I just read this news item about Pope Benedict XVI and his decision to lift the excommunication of an unapologetic Holocaust denier.
The Pope lifted the excommunication of British Bishop Richard Williamson, who said in and interview on Swedish television...
"I believe that the historical evidence is strongly against -- is hugely against -- 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler," … "I believe there were no gas chambers," … then added "I think that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, but none of them by gas chambers."
Now you’re probably wondering what penance Bishop Williamson had to do to earn the lifting…wondering how many Hail Mary’s it takes to make up for uttering that rancid shit, particularly given the Church’s history during WWII…and more than a wee bit quizzical over whether Bishop Williamson offered a recantation prior to being welcomed back into the fold.
Well, Bishop Williamson didn’t do any penance.
He offered no recantation.
He was just…well, welcomed back.
Umm to, you know…mend fences with the break away Society of Saint Pius X that the previous Pope kicked to the curb in the late 1980’s for some other shit.
I’m not kidding!
Pope Benedict weighed mending fences with this one order against welcoming an unapologetic Holocaust denier back...and he opted to mend the fence.
What the fuck?
That’s just…disturbingly rancid, even for this Pope.
And a bitch has to confess that it makes displeasing him beyond comforting...