Massive Hypocrisy 101


I just had to share this quote from today’s Sydney Morning Herald from the Cathoic Archbishop and all-round orthodox conservative busybody George Pell, ‘prominent religious sceptic of climate change’, also recently quoted as saying “Jesus had nothing to say on global warming”.
“My task as a Christian leader is to engage with reality, to contribute to debate on important issues, to open people’s minds, and to point out when the emperor is wearing few or no clothes.

“Radical environmentalists are more than up to the task of moralising their own agenda and imposing it on people through fear. They don’t need church leaders to help them with this, although it is a very effective way of further muting Christian witness. Church leaders in particular should be allergic to nonsense.”

Engage with reality. Open people’s minds. Allergic to nonsense. Yep. Uh-huh. Riiiight.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jhilahd
    Nov 15, 2007 @ 08:15:52

    I don’t feel so bad about my countries religious right. Thanks for sharing the craziness that is the human condition.

  2. Universal Head
    Nov 15, 2007 @ 08:44:14

    We aim to serve!

  3. ministerprometheus
    Dec 20, 2007 @ 14:55:18

    George Pell is Australia’s resident religious nut, now that Fred Nile’s too old to do any serious crusading. George Pell’s recent trophies of absurdity include ranting about the evils of Harry Potter and trying to blackmail a state government conscience vote on stem cell research his way, by threatening to deny ceremonies like confession and so on to New South Wales’ catholic ministers.
    The vote in favour of stem cell research – which had been wavering until that point – was quite strong. A hearty rejection of religious blackmail.
    George Pell. You’ve gotta love him, if you don’t he’ll excommunicate you.