> Date sent: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 08:26:55 -0700
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> From: Bette Tomlinson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Irish Catholic bashing
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> On Fri, 29 Nov 1996, [iso-8859-1] O_Faolssin na [iso-8859-1] nDThetaise wrote:
> > Some 20 years ago an Australian author (Donald Horne) described
> > anti-Catholicism here as the anti-Semitism of the intellectuals. He might
> > have said pseudo-intellectuals.
> It is worth remembering that the Ku Klux Klan has traditionally hated
> blacks, Jews, and Catholics with equal passion.
> Broadening the field, it never fails to amaze me how it is okay for even
> the most enlightened individuals to ridicule Christianity. This is
> usually justified by reminding everyone of the cruelties committed in the
> name of Christianity--which have nothing to do with the faith itself.
> The Klan has a lot of arguments on why the Pope is the Anti-Christ, yada,
> yada, yada. There should somehow be an organized protest against the
> media perpetuating the ridicule of Catholicism, and Christianity in
> general--as there is against the ridicule of other races and religions.
Maybe they're just testing the "love your enemies and pray for those
who persecute you" bit?!