Thursday, October 06, 2005

Even The Church Gets It Right Sometimes

Members of the Catholic Church hierarchy have admitted that the Bible is not 100% accurate! (See article.)

They site, among other things, the two separate creation accounts in Genesis. They also go on to take a stab at fundamentalism in general, which I find most pleasing. I know it's a maxim that extremists get more extreme the closer we get to a solution to the extremists' problem, but damn, fundies get under my skin. They are the adult equivalent of children sticking their fingers in their ears and saying, "I can't hear you. I can't hear you. Lalalalalalala." They will ignore any evidence that contradicts their own narrow little worldview. I had never seen someone actually turn off cognitive dissonance before I met a true-blue dyed-in-the-wool Christian Fundamentalist. That's scary. The potential for abuse by their leaders is disturbing, too.

It's sad, though, that once again, we have to go to England or somewhere else in Europe to get some sense out of the religious community. Hell, the bulk of Christians in Europe believe evolution is accurate! Why couldn't I have been born there?

I'm sure the fundy Bible thumpers in the US (especially in the South and the Midwest) will decry the Catholics as not being True Believers, but they need to buck up and shut up. The Catholic Church kept Christianity viable through the Dark Ages. It is the original Christian Church. Protestants are, well, protesters. Heretics, even. Hehe.

Learn some history, goobs.


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