No powerful organization is above scrutiny, criticism, and even ridicule. And in fact I do like the Catholic church and feel it offers a lot of value, and I feel that Pat is a little unfair perhaps on the child-rape issue. However his comments are mostly insightful and frankly, people like him help prevent another dark age. Enjoy.
***** Anyone watching this video, please take the extra few minutes and read all the comments posted below. Some really thoughtful and well said points, and strong mitigating factors to Pat Condell’s video *****
A commenter refuted Mr. Condell and myself rather well. Here is his comment:
“…people like him help prevent another dark age…”
Yes, because the Dark Ages did not happen because the barbarians sacked the Roman Empire and destroyed the centers of learning. No, the Dark Ages happened because of the Pope and the Catholic Church!
“When and if the Church ever allows priests to marry…”
Actually, the Church does. The Eastern Rite Churches allow for married priests. It’s the Western Rite only that does not. (I support a married priesthood!)
“If a woman ever becomes pope again…”
There’s no *credible* evidence that a woman ever was pope.
Pat Condells’ video is full of arrogance, an idiotic understanding of human nature, exaggeration, and paranoia. Skeptics of Pat Condell’s type are just as disappointing as Christians of Bob Jones’s type: both are fundamentalists who use idiotic statements, lies, and slander* to get you to believe what they believe. They all need to grow up!
Theodore Dalrymple is an atheist well worth listening to and learning from!
*That is, slandering the “other side”.