With many believers in the story that a talking snake told a woman not to eat an apple then you know you are in the presence of what we can politely call wackadoodles but for something that passes itself off as peaceful, religion has been the cause of more deaths than anything else outside of disease.
Even its more refined versions it is still a basket-full of bigotry and hatred and probably its largest hate figure are the gay community or as the bible calls them, those who are an 'abomination' and should 'surely be put to death'.
Pope Francis has followed up his previous comment on who was he to judge gay people by calling for Christians to seek forgiveness from gay people for the way they had treated them.
'We Christians have to apologise for so many things, not just for this treatment of gay people, but we must ask for forgiveness, not just apologise, forgiveness' he said which is very brave coming from someone who seems to spend most of the day in a dress.
Not to sure how this will play out with Christians who believe that they can 'pray away the gay' and change a persons sexual orientation but as they believe that God managed to squeeze a handful of humans and two of every animal onto a raft while he killed every living thing on the planet, i wouldn't hold my breath for any sanity from them just yet.