Friday, March 04, 2005

the european union? a catholic plot?

so a tory minister in the UK has advanced a theory that the european union is really a catholic plot in order to subvert the sovereignty of the british crown. and the cardinal archbishop of westminster, cormac murphy-o'conner, has roundly denounced him, and rightly so. it's a hilariously ridiculous theory. perhaps this kind of conspiracy theory would be best ignored if it's made by a private citizen, but not if it's by a member of parliament. it reminds me of the sentiments of xenophobia and the feeling that the church is by-and-large "undemocratic" that runs through anti-catholic rhetoric.

read it here.

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