Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Only True Religion Is Mine

Pope Benedict would say that:

Protestant churches yesterday reacted with dismay to a new declaration approved by Pope Benedict XVI insisting they were mere "ecclesial communities" and their ministers effectively phonies with no right to give communion.

Coming just four days after the reinstatement of the Latin mass, yesterday's document left no doubt about the Pope's eagerness to back traditional Roman Catholic practices and attitudes, even at the expense of causing offence.

Religious schisms. They will always be with us. Still, that Benedict is one scary dood.

Picture stolen from Wayne Besen

Added later: Devilstower on Daily Kos points out the odd implications of all this to the current holy marriage between conservative Catholics and conservative Evangelists in the United States.