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nalfeshnee's Avatar Jump to comment 79 by nalfeshnee

"Anticatholicism (a hatred or fear of catholics as opposed to opposition to the RCC) is not IMO dissimilar to antisemitism."

Well, you can redefine all you want, but since I see no virtue whatsoever in the oppressive, patriarchal, war-mongering faiths of Judaism or Catholicism, then I am quite happy to declare myself both an anti-catholic and antisemite.

Just to reverse-engineer your simile-chaining, it is quite possible to be horrified by the murderous activites of both Nazis and Crusaders without automatically being forced to embrace Judaism or Islam.

Also, to your comment:

"The dangerous idiots are the Catholic hierarchy."

There wouldn't be a hierarchy if it weren't supported by the rank and file.

To my mind, the world's catholic flock could do with a bit of unwelcome publicity. Perhaps they might think twice about what their tithes and unquestioned hero-worship actually props up the whole time.

It'd also be interesting to know where you get your figures about the UK's catholics being working-class. Slightly dated opposing view here, e.g.

Sun, 25 Apr 2010 16:35:00 UTC | #462700