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Tue May 26, 2020, 12:01 PM

Catholic Bishop Slams "Fake Shepherds" Who Close Church Because of COVID-19

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/05/24/catholic-bishop-slams-fake-shepherds-heres-his-plan-to-handle-covid-19/




Catholic Bishop Slams “Fake Shepherds” Who Close Church Because of COVID-19
By Val Wilde, May 24, 2020

Plenty of digital space has been devoted to right-wing criticisms of the COVID-19 response, ranging from pedestrian concerns about proportionality to wild conspiracy theories invoking the Book of Revelation.

But when it comes to claims of anti-Christian persecution, it’s hard to beat Bishop Athanasius Schneider for sheer imagination.

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Like many other religious leaders, he doesn’t think quarantine orders should apply to him and his sect:

The bishops and the bishops’ conferences — and even the Holy See — should insist on the governments to give to the churches at least the same rights… as they give to the stores where people can buy food. If the government denies the church the same rights as they give to a store, then this is discrimination of the religion.

It’s not clear whether Schneider is being disingenuous on purpose, or if he genuinely believes that a religious gathering is as necessary for human survival as food.


'...as necessary for human survival as food.'

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NeoGreen May 26 OP
Cicada May 26 #1
SCantiGOP May 26 #6
Peregrine Took May 26 #2
NeoGreen May 26 #3
Duppers May 27 #7
CaptYossarian May 26 #4
SCantiGOP May 26 #5

Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:12 PM

1. Didn't God order us not to kill? That got repealed?

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Response to Cicada (Reply #1)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:41 PM

6. Got repealed very early

Started when the early Christian sects starting killing each other for heresy and blasphemy, and then the repeal went on steroids so the Pope could send the faithful to fight the Crusades.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:14 PM

2. Belongs to some obscure Traditionalist sect.

Extreme right winger from Kazakhstan

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #2)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:22 PM

3. So, he's not 'catholic'? (NT)

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #3)

Wed May 27, 2020, 04:04 AM

7. TY!

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 01:03 PM

4. Never an altar boy around when you need one.

It's all about the "sects".

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:38 PM

5. As a practicing Catholic for the first 17 years of my life

I can tell the Bishop that he can open his church as much as he wants, and even offer to pick me up on Sundays in a limo, and I could not be induced to enter his fairy tale scam.

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