. . . Wednesday February 23, 2005

The Pope Mobile Takes a Wrong Turn

The Pope is out with a new book in which he compares abortion rights to the extermination of the Jews during WWII.

And this time we are talking about an extermination which has been allowed by nothing less than democratically elected parliaments where one normally hears appeals for the civil progress of society and all humanity.

Whatever side of the abortion issue you are on, this should strike you as an odd and wildly inappropriate analogy.

And that’s not just because it’s offensive and ridiculous to compare the two issues. It’s also because of the Vatican’s role (or lack thereof) during the period of extermination about which the Pope writes. You’d think the Pope would want to use an analogy that put his organization in a better light. What’s next, comparing the evil of abortion to the evil of ignoring a global pedophile movement?

The Pope also went to great lengths to point out that the notion of allowing gay marriage is part of a new ideology of evil:

It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man.

You know, there is more than enough actual evil in the world to fill a thousand philosophical and religious volumes. Do we really want to target our wrath on democratically elected governments and people who are trying to make their love legal?

Concentration is important!