Monday, February 28, 2011

After Khadafy, How About John Paul II?

The protesters who changed regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, and who are about to do the same in Libya, utilized social media like facebook and twitter to organize themselves in order to create strength in numbers. My question is, why not apply the same strategy to bring down icons other than Arab dictators? How about a Pope?

The Catholic Church is about to build on its 1600 year history of making bad decisions by making, perhaps, the most egregiously flawed decision of all. They actually propose elevating Pope John Paul II to sainthood, starting first with canonization. Wouldn’t it be nice if all the living victims of priestly sexual abuse could band together via social media to protest the canonization of John Paul II? The Arab dictators denied the democratic vote to their people for 30 years, or more than 40 years in the case of Khadafy. John Paul II coddled pedophiles and ignored the sodomy of young children for almost 27 years, and even took measures to perpetuate the ghastly transgressions by moving clerical perverts from parish to parish, and by instructing bishops to silence the victims with bribes and intimidation. To be consistent, the Church should probably also move to canonize Mubarak and Khadafy.

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