Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Foot in mouth disease, ecclesiastical edition

Regarding AIDS, the head of the Catholic church in Belgium recently said:

"I would not at all think in such terms. I do not see this illness as a punishment, at most a sort of inherent justice, a bit like how we are presented with the bill for what we do to the environment."

Regarding Gentiles/Goyim (aka non-Jews) the head of Shas’s Council of Torah Sages and a senior Sephardi adjudicator recently said:

"Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel,”

“Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat.

That is why gentiles were created,”

Thank you gentlemen, for clearing up a few mysteries for us.


HBanan said...

So, you DO see AIDS as a punishment from God and not as a sad result of human actions? Yikes.

STD epidemics happen from people having unprotected sex with lots of people, just as GI epidemics happens when people pollute their water supplies. The bishop is trying to counteract the idea that God is smiting people with AIDS.

Angus said...

Ummm, nice try, but I don't think so. He's saying AIDS is karma.