lunatic and demand his resignation. If they fail to do this, then the necessary response from rational thinking people worldwide is clear.
We must declare that the Catholic Church is no longer worthy of any political or social influence.
We must declare that its priests and cardinals are never again to be considered authorities on any matters of morality or ethics.
We must call on our governments to withdraw funding from Catholic churches, schools and organisations.
And finally, we must demand that this pompous and sanctimonious dipshit known as the Pope Benedict XVI, who has proven himself to be dangerously out of touch with reality, should immediately and without further delay pull his ignorant fucking head in.