I've been thinking about this for a week or so..
I was really beginning to like having this Pope
someone around who was so routinely
saying profoundly ingnorant, discriminatory, or hateful
things was very useful
to a person such as myself who
is moving more in the direction of the next phase of
is...Restoring needed aspects of truth, reason.
and intellectual honesty to religious practices...
to eliminate the harmful effects of magical
thinking, or thinking/processes that allow some people
the hats" of their dysfunctional thinking on
"God" --the "Bible"-- the teachings of their
Preacher, Father etc..
What I believe is going to happen is that the Catholic
going to elect a Pope that is younger, and
perhaps better versed in modern communication
I believe it is also very likely
that the next Pope will be of a conservative bent..
rather than someone who is
interested in moving the
As such I think the church will find, just as the KKK did,
you can't take stupidity, ignorance, of lack of
intellectual honesty, shine/polish it up, and create
of value out of something lacking of same..
Colin Stuart McCoy
Update..3/14/13 Potentially good news--Looks
new Pope "Francis" is going to continue the helpful
tradition of saying ignorant and discriminatory
statements..this will continue to aid our efforts..
Update.. 1/20/14 Since this post was written I have to say,
"Knock on wood",. that the new Pope has appeared to be putting far more consideration into what he says. I have
to say that I have found many of his recent comments to be "progressive/positive/supportive" sounding toward much
needed organizational progressive minded evolutions..Just need to see if this translates into needed policy reforms?