Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Ignorance is bliss - official

According to the Catholic Bishop of Lancaster, Patrick O'Donoghue, university-educated Catholics have sown scepticism, dissent and confusion within Holy Mother Church and are responsible for the decline in attendance at Mass. Instead of following the Church's teaching, they are 'hedonistic', 'selfish' and 'egocentric' said the Bishop, who added that higher education has its dark side 'due to original sin'. You can read his full rant here.

Prominent Catholics in public life include Tony Blair and Mark Thompson, the BBC's director general, both of whom are Oxford graduates.

Bishop O'Donoghue was presumably 'educated' at some bog-standard Catholic seminary.

The former Professor of Divinity at Cambridge commented "What constructive purpose could possibly be served by such irresponsible and wholesale scapegoating of the educated, I have simply no idea".

Quite.

8 comments:

pope borgia said...

The Bishop should remember that the Catholic Church has its dark side too - me and my kids, for instance. Maybe someone will send him a copy of David Ranan's "Double Cross: The Code of the Catholic Church" for his Christmas reading.

galileo said...

These Church Fathers never change down the ages, as I know to my cost. Their battle cry is "My mind's made up. Don't confuse me with the facts".

Jose said...

Spanish people must be very educated. What was once known as "the" Catholic Spain has gone down many steps in the consideration of the Church. Mass attendance has declined to record lows. Marriages before the altar have been surpassed by those before a civil authority.

I can though tell you that it is everything the Church's fault, nobody else's. And its insistence is brushing the limits of bigotry.

Bodwyn Wook said...

"Educated?" A load of sneering non-productive publicly tolerated professionals, with their snouts up the public backside.... So there we are, caught between Jesuits and the Trained State Liberalists. Jesus Christ. I expect the common ground is that the statistical pedos probably are the same in both these rotten groups of freeloaders!

Bodwyn Wook said...

"Educated?" A load of sneering non-productive publicly tolerated professionals, with their snouts up the public backside.... So there we are, caught between Jesuits and the Trained State Liberalists. Jesus Christ. I expect the common ground is that the statistical pedos probably are the same in both these rotten groups of freeloaders!

Jose said...

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university-educated Catholics have sown scepticism, dissent and confusion within Holy Mother Church and are responsible for the decline in attendance at Mass. Instead of following the Church's teaching, they are 'hedonistic', 'selfish' and 'egocentric' said the Bishop, who added that higher education has its dark side 'due to original sin'. You can read his full rant here.
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That was the origin of my expression "Spanish must be very educated".

Bodwyn Wook said...

At least you have an educational basis for it, Jose....

The so-called "educated" professionals here have no Latin, less Greek, and as much as Algebra is a complete mystery to the slavering pigs -- but, oh my, can they shove cocaine into the 14-year-old babysitter, copulate and make naked pictures of it? You bet, Dr Pangloss would just love it.

The church to these donkeys is perceived as just a bunch of /competitors/ for the underaged sex!

zola a social thing said...

Just to enlighten.
It all makes work for the working class to do.