Hooligans papistasI’d considered not blogging about this latest event. After all, I’ve blogged about the Catholic clerical abuse scandal many times over the last few weeks. There doesn’t seem to be any end in sight to the continued revelations, nor to the Vatican’s repeated evasions of its ramifications. Whatever credibility and moral authority the Roman Catholic Church might once have had, is vanishing or has already disappeared … yet the Holy See appears casually oblivious to this. The folks who lurk in the Vatican continue to view themselves as being “under attack” by a spiritual enemy (a model I’ve discussed before) and are unable to view themselves as anything but the innocent, hapless victims of a horrid conspiracy to make them look bad, by accusing them of things they never did — in spite of tangible documentary evidence to the contrary.

At any rate, the Vatican’s delusional denials have become so pathetic as to be almost laughable … I say “almost,” because there are victims of abusive Catholic clergy around the world, many of whom will never see justice done, and there’s absolutely nothing funny about that. At any rate, the latest word coming out of Rome, is that the Jews are to blame for the scandal.

That’s right. The Jews. The (UK) Guardian reports on this claim, made by a retired Italian bishop, Giacomo Babini (WebCite cached article):

A furious transatlantic row has erupted over quotes that were attributed to a retired Italian bishop, which suggested that Jews were behind the current criticism of the Catholic church’s record on tackling clerical sex abuse.

A website quoted Giacomo Babini, the emeritus bishop of Grosseto, as saying he believed a “Zionist attack” was behind the criticism, considering how “powerful and refined” the criticism is.

The comments, which have been denied by the bishop, follow a series of statements from Catholic churchmen alleging the existence of plots to weaken the church and Pope Benedict XVI.

Allegedly speaking to the Catholic website Pontifex, Babini, 81, was quoted as saying: “They do not want the church, they are its natural enemies. Deep down, historically speaking, the Jews are God killers.”

I’ve located the exact posting on the Pontifex Web site where this is reported (here’s a cached version, and here are automated translations into English, courtesy of Microsoft and Google).

As bizarre as this claim sounds, it’s not all that odd, considering that various Italian government officials have previously claimed the scandal is “a masonic-secularist offensive against Catholics” and that it’s part of a “campaign against the pope and … the holy see by certain great foreign newspapers.” Now, I guess, we have to add the Jews to this vicious conspiracy, because they are, after all, “God killers.”

That’s right, folks. If you believe all these guys, children were never abused by Catholic clergy, and the Catholic hierarchy never contrived to protect its clergy from secular prosecution and allowed them to continue their depravity. Oh no. None of it ever happened! Rather, it’s all just a vicious lie, cooked up by masonic secularists, great foreign newspapers, and Jews.

Here’s an open question for any Roman Catholics who might still be reading this: When, exactly, do you intend to say, “Enough! No more!”? At what point have you had your fill of the delusional lies and pathological denials of the Vatican and its various mouthpieces? Do you have any idea how fucking ridiculous the Holy See looks? Do you see, now, that the time has come to do something?

Or do you think nothing is wrong with any of this? That your Church truly is “under attack” by the Devil, or the Forces of Darkness, or “masonic secularists,” or newspapers, or the Jews? Do you honestly believe this?

If you don’t, how in good conscience can you continue to support an organization that would act this way?

Remember: What you will not correct, you condone.

Hat tip: AntiBible Project Forum on Delphi Forums.

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