Friday, September 17, 2010

Says the man who cannot even bother to defrock a Pedophile Priest

This is rich:

A speech in which the Pope appeared to associate atheism with the Nazis has prompted criticism from humanist organisations.

However, the Catholic Church has moved to play down the controversy, saying the Pope knew "rather well what the Nazi ideology is about".

Indeed you do.

Besides, the Nazis never had a truer friend than the Pope's predecessor Pius XII. Ol' Benny has him on the road to Sainthood.


pansypoo said...

last night i read a bio of a great think who when he wroote a book about the roman catholic church needed reform was attacked. it never ends.

Cervantes said...

PZ has a veritable cornucopia of non-atheistic Hitler quotations. Not that you really want to read them . . .

MarkC said...

Look, if you want to rumble, then let's look closely at the Church's complicity in WWII.

Then we can look at the Abrahamic religions in general, and their connection to the major wars and genocides of the past few centuries.

Finally, we can finish off by reminding ourselves of the role of the Church's stance against contraception in abetting the spread of AIDS, and note that the Nazi Pope's imperative "don't use condoms - even to prevent the spread of Aids" just extends the tragedy.

Montag said...

Ah, well, I suppose it sort of slipped Pope Ratzi's mind that all those insignia on Hitler's war machinery were stylized crosses.

Anonymous said...

Theres almost too much ignorant bullshit in this post(and the slavish comments) to respond to. Ratzinger's father made comments critical of the Nazis. As a consequence, (a punishment if you will) they took his cild from him and placed him in state custody. Really fucking "civil" of you to publish that pic of him, and blame his judicial kidnapping on ONE OF THE VICTIMS. You know, Attaurk, im certain your offended by what you perceive as Muslim - non - freindly comments made by Bennedict the Pope.I guess that explains the tea party like, misleading, ad hominem innuendo. Argue the merits. To the guy who said nazi insignia were "stylized crosses". More bullshit. "+" theres a stylized cross, whats it got to do with the Pope? BTW swastikas were Indian religious sysmbols as IM SURE your aware. "Aryan" meaning indo-aryan speaking peoples. the nazis got that a little fucked up and confused.

Olive's and Arrow's said...

Here's the proof that the Nazis were atheists.

The German army uniform included a belt buckle with the legend, "Gott Mit Uns"---

--- which, everybody knows, is German for "There's No God".

jimmiraybob said...

"Gott Mit Uns"---which, everybody knows, is German for "There's No God".

Surely this is jest. If this is street theater then bravo! If not, oy.

Montag said...

Ah, yes, nice variant on the "la-la-la, I can't hear you, poopyheads" routine.

You'll believe anything that doesn't challenge your long-held prejudices, one of which is that Christians couldn't possibly be one of the bloodiest religions in history, and you'll tell everyone else that they don't know what they're talking about in order to keep on believing it, and you'll employ any distraction to avoid the simple fact that Pope Ratz brought this on himself by claiming that atheists were responsible for what he himself was a part of.

And, like every other good German boy, he was inducted into the Hitler Youth at the age of fourteen. But, you go on and believe that kidnapping was involved.

As usual, your first and only objective is to defend the indefensible.

And, credulous one, remember Kurt Waldheim? Fame and world recognition can't always completely erase one's past.

It doesn't matter if the top Nazis were themselves atheists--can't you figure that out? They happily used the words and symbols of Christianity in order to gain the widespread support of a decidedly Christian society. And, asshole, .

This man is a monster. He has shielded criminals and allowed the sexual molestation of children rather than risk public exposure and the public's opprobrium of a morally bankrupt institution.

And then he has the fucking brass balls to say that WWII was all the fault of the atheists.

And you have the unmitigated arrogance to say he's a victim?

How about another fuckin' fairy tale, huh? How about, "there was never any such thing as the Inquisition, and Jews were never a prime target of that thing that never existed?"

That should be easy for someone as morally flexible as you are.

Montag said...

And, that should have been "And, asshole, they got it.

Privatize the Profits! Socialize the Costs! said...

You tell 'em, Montag.

And guess what, anonymous?

I'm proud to be an atheists, and I know a lot of other atheists.

And if I found out that any one of them had been sexually abusing children, I'd be calling the cops in a New York minute.

Unlike,um, certain religions and their, um, leaders.

omen said...

how the eff did this dork become pope? did he have blackmail on all the pedophiles?

Olive's and Arrow's said...

To the guy who said nazi insignia were "stylized crosses". More bullshit.

Damn straight!

And you know that Iron Cross thingy that Hitler always wore around his neck?

Well, that totally did NOT resemble a regular cross.

Montag said...

Olive's and Arrow's said...

Heh. O&A is sock-puppeting a sock-puppet of himself.

You're a genuinely crude and stupid fucker. But, I'll bet you impress all your high-school dropout friends with this sort of silliness.