Xenophobia from the pulpit

Disclaimer: I have tried to translate the original German lines from the Report and Mr. Algermissen’s sermon as close to their intended meaning as possible. When in doubt, check the original report in German linked to in this post.

It‘s not a new fact that the church – especially the catholic church – is somewhat arrogant and presumptuous. Apart from historic events like sale of indulgences, crusades, the inquisition, and – somewhat more recently – abuse of children by church „dignitaries“. And that‘s only the catholic church. For now, I’ll just stick to them (for obvious reasons). With its track record, one would think they ought to weigh their words a bit more. But then, that gets us back to the “arrogant” part. If your resident boss is the only infallible human being on earth, something like this can easily happen …