Theologian calls novel insulting ‘sack full of lies’
Nothing spells “desperation and distraction” more than a Vatican assault on a book that’s already been out for two years.
“REAL history??!!??!?” Does he really wanna go there? The Cathars also believed that Jesus and Mary Magdelene had a thing going on and they were exterminated by the Catholic Church for it in the Middle Ages.
Current history (or should I say scandals) don’t make them look too good either, when you think about it.
I, for one, have always thought religion *SHOULD* be discussed in school. When I was a kid, and we learned about the civil rights movement, we were sick with guilt over how we (as a society) treated people…. imagine if we covered the church’s bloody history and control? That would do far more damage than not talking about it.
The soon-to-be-pope doesn’t cover all the “lies” that were in the book. I largely suspect Cardinal Bertone has never even read it.
I thought the book kicked ass. It shined paganism in a new light, cleared up many misconceptions (like the pentacle/pentagram, sexual hangups instilled by religion), and if you ask me… that’s the part that threatens them the most.
Oh, the manufactured outrage! This is the fifth “last acceptable prejudice” I’ve heard this week.
Not like Satanists, Wiccans, Jews, Gays, Muslims and Chicago Cubs fans have to walk through an apache line of misconceptions and prejudices every day of their life, right?