Thursday, February 15, 2007

Bad News For Britain

According to Ruth Gledhill, the religious Religion Correspondent of 'The Times' ...

Roman Catholicism is set to become the dominant religion in Britain for the first time since the Reformation because of massive migration from Catholic countries across the world.

Catholic parishes will swell by hundreds of thousands over the next few years after managing years of decline, according to a new report, as both legal and illegal migrants enter the country.



Haven't we got enough superstitious, ignorant twats of our own?

12 comments:

Stardust said...

Not good news. I found out first hand that Catholics can be as fundamentalist as an evangelical fundie: Time to Say Enough

The Merchant of Menace said...

Good to see you here, Stardust, and welcome.

Distressing experience you had with 'Father' Finnegan, though I think the title 'Flaky' would have been more appropriate - but perhaps not. At least he didn't try to sexually abuse you - a first for most priests.

Papalazarou said...

In the name of Turing, we are in the 21st century (well some of us are), and these anachronistic asinine apes are trying to drag us back to the dark ages. Where will it all end? Peckham perhaps?

Alan Mackenzie said...

I worked alongside a Catholic who "talked" to "God" from her bed. "God" even "spoke" to her in raptures, and even suggested ways to "solve" problems in her private life. When I laughed at her for believing in "Heaven", she said that fossil evidence for the existence of dinosaurs "proved" that an afterlife was possible. I don't know what she meant, and I don't think I should attempt to answer that either.

Alan.

The Merchant of Menace said...

Alan,

You missed a splendid opportunity there - dinosaur fossils PROVE an afterlife is possible? What a scientific breakthrough that would have been - perhaps lost to mankind forever, just because you were too squeamish to question the poor woman!

Shame on you. ;-)

Stardust said...

I've tagged you for a quote meme. If you don't want to do it, that's fine. If you do, just make a post on your blog and name five of your favorite quotes.

Alan Mackenzie said...

Well, the breathtaking inanity of her assertion left me unable to speak, or even grasp the point of it. The statement: "Dinosaur fossils prove the existence of an afterlife" is equally meaningless as the statements "God exists" or "God does not exist", or "Red paper fucks wristwatches".

Alan.

Alan Mackenzie said...

Well, the breathtaking inanity of her assertion left me unable to speak, or even grasp the point of it. The statement: "Dinosaur fossils prove the existence of an afterlife" is equally meaningless as the statements "God exists" or "God does not exist", or "Red paper fucks wristwatches".

Alan.

Alan Mackenzie said...

Well, the breathtaking inanity of her assertion left me unable to speak, or even grasp the point of it. The statement: "Dinosaur fossils prove the existence of an afterlife" is equally meaningless as the statements "God exists" or "God does not exist", or "Red paper fucks wristwatches".

Alan.

The Merchant of Menace said...

Alan,

At a guess, Blogger did not appear to be working correctly did not appear to be working correctly for you (surprise, surprise, it becomes more like Windows every day), which is why you posted the same comment 3 times. However, I won't remove the 2 duplicates, though you can if they offend your sense of propriety.

Apart from that, I disagree with you. "Dinosaur fossils prove the existence of an afterlife" at least sounds as if it could perhaps have some meaningful validity whereas "Red paper fucks wristwatches" does not, though I appreciate that both are equivalent. ;-)

Alan Mackenzie said...

Yes, there was a problem with blogger: the page froze three times, and subsequently, not realising that blogger published the comment, it therefore appeared three times.

Please delete two of them as you wish, my Lord.

Alan.

The Merchant of Menace said...

No, I'll let them stand as a testament to Blogger.;-)