Well it's official - Canada's been given a stern talking to by the new Pope (or at least the Catholic-type high ranking folk have been). Apparently were immoral heathens who are doomed to hell. It seems that because we have legalized abortion, birth control and same sex marriage we're damned as a nation. Our "good Catholic" politicians are failing us and so now we're all to roast slowly over an open demonic pit.
Well I for one am pleased as punch to hear that!
I mean, who want's to be sanctioned by a church - any church from any particular one religion - as a purist, narrow-minded bigoted, sexist nation? I say kudos to us for recognizing that we're all individuals with different ethics and morals, and that for all their failings our politicians realize that fact. We are not a Catholic country. Heck, we're not even a Christian country and I am the happier for it. We have ethnic and cultural diversity that allows everyone to worship as they will and live as they will provided they bring no harm to others (well okay, in theory anyway). So we have the foresight not to mindlessly pro-create for the sake of populating the country with more mouths than we can feed - so what? That's a bad thing?! We can't afford to educate, feed and give decent health care to the kids we currently do have in some cases - who are we doing a favour for if we create more bodies than our geography can support?
Good for us! I am now prouder than ever to be Canadian!