Back a few months ago a nine-year-old Brazilian girl was raped by her step-father. He got her pregnant. With the court’s permission the girl had an abortion and the local bishop retaliated by excommunicating everyone involved (except the girl who, while old enough to give birth, was too young to be excommunicated, and except for her step-father who, though he had raped her, was still eligible for forgiveness). At the time, I thought this was plenty evil enough, but probably the act of some local bishop being an idiot.
Ha, how wrong I was.
Pope Benny 16 issued a statement backing up the bishop’s ruling. This is no great surprise to someone like me, who views the Catholic church as the greatest force of evil in the world, and I’m sure it doesn’t come as a surprise to most of the Catholics out there, but I damn well hope it comes as a disapointment.
In case it doesn’t regard the following statement from a Vatican official, which makes the role of humanity in church quite clear:
“This is not just theory. And you can’t start backpedaling just because the real-life situation carries a certain human weight.”
So the church members and their concerns don’t really matter. All that matters is doctorine and the Church itself. Very good.
Why the hell do you people stay with an organization like this? I think I’ll stick with atheism, where humanity at the forefront of importance.