30 March 2010

Quote for the day

"Should the pope resign? No. As the College of Cardinals must have recognized when they elected him, he is perfectly - ideally - qualified to lead the Roman Catholic Church. A leering old villain in a frock, who spent decades conspiring behind closed doors for the position he now holds; a man who believes he is infallible and acts the part; a man whose preaching of scientific falsehood is responsible for the deaths of countless AIDS victims in Africa; a man whose first instinct when his priests are caught with their pants down is to cover up the scandal and damn the young victims to silence: in short, exactly the right man for the job. He should not resign, moreover, because he is perfectly positioned to accelerate the downfall of the evil, corrupt organization whose character he fits like a glove, and of which he is the absolute and historically appropriate monarch. No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice - the whole profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution - while it tumbles, amid a stench of incense and a rain of tourist-kitsch sacred hearts and preposterously crowned virgins, about his ears."

12 Comments:

Anonymous amadmike1 said...

I have been screaming for his resignation Infidel. After reading your most excellent piece I think I am going to relax my lips. I would like to post this at my place tomorrow, with attribution of course. Is that OK?

30 March, 2010 16:32  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mike: Fine with me. These are Dawkins's words, not mine -- you can get to the original source by clicking his name at the end of the quote.

30 March, 2010 17:02  
Anonymous Ranch Chimp said...

A fine choice for "quote of the day" .... Dr.Dawkins is well with word's, and know's how to paint the picture (although better as a scientist) .... he's no dummy when it come's to the scam's and motive's of these mega entities such as the Vatican or any of the other's. I think he is a fair man as well, considering all the static some of these folk's have gave him.

30 March, 2010 17:09  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

RC: Very true -- I'm reading one of his science books right now (The Ancestor's Tale). And when it comes to current events, like this, he knows evil when he sees it.

30 March, 2010 17:11  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

Christ's Vicar on earth might be doing a little less traveling, just in case some sharp attorney goes after him for aiding and abetting.

30 March, 2010 17:18  
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30 March, 2010 18:20  
Blogger Tim said...

Infidel
Dawkin's words rang true. In the end I hope the church is diminished to a Hallelujah tent in Des moine's
Like John Lennon said "Imagine"
Later guys

30 March, 2010 18:58  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

The "Ancestor's Tale" (?) .... thanx for the tip!

31 March, 2010 00:45  
Blogger mendip said...

A wonderful quote - thanks for posting!

31 March, 2010 04:58  
Blogger tnlib said...

Repost. Messed up my first one for a change. ; )

It's a smart man who says exactly what I think! Dawkins really is incredibly brilliant and a refreshingly good writer. Thanks for this wonderful quote.

31 March, 2010 09:15  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yowza... Seems Dawkins does not like the Pope and the Catholic church, huh.

Glad he told us how he feels. ;)

31 March, 2010 12:01  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

HE: I don't expect to see this, but it would be interesting if Germany and Wisconsin were to issue warrants for his arrest as an accessory to felonies, then ask any country he visits to extradite him.

Tim: I'd rather see the hierarchy reduced to a road-side work crew in orange overalls.

Yep.....people just won't give child molesters a break these days.

31 March, 2010 12:24  

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