Providing Ammunition

Mark Shea is understandably dismayed by the…um…less than rigorous IQ of some African bishops. He writes, “Is the pool of candidates really so shallow that these weird guys are the best they can get? How can Africa produce so many great priests (I’ve never met a bad one) and yet wind up with such strange bishops?”

PZ Myers is not only not dismayed, he thinks they’re typical…and this guy, too.

Seriously. All I can think of is that line from Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters, as delivered by Max von Sydow: “If Jesus ever came back and saw what was going on in his name…he wouldn’t stop throwing up.”