Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Pope's Hypocrisy

The speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, went to visit the Pope... he proceded to lecture her on the morals of abortion and assisted suicide.
The Vatican says the pope lectured Pelosi about abortion and assisted suicide. Pelosi says they talked about poverty and global warming -- and she showed him pictures of her grandchildren.

"His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church's consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death," the Holy See said in a statement.

Benedict emphasized that "all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society" should work to create "a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development."
Before he preaches about "natural moral law" he should have thought twice about reinstating neo-Nazi Bishop Richard Williamson. I know of no higher "natural moral law" than the lesson we learned from the Holocaust.


Judith said...

As Pope, he also has a moral obligation, and that moral obligation is to the children that are hungry, abused, poor, and unwanted. These are the children that the Pope should be concerned about, not the ones that are not even viable outside of the womb.

This Pope fails to see his own moral obligation (or lack thereof), as displayed by reinstatement of neo-Nazi Bishop Richard Williamson. For this Pope to lecture Pelosi on moral obligations is as hypocritical as my pastor fucking my best friend, and then preaching about man's obligations to his wife.

This Pope certainly falls short in his moral authority, judgement and obligations by embracing the likes of Williamson. It also calls into question his credibility as a spiritual leader.

idiosynchronic said...

I admire Pelosi's restraint. I would have decked him.

Judith said...
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Anjha said...

I have no need for a Pope. I do not get it.

The frikkin Vatican has so much wealth and it is all wasted on luxury for a guy who thinks that he is the direct link to god. It is so stupid.

How many people could be housed and clothed and fed at the Vatican?

I realize that the Catholic church does a lot of good - many churches do. But that good should not come with a price and the price is really a bribe: believe as we believe and behave as we dictate and then you might be able to get into heaven. It is crap.

Husband once said that "church is where god is held for ransom."

I believe that.

I just think that there are other ways to salvation than following the dictates of men who claim to know god's will. God's will is a mystery and can only be known by the individual attempting to live by one knows what "my god" wants from me except me. No one knows what my definition of salvation is except me.

As for the Pope lecturing on "life" is it only Christian life that he is concerned with? Obviously not Jewish life. Nor Muslim. Nor Hindi. Nor Buddhist. Nor Athiest. Just good Christians who throw money in his collection plate and pray to his god and live by his church's rules (which change, BTW, when a group of old white men decide to sit around a table and determine the new ones.) Catholicism is control.