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Greek bishop: Gays are a ‘perversion’ and pride is a ‘disgrace’

  • Valksy

    Oh look, the loving hand of christofascism wipes its filth all over everything again. The vile psychopathic fairy tales of genocidal Bronze Ages savages remains a hideous stain on humanity.

    Why do I despise religion so much? Can’t imagine…..

    • Jesus_Mohammed

      The Orthodox Church in Greece, like its arms in Russia, Romania, and
      elsewhere, is stuck in the ignorance and fears of The Dark Ages. Here’s a pic from the BBC news website today, showing one of their number (in Romania) applying holy oil to TV monitors so that they may be “blessed” (by a non-existent god)! Isn’t it just IDIOTIC? The same nonsense is typical of all deluded religious people, except that their delusions seldom manifest as graphically as this!

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-27885626

      • Valksy

        Ridiculous, of course, and making as much sense as telling fortunes in the entrails of goats. But the priest classes in the “perpetual mendicant” of religion have to convince the thick-witted peasantry to keep them in silly hats somehow….

      • Steven Gregory

        Superstitious hocus-pocus, it’s so ridiculous.

  • Valksy

    Oh look, the loving hand of christofascism wipes its filth all over everything again. The vile psychopathic fairy tales of genocidal Bronze Ages savages remains a hideous stain on humanity.

    Why do I despise religion so much? Can’t imagine…..

  • Valksy

    Oh look, the loving hand of christofascism wipes its filth all over everything again. The vile psychopathic fairy tales of genocidal Bronze Ages savages remains a hideous stain on humanity.

    Why do I despise religion so much? Can’t imagine…..

  • Valksy

    Oh look, the loving hand of christofascism wipes its filth all over everything again. The vile psychopathic fairy tales of genocidal Bronze Ages savages remains a hideous stain on humanity.

    Why do I despise religion so much? Can’t imagine…..

  • Rovex

    Religion is an insult to human dignity and churches are a monument to idiocy.

  • Rovex

    Religion is an insult to human dignity and churches are a monument to idiocy.

  • Rovex

    Religion is an insult to human dignity and churches are a monument to idiocy.

    • JD

      and greed!

    • JD

      and greed!

    • JD

      and greed!

    • JD

      and greed!

  • Rovex

    Religion is an insult to human dignity and churches are a monument to idiocy.

  • JD

    Proof that Greek culture is going backwards – given Ancient Greece was the first thoroughly recorded society where the love of and man for another or that of an older man and a young man were endorsed and respected –

    this bearded ‘man’ in a black frock is spewing hatred and ignorance in the name of a non existent imaginary friend – quite, quite, pathetic….

    • Rehan

      That’s the effect monotheism has. Terrific, isn’t it? [sarcasm]

  • JD

    Proof that Greek culture is going backwards – given Ancient Greece was the first thoroughly recorded society where the love of and man for another or that of an older man and a young man were endorsed and respected –

    this bearded ‘man’ in a black frock is spewing hatred and ignorance in the name of a non existent imaginary friend – quite, quite, pathetic….

  • JD

    Proof that Greek culture is going backwards – given Ancient Greece was the first thoroughly recorded society where the love of and man for another or that of an older man and a young man were endorsed and respected –

    this bearded ‘man’ in a black frock is spewing hatred and ignorance in the name of a non existent imaginary friend – quite, quite, pathetic….

  • JD

    Proof that Greek culture is going backwards – given Ancient Greece was the first thoroughly recorded society where the love of and man for another or that of an older man and a young man were endorsed and respected –

    this bearded ‘man’ in a black frock is spewing hatred and ignorance in the name of a non existent imaginary friend – quite, quite, pathetic….

  • JD

    Greek Bishop in casual wear

  • JD

    Greek Bishop in casual wear

  • JD

    Greek Bishop in casual wear

  • http://www.pariss.info Pariss

    And this from a country that has, historically, the most laid back attitude to homosexuality.

    • Jesus_Mohammed

      Not really Pariss. Ever since Greece was occupied for 400 years by Muslims homosexuality in Greece has been hidden “dirty” thing that comes out only when it’s dark and nobody’s looking. And before that Greece was in its Dark Ages, a Dark Ages brought upon the land by the truly vicious and zealous first Christians, who stamped out the original “pagan” religion of Greece. Read “Athens – The Truth” by David Cade. It’s all in there.

      • TakisPapas

        And the modern Greek state of 19th -20th century, adopted the general European penal code, which criminalized gay relations, up until 1952. With the decriminalization came a general “don’t ask don’t tell” attitude in the country, which still applies today, albeit less and less each year. Things move forward but rather slowly.

    • Rehan

      Well yes, but that was an awfully long time ago, attitudes varied within the various cultures that equate to modern-day Greece’s territory, and in any event it was bisexuality that they were relaxed about – and even then it was inextricably connected to the extreme restrictions respectable women had to live with. I think on the whole it’s best to discount territorial history from millennia ago when it comes to looking at present-day cultures.

  • http://www.pariss.info Pariss

    And this from a country that has, historically, the most laid back attitude to homosexuality.

  • http://www.pariss.info Pariss

    And this from a country that has, historically, the most laid back attitude to homosexuality.

  • Mark Y

    Religion is the opiate of the masses.

    Bishops are lazy bigoted men who enjoy turning people into brain dead zombies.

    • Truth

      It is in the interests of power-hungry, domination-crazed religions to outlaw ANYTHING which may potentially result in less procreation. The Catholics have insisted on certain pro-procreation behaviours for centuries … no masturbation / no condoms / no homosexuality / no abortion, etc, etc, etc. These rules were ALL about ensuring the production of more little catholics in order to swell Vatican coffers and power. It’s all a con to exploit the poor and ignorant. They are best ignored. They’ll be extinct in another couple more generations anyway …..

  • Mark Y

    Religion is the opiate of the masses.

    Bishops are lazy bigoted men who enjoy turning people into brain dead zombies.

  • Mark Y

    Religion is the opiate of the masses.

    Bishops are lazy bigoted men who enjoy turning people into brain dead zombies.

  • Mikeylano

    As the world slowly starts to ignore these nut jobs, I expect them to spew ever more bitter bile as they watch their bigoted belief system fall apart, acknowledging that their theatrical posts are inching ever closer to the cliff edge.

    • Truth

      That is why we must all never miss an opportunity to answer them back. I’ve found ridicule to be the best answer. Beware – they will play ‘the victim’. Just remind them that gay people never burned witches or stoned heretics. Quite the contrary ……

  • Mikeylano

    As the world slowly starts to ignore these nut jobs, I expect them to spew ever more bitter bile as they watch their bigoted belief system fall apart, acknowledging that their theatrical posts are inching ever closer to the cliff edge.

  • Jon (Malaysia)

    He’s as good at defining perversion as my PM is at finding missing airplanes.

  • Jon (Malaysia)

    He’s as good at defining perversion as my PM is at finding missing airplanes.

  • That There Other David

    Why should anyone show respect that he’s devoted his life to a bunch of lies, even if he’s victim to them himself? All that proves him to be is a fool rather than a con artist. Either way, no respect is due.

    • Truth

      Why? Because they DEMAND it! In the old days, if you didn’t show them the respect they demanded, they could – and did – have you burned. They are getting more and more angry that they’ve lost their power and the privilege.

  • That There Other David

    Why should anyone show respect that he’s devoted his life to a bunch of lies, even if he’s victim to them himself? All that proves him to be is a fool rather than a con artist. Either way, no respect is due.

  • TakisPapas

    These bishops are beginning to look comic, even to conservative people in Greece. Athens Pride this year was the biggest ever, with enthusiastic backing by the mayor. So is gonna be in Thessaloniki in a few days. Thousands are expected to celebrate and parade, with the very progressive mayor of that city at the head of the parade.

    It s also significant that the archbishop of Greece and the official Church Council, have never spoken against Pride celebrations. They are not as powerful as they would like to be.

    • Jesus_Mohammed

      I hope that at the Pride Festival in Thessaloniki some of you really show the Greek Orthodox clergy up as the deluded idiots they are. Here’s some inspiration from Athens Pride a couple of years ago. A lesbian parading on the top of a truck as an Orthodox priest!

      • TakisPapas

        Yes, there was a group of atheists at Thessaloniki Pride marching. Some dressed as priests but holding anti-religion banners!!!

    • Steven Gregory

      Thanks for the local insight. Here’s hoping church participation is on the decline.

  • dennis h

    Religion and i mean the very most religions are the preverse, they have killed and maimed countless billions of people through-out history and even today, it,s no wander that, in the UK anyway, people are deserting the pulpits in mass, we should let the idiots keep on ranting, its their religions losing out LOL

    • Truth

      As the old saying goes …. ‘Give them enough rope ….’

  • Alexander Kelso Shiels

    Why are we even bothered by these so called men of god(who does not exist) for eventually these bigots will die out., or maybe they will come back and tell us what it is like in their heaven! I DONT THINK SOO.

    • Jesus_Mohammed

      We are bothered because they influence thousands and thousands of people and they continue to screw up thousands and thousands of peoples’ lives. That’s why we bother.

    • to_tell_the_truth

      We are “bothered” … into action against bigoted religions because the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.

  • Truth

    I think you’ll find that it is self-serving, over-controlling, power-hungry, greedy, child-molesting religions which are the perversion of what their founders first envisaged. Who CARES what these self-appointed, self-delusional, self-important freaks think? They are hate-mongering themselves into oblivion. And, the sooner the better …..

  • Rehan

    …respect the fact that I’m well behaved …

    Not well-behaved enough to STFU about matters that are none of his business, it seems.

  • to_tell_the_truth

    The lady DOTH protest too much, methinks.

  • kostas.lacon

    Father Anthimos , Jesus Christ said “love each other” …well let’s love each other !
    Guys in UK watch thessaloniki’s gay pride 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gei9l2sp1oo

  • Jeff Levy

    Gays Are FABULOUS and Pride is AWESOME….

    Now on the other hand Your Hate, Bigotry & Prejudice is EVIL and a DISGRACE…

  • Jon (Malaysia)

    The bishop is yet another outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual putrefaction.

  • Martin R

    Coming from a member of the clergy AND a Greek is a bit rich! The usual hypocrisy..

  • lord thorpe

    I first got involved in the gay rights movement in 1972. They spew out the same old bile all the time, all very boring and predictable. Fortunately they will kill religion off themselves as more and more people find it irrelevant.

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