Pharyngula

Pope Benedict denounces god!

Good news, everyone! In a new encyclical that reveals the papacy is feeling the heat from all those vocal atheists, the pope makes a startling admission:

Reciting arguments made by atheists, he said: “A world marked by so much injustice, innocent suffering and cynicism of power cannot be the work of a good God. A God with responsibility for such a world would not be a just God, much less a good God.

Exactly. Good on yer, Ratzi. I knew you’d see the light someday.

The rest of it is pious noise, about what you’d expect from the lunatic leader of a globe-spanning cult of ridiculous mythology, and I give bugger all for what a puffed-up theologian in funny robes says. Those two sentences, though, give me some hope that his rational humanity might someday shine through.

Nah. Just kidding. That’ll never happen.

Comments

  1. #1 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 30, 2007

    the only people NOT compl[a]cent in evil are the committed misanthropes who hate everybody without exception.

    Caledonian wins the Holy Grail.

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 30, 2007

    How do you say bullshit in Church Latin?

    Merda bovis? Hm… merda tauri is probably closer.

    (But then, the phrase doesn’t even exist in a language as close to English as German, so…)

    And hell, at least I wasn’t in the Hitler Youth. Triple-neener.

    Had you been at the wrong age in the wrong time and place, you would have been in the Hitler Youth. From something like 1938 onwards, it was not optional, and even before the bullying was immense.

    as if their style guide was Aquinas.

    What makes you think Aquinas, the doctor angelicus, is not their style guide? :-)