December 28, 2010
I don’t like posting about religion. I don’t like discussing religious issues. I don’t like to even think about religion at all. But today you’ll have to bear with me as I briefly discuss an issue which disgusted me. While we were all enjoying the holidays, the Pope felt that he needed to share this with the world:
In his traditional Christmas address yesterday to cardinals and officials working in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI also claimed that child pornography was increasingly considered “normal” by society.
“In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorised as something fully in conformity with man and even with children,” the Pope said.
“It was maintained — even within the realm of Catholic theology — that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a ‘better than’ and a ‘worse than’. Nothing is good or bad in itself.”
….“We cannot remain silent about the context of these times in which these events have come to light,” he said, citing the growth of child pornography “that seems in some way to be considered more and more normal by society” he said.