Friday, December 24, 2010
Shut Up Fool! Awards-Christmas Eve Edition
With the New Year approaching in less than a week, let's hope it gets better for all the people who are fighting long term unemployment and we get this country back to work.
That's a nice segue into this week's Shut Up Fool Award. It's time to decide who deserves a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings for their displays of stupidity and outrageous statements this week.
Don't forget I'm still taking Nominations for the Shut Up Fool of the Year Award which will be revealed on New Year's Eve. Deadline to get those nominations in is December 30..
As usual, we had a long list of people who deserved lumps of coal in their Christmas stockings. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Gretchen Carlson, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Fox News, Newt Gingrich, Haley Barbour...
But this week's award goes to Pope Benedict XVI. In his Monday speech to bishops and cardinals in Rome he blamed secular society for the Catholic Church sex abuse scandals.
Nope, that's not a typo.
According to an AP article, Pope Benedict XVI told Vatican officials Monday that they must reflect on the church's culpability in its child sex-abuse scandal, but he also blamed a secular society in which he said the mistreatment of children was frighteningly common.
"We must ask ourselves what was wrong in our proclamation, in our whole way of living the Christian life, to allow such a thing to happen," the pope said.
"In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children," the pope said. "It was maintained - even within the realm of Catholic theology - that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a 'better than' and a 'worse than.' Nothing is good or bad in itself."
Umm hmm...you're really jumping the pontiff shark now, Hitler Youth alum.. Just like you did during that 2008 Christmas Eve speech when you claimed transpeople were a bigger threat to humanity than the destruction of the rain forests. During your British papal visit in September you blamed the Holocaust on atheism when the historical reality is that the German Catholic and Protestant Churches and conservative Christian voters were major players in Adolf Hitler's rise to power.
The former Catholic altar boy said in Mein Kampf.: “I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”
The Nazis condemned atheists and promoted 'Positive Christianity' to the point that German soldiers in World War II went into battle with Nazi eagle uniform belt buckles inscribed with the words Gott Mit Uns (God is with us) on them
Pope Benedict XVI, shut the HELL up fool!