Pope Benedict is annoyed with Canada.
Is it Canada's poor treatment of native people that raises his hackles? Or the failure to live up to Kyoto?
Neither. We're not having enough kids.
Yes, you heard that right: Canadians are saying no to the Pope's grotesque vision of women as little baby factories, churning out more and more humans so they can praise his apparently insecure god. Never mind that most of the countries with high birth rates (for example, Congo, Pakistan, Afghanistan) are not societies that would please most of us.
His solution: Canadians must listen to their Catholic bishops. That's right: the way to increase the birth rate is to take instruction from men who have sworn an oath to not have children themselves.
Just when I thought Christianity couldn't get any sillier...
Monday, May 22, 2006
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I'm not nearly as bothered by Ratzi's remarks about birth rate as by the fact he thinks that "secular ideology" is a Bad Thing. What's he got against people not oppressing each other over untestable metaphysical claims?
(Yeah I know: the answer is obvious)
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