Saturday, September 12, 2009

I Wonder How They Feel About Church Bells In Mecca?
More gutless bishops

Here's the article from SwissInfo.ch; (Emphasis and comments mine)

Catholic bishops oppose minaret ban

The Swiss Bishops Conference is against a controversial rightwing proposal to ban minarets - an issue that will go to nationwide vote on November 29.

In a statement, the conference said that like church steeples, minarets marked a religion's presence in the public domain. (1 out of every 25 "Swiss" is a moslem. I wonder what it'll be in 20 years? Not that the Swisss bishops give a damn.)

The bishops said that a ban would hinder interreligious dialogue (ie: ass-kissing) and added that the construction and operation of minarets were already regulated by Swiss building codes. (Aww hell, well that makes all the difference in the world, huh?)

The initiative to ban minarets was launched by the rightwing Swiss People's Party and a small ultra-conservative Christian party last year. Supporters see minarets as political symbols and as a sign of what they term "Islamisation" in Switzerland. (How dare they point out the obvious.)

"As bishops and Swiss citizens, we are pleased that there are no longer any special articles relating to religion in the constitution. No new ones should be introduced," the bishops' statement added. (Spirit of Vatican II alert. Thanks for the spine-endectomy.)

"Our request for the initiative to be rejected is based on our Christian values and the democratic principles in our country." (Ie: a combination of ass-kissing and The Spirit of Vatican II.)

2 Comments:

Blogger VSO said...

File this under dhimwit bullshit.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

file this one under another time disobeying a bishop would be a better idea.

1:13 PM  

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