Thursday, April 01, 2010
The Throne of Peter
The Vatican has survived 2,000 years of turmoil and attacks through one tried and true method. Stonewalling and battering the victims. The Vatican is *very* good at both.
"If only those crazy-assed Jews had converted, the Holy Inquistion wouldn't have burned them at the stake."
"If only all those queers in cassocks had dropped dead, then those little male Lolitas would've been safe!"
"If only Galileo had admitted that the Earth IS the center of the universe, we wouldn't have had to ruin his life."
Notice anything about all this? Listen to the "defense" a guy who batters women offers. That he wouldn't have had to smack the bitch around if "she'd ONLY DONE WHAT SHE WAS TOLD." People stay in abusive relationships, with men, with women, with religions, with booze or drugs or any other crutch, because they're afraid. Afraid of the unknown. Afraid that the perp might be right, despite all logic and evidence to the contrary.
I do not believe in the divinity of Jesus. I do not believe that Mary was a virgin. I do not believe that Joseph was that stupid. I do not believe that the Pope is a God-chosen successor to the throne of Peter. I do not believe that he speaks infallably in matters of faith.
But I do believe that he's a lying sack of shit.