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Fearing the wrong kind of dictatorship

Gordon Lilly

Just before the recent conclave, the present Pope Benedict XVI railed against the dictatorship of relativism.

It seems that he is suffering from psychological projection.

Over the centuries mankind has suffered from religious dictatorship of absolutism: the absolutism of the Catholic Inquisition, of the rigidity of Judaic Orthodoxy, the Hindu cast system, the Islamic oppression of women and the attempt of Protestant fundamentalists to control the teaching of science in American state schools.

Perhaps he wishes to restore theocracy but, I for one, hope he fails.

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