An Italian priest thinks a particularly pissy God became cross at same-sex marriage last week, and began hurdling tectonic plates hither and yon in some sort of Monotheistic temper tantrum, so great was His rage.
Despite sharp criticism from the Vatican, Father Giovanni Cavalcodi made the controversial assertion shortly after Italy experienced a 6.6 magnitude earthquake, the worst the country has seen in three decades.
According to RT, Cavalcodi told radio station Radio Maria that the rumblings were “divine punishment” for “the offense to the family and the dignity of marriage, in particular through civil unions.”
He’s certain this has everything to do with Italy passing legislation in October that allows civil unions between same-sex couples.
The Vatican roundly condemned the comments on Friday, saying Cavalcodi has views that date back to “the pre-Christian era.”
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In fact, Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the Vatican’s number two head honcho, called the statement “offensive for believers and scandalous for non believers,” and asked earthquake victims to forgive the comments.
They “have nothing to do with Church teachings and are contrary to the vision of God as offered to us by Christ,” he says.
On Saturday, Radio Maria were equally eager to distance themselves from Cavalcoli’s comments, calling them “unacceptable” and suspending him from his monthly show.
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For all this criticism, Cavalcodi is evidently unfazed if not downright rebellion, telling another radi ostation that the Vatican should “read their catechism” and insisting earthquakes as a whole were the result of “sins of the man.”
No word yet on his views regarding typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, or sunshine.
Silly me. Here I thought that earthquakes are the result of tectonic plates rubbing across each other.
Funny how Ireland seems to have escaped God#s wrath despite voting for same-sex marriage in a referendum. The country has suffered no notable calamities since May 2015.
Easy. Let’s continue this insane theodicy concept that a group of people changing their consciousness is the cause for God to be so upset that He/She/It condemns it thus dishing out punishment to a localized region by unleashing the wrath of mother nature.
We will offer a sacrifice to the Gods so that They will be pleased with us lowly humans. And we should sacrifice the one who has that direct connection to God who was able read the Mind of God and tell us lowly sheep what he has decided God is thinking.
So, I offer an Italian Priest Father Giovanni Cavalcodi up to the Gods. Let’s be sure to slit his balls on the alter and let him drain until he meets his maker on other side.
And then let’s do a preemptive move to make sure God does not hurt us again through mother nature events. Next is Tony Perkins (http://religionnews.com/2016/08/18/tony-perkins-eschews-theodicy-after-home-destroyed/ )
I guess if you believe in god you will believe anything.
@john.k: “Funny how Ireland seems to have escaped God#s wrath”
If we are to believe the hyper-religious God clearly has poor aim with his natural disasters, and a rather sketchy time frame as well. Still waiting for him to smite Massachusetts, or even cast some slight bad fortune their way. And you’d think the San Andreas fault would have ruptured here along its entire length by now.
Oy, God has been busy since the beginning of time with cataclysmic events for one reason or another. What about the disappearance of dinosaurs? What did they do?
Religion is a form of madness, people.
Yes, of course we have known since we read the Noah’s Ark story in Sunday School that God punishes all of the innocents, including children, for the sins of a few adults. He promised no more great floods, but he didn’t say anything about earthquakes.
This reminds me of the time in 1988 when Pat Robertson, who is the only person I know of who gets messages directly from God, was blaming Gay Days at Walt Disney World for Hurricane Bonnie, which was advancing on Orlando. But the hurricane took a turn, missed Florida altogether, and slammed Robertson’s “700 Club” headquarters in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
I guess something got lost in the translation from Godspeak to English.
God wouldn’t take kindly to man-priest-on-boy sex.
She looks like a pedophile.
” Silly me. Here I thought that earthquakes are the result of tectonic plates rubbing across each other. ”
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