“Qualified atheism.” Good luck with that, Your Holeyness!

The world’s biggest cultural imperialist, wealth-concentrating, woman-punishing, science-hindering, gay-shaming, AIDS-promoting pedophile ring continues to bring the funny like nothing else:

As part of Pope Benedict XVI’s efforts to further the New Evangelization, the Pontifical Council for Culture is setting up a new foundation aimed at reaching out to atheists and agnostics.

The people who threaten the insufficiently pious with Hell on Sunday and then continue to stonewall on the systematic cover-up of child rape on Monday are now trying to spread the Good Word to folks who’ve already figured out that Hell is not an issue?

Ha. Ha. Hahahahahahahaha!

This is my favorite part:

Archbishop Ravasi stressed that the new foundation is only interested in a “noble atheism or agnosticism, not the polemical kind — so not those atheists such as [Piergiorgio] Odifreddi in Italy, [Michel] Onfray in France, [Christopher] Hitchens and [Richard] Dawkins.” He sees such atheists as closed to dialogue: They view the truth with “irony and sarcasm” and tend to “read religious texts like fundamentalists.”

The Courtyard is open to godless heathens, just as long as they can’t pull off an effective debate. Guys like Hitchens and Dawkins tend to mop the floor with religious apologists, and folks like the Archbishop don’t want to be seen sponsoring that.

Rather, he said the new initiative wants to reach out to an atheism that is open to dialogue — what the archbishop calls a “qualified atheism” — and to do so through encounter and discussion. During these events, the aim will be to “search for truth” and to “show atheists the seriousness of theological thought,” he said.

Yeah, “qualified atheism.” They’d like to have “encounter and discussion” with us, assuming we’re not too sure of ourselves in the first place. I mean, Catholic debaters don’t want to go up against atheists who know what they think and are unafraid to say so; that would be an unfair fight.

My response to the Pontifical Council for Culture and its Courtyard for Self-Hating Goyim is below the jump:

Jesus shares his opinion