Monday, February 09, 2009

The Odds Are 6 Million To One

We have a lot of problems with the local bishop, but at least he believes in the Holocaust. On the other hand, British Bishop Richard Williamson feels he needs more proof and a little more time to think about it. (Approximately his words.)

Late-night satirist, and devout Catholic, Stephen Colbert said the Bishop can believe that a man rose from the dead 2,000 years ago, but can’t believe that six million Jews were methodically killed 60 years ago.

The Person Who Makes The Decisions has decided that religious heresy is basis for excommunication, but a flat-out lie is not. If the bishop in question has renounced his heresy of leaving the church, we can take care of the lie later on.

After he’s had a little more time to think about it.

I could see the Klan saying something like this; a White Supremacist, likewise; they all tend to be somewhat uneducated and followers of whatever rumors and misinformation is going around.

But a bishop … an educated, compassionate person who should (and does) know better, is not the kind of religious leader who should be set loose in front of a congregation. Six million unaccepted dead Jews to one crucified and risen Jew are strange odds for a true believer. But not an anti-Semitic.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I was him, I would not plan a vacation in Israel anytime soon.


February 09, 2009 7:31 AM  
Blogger D.B. Echo said...

These are difficult times to be a Catholic. But Bishops and Popes do not last forever.

...well, unless I'm interpreting Benedict's latest statements to indicate that he want everybody to get the Terri Schiavo Life Extension Treatment. In which case, he will last forever, or until the power goes off.

February 09, 2009 10:15 AM  

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