Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Pope should stay, says Dawkins

On the back of revelations of his complicity in keeping under wraps the pederasty that permeates his Church,  people have been saying Pope Ratzinger should resign. Richard Dawkins has some advice for the Pope. 

    _quote No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice - the whole profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution - while it tumbles, amid a stench of incense and a rain of tourist-kitsch sacred hearts and preposterously crowned virgins, about his ears.”

‘Ratzinger is the perfect Pope,’ says Dawkins. [Hat tip Pharyngula]

And did you catch the Pope’s appointed apologist, Bishop Patrick Dunn, writing in yesterday’s Herald in defence of his boss. It’s so carefully worded it’s pathetic.  Here’s the core denial:

    _quote It is mistakenly claimed that in a letter written to bishops by Cardinal Ratzinger in 2001 regarding complaints of paedophilia by priests, he required that they be treated with total secrecy and that the police were not to be informed, under penalty of excommunication.
    “In fact, he made no reference to excommunication.”

Forgive the irony, Mr Dunn, but a child could see through that cheap ruse.


  1. Dawkins has a flair for understatement....

    But it is time that Catholics lose their patience with those oddball crony cardinals running (and ruining) the church. This is a cowardly and despicable pope and he should face a global membership insurrection which purges all the dirty priests, bishops, cardinals, and yes, the cynical pontiff himself.

  2. But that would surely imply that the oddball crony cardinals, and all the all the dirty priests, bishops and cardinals weren't chosen by God himself to run the place.

    Which, if you believe your catechisms, you have to believe.

  3. "This is a cowardly and despicable Pope..." The Church is a cowardly and despicable institution. The leaders of the Church are cowardly and despicable. Any person who can allow an invisible umpire to dictate his/her life is cowardly and despicable! The irrelevance of the Church is now close to being palpable.

    Chris R.


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