Mad Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor is at it again. Whinging about how folk don't take enough notice of his barmy rantings and choose to walk away from his criminally insane church. He manages to confuse the meaning of the terms 'atheist' and 'secular', just to show how those pesky atheists and secular folk are a bad lot.
Frankly, who cares? Well, Cormac for one. It's an odd target for him to choose: it's not as if atheism is a movement, has a defining ideology or set of policies like those religions competing with Cormac's. But for some reason, this absence of belief in the supernatural terrifies the religious. It's as if blind faith is a virtue and rational questioning a sin. Indeed, Cormac even suggested that the reason so many people turned away from god is because they were thinking too much about it:
"We spoke too easily about God, we spoke perhaps in the wrong way and we treated God as an idea rather than a living mystery to be approached in silence and prayer rather than in the arguments of the mind."He also had a go at secularism (just like his chum the Archbish of Canterbury), presumably because he thinks the religious should have more say on what goes on in society (just like his chum the Archbish of Canterbury). As if a church that condemns people to slow deaths knows better.
But it wasn't all bad news for the non religious. To show us just how 'moderate' he really is, Cormac said:
"I want to encourage people of faith to regard those without faith with deep esteem because the hidden God is active in their lives as well as in the lives of those who believe."This is despite according to his religion non religious folk will be cast into a fiery pit or be forced to watch Big Brother for eternity.
Bless. Patronising bastard.
Just came across this wisdom from kooky Cormac:
"Danger because, if you go just by reason, I think, without faith, without belief in God, you can imagine, for instance in the last century, some of the faith(less), or supposedly faithless societies - people, whether it's like Hitler or Stalin, bringing up - having a country in which, if you like, a God free zone, a dictatorship ruled by reason, and where does it lead? To terror and oppression"Let me get this right Cormac - you think reason leads to terror and oppression?
What a fucktard.