The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the use of crucifixes in classrooms in Italy. It said the practice violated the right of parents to educate their children as they saw fit, and ran counter to the child’s right to freedom of religion.
As expected, the Vatican objected vigorously – no doubt seeing this as an encroachment on their corporate mandate (if not very lucrative business that continues to milk its customers with the promise they are able to save their sinful souls from being condemned and dragged off to hell). A Vatican spokesman told Italian TV:
The crucifix has always been a sign of God’s love, unity and hospitality to all humanity.
Well, with respect to that particular statement, one might well want to take a good look at a crucifix. It seems to me it seems to depict the horrible suffering and barbaric death of an individual nailed to a wooden cross.
How could anything so cruel and abhorrent be central to any religion where the subject in question is supposed to be the son of an all powerful deity, and “a loving God”?
But worse, what father could stand to see his own son suffer such a savage and excruciatingly painful death while having the power to stop it at any time? Any human found guilty of such a sadistically cruel and inhumane act should be condemned by all of us and locked up for all eternity.
I guess for some folks the Dark Ages clearly aren’t over yet as they continue put their faith in this bizarre tale of human sacrifice and the baroque and antiquated institution that supports and perpetuates this kind of barbaric mythology.