Pope warns of attacks from “intolerant agnostics”.

Awwww, the Pope is upset about Catholicism being attacked by intolerant agnostics.

Pope Benedict said on Sunday that Roman Catholic leaders must have the courage to stand up to attacks by “intolerant agnosticism” prevalent in many countries.

Hell, if you think that agnostics are harsh, check out what atheists are saying about the Catholic church.  What do these attacks look like?

The pope and the Church have come under increased attack because of their opposition to homosexual marriage and women priests. The pope has repeatedly denounced what he says are attempts to push religion out of public debate.

Seriously?  The Catholic church, especially the Pope, has gone out of their way to demonize a whole demographic and to deprive them of equality.  Hell, in Uganda, the Pope blessed the legislators who want to kill gay people.  Now you call it an attack when people condemn the church’s attempts to lessen the quality of life of others?  Fuck you.

Opposition to intolerance is not intolerance, and defense is not an attack.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Baal

    oh noes! agnostics intolerences!
    I hope the Pope keeps this up. The bigoted and political purity he’s pushing for is inherently self limiting. Everytime he says something like Catholic employers should be able to prevent you from having birth control or to prevent you from seeking lipo or to prevent you from _______(fill in the blank) he’s driving backlash and getting people to drop the church (RCC).

    OTOH, he’ll be successful to the degree that a government is totalitarian (can mandate ideology from above).

  • cag

    Please be careful about saying “fuck you” to any catholic clergy. They manage to pervert the meaning of anything, so an altar boy or thousands may be subjected to the despicable actions of these disgusting subhumans.

    OK, strike that, the altar boys are in harms way regardless of what we may say. The motto of the catholic church should be

    Morals? We sell that.

    • http://anthrozine.com Cubist

      cag, i like your proposed motto for the RCC, but I think it would be better if it was rephrased a bit so that the RCC would be proud to take it as their own. So how about this:

      Morality is our stock in trade..

    • Reginald Selkirk

      Morals? We sell that.

      That’s almost literally true, since Pope Benny reinstituted the medieval church practice of indulgences.

  • Loqi

    You bet your ass I’m intolerant of child rapists, homophobes, and sexists. The whole lot of them should be tried for crimes against humanity.

  • Ray

    Loqi beat me to it. What does a tolerant attack look like?

    • John Horstman

      Ask a Humanist chaplain. :-P

  • unbound

    Actually, I get a chuckle out of what the Catholic hierarchy doesn’t mention (yet many agnostics and atheists do mention)…child rape. Sexism and homophobia are all well and good with them, but I guess even the catholics have limits as to what they might find acceptable.

  • Brad1990

    I was unaware that there was such a thing as an intolerant, wishy-washy fence-sitter…

    • John Horstman

      Have you never run into anyone stridently insisting that “both sides” have a point, even when at least one of them doesn’t?

      • iknklast

        All the time. The self-righteousness that oozes from many agnostics is almost as nauseating as the self-righteousness of the religious.

  • Steve Andrew

    Pope, you keep using that word “agnostic”. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    Is it even possible for agnostics to be intolerant? It’s like when he mentioned “aggressive secularism”. Isn’t freedom of / from all religion part of secularism? How can it be aggressive? “Grrrr! You can believe in whatever you want! GRRRRRR!!!”

    • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

      Why can’t we all, like, get along?
      ZOMG intolerants!