Friday, 16 July 2010

A PR tip for the Vatican

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When updating your list of most serious crimes against church law, or "delicta graviora", in order to make it possible to hand out tougher punishments to those involved in the sexual abuse of children, why not undermine an otherwise positive step and cause widespread offence by implying that the ordination of female priests constitutes an equally serious crime?

Update: To be fair, perhaps we shouldn't be too critical. As this post from a blogger on the Catholic publisher Ignatius Press's blog points out, the two things are not so different, as ordaining women represents a form of "spiritual abuse":
"A key problem here, in a nutshell, is that while everyone with a working conscience knows how horrible and vile are the sexual molestation and abuse of children, not everyone takes nearly as seriously the grave spiritual harm caused by the attempted ordination of women. This is especially true when the "ordination" is done by an actual bishop; it is a betrayal of the most serious sort, a violation of his holy orders and, ultimately, of the sacred calling granted to him by God. It is, put frankly, spiritual abuse."
Oh dear.

7 comments:

Ron Murphy said...

So, Dawkins was right. The mental abuse of indoctrinating children into a religion can be as bad as sex abuse.

Eiskrystal said...

Taking into account their callous attitude towards children in the matter of gay adoption recently as well, they are at least being consistent in their views on child care. That children are a tool to be used. For satisfaction, leverage or patriarchal manipulation.

Has the vatican done "anything" right in PR since Ratsy came to power? It seems to be one foot after another being inserted.

MarkyB said...

A friend of mine asked "could it get any worse?"

I replied, "don't you mean 'better'?"

Surely them digging a hole for themselves down to Hades with their illogical, nonsensical anachronisms is better for the rest of us trying to counter their sky-god lunacy, rather than them trying to create a Hell on Earth like they did the previous thousand years or so?

Still...

As regards Eiskrystal's comment about the Vatican not doing anything 'right'... 'right-wing' maybe. All to be expected considering Ratfokker's background.

DM said...

Is America burning yet?

Maybe we need some more...


we use the DIVINE against the ESTABLISHMENT... you?


we do better DEMOLITIONS than you, savage...


RENOUNCE YOUR ATHEISM AND JOIN THE SOCIALIST FAITH!


let them know if the MDC continues more people will die...

the WORLD TRADE CENTER PROPHECY - THE DANCE OF DEATH

WORLD TRADE CENTER PROPHECY


FLUSH ATHEISM!

Actually it is a ROYAL FLUSH!!!

Let me show you how ATHEISTS were partially responsible for 911

These ATHEISTS NEED TO BE ON THE TERRORIST WATCH LIST!

You don’t even have SCIENCE on your side…

You’re a perfect example of when PHILOSOPHY becomes an ENEMY OF LIFE...

http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/2010/06/playing-mystery-card.html

not quite samantha with her *supernatural spit*, eh?

this isn't one of your little WORD GAMES...

blasphemy is a DEATH SENTENCE

you people actually BELIEVE the BS you preach!

GOD 1 - atheists 0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQcNiD0Z3MU


Atheists,

you are ENEMIES OF GOD AND ARE GOING TO BE ANNIHILATED...

Repent and turn to God or be destroyed...

YOU HAVE NO CHOICE...

my interpretation of the STATUE FIRE... it symbolizes the SPIRITUAL DEATH of atheism...

http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/topofthetimes/national/la-naw-0616-jesus-statue-lightning-20100616,0,4295974.story

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/6/16/1276680110544/The-King-of-Kings-statue--005.jpg

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2010-06/54332292.jpg


http://friendlyatheist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/butterjesus-1.jpg

PRINCESS DI IS WEARING A NEW DRESS!

http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/speechesandarticles/a_speech_by_hrh_the_prince_of_wales_titled_islam_and_the_env_252516346.html
______________________________
http://skepticblog.org/2010/04/06/would-i-ever-pray-for-a-miracle/

Shermer, I WANT TO SEE YOU BEG FOR A MIRACLE...
___________________
we do like your music Lady Gaga, but...

The B**BQUAKE - 911

Let me show you the FATE OF TRAITORS...

http://www.loiterink.com/photos/products/182_3424_500x500.jpg

they are incapable of telling the difference between SCIENTIFIC *FACT* AND
RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL *TRUTH*... FATAL ERROR!

they also preach a *VALUE FREE SCIENCE* called *POSITIVISM* that ignores the
inequalities of wealth and power in capitalist civilization...

for a sample taste of PZ Myers' GARBAGE...

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/06/sunday_sacrilege_imagine_no_he.php

HIJACKING IN PROGRESS!!!

http://hawaiiwebgroup.com/maui-design/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/website-hijacking.jpg

HIJACKING IN PROGRESS!!!

how can these HEADLESS IDIOTS BET AGAINST GOD!!!
________________________________________
what happens when you LOSE Pascal's Wager...

http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics/pascals-wager.htm
____________
you FIGHT PAPER MONSTERS...

the blood and bodies of the atheist movement...

you mofos killed MICKEY MOUSE!!!!

this has more TRUTH then what Dawkins, Randi, Harris, Myers, and Shermer
combined have said in their entire lives...

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=5R2wE8Sduhs&playnext_from=TL&videos=hht1U_19anc&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh%2Bdiv-1r-3-HM

they tried to BULLDOZE the entire METAPHYSICAL DIMENSION...
they LOST THE WAR......

you have FORFEIT YOUR SOUL, shermer... you have become an object in the material world, as you WISHED...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUB4j0n2UDU

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/7/11792994_ffaaee87fa.jpg

we're gonna smash that TV...

They had become ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE AND OF GOD...

you pushed too much and *CROSSED THE LINE*

degenerates (PZ) or children (HEMANT) - ATHEISTS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRRg2tWGDSY

THE BOOBQUAKE - 911!
****************************************************
http://dissidentphilosophy.lifediscussion.net/philosophy-f1/the-boobquake-911-t1310.htm

Edmund said...

Who let him out of the asylum?

OJB said...

I think beliefs and human institutions go in natural cycles. We might be seeing the beginning of the end for Catholicism (and to Christianity itself to a lesser extent). No matter how much the Pope struggles against it he can't stop the big social trends: traditional Christianity is dying.

I blogged about this here.

Ron Murphy said...

Balanced against the demise of Catholicism might be the consequential dominance of Islam. Shit! There's no end of trouble.