Thursday, 9 September 2010

From our religious correspondent

What according to the Catholic Herald, is
frightening in its sheer vicious irrationality. These people are in the grip of a barely restrained hysteria.

Is it the Inquisition? Is it excommunicating the nun who suggested an abortion would save the lives of one of the two people who were definitely about to die, or excommunicating the mother and medical team involved in arranging an abortion for a 9 year old girl bearing twins after abuse by her stepfather?

No. It's New Atheists writing articles about not liking the Pope, in tones more measured than plenty of religious people, such as Ian Paisley. Diddums. Poor ickle Catholics (like my younger self) seem not to be able to take criticism, despite having many centuries of wielding the red hot pokers themselves.

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