Sunday, December 18, 2011

Andrei I wish they hadn't done this, I really do

Glynn Cardy basking in his glory - he's got another bite at the cherry because his billboard has been vandalized.

Does he mind, that it has been damaged, that people who he has upset have reacted?

Of course not, this is exactly what he wants. He is an attention whore and he is getting it. The people who did this are playing into his hands.

The pompous little man knows full well that by taking a dump on Christians at Christmas and Easter will attract the media to him like flies to shit and he can preen in front of the cameras in his dog collar and blather on about "starting conversations", "making people think" and "Christian intolerance" yadda yadda.

He knows full well that there are many many people, myself and all my co-bloggers included(1) who are hurt by this - just as virtually everybody would be if their own mother were insulted and publicly degraded.

But it's best not to react, not to give his infantile attention seeking, attention.

And that is what we should to do - ignore this silly prat.

And not give him the attention he craves.

(1) I think it is fairly safe to say that their feelings are pretty much in line with mine in this respect. I wouldn't normally presume to speak for them.

29 comment(s):

Nick K said...

True. But you just gave him attention!

Andrei said...

I was aware of that contradiction when I wrote this post Nick - its tricky to find the balance sometimes.

The appropriate attention that this fellow should receive is to be defrocked by his Bishop - if he was one of ours it would happen about three nano seconds after the billboard went up

Lucia Maria said...

I do think it's better to say something on this than nothing, because this is Our Lady we're talking about!

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Likely he and his 'flock' are all socialists so what do you expect?

Lucia Maria said...

From the One News story: "Spokesman Arthur Skinner said he and other concerned Catholics want the faith maintained and not blasphemed by what he says are the rainbow group at the church.

"This country needs to be very careful what it is doing to the mother of God," he told ONE News.

"This is the sort of stuff that God absolutely slams a country for. We were shocked as Catholics that the politicians will allow this attack on the one true faith - the Roman Catholic faith."

"They've let this group of radicals attack the virgin this is the kind of thing people go to hell for."
"

I'm with him on this, though I think Cardy's going to Hell for a lot more than this poster.

link

Lucia Maria said...

From the Herald:

"This is Satanic, this is the ultimate Satanic attack, when Lucifer attacks his worst enemy, the Blessed Virgin.

"This particular church - so called - is run by a gay, feminist-type lobby. They claim to be Christian and yet they put up a blasphemous image of the Blessed Virgin, attacking her virginity and the fact that she was the mother of Christ, the God-Man."

Psycho Milt said...

You'd think other Christians would call Catholics on this idolatry, but they seem to lack the bolocks.

Lucia Maria said...

Or deep down they know it's not.

Andrei said...

Arthur Skinner is not helping Lucyna, he conforming to their stereotype. He is allowing himself to be painted as an intolerant bigot - and the media is only to happy to make him seem that way.

He has allowed the anger, which I share with him, take control.

Here is the press release St Matthews has put out.

I feel sick

Marian said...

Glynn Cardy and St Matthews in the City. = Pseudo Christian /Pseudo Buddhism.

Seriously that Anglican Church lost the plot bigtime years ago!!

Nuff said.

scrubone said...

Seriously that Anglican Church lost the plot bigtime years ago!!


There are two halves of the Anglican church. Glynn is at the far end of the liberal half.

The conservative half is a good solid church and doing quite well thank you very much.

Andrei said...

The conservative half is a good solid church and doing quite well thank you very much.

Thank you for pointing that out Scrubone.

We all have to be very careful here, this thing is very very divisive which is a sure fire pointer to its real origin IMHO.

rivoniaboy said...

If the Archbishop had any balls he would kick Cardy the socialist idiot out of the Anglican Church.
The problem is that he too does not know what he believes.

leftrightout said...

Why is it only the religious who use violence against those with whom they disagree?

I am yet to see a single case of an atheist attacking a religious billboard.

Religion encourages and promotes violence.

Atheism cures religious violence.

leftrightout said...

"This is the sort of stuff that God absolutely slams a country for"

Yeah right.

Still waiting for any evidence of god's "slam dunking".

Andrei said...

Atheism cures religious violence.

Only if you don't count atheism as a religion but atheism sure has spilled a lot of blood over the years

Chuck Bird said...

What a bunch of hypocrites. These homosexual activist would be the same ones pushing for "hate speech" laws and tried to have a couple of videos showing the truth about the homosexual lifestyle banned.

Does anyone know if Cardy himself is openly homosexual?

I.M Fletcher said...

Atheism cures religious violence.

As Andrei said, Atheism is almost it's own religion with it's own fanatics.

As far as "curing religious violence", the violence over the centuries caused by Atheist regimes has been far, far worse. Let's look at the numbers of dead..

China under Mao Tse Tung, 26.3 million Chinese. According the Walker Report, 63.7 million over the whole period of time of the Communist revolution in China. Solzhenitsyn says the Soviet Union put to death 66.7 million people. Kampuchea destroyed one third of their entire population of eight million Cambodians. The Chinese at two different times in medieval history, somewhere in the vicinity of 35 million and 40 million people.

These deaths were the result of organizations or points of view or ideologies that had left God out of the equation. None of these involve religion. And all but the very last actually assert atheism.

Scar said...

Oh yes; just the other day I saw an atheist run up to another atheist and honour kill him for putting a copy of The God Delusion on the bathroom floor!

scrubone said...

Interesting how atheism is supposedly a cure for violence, but it also is strongly correlated with lower generosity.

But more interestingly, none of that proves that God exists or no, meaning that pointing out the supposedly violent history of religion is neither here nor there. All it proves is that people have used something to fulfill their evil desires.

Which is weird, because if there's no God then there's no real objective reason to call something good or evil. So I guess it does prove that God exists after all - or at the very least atheists are unable to function without borrowing concepts from religion.

Sorry, got a bit off topic there.

scrubone said...
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scrubone said...

I am yet to see a single case of an atheist attacking a religious billboard.

I assume by this you mean "in the media".

You need to get out more.

I have a friend who had that exact experience. Unless of course the cowardly attackers were Anglicans who were offended at the colour scheme.

Scar said...

"Which is weird, because if there's no God then there's no real objective reason to call something good or evil."

You need to do a little more philosophy 101. In the world without magic sky fairies, we call these concepts 'right' and 'wrong'.
No borrowing is necessary; those two concepts existed before religion and will exist after it is gone :-)

Andrei said...

You need to do a little more philosophy 101. In the world without magic sky fairies,

Might is right, actually. If I am bigger and stronger than you I can do whatever I like to you and because I am bigger and stronger than you you have to suck on it.

Political power comes from the barrel of a gun - Mao Tse-tung

Andrei said...

Funnily enough Scar Mao Tse-tung was an atheist

Heine said...

But your god "created" Mao Tse Tung and allowed for the deaths that occurred during his reign.

*thanks*

Scar said...

*Grins*

Now wait for the logic-free Christian apologism to start, Heine!

"Free will!"
"Satan did it!"
Or my fave: "God works in myserious ways!"

James said...

How has Atheism...a lack of a belief...a zero...split any blood compared to Christianity...a positive assertion that has caused its adherents to commit mass murder and impose tyranny?

James said...

Every action every committed had a positive belief in something as its cause.....Atheism fails as such a cause. To be a Theist requires a positive belief in a deity...to be an A-theist requires no belief of any kind. Total ignorance of even the question of there being a God will serfice...

If Theists have to resort to blatant untruths to try and make their case then they have conceded it.

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