Pope Picks Fight in Honor of World Day of Peace

[Trigger Warning: Christian Supremacy]

The World Day of Peace is almost upon us. Well, actually the International Day of Peace was September 21st, but the Catholic World Day of Peace is January 1. So much for peace and goodwill. (Although in fairness, the Catholic Church came up with the gimmick first.)

Anyhow, yesterday Pope Benedict XVI gave a speech in honor of peace, where he talked about how Christians are totally winning the Oppression Olympics, and how the rest of the world (like me?) needs to make haste with the peace.

Oh! And he said that religious intolerance was an affront to God. So that was kinda interesting.
"At present, Christians are the religious group which suffers most from persecution on account of its faith. Many Christians experience daily affronts and often live in fear because of their pursuit of truth, their faith in Jesus Christ and their heartfelt plea for respect for religious freedom. This situation is unacceptable, since it represents an insult to God and to human dignity; furthermore, it is a threat to security and peace, and an obstacle to the achievement of authentic and integral human development."
...and of course, there's...
"A freedom which is hostile or indifferent to God becomes self-negating and does not guarantee full respect for others." [emphasis mine]
Happy World Peace Day. There's cake and ice cream in the basement, but it's reserved for believers in the one true God.

Wooo! Peace Day!!!! Woo! Woo. woo.

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