Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Cardinal Gibson's Most Recent Bull



Mel Gibson: "My Wife is Going to Hell."

"...My wife is a saint. She's a much better person than I am. Honestly. She's, like, Episcopalian, Church of England. She prays, she believes in God, she knows Jesus, she believes in that stuff. And it's just not fair if she doesn't make it, she's better than I am. But that is a pronouncement from the chair. I go with it."

Yes, because that's exactly what Jesus taught: It doesn't matter if you're a good person, or kind and gentle and pray and believe in God and act according to the principles he taught. No. What's important is that you do what the guy in the funny hat tells you, or else it's doggypaddling for eternity in rivers of flaming shit.

And people wonder why I don't like Organized Religion very much. It's exactly because it leads to idiotic things like the above proclamation from Cardinal Gibson. If this is what he says about his own wife, imagine what he thinks about Jewish people and ask yourself if there's a way even a little bit of this closeminded, spiteful rhetoric didn't make it into the movie he paid for out of his own pocket and tried to get Papal approval of.

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