So what have I learnt so far in the lead up to World Catholic Youth Week*? Just that Cardinal Pell is an idiot, these are the things we’ve learnt about him:
- He doesn’t understand what Sexual Assault is.
- Is sceptical about climate change**.
- Believes the West needs to increase its birth rates to avoid a social crisis.
If I was catholic I would have to question if I want this man to be leading me.
* Its not World Youth Week, there needs to be a lot of non catholic focus for it to be that, the official name is just misleading.
** Ok, you can be that without being an idiot, and Pell appears to flip flop around on the issue any way. As a custodian of the earth though he should be in favour of the solutions to climate change.
It is being widely reported today that the Archbisop of Mozambique believes that “two countries in Europe who are making condoms with (the) virus on purpose, they want to finish with African people as part of their programme to colonise the continent” and “some companies who are manufacturing anti-retroviral drugs already infected with the virus, also in order to finish quickly the African people”
I fail to understand the agenda of such people? Making such wild claims is attempting to finish of the African people. Every time he discourages people to use condoms he encourages AIDs. Isn’t it best to preach “If you insist on ignoring our principles on when to have sex, please also use a condom?”
People following catholic values to the letter help to slow the spread of AIDs, its the people who selectively follow the rules that are to blame. Do people really feel that easy sex is a lesser evil than contraception? I could believe that of the uneducated masses, but of the educated heads of church?
Grow up people.