And they make fun of America and religion

And they make fun of America and religion
: The Vatican complains that the proposed EU constitution isn’t Christian enough.

But the Vatican spokesman said he wanted the next version to include a specific mention of Christianity.

“Members of this Convention have already suggested the inclusion of this element, this explicit mention of Christianity in future versions of the draft,” Joaquin Navarro-Valls told Vatican Radio.

Whew. That’s scary.

When the proposed constitution was released, I harped on it for, among other things, mentioning the word “church” and not “synagogue” or “mosque” — a problem on a continent that created the Holocaust and today fosters anti-Muslim violency aplenty.

Now the Vatican would make Christianity the official religion of an entire continent. Well, good fathers, there are still Jews in Europe, despite the best efforts of the Nazis. And there are Muslims moving in, despite the best efforts of neoNazis. And huge numbers of the citizenry of the new EU are, as we say, “unchurched.”

I’d say you’re about 10 centuries late. [via Ibidem]