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Some people hate Catholics April 15, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, General Catholic, Society.

Some people hate Catholics.  And, apparently, Bob Ellis of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is such a person.  The author compares the Pope to Osama Bin Laden and the Church to the Taliban, and that’s just for starters.  How about this fantasy:

If an Australia-wide child care corporation had been shown to have covered up 1000 cases of child rape by its teachers it would have been wound up, its assets seized and sold, its CEO arraigned for criminal neglect, its employees held for questioning, the offending perverts jailed or put in madhouses, its name eternally stained.

Yet precisely this kind of crime has occurred in another institution responsible for the care and shaping of children, the Catholic Church.

Should it be outlawed?

Or is it, simply, too big to fail?

Just asking.

It is worthwhile, I think, to make these connections, of how forgivingly we treat the First World rich and the contrasting way we treat the Third World poor. How we treat the crimes of Christians and of heathens in very different ways. It shows how crazy we have lately come to be, and how justly we are despised by the Islamic world, and the Communist world, and many of our former colonies.

If we do this violence to the Taliban for the way they treat their women and children, why not the Catholics too?

Why not bomb the Vatican, and riddle the Pope with bullets as he staggers out of the flames?

Now, I know some people are sooo desperate for attention, to make a mark in the world, that they say ridiculous, ugly, hate filled things.  The logical fallacies committed in the “editorial” are staggering.  They reveal a mind illed with hate and prejudices. 

And I’ll answer Mr. Ellis’ hypothetical – if statistics in Australia are anything like they are in the US, there is an organization with thousands of child abuse cases, many, many more than the Catholic Church, and its called the Australian public school system.  Why is Mr. Ellis not calling for teachers to be lined up and shot, and for schools to be bombed?  Could it be that he doesn’t care about the abuse, but that he’s just another bigot looking for an excuse to exercise his prejudice? 

You’ve got to love socialist countries and their state run media.  They are truly paragons of progressive thought – true exemplars of the craft.  This excrement was approved for publication by an entity of the government of Australia: think about that.  Can you see them publishing something like that about Muslims?  Of course not, the elite media is terrified of Muslims, and create Christian bogeymen to act as a psychologically safe stand-in.  I haven’t heard such vile anti-Catholicism even from the mouth of a Grand Wizard.  And yet here we have this presented as reasonable and even elite commentary. 

We had all better get used to the idea of penance.  I think faithful Catholics will have more and more opportunities to exercise that virtuous act with grim regularity.  Offer it up. 

Dominus vobiscum!

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