Thursday, December 24, 2015

My favourite Cardinal

Cardinal Vincent Nichols is by far my favourite Catholic Cardinal; he never misses any opportunity to insert his feet into his mouth and confirm every stereotypically troublesome attribute that atheists and rationalists think a completely backward, uninformed, bigoted and arrogant Catholic henchman should possess. Today on Radio 4 he said,

"A fact" Christians most persecuted people on earth

I'm sure the Yazidis (currently suffering genocide in Northern Iraq) might contest his assertion there.

Nichols seems to be playing fast and loose with words here, clearly when he says "fact", he means in the Biblical sense (i.e. not a fact at all) and "persecuted" by which he means, "annoyed because nasty non-Catholics keep pointing out the ridiculous, hypocritical and evil BS that members of his religion perpetrate and shelter every single day".

Possible to imagine a more self-serving assembly of words it is not.


Archdruid Eileen said...

Funny thing is, a lot of Catholics have a go at him as well.

Numerically, Christians are easily the most persecuted group on earth. As a percentage, easily the Yezidis. It doesn't matter what faith you do or don't subscribe to - any individual being persecuted for their belief or otherwise is an outrage.

Happy Christmas. Let's hope or pray according to preference for peace on earth. And all work for it.

Steve Borthwick said...

AE, quite agree, (belated) happy Christmas to you to and have a great 2016!