Another nail in the coffin. Hopefully the last.

While finishing a painting this morning my partner started reading excitedly from the next room. “Whoa, wait til you hear this one!”

This is what he read out to me:

“Pope Benedict XVI’s personal preacher is likening accusations against the pope and the church in the sex abuse scandal to “collective violence” suffered by the Jews.

The Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa said in a Good Friday sermon, with the pope listening to him in St. Peter’s Basilica, that a Jewish friend has said the accusations remind him of the “more shameful aspects of anti-Semitism.””

(Source)

I sat there stunned and thought to myself THIS. THIS finally has to be the last straw. To play the victim, comparing themselves to a people group who were targeted in the holocaust, when found to be pedophiles or to have been found harboring them? This HAS to finish them.

I’m not going to be holding my breath though. People are way too fantastic at turning a blind eye. If you scroll a little further down that article¬† and you already see faithful catholics excusing why they’re still supporting the church and celebrating with them at Easter. *Turns on loud speaker* Hellooooo, THE POPE – HEAD OF YOUR FAITH – HARBORED AND ENABLED A PEDOPHILE!!!!!!!!! Maybe the speaker is broken? Denial/Avoidance is a powerful tool.

Hell, the Catholic church is taking OFFERINGS to fund the vast amounts of money they own for damages to rape and abuse victims and faithful catholics everywhere are paying into it. Now… I realize the motive for that could very well be in support and empathy to the victim, but it all just smacks of enabling when it’s a well known fact that most of the pedophilic priests are not facing punishment for their appalling crimes.

The whole thing offends every bone in my body. There is so little justice to begin with and then this twisted fuck of a priest claims victimization on par with the Jews. Just… go off some where, curl up and die already – the whole obscene establishment. You’d be doing us all a favor and possibly single-handedly pushing those countries still in your grasp into a progressive human rights oriented mind set instead of a medieval assbackwards ignorance based one. Wahey! Wouldn’t that be awesome?

Aifinkso.

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