29th September 2009

“People can no longer be easily controlled. The communications industry, the world of cyberspace, universities, the work place, the world of sports and entertainment are generally beyond the control of religious authority.”

Archbishop Edward Gilbert

10 Responses to “29th September 2009”

  1. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    Not.

  2. Bob Says:

    Oh yeah?

    Brainwash them early enough in childhood and you’ve still got all except the more intelligent critical thinkers for life.

  3. Mike Says:

    Is this taken out of context? Does anyone know the source of this. I do like the quote, but I wonder why an archbishop would say anything like this on the record.

  4. Admin Says:

    Does anyone know the source of this.

    http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,108124.html

  5. Mirta Says:

    I invite this archbishop to come here, in Italy, so he will see that all his words aren’t true.

  6. The Heretic Says:

    So he is lamenting the fact that the church can’t get their dirty little fingers into the rest of our lives. What an insidious thought. I don’t need any pederast, money-grubbing weasles trying to control my life.

  7. Bill Says:

    From the article: “Remember this: broken families, neo- pagan sexual activity, drugs and crime are fundamentally theological problems.”

    Well at least the pagans have him scared, and I guess with all their sexual activity, they might out breed the rest. Not!

  8. Brian Delrosario Says:

    Religion remains but only one mean of coercion. I can imagine plenty of secular ways to use money and violence to control others. Can’t you? But even then, “control” can never entirely compromise free will. Your thoughts?

  9. Chris Says:

    Poor Bishop Gilbert! Alas, even the rack is now out of vogue! All you’ve got left is guilt, low self esteem, really terrible crackers and the risk of hepatitis drinking your crappy wine from the same cup as 200 other people.

  10. Hypatia Says:

    “All you’ve got left is guilt, low self esteem, really terrible crackers and the risk of hepatitis drinking your crappy wine from the same cup as 200 other people.”

    You make it sound so inviting!