Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Hollow Moral Authority

Remember this moral authority? Cardinal George Pell of Australia is accused of attempted bribery of a sex crime victim regarding a pedophile priest.

He is quoted as saying

I want to know what it will take to keep you quiet.

That is a corruption charge, that is conspiracy to commit an offence against the law. Where does he get his authority from? His doings are acceptable because the lord's work is done?

Now here he is giving his experienced opinion on the Jews, on Jesus Christ, on Egyptians, on moral authority.  Can you take anything this man says seriously? Ever?  Did Richard Dawkins ever do anything so heinous?  And yet theists call Dawkins strident.   What is more strident than corruption?