Does anyone know where I can get my Irony Meter repaired or replaced? I read this article and almost fell off my chair:
Pope Benedict XVI has warned against the misuse of religion for political ends, in a speech to Muslim leaders on the second day of his visit to Jordan.
Speaking in the King Hussein Mosque in Amman, he argued that religion was a force for good, but its “manipulation” caused divisions and even violence.
[…] “Some assert that religion is necessarily a cause of division in our world and so they argue that the lesser attention given to religion in the public sphere the better,” he said.
“Certainly, the contradiction of tensions and divisions between the followers of different religious traditions, sadly, cannot be denied.
“However, is it not also the case that often it is the ideological manipulation of religion, sometimes for political ends, that is the real catalyst for tension and division, and at times even violence in society?”
Can Beenadick actually look at himself in the mirror? How many Africans will die from his misuse of religion? How many little boys are suffering from his priests’ misuse of religion? etc, etc.