As modified from Reuters….
VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict said Monday that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behavior was just as important as saving the rain forest from destruction. This newest attack on man’s liberty and freedom comes on the heels of his previous admonitions regarding capitalism.
The Church “should also protect man from the destruction of himself. A sort of ecology of man is needed.” The Pope has now a fully blossomed worldview – whether it is practicing homosexuality, or the pursuit of ones own happiness by obtaining and holding property, man cannot be left to make descisions based upon his own rational judgment. The pontiff’s comment was in a holiday address to the Curia, the Vatican’s central administration. “The tropical forests do deserve our protection. But man, as a creature, does not deserve any less.” … and therefore should not be allowed to think for himself as a rational being.
The Catholic Church teaches the convolution (along with many others) that while homosexuality is not sinful, homosexual acts are. Which, if one really cares to think about it, is utter nonsense. You cannot be a homoSEXual without expressing some degree of sexual behavior (acts). Of course, such convolutions have not stopped the world’s oldest and largest institution from uttering idiotic encylclicals for roughly 2000 years, why stop now… Cleverly, it opposes gay marriage and, in October, a leading Vatican official called homosexuality “a deviation, an irregularity, a wound.” And while that conclusion may indeed be correct, who the hell does this gang of mind contollers think they are and what business is it of theirs if if Adam and Steve want to get it on? God?? I don’t want the church (any church) telling me what to do or not, just as much as I don’t want some nincompoop government school teachers indoctrinating my child into the Gay is OK mindset.
Back in October, the Pope slammed capitalism by stating essentially the same convoluted logic: “we see that money disappears, is nothing and all these things that appear real are in fact of secondary importance. Those who build the house of their lives on sand, are those who build on things that are visible and tangible, such as success, career and money.”
The pope also took a pot shot at capitalism (ironically, the source of all the great wealth of the Vatican) in his 2007 book where he stated, ““Confronted with the abuse of economic power, with the cruelty of capitalism that degrades man into merchandise, we have begun to see more clearly the dangers of wealth and we understand in a new way what Jesus intended in warning us about wealth.” Uh hmmm, the Pope needs to remind himself of the fact that the wealth of the Vatican could not have come about, and its operations cannot be sustained, without capitalism. That his outrageous junkets around the world spewing his brand of mysticism would not be possible without the capital provided by capitalism.
The pope said humanity needed to “listen to the language of creation” to understand the intended roles of man and woman. He compared behavior beyond traditional heterosexual relations as “a destruction of God’s work.” Given his prior statements regarding capitalism, one can safely imply he would now clearly state that in all aspects of one’s life, one’s own personal happiness is irrelevant insofar as it contradicts any purpose of the church, or of the church’s edicts. Can a new era of the dark ages be far behind?
He also defended the Church’s right to “speak of human nature as man and woman, and ask that this order of creation be respected.” We can only wait with abated breath for his next tirade against man where he will surely defend the Church’s right to speak of human nature as self-immolating sacrifice of all worldly acquisitions for the greater good. That we all should live in that prestine wilderness of rags and suffering experienced by the original inhabitants of Jamestown… While the Pope has criticized Marxism in its inhumanity, he takes no issue with its creed of sacrifice which is fully consonant with his own twisted and bizarre view of humanity.
The degree of hypocrisy and double-speak spewed by this cloaked crusader is both brazen and bizarre. But his ignorance of economics is utterly stunning. Hey Pope, without capitalism religion as you know it and promote it dies.