Thursday, 25 March 2010
Papal visit? No thanks.
I am fond of saying that it's a matter of regret to me that people are still prepared to live their lives according to the tenets of any medieval superstition and that I don't intend to choose one of these cults as being better (or worse) than another. But can I maintain this stance of religious relativism ? Are the Quakers really as bad as Scientology and isn't this the same kind of thinking that leads us to insist that all cultures are of equal value and to turn our backs on the victims of domestic violence and oppression as a result? If forced to choose I would have to name Wahhabi Islam and Roman Catholicism as two of the more unpleasant aberrations of the human mind. I don't want to restrict the movements of anyone. If the top ju ju men from any religion want to come here and preach to their flock they can fill their fucking boots as far as I'm concerned - I just don't want to pay for the privilege. When the Pope graces us with his presence we the taxpayers will be funding his visit; to the tune of 12 million quid according to some estimates. The security alone is going cost a fortune. Well I for one think that we should get our moneys worth and give the old Nazi a right warm reception.