Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Behead those who insult atheism!

Oh dear:

One of the Pope's senior advisers has pulled out of the papal visit to Britain, after saying the UK is a "Third World country" marked by "a new and aggressive atheism". Cardinal Walter Kasper, 77, made the remarks in a German magazine interview.
The Vatican said the cardinal had not intended "any kind of slight", and was referring to the UK's multicultural society. It added that he had simply pulled out of the Pope's visit due to illness.

Or, perhaps, rather than beheading him, we could send his eminence our condolences on falling unwell and our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

1 comment:

John B said...

The apology is the reason not to ignore it. If the Vatican had said "he was just speaking about the state of Heathrow Terminal 3", everyone would have agreed and let it go. Instead, they managed to turn it into "he meant that the UK's full of darkies". Which is distinctly Not A Cool Thing To Say.