I am just loving this. Pope Benedict XVI (Aka Benny the Rat) has his underwear in a bunch over the rising secularism in Spain.
All I can say is “Awww, poor baby! You and your church had the chance to make things better but you made them much worse! Maybe it’s time we tried to live our lives without the asinine interference of peoples of faith and belief in a sky fairy!”
Here’s a more choice quote from the article:
“The clash between faith and modernity is happening again, and it is very strong today,” he told reporters on the plane, quoted by AFP news agency.
He is due to celebrate an open-air Mass and then travel to Barcelona on Sunday.
“Spain saw in the 1930s the birth of a strong and aggressive anti-clericalism,” Pope Benedict said.
And the Spanish were right to repudiate religion back in the 1930’s too. It’s really done us absolutely no good during it’s entire reign on the planet (Or at least the last 2,000 years. I cannot vouch for pre-monotheistic cultures but even they had their idiocy too.)
The dipshit Pope went on to say:
“a Spain and Europe concerned not only with people’s material needs but also with their moral and social, spiritual and religious needs, since all these are genuine requirements of our common humanity”.
Those last two really aren’t needed at all. It’s just that the church would like you to believe that they are because without them, the church has no power over the individual.
This part is interesting:
Only 14.4% of Spaniards regularly attend mass, and legal changes to allow divorce, gay marriage and abortion have caused concern to the Catholic Church.
But 73% of Spaniards still define themselves as Catholic.
There’s the difference I have with the 73% of Spaniards, I don’t consider myself Catholic at ALL. I am an atheist. I do not have the need to attend services or join any church.
But the best part, the pope can’t pull em’ like he used to in Spain.
But some shopkeepers are disappointed by the number of people coming to the city for the Papal visit.
“There are still no people, we’re very surprised,” one souvenir shop owner told AFP news agency.
Of course – Mr. Ratzinger your venomous statements that gay people are “intrinsically disordered” falls flat in more civilized countries.