Just when I think the stink dies down and we can get a rest from the frummery and flim flam disguised as religion, here comes another one.
Or Junipero Serra, the least likely saint.
The Catholics have done it again, by announcing they want to elevate the Franciscan priest Junipero Serra to saint status.
The guy went out to old California, went on a building spree until the whole west coast belonged to the Catholic Church, and died in the traces.
He had his thugs round up the native tribes, who were just trying to make a living out of gathering acorns and fishing, chasing and trapping rabbits, and have an occasional elk roast.
All this bucolic and low key life changed when all the tribes were forced to do hard farm labor. They were brainwashed, blackmailed, whipped into obedience and starved if they did not bow down to the foreign make believe god.
I do not know what their religious philosophy was or even if they needed one, but following a religion that held to symbolic cannibalism probably was not their first or even second choice.
They had no choice, being run over by outlandish men from thousands of miles away that could blow them up with gun powdered projectiles and bring out the bullwhip for minor infractions.
Thus were civilizations and languages destroyed. The man Junipero should be up on crimes against humanity instead of elevation to sainthood.
But then those penis holders with the funny hats in Rome try these scams every once in a while.