Saturday, April 09, 2005

Saint John Paul II? You Gotta Be Kidding

The late Pope favored protecting pedophile priests over protecting little children from pedophile priests. He condemned the use of condoms to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa. Rather than emulating Christ who sought to feed the poor and give aid to the oppressed, Pope John Paul II said a priest's main concern was to save souls. He vigorously opposed “liberation theology” in Latin America where priests became involved in social issues. And he refused to give his support to political activism in the Third World. However, he did find it in his heart to support political opposition in communist Poland, his homeland. If a 12-year-old girl is raped by her father and gets pregnant, according to Pope John Paul II, she must carry the baby to term and give birth or burn in everlasting hell. Pope John Paul II condemned the use of “the morning-after pill” in Kosovo for women who had been raped. But he never said a word of condemnation about the rapers, torturers and ethnic cleansers in Kosovo. The Vatican's position on contraception comes from the phrase in Genesis that the Lord said mankind should be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. God also said that because Adam and Eve disobeyed him in the Garden of Eden men would henceforward till the soil with difficulty and women would be condemned to pain during childbirth. The Vatican arbitrarily decided that being fruitful and multiplying is an immutable law of God. But it hasn't opposed the use of machines to till the soil and women can use drugs to alleviate pain during childbirth. Why is that? That's because the Vatican's birth control/abortion issue is really about control and power and it's bullshit. And the late Pope was simply the CEO of a mega-corporation and under no circumstances was he ever saintly. But ever since John Paul II insisted on canonizing the corrupt and invidious founder of Opus Dei, Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the concept of sainthood has forever been tarnished. In that light, John Paul II belongs in the everlasting company of an evil man like Escriva.

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