The Vatican, Without Sin, Casts The First Stone

The year is 1482. The Vatican has just released a statement that reads, "ordaining women into the priesthood was a sin on par with pedophilia." Nobody blinks and life goes on... oh, gosh, I'm sorry! It wasn't 1482 after all. That statement was issued this year. Just a few days ago, in fact. You can see how I might have gotten the dates wrong, though, since that kind of misogynous declaration couldn't possibly hold true today. Unfortunately, they really said it. But why? Author Tim Padgett, in Time magazine, explains it "When any institution is as convinced of its own moral infallibility as the Catholic Church is, it tends to lash out at criticism - especially charges as serious as the priestly rape of children - with Dostoyevskian paranoia. And the church then fortifies its less popular stances, like an all-male priesthood or the condemnation of gays, in the process becoming even more uncompromising." And don't start thinking that Mr. Padgett is against the Church, or Christianity, in any way. He was sitting in mass, watching his daughter serve as an altar girl, on Sunday, when he got the idea for his article.
     Posted By: Nethie - Tue Jul 20, 2010
     Category: Gods | Religion | Can’t Possibly Be True | Ethics and Morals

I didn't post this to start a debate about religion, or Christianity specifically. I posted it because I find it weird beyond belief that anyone could hold such an attitude towards women in this day and age. That goes for any religion, sect, creed, cult, faction, chapter or order that feels the same.
Posted by Nethie on 07/20/10 at 10:23 PM
Anyone who does not belong to and give total reverence to the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church is going to find themselves in a really hot spot for all of eternity!

As far as those papists, heretics go they are beneath contempt.

Yea God!

BTW, I'll be gone for a couple of days. Off to the islands again so I just wanted to leave you with some toys to play with. 😉
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/21/10 at 12:16 AM
"GirlGenius", the Corcovado is the mountain not the statue, it means "hunchback". Also the Brazilian Catholic Church currently hold the copyright on the statue.

Personally, I'd have illustrated the story with this (very NSFW).
Posted by Dumbfounded on 07/21/10 at 08:57 AM
Being dead isn't weird, however long one does it. :roll:
Now if he were to stop being dead...
Posted by Dumbfounded on 07/21/10 at 11:46 AM
@Weird Police - you just caused major flashbacks to early-on SNL with Chevy Chase doing the weekend update. That was the usual top story :lol:

And IMO the original Not Ready for Prime Time folks were weird.
Posted by DM in a room with soft walls on 07/21/10 at 12:25 PM
Personally, I'd have illustrated the story with this (very NSFW).

I wish I had seen that before! :lol:
Posted by Nethie on 07/21/10 at 10:22 PM
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