Posts Tagged ‘Catholicism’

Some think of the current Pope, despite his remarkable resemblance to the Emperor from Star Wars, is infallible due to his direct line of communication and hand chosen nature with his particular deity. Others just happen to think he’s an incredibly ignorant throwback to a time when theocracy’s were common and life, in general, was pretty horrid. This particular pieces of news really does seem to back the latter opinion to a fair degree, since ol’ Darth Pope is calling sex education an attack on religion. Undoubtedly your jaw is hanging open right now, your brain going into a state of mild shock at the sheer … I can not even think of the proper term for such an ignorant notion. Education, all factual and true, as an attack on religion. What?

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As he does every year, the Pope (you know, the guy who really looks like the Emperor from Star Wars) has performed the Catholic ritual of mumbling some words and hoping really hard some stuff changes.

This year he has reserved some specific words for oppressors and other folk who he sees as bad. This I find somewhat humorous since the Catholic church seems to make regular habit of trying to oppress the rights and freedoms of various people; homosexuals, women, etc etc.

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Yes, yes … been busy.  However, this particular story really could not be passed up.  For those not in the know, Sydney is hosting Catholic World Youth Day (being helped along by an inordinate amount of government funding). As a part of this little shindig, New South Wales Police have been granted some rather … bizarre new powers as the story below highlights.

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