Monday, May 08, 2006
Are Catholic Church Leaders Taking A Cue From Scientology
Another Catholic Cardinal has moronically spoken out against the silly piece of fiction known as The Da Vinci Code. Their stupidity in giving credence to the anything-goes conspiracy theories that pepper the book is really breathtaking. And this cardinal -- Francis Arinze of Nigeria -- was one of the preferiti, one of the frontrunners for Pope. "There are some other religions which if you insult their founder they will not be just talking," said Arinze. The Cardinal apparently was suggesting Catholics sue the filmmakers, which is both idiotic and a waste of money, since obviously there is no case. (That would make the Catholic Church akin to Scientology, which sues at the drop of a hat.) But given the worldwide riots sparked -- in part -- by Danish political cartoons of the Prophet -- I think Arinze's remarks that other religions don't "just talk" are much darker and more controversial and offensive.