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May 02, 2010


If Kristof wants to see some ugly anti-Catholicism, he ought to come back home to Oregon. We've got plenty of well-heeled (and increasingly, more without heels) who are more than happy to spout off on the Papists. It's a long tradition: the Klan didn't really have any blacks to target here when they were big in the '20s, so they burned crosses on Catholic lawns instead and tried to push through a ban on private schools (that ended up in the US Supreme Court).

This is unknowable and unprovable of course, but the rot at the top won't heal itself and won't go away gracefully. It'll come crashing down, maybe not in my lifetime but I suspect in my kids' at least. And when it does, want to know who will be cleaning it up and reconstituting it? Not the reactionaries; they'll turn into ecclesiastical teabaggers or just curl up in the fetal position. It'll be the liberals, the ones Kristof is sniffing derisively at.

Fuck their so-called "true church" where it lives and breathes.Why should it be free from criticism.

The "true church" is a money making enterprise, a very successful one, that protects its source of revenue above all else. It is better compared to British Petroleum and Halliburton than to religious groups.

sadly, the bad apples pretty red papal ribbons ruined the whole barrel.

Yeah, and there are some caring, compassionate teachers working for Hamas, too. It's a mystery how Kristof thinks the example of a couple of hard-working missionaries reflects favorably on the church as a whole.
If you put the Pope and the cardinals to work in the Sudan, those mooks wouldn't last 20 minutes. They are fully aware of this and so is Kristof.

big associations need to get rid of bad apples, not shine them up.

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