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2002-01-22 08:50:36 PM  
he'll be dead in like a week, who cares?
2002-01-22 08:51:33 PM  
FishBulb says the pope needs reglulation to stop him from saying stupid shiat
2002-01-22 08:54:05 PM  
He's a brain dead prune of a man who still thinks he has the same influence as Middle Ages. The Vatican doesn't even have internet access I bet, and if it does the homepage is CAPalert.
2002-01-22 08:54:17 PM  
He should stop going to stile project.
2002-01-22 08:59:31 PM  
Thank God for the Spanish Inquisition!
2002-01-22 09:00:55 PM  
"Despite its enormous potential for good, some of the degrading and damaging ways the Internet can be used are already obvious to all,"

Yeah, they let him on the net
2002-01-22 09:01:33 PM  
He can kiss my pasty white atheist ass.
2002-01-22 09:03:30 PM  
i'll just say i find his funny hat somewhat obscene... i swear i've seen a vibrator that looks just like that
2002-01-22 09:09:13 PM  

Hell Yea!! Where do I sign up at??
2002-01-22 09:11:52 PM  
2002-01-22 09:12:55 PM  
sorry for repeating myself but he does look like a penis

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2002-01-22 09:14:33 PM  
damn.. that does look like a penis..

some one could get rich making pope shaped sex toys
2002-01-22 09:14:56 PM  
n his first message sent to the world directly over the Internet last November, the pope apologized to victims of sexual abuse by priests and other clergy.

Isn't an e-mail apology a major faux pas? Are such apologies less sincere? Discuss...
2002-01-22 09:17:57 PM  
Hahahaah!... I guess some one is already making christian sex toys
2002-01-22 09:19:14 PM  
'Web pages should be obscene and not absurd'

(By all accounts, the Pope is a really lovely old man.)
2002-01-22 09:19:20 PM  
But... but... without depravity what would be left on the internet?
2002-01-22 09:19:44 PM  
Yo pope, suck on Deez Nuts
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2002-01-22 09:19:57 PM  
BTW there's a company that makes sex toys in the shape of religious figures. Pure comedy, Divine Interventions.
2002-01-22 09:20:35 PM  
yeah this should be a photoshop!
2002-01-22 09:21:42 PM  
they make way too much of what the pope says...he is the only geriatric on the planet that anyone pays any attention to...go figure...

/non PC statement
2002-01-22 09:21:51 PM  
All you people who have the nerve to insult the pope can kiss my ass. Even if you don't agree with all his political views, admire the work he's done for world peace. Consider the fact that he's traveling around the world, speaks several languages, is most likely many times smarter than you, and does it all with Parkinson's.
2002-01-22 09:23:49 PM  
EQAddict - I'll be pretty damn smart too if I was older than Jesus.
2002-01-22 09:25:13 PM  
Q1 what did he do for world peace?

Q2 where is 'world peace'?
2002-01-22 09:25:58 PM  
The pope warned that not only did the Internet allow the spread of depraved material, it could also lead people to believe that facts mattered more than values.

Did I just read that correctly?! The pope is worried that people might start thinking for themselves.. that's to be expected. But to come out and blatantly announce it to the world is a bit much. What an asinine thing to say. I would wish a hasty end on John Paul, but he might be replaced by an even bigger zealot with ambitions and energy to achieve them.
2002-01-22 09:26:44 PM  
EQAddict: Consider the fact that he's had to apologize for all those priests who carry a torch for kids who carry candles.
2002-01-22 09:31:12 PM  
I was thinking it would be weird to take George W Bush into a room and show him the nastiest stuff from the internet. Show him jap scat, girls puking into bowls and then drinking said puke, bukkake (japanese theme I got going here..), various mutilations of genitallia, people eating cats/babies, etc. etc. Would he freak out? Would he go on a quest to ban the net? Seeing this article makes me wonder what the Pope would do if we showed him this stuff too. Or just going and seeing the lovely ladies (NTFW or anything else!).
2002-01-22 09:33:50 PM  
"praised it as a "wonderful instrument" that should be used to spread the word of God"

Well that's just great, he said that spam is a good thing right there, didn't he. Now I'm going to have to set my filters to block phrases like "PRAISE GOD!" or "You too can be saved."
2002-01-22 09:34:33 PM  
has anyone heard of this book called "misssionary possision" by christopher hitchens? it wasn't about john paul II, but about mother teresa - basically verbally beating her up senseless ;)

anyway, I htink the point is that, many people (including me) consider his political view itself as a threat to 'world peace', so, admiration and politics - especially when you're talking about a man that powerful and influential, there's no one without the other.

but that's not the point here - we're just playing silly :)
2002-01-22 09:35:20 PM  
"The pope warned that not only did the Internet allow the spread of depraved material, it could also lead people to believe that facts mattered more than values. "

Heaven forbid people would start thinking that .
2002-01-22 09:35:56 PM  
I'm going to show the pope my appreciation for all that he's done by sending him a Baby Jesus Butt Plug. Thanks for the link, Stephenv.
2002-01-22 09:37:07 PM  
Since when do pictures of plastic dicks get deleted off Fark? Jeez.
2002-01-22 09:37:16 PM  
That Catholic son of a biatch, he needs to quit freebasing.
2002-01-22 09:40:45 PM  
Cyc666: i'm ashamed of being japanese... but yes we're the nation of pervs. some other japanese guy once told me that more than half of ALL the internet porn sites were owned by the japanese, and i'm inclined to believe it...
2002-01-22 09:43:14 PM  
The problem with the Internet from the Pope, IE: C.E.O. of the Catholic Church, is there are too many naked young boy pictures, and too accessable in chat rooms. The Church is going broke paying claims brought against the Priests by parents.
2002-01-22 09:43:27 PM  
Stephenv: please post us the url of the pic
2002-01-22 09:44:14 PM  
it got deleted? well.. we wouldnt want the pope to hex us farkers!
2002-01-22 09:46:00 PM  
The Pope wants to regulate free speech by controlling the internet? Oh that's great. Then when the anti-Christ comes along he can disable our most powerful form of communication.

I got news for you, Pope. You can't regulate the internet. It's said up so you can't.
2002-01-22 09:51:27 PM  
I'd say churches need regulation to keep out and punish the child molestors who pose as priests. But what do I know
2002-01-22 09:58:51 PM  
The jesus dildo was ripped from this story. Apparently the Catholics have already won.
2002-01-22 10:00:52 PM  
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2002-01-22 10:01:10 PM  
I am SO going to hell...
2002-01-22 10:02:55 PM  
[...] I've noticed there are some religions not represented among the dildos (which, by the way, they have trademarked). Is there any faith they won't tackle? "No Muslim figures. We've had a number of requests for them; however, we cherish our lives," [...]

Ironic considering the date of the article.
2002-01-22 10:08:03 PM  
Stephenv that site is the most depraved and sacreligous shiat I have seen in a while.

And yes it is funny as shiat, with names like Jackhammer Jesus and the Diving Nun that is just pure marketing genius.
2002-01-22 10:09:59 PM  
i am glad he told me this. Thank you mister pope. I am too stupid to actually have a thought so I need people like you telling how to live my life. Good thing I didnt notice any porn on the internet. i might have gone to hell. I dont think I want to go to hell, mister pope. ok? thanks mister pope.
2002-01-22 10:10:50 PM  
Let me get this straight.
The Pope thinks we need government regulation against depravity.
Does this mean that his church has had no effect?
Does this mean he is ready to fold up his tent and go away?
I seems that churches spend half their time trying to keep government out of their affairs, and the other half trying to insinuate itself into the government.

All true believers shall break their eggs at the convenient end.
2002-01-22 10:18:57 PM  
not true. fark is great. st. drew!
nun boobies please
2002-01-22 10:19:35 PM  
the pope is a choad
anything that doesn't produce more brainwashed catholics to do his bidding is conveniently "a sin".
wacking off is a sin
birth control is a sin
everything's a sin...
stupid pope
2002-01-22 10:30:09 PM  
Pope's just cranky cos his website doesn't get any hits.
He needs more boobie shots, as well as a wishlist so we can all buy our indulgences like in the good old days.
Dang, zealotry is so farkin' lame!
2002-01-22 10:30:23 PM  
If atheists think religions are worthless,
why are they always proofreading the texts?

Look, porn and masturbation is free, easy, immediate and, in some ways, even more intense than the real thing.
That does not mean it is better.
However, once a boy gets used to jacking-in and jacking-off, he loses the motivation to improve himself into such a man as can generate and support a family.
This is bad.
Permanant, monogamous relationships provide a stable social and economic base for the society.
(Oh, fuk it. Why do I bother?)
2002-01-22 10:31:39 PM  
Might I just add that regulations have never, ever, ever in the course of human events diminished depravity?
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