Cardinal Cormac: 'Atheism the greatest of evils.'
By RUTH GLEDHILL - TIMESONLINE
Added: Wed, 20 May 2009 23:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Alan for the link.
In light of the recent Catholics vs Irish issues this is even more disgusting. There is a petition to sign to oppose this sick, demented and thoroughly evil person at the top of the main page. Be sure to follow the links in the article. /Mike
The outgoing Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, made a contribution at the end of Archbishop Vincent Nichols' installation that was at once touching, funny, serious and extreme. He said, rather controversially perhaps, that a lack of faith is 'the greatest of evils.' He blamed atheism for war and destruction, and implied it was a greater evil even than sin itself.
You can read our early online report here.
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