Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Hey, Pope John Paul II: Morsus mihi.

From CNN:

Homosexual marriages are part of “a new ideology of evil” that is insidiously threatening society, Pope John Paul says in his newly published book.


The 84-year-old Pontiff’s book, a highly philosophical and intricate work on the nature of good and evil, is based on conversations with philosopher friends in 1993 and later with some of his aides.

In one section about the role of lawmakers, the Pope takes another swipe at gay marriages when he refers to “pressures” on the European Parliament to allow them.

“It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man,” he writes.

I hardly think the Roman Catholic Church is in a position to pass judgement on what qualifies as evil given their long, long, long history of ignorance, intolerance, and bigotry. But that has never stopped them before.