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You're a murderer. (No offense intended.)

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 07, 2010

In a "news" story greeting the appointment of the city's coadjutor, Archbishop José Goméz, the Los Angeles Times provides some background on the prelate's membership in Opus Dei:
 Opus Dei was founded by Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer in Spain in 1928. Escriva held that sainthood could be achieved by anyone by carrying out everyday tasks extraordinarily well.
Superficial, but you don't expect profound spiritual reading in a daily newspaper. Let it pass. The story continues:

The movement, which enjoys a unique status at the Vatican, was depicted as a murderous cult in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code," which Opus members and the Vatican have denounced as defaming the church.

There are only two possibilities here. Either Opus Dei is a murderous cult, or Dan Brown's portrayal is defamatory. To say that "Opus members and the Vatican" object to the portrayal is to suggest that other people-- more objective people-- don't see a problem with the depiction.
Just a bit of harmless entertainment: I'm going to tell the world that you belong to a murderous cult. You won't object, will you? C'mon, be a sport! Where's your sense of humor?


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  • Posted by: paul20105493 - Apr. 07, 2010 12:48 PM ET USA

    If support for abortion could be termed "a murderous cult", then it would be truth rather than humor to say that many if not most of the people at the LA Times belong to a murderous cult - which is exactly why they would scream over such an accusation.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Apr. 07, 2010 11:59 AM ET USA

    Since the NYT and LA Times will both be defunct soon, I guess you could say that they are suicide cults. Eventually, suicide cultists run out of customers.