14 March 2013

Blind faith, subservience, and the Church's survival

A television news show was interviewing some American tourists who had gathered outside the Vatican to celebrate the new pope. When asked for his thoughts on the new pontiff, one of the Americans - a young man - replied: "He's our pope! Of course we're behind him all the way!"

Of course. All the way.

Unquestioning subservience.

This leads me to believe that this young man was probably equally supportive of the previous pope - despite Benedict's leading role in covering up cases of child sex abuse by priests.

Or maybe the young man just turns his mind off whenever anything negative comes to light. Ignorance and denial are easier than critical thought. That's why Fox News has so many followers.

And that is why the hypocritical dinosaur we call the Catholic Church still manages to thrive.

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