Pope Benedict, in his recently released annual peace message
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men, indeed… What a dick.
Nope. I think spewing illogical hatred of an extremely small minority as moral law is the much larger threat to world peace. Also a threat to world peace: refusal to recognize scientific truths due to magical beliefs, paranoia, guns, bombs, righteous wars to spread “freedom” to “godless” countries, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc. OVER IT.
It never ceases to amaze me how myopic humans are. Take a look at the greater picture. Stop fighting over such trivial issues. How about we actually take care of, support, and love all of humanity??? THAT is world peace.
Flawless and irrefutable logic on the part of the Pope, I’ve clearly now changed all my opinions on these issues, because the logic is so perfect and grounded in observed facts and intelligent intuition.
I hope phrases like this just show how petty and frightened old structures of culture are. It’s a desperate move to prey on the fear of people afraid of social change to maintain relevancy and power in a world where institutional authority is diminishing without the implicit threat of violence that maintains it. Stir up some distrust and discord with words aimed at the fearful unaware and unenlightened to manipulate them toward violence against scapegoats. Culture wars are very dangerous, as they have a ways of expanding from proxy opinion battles to legal battles and eventually violence if the group being manipulated begins to see those outside their group culture as less than human.
If anyone is summoning violence into the world through words and acts in this situation it is the pope and other self-assigned moral guardians.