"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." ~Flannery O'Connor

Monday, January 22, 2007

More Chick fodder

Here's a factoid the Jack-Chick crowd will have a field day with: there is more crime per capita in Vatican City than in any other place on earth. Of course, most of that consists in pickpocketing and purse-snatching by Roman hoodlums, the victims being tourists, who themselves always outnumber the Vatican's resident population. Being designed for a purpose other than law enforcement, the Swiss Guard is ill-equipped to deal with the problem. Nor are the Italian authorities much interested in prosecuting petty crimes committed in another sovereign jurisdiction. They've never dealt all that well with petty crimes within their jurisdiction.

But you won't hear about such subtleties from the Pope-is-Antichristers. They'll just seize on the headline as yet another example of the Vatican's satanic perfidy. The apologist's work, like a mother's, is never done. And it doesn't pay much as Jack Chick has got, I'll wager.
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