Saturday, April 03, 2010

Sure, that analogy works.

Why, of course, it's just like the Holocaust:

Pope's preacher compares abuse fury to anti-Semitism

Pope Benedict XVI's personal preacher on Friday compared the fury aimed at the Catholic leadership because of sexual abuse within the Church to aspects of anti-Semitism...

He then quoted what he said was a letter from a Jewish friend. "I am following with disgust the violent and concentric attack against the church, the pope and all the faithful from the whole world," the letter said.

"The use of the stereotype, the passage from the responsibility and personal wrong to that of the whole reminds us of the most shameful aspects of anti-Semitism."

Sure ... the insane, genocidal slaughter of millions of Jews, and the serious annoyance at Catholic priests for fucking altar boys. I can definitely see the similarities.

I feel so ashamed.


Moon Rattled said...

I envision a special 'heaven' where the Catholic Church, Wall Street, neoconservatives all, assorted fundamentalist nutjobs, and heinous criminals "who found Jesus" while behind bars, reside together for eternity.

CC said...

I have far more mundane tastes. I simply look forward to child-molesting Catholic priests finally going to prison, and waking up in the middle of the night to a deep voice asking, "So ... who's your daddy now, bitch?"

Cherniak_WTF said...

Are there bonus points for pointing out that the Church was often involved in antisemitism?

Kelseigh said...

Now that I think of it, it's a great analogy. In both cases, the Mother Church looked the other way and let things continue until they were forced to deal with it.

CC said...

What do the Holocaust and the current sexual abuse scandal have in common? Whenever the Catholic Church gets involved, somebody's going to get fucked.

Thank ya, thank ya very much. Don't forget to tip your waitress.

s said...

I love revisionism. Oh, and conflation. At no time does Cantalamessa mention the holocaust. But don't let the truth get in the way of some good old fashioned anti-catholic bias.

KEvron said...

"don't let the truth get in the way"

oh, do tell us the truth of the matter, s-hole. the vatican surely won't.