A place for everything that doesn't fit anywhere else
Brilliant. Couldn't have said it better myself.
I appreciate the perspective, but once he made the generality about religion "always" being against women and homosexuality, he lost me. It may be true of the religious texts religions are based on, and I don't know about the rest of the world's immediate experience, but in my part of it (Northern New Jersey in the US of A) and my grown childrens' (Western Massachusetts) many of the local church pastors are lesbians. I don't attend any church, but I assume these particular ones aren't anti-women or anti-lesbian at least.
I'd started to worry about his long silence. It's always cathartic to have a blast of Pat when one's feeling fed up with cringing relativism. I tend to feel guilty afterwards though: he's so uncompromising and I want my devout colleagues to like me. But hey, just because we respect other people and their right to believe (insert qualifier here) things, it doesn't mean we have to respect the (insert qualifier here) things they believe.
Well, I think any guilt we may feel is nicely expressed here by Lally's experiences - one could only wish for a few more lesbian pastors though we won't be seeing many lesbian priests for quite a while, methinks; but provisos of guilt aren't enough to obviate the need for, or pleasure given by, the occasional blast of Pat Condell at his fieriest, and he's in particularly fine fettle here.
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