Roman Catholic Certitude has been spreading like the fire once used to burn witches and heretics. PapaZinger has attacked a widely respected Liberation theologian in Latin America while his US Bishop-Smurfs have gone after a Catholic University Theologian who has been revered since before vatican II.
"It's like some bad episode of the cartoon smurfs where Papa Smurf and his little blue buddies decide that there is this clear-cut distinction between true and false and good and evil", Religion writer and cartoon avicionado Thomas Aquinas Hannah-Barbera.
Jon Sobrinho, Brazilian Theological advocate for the poor has been being denounced by PaPa Smurf-Zinger since before he became PaPa. Back in the day of Ratzinger's grand Inquisition, Third World advocates for the dignity and liberation of the poor have been attacked."We support the poors's dignity. we just don't approve of them improving their lot while their rich oppressors are our biggest supporters", Pope ratzinger explained.
On the US front the lil smurfs have been attacking Theologian Daniel MacGuire who had the audacity to reveal that many Catholics have differing opinions on abortion and contraception. Catholic bishops voted this week to declare that official church teaching formulated before almost all modern contraceptive devices oveerrules the wide variety of the faithfuls conscientious decisions. On abortion the bishops have chosen to reject the fact that theologians as important as St Thomas Aquinas can raise questions about the official church teaching: "We don't teach;We rule!" has been adopted as the new motto of the nccb.