Pope warns of misuse of religion.

Does anyone know where I can get my Irony Meter repaired or replaced? I read this article and almost fell off my chair:

Pope warns of misuse of religion – BBC News

Pope Benedict XVI has warned against the misuse of religion for political ends, in a speech to Muslim leaders on the second day of his visit to Jordan.

Speaking in the King Hussein Mosque in Amman, he argued that religion was a force for good, but its “manipulation” caused divisions and even violence.

[…] “Some assert that religion is necessarily a cause of division in our world and so they argue that the lesser attention given to religion in the public sphere the better,” he said.

“Certainly, the contradiction of tensions and divisions between the followers of different religious traditions, sadly, cannot be denied.

“However, is it not also the case that often it is the ideological manipulation of religion, sometimes for political ends, that is the real catalyst for tension and division, and at times even violence in society?”

Can Beenadick actually look at himself in the mirror? How many Africans will die from his misuse of religion? How many little boys are suffering from his priests’ misuse of religion? etc, etc.

9 thoughts on “Pope warns of misuse of religion.

  1. but i though hypocrisy was the definition of religion… i knew i should have gone to bible school that day instead of celebrating vesak.

  2. Small edit and the truth slowly starts to emerge:

    religion is a force (which) cause(s) divisions and even violence.

  3. The pope says it’s bad to use religion for political ends?


  4. (Actually I probably have some spare parts left over from all the irony meters that red-lined and flamed out during the GOP ascendancy.)

    Oh, I’m sure that the Pope can look himself in the mirror…and not just to rehearse saying those lines while keeping a straight face.

  5. Thanks, cubiclegrrl. I’ll get my order in soon. Are you sure the mirror will not crack?  wink

  6. That fuckin Hitler Youth, so the rumor went when he first made pope, needs to shut his crap trap.  I’m hoping that he visits one of the countyries who has suffered under the weight of his religion’s copious mounts of bullshit, and leave in a bodybag

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