04 June 2015

Video of the day -- Stephen Fry on the Catholic Church

From a 2009 debate in London on the proposition "The Catholic Church is a force for good in the world".


Anonymous Bacopa said...

And recent investigations by the Canadian Government revealed that the Residential Schools program for First Nations children wasn't just an attempt at cultural genocide, but actually amounted to genocide as 40% death rates were not uncommon in some schools. More than half of the schools, and some of the most abusive, were operated by the Catholic Church. What is it with these people? This is even worse than the septic tank full of dead babies in Tuam, Ireland.

04 June, 2015 13:09  
Blogger The Prophet Dervish Z Sanders said...

Looks like Fry won decisively. I can't say I disagree with anything he said. The new pope seems a bit better, still the church has a very long way to go on these issues. The church's unwavering stance against condoms is killing people and burdening poor women with more children than they an afford. At least there seems to be a small change in rhetoric, if not in actual doctrine, in regards to gay people.

04 June, 2015 17:32  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Bacopa: I hadn't heard about that, but I'm not surprised. The Catholic Church seems to spread death and misery everywhere it goes -- especially to children.

Dervish: With such an open-and-shut case, and with Fry and Hitchens to present it, our side would have won in the eyes of pretty much any audience outside the Vatican.

Thanks for the link, it's a worthwhile read.

05 June, 2015 17:58  

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