Monday, June 16, 2008

Man's Inhumanity to Man

I'm not in the greatest of moods right now and it doesn't help reading stuff like this story.

Police killed a 27-year-old man as he kicked, punched and stomped a toddler to death despite other people's attempts to stop him on a dark, country road, authorities said.

Or this one.

The abuse-case that caused the Pope to lose his temper - to the point of a prissy smack - was Father Marcial Maciel. Until his death earlier this year, Maciel ran a large, far-right Catholic cult called the Legionaries of Christ. The Legionaries and their lay counterpart, Regnum Christi, are very powerful entities in the new Catholicism, given special protection by Pope John Paul II and much favor under his successor. And at the core of the Legionaries, like many religious cults, was a sexual abuse ring designed to please the founder. Secrecy was maintained by indoctrinating many members at a young age, and enforcing vows of silence on all topics related to Maciel. This cult-like stricture is still causing grief and suspicion in many parts of the Catholic world, most recently in the Baltimore archdiocese.

If I believed in hell, I'd think humanity was on the express train heading there.


kyle said...

okay. im going to post a happy comment. and, its not even a comment. its just a link.
go to the link and you'll be a little happier.

Captain Noble said...

That was pretty funny until I realized she's teaching that kid to like the banjo and we all know where that can lead.