Men kissing, plus I make fun of the Pope! September 17, 2006Posted by Evil Bender in Religion, wingnuts.
(There. I suspect that should weed out anyone who might be offended by this post.)
The Pope has spoken about his concern about evolution:
Speaking to a 300,000-strong crowd in this German city, the former theological watchdog said that, according to such theories derived from Charles Darwin’s work, the universe is “the random result of evolution and therefore, at bottom, something unreasonable.”
As PZ Myers points out, the Pope isn’t qualified to speak on this subject. I’d add he’s no more qualified to talk about evolution than he is to blame God for the Holocaust. In other news, the Pope’s whole argument, that evolution shouldn’t be trusted because it makes him uncomfortable, is fucking stupid. All he has really said is that he rejects evidence when the evidence makes him uncomfortable, he feels the right choice is to ignore the evidence.
Let’s say that again, so there’s no mistake: when the Pope hears evidence he doesn’t like, he ignores it. If that isn’t the perfect metaphor for organized religion, I don’t know what is.
(The good news is, Ratz gets the Oscar for most ironic use of the word “unreasonable.”)