Joseph Ratzinger is at it again…
Joseph Ratzinger, aka, The Pope, is once again sticking his nose into business that doesn’t concern him. He has his own little country to rule (Vatican City), but seemingly it’s not enough for him. Every chance he gets he’s trying to tell other countries what to do. This time it is England. Joe is speaking out about new laws they are about to enact. It’s not as if he is English. He doesn’t even live there. Not that they’d want a meddling old fool like him there full time anyway. Even Italy, which you would think would be more amenable to being bullied by Joe, don’t take any notice of him. He is told quite often to keep his nose out of their politics.
It doesn’t take a Phd. to understand people. Religion is religion and politics is politics. They are different and should be kept apart. A secular government rules for all. A religious government rules for the religious at the expense of the non-religious. Nobody would give a hoot if Joe kept his preaching to his followers and just took care of them, which he’s doing a lousy job of anyway. There are way too many Catholics in dire need of help, but would he sell one piece of artwork on ebay and donate that to the cause? Not likely.
So what makes Joe and his posse think that the rest of the world need him to start running their lives? It’s the height of arrogance.
Oh, pooh pooh me all you want, but name one country that is telling the Vatican how to rule itself? You can’t because they respect their right to rule themselves how they see fit as long as they aren’t harming others in the process. So why don’t they pay the same respect to other countries? Because he thinks he is God’s gift to the world. It’s a Pope thing. Comes with the girly hat.
Either way, I don’t care. What I do care about though is that this is my country. I’m a citizen here. I get to vote here and my vote should count. My one lousy vote should count for a hell of a lot more than the opinion of Joe Ratzinger. Actually his opinion shouldn’t count for anything outside of The Vatican and Catholic Churches. And if that Catholic Church is here in Australia then they should obey our laws. If we as a nation say that people should not discriminate against gays when hiring employees, then they should follow those rules too.
I think most of us would have been brought up to believe that you treat other peoples homes with respect. That should go for countries as well. Don’t dump your rubbish over our fence Joe. It’s disrespectful dude.
Oh, and I might add that it stinks that all UK taxpayers, even those not of the RC persuasion have to foot the bill for Joe’s £20m holiday there.