Pope Benedict has stirred controversy over his claim that the Catholic Church is the one 'true' church founded by the disciple Peter. All other denominations are reportedly not founded in truth, or something to that effect. Basically if you don't follow Catholicism you're doomed, doomed he tells you. According to the Holy Father all other denominations, from the Protestants to the Latter Day Saints, do not have the path to salvation.
Now one who knows a little about the Bible knows how flawed this proclamation is, but I'm surprised at all the controversy. Seriously are you really that shocked that a leader of an organization, and a country for that matter, believes that their path is the one true way? Would your boss preach that the competitors products and/or services are adequate? I mean I preach the idea that all Anne Hathaway needs to achieve true happiness is me, but no one calls me crazy. In fact most hot girls need some Wiwille, the true epitome of masculinity. This I declare.
Maybe I am a little nuts.
Speaking of bat shit crazy religious people police in Britain are offering a $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of people involved in female genital mutilation. A practice that long held in Africa and the Mid-East many women, often times children, have their clitoris cut out to inhibit their sexual desire and allow them to keep their honor. Due to the recent Muslim migration into Western Europe leaders of the countries are scrambling to update their laws to enforce specific violations such as this one.
Now I applaud the efforts of the police in taking this issue seriously, but I find it horrifying that the practice is so widespread that it has to come to this. When I hear stories like this I sometimes consider that capitol punishment is in fact a good thing.
"We were looking for a 'good shepherd,' and instead we got a German shepherd." - Pope Benedict XVI
Female genital mutilation on the rise in Britain
Pope: Other Christians not true churches