Who is the pope to make moral judgements? He should stop interfering in the internal politics of other countries and get his own house in order after that abominable priest molestation scandal.This is the same man whose church disallows Catholic missionaries from distributing condoms to help stop the spread of HIV in African and other third world countries where it is overwhelmingly heterosexually transmitted, nothing more than sanctioning murder. What a hypocrite to preach anti-abortion and upholding the sanctity of life at the same time while looking the other way as millions die from a disease that is easy to prevent. Its mindblowing!Robert, ex-pat Brit.
The separation of church and State must be maintained, so this man should just – shut up! After all, science has yet to make any discovery throughout the cosmos that would indicate any existence of gods or god. Religions are only based on belief – not fact. Only science can eventually establish facts. I repeat, so far, there is no scientific evidence of gods or god.Luke Bryant. Melbourne, Australia.
Folks, what do you expect from someone who once wore a swastika on their arm in the Hitler Youth?He’s so fucking obsessed with gays one can be forgiven in thinking el papa wants a bit of the love that dare not speak its name.It seems this pope still secretly longs for the swastika back….
The pope’s reactions to G/L people in general are to be strongly criticized, but let those that agree with my general remarks remember the following. Let us, as gay and lesbian citizens of the world, “Uphold what is right” and in so doing, not degrade ourselves by attacking a simple man that is totally misled by yet another religion that proclaims to have all the answers. Luke Bryant.
Well, Luke, you got it right when you called him a “simple man”… he “simply” hates everyone who doesn’t adopt his über right wing crap. Robbie is not degrading himself for attacking this “simple man”/nazi (delete as applicable), he’s standing up and saying how it is, and I couldn’t agree with him more. Catholics should be deeply, deeply ashamed of their so-called leader.
Hi Alan, “Catholics should be deeply, deeply ashamed of their so-called leader.” Yes, I totally agree with you. You will have read that I have no religious faith, but I do know many catholics that also agree with you, indeed some have left the faith in disgust, disgusted by the pope’s outbursts, the vast amount of child molestation by priests across the world and the cover up of such terrible events by those in religious power.I have been deeply interested in astronomy all my life and lectured on the subject. As the vastness and mystery’s of the cosmos are slowly understood by science, we now know the age of the universe is at least 13.7 billion years. I guess that at some time in the distant past, a very primitive life form looked to the sky and wondered why its life was so difficult, so it invented gods to both explain and blame for it all!I can only hope that during the latter half of this new century, the human race will finally accept scientific research and discovery as the only way forward, then abolish all religions from this planet, a planet that supports millions of different forms of life, life all genetically related. We are “All Earth people” still killing each other as a result of both religious differences and political points of view. Perhaps we do need “Dr. Who” to guide us forward!Luke Bryant. Victoria, AU.
The creationist movement here in the USA (those who do not believe in evolution)genuinely believe that the world is only 6,000 years old because it apparently is in the bible including three of the republican contenders for the White House in 2008. Meanwhile, none of them can explain that if that is a fact, then why were there dinosaurs on this planet millions of years ago? Maybe they were floating around in mid air assumning that the world is only 6000 years old. These are the same people who use Leviticus to deny marriage equality among others. What a bunch of morons and I’ve no doubt the evil one in the vatican supports them.Robert, ex-pat Brit, USA.
Robert, I know what you mean. I can easily allow people their personal faith, once it doesn’t oppress the views of another, but these people are just believing in nonsense in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. They simple made up a few dates based on a story on the bible, and then filled in the blanks (of which there are many) with something you’d expect from a head-trauma victim high on morphine.I saw a few pictures of this so called museum. It would be funny if it wasn’t so disturbing:- there are models of [stereotyped] pre-historic people sitting around next to 9 foot dinosaurs with 3 inch talons and rows of razor sharp teeth… and underneath a sign indicating that all dinosaurs were vegetarian and people lived in harmony with them. A vegetarian with 2 inch serrated teeth?!? Are they fucking daft? They should try offer a tomato to a tiger and see how vegetarian it is.Anyone who believes this should be taken into care for suspected diminished responsibility. I’m sorry, believing this “creationist theory” isn’t faith, its acute stupidity, and supporters should be neutered to preventing them damaging the human gene pool.
Faith and belief is the corner stone of all religions, it is most often the result of dark age thinking encouraged by religious extremists to control fearful people.It is true, as in the past there is much in the world to cause deep concern, but no problems will ever be solved by faith. Belief only in our ability to accept scientific fact as it becomes available is the only way forward.Science has produced remarkable equipment (NMR)that can now easily detect human brain abnormalities. Those same areas of the brain that give rise to voices in the head has in the past supported religious belief that resulted in religions making saints of nut cases! I feel sure we will continue to see more nut cases made saints as religions continue their struggle to hold and gain power. Perhaps they should make a Museum dinosaur a saint! It may then become possible for faith believers to accept Charles Darwin’s great contribution to the evolution of all earth life, millions of years in the making to the present – without gods. Luke Bryant. Victoria, AU.