NYT is the first business entity to pre-qualify for a Darwin Award
Well, let me get this on the table. I am no longer Catholic. I don't remember being Catholic (we were Lutheran before I could read; and pseudo Christian shortly after that), but I had immense respect for Pope John Paul II.
While I am in the blog confessional, I must also admit that I am no longer a reader of the New York Times. Actually, I have never intentionally been a reader of the Times. Oh, and I don't respect them at all.
Hugh Hewitt and InstaPundit have both pushed me to check Hindrocket's post about the NYT's response to the death of the Pontiff today.
For the record, my reasoning for not being Catholic and not reading NYT can be boiled down to the same statement. "The Veil has been Torn."
For my faith, that means that, at least metaphorically, the veil that seperates the masses from the Ark of the Covenant and God is gone. Through the sacrifice, death and ressurection of God's Son Jesus, my need for a human intercessor has been eliminated. My faith calls me to study and contemplate the scriptures for myself and to go directly to God through Christ in prayer. It gives me freedom and concurrent responsibility. Mind you, this is what I believe.
For the NYT, it is "the same thing only different," I have seen through their veil for a long time. It is so obvious that I don't even consider them anymore ("go to the light Carol Ann"), but this tears it.
If people can't see the bias in this from three miles away, maybe they need new multi-focal contacts or something.
The MSM has been quoting figures like "1.5 billion Catholic faithful" all over today. If 25% of the world population is of that faith, it seems to me that the NYT has no business (I wouldn't mind that, actually) calling itself main-stream.
Expletives considered but omitted...