The Pope in London: Fuck the Motherfucker

Der Papst hat am Wochenende in London über extremistischen Atheismus gesprochen und Atheisten mit Nazis verglichen. Und während man auf spOnline Sätze wie „Der Besuch im Vereinigten Königreich wurde zum Triumph für Benedikt“ lesen muss, trifft Scientopia (das neue Blog der abgesprungenen Scienceblogger) den Nagel auf den Punkt:

There was, unfortunately, no large religious or secular movement in opposition of the Holocaust, and to claim otherwise is offensive. To use this false history as an argument against “atheist extremism” (whatever that may mean) is a crime against memory. […]

To tell the world that religion is a shield against intolerance, and that secularism and atheism is the cause of intolerance is insane. But unlike true insanity, Ratzinger bears true culpability for his statements.

Hier noch Dawkins Rede während der Proteste gegen den Papstbesuch:


(Youtube Direktpapst, via Scienceblogs)

“Even if Hitler had been an atheist – as Stalin more surely was – how dare Ratzinger suggest that atheism has any connection whatsoever with their horrific deeds? Any more than Hitler and Stalin’s non-belief in leprechauns or unicorns. Any more than their sporting of a moustache – along with Franco and Saddam Hussein. There is no logical pathway from atheism to wickedness. Unless, that is, you are steeped in the vile obscenity at the heart of Catholic theology.
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[Ratzinger] is an enemy of education. Quite apart from the lifelong psychological damage caused by the guilt and fear that have made catholic education infamous throughout the world, he and his church foster the educationally pernicious doctrine that evidence is a less reliable basis for belief than faith, tradition, revelation and authority – his authority.”

Hier noch Ian McKellan und sein Shirt wärend der Proteste, Tim Minchins Pope-Song gibt’s mittlerweile als Gratisdownload, hier nochmal das Video:


(Youtube Direktpope, Bild via Dangerous Minds)