Sunday, March 3, 2013
Religious defense of the indefensible leaves me speechless
This is going to be a very short article. As soon as I finish it I am going back into mourning for the utter demise of human dignity and reason.
After having posted a dromedarian screed to a Huffington Post story decrying Pope Benedict’s grotesque lie to 3rd world people in Africa that condoms spreads AIDS, I was treated to two defenses of the pope by devout Catholics.
The first one reprimanded me for focusing in on such a small detail when “everyone knows” that there is a “multinational conspiracy” to spread AIDS throughout Africa, especially among the miners in South Africa, and that should be my real concern if I really cared about AIDS among the African people.
The second Catholic’s admonishment was this:
“Condoms are against God’s plan for creation. His Holiness cares more for saving the eternal souls of those people so they can enter the Kingdom of God than about saving their mortal bodies, as well he should.”
Perhaps as I approach my dotage my ability or desire to respond to these things has been blunted. Maybe I’ve reached the point where I realize that ripping a new asshole for people this far beyond the pale is futile. Or possibly I just can’t formulate the words that would adequately express the breadth of my horror and intensity of my disgust when confronted by the unbridled and limitless insanity and inhumanity that religion brings. Whatever the cause, I was overwhelmed, saddened and left speechless.
I mourn for mankind.