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(Wired)   Pope denounces materialism from balcony of marble, gold-domed building in midst of jewel-encrusted religious icons while wearing giant gold cross   (wireservice.wired.com ) divider line
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2005-12-11 10:58:13 AM  
He said Christmas should be marked with sober celebrations

Oh hell no. Christmas is about getting wasted at family gatherings and puking half-digested sugar cookies in the punchbowl, not any of this solemnity crap.

At any rate, it's just a warmup for Easter.
 
2005-12-11 10:59:54 AM  
I am completely in love with this headline. Nice job submitter!
 
2005-12-11 11:04:11 AM  
Nice headline, submitter.

Handsome Jack Manitoba: Christmas is about getting wasted at family gatherings

Seriously. How could most people make it through a family gathering without alcohol.
 
2005-12-11 11:04:46 AM  
?
 
2005-12-11 11:05:36 AM  
Good show, submitter. :)
 
2005-12-11 11:05:53 AM  
...urged Christians to display a nativity crib in their houses

I wanted to carefully insert a cardboard cutout of an alien into nativity scenes around town. Has this been done yet?
 
2005-12-11 11:06:15 AM  
Heh -- nice summary of what the Catholic Church is all about.
 
2005-12-11 11:07:04 AM  
My neighbors have a ten foot, blow-up nativity on their front lawn. An inflatable Jesus, Mary and Joseph in a stable. That is all kinds of wrong.
 
2005-12-11 11:08:56 AM  
woodpecker from mars:

Not if the blow-up statuettes have the appropriate holes.

Also, does the scene have sheep? And is Mary kneeling?
 
2005-12-11 11:11:50 AM  
I think they are hovering over the baby jeebus.

I'll have to take pictures tonight, when it's all lit up.
 
2005-12-11 11:19:11 AM  
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2005-12-11 11:23:52 AM  
Another good use of the "IRONIC" tag. Good job!


And Italians aren't really the problem during Xmas. He should be preaching from the Popemobile in the US.

Brodan: I wanted to carefully insert a cardboard cutout of an alien into nativity scenes around town. Has this been done yet?

Somebody please insert a cardboard "Buddy Christ". That would be too funny.
 
2005-12-11 11:57:35 AM  
Inflatable Jesus

Is that a great name for a punk band or what?
 
2005-12-11 12:03:07 PM  
fnorgby: Is that a great name for a punk band or what?

There is a band called The Inflatable Jesus Love Dolls. I don't know anything about them, though; just that that's their name.
 
2005-12-11 12:06:17 PM  
Submitter = genius
 
2005-12-11 12:34:40 PM  
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The Devil Wears Prada.

;)
 
2005-12-11 12:36:05 PM  
Another round of applause for the headline . . .

Bravo submitter!
 
2005-12-11 12:49:35 PM  
Awesome headline
 
2005-12-11 12:53:35 PM  
Hypocrisy and lies? From the CHURCH?

In other words, it's Thursday.
 
2005-12-11 01:00:38 PM  
I'm pretty sure the Pope is a farker, so I hope he sees this headline.
 
2005-12-11 01:01:20 PM  
I think I'm going to bring this up to my priest. I'm betting he agrees with us cause he's that type of guy. :)
 
2005-12-11 01:06:04 PM  
Did he also denounce that a chick bleeding out of her vagina is no miracle?
 
2005-12-11 01:07:20 PM  
Hmm, Pope got the bling-bling goin eh?
 
2005-12-11 01:17:53 PM  
Nice shot, submitter. And there's too much "Christmas" in my Yule/Saturnalia as well. They can take that right out.
 
2005-12-11 01:21:31 PM  
Bravo Submitter!
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2005-12-11 01:21:57 PM  
When I visited the Vatican I actually got quite upset at the incredibly obscene opulence of the place, and especially about the way they shamelessly stole ancient Greek and Roman idols to display in their museum.

After seeing the place I can see how there are some people -- Xians even -- who associate Rome more with Babylon than with sainthood.
 
2005-12-11 01:22:27 PM  
Brilliant headline, submitter. Just damn brilliant.
 
2005-12-11 01:24:39 PM  
Nothing like a little "Holier than thou" crap coming out of the Vatican. I am Catholic, and I think that headline is dead on brilliant.

/it's hypocritical, not ironic.
 
2005-12-11 01:24:49 PM  
Wonderful headline.
 
2005-12-11 01:25:27 PM  
Nice one, submitter.
 
2005-12-11 01:25:47 PM  
That headline is causing me to create a "best headlines" file.

That is certainly #1 on the list.
 
2005-12-11 01:26:02 PM  
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Hmm. Better try the emergency collection plate
 
2005-12-11 01:26:12 PM  
Well done, submitter

/catholic, with latino roots
//family back in old country can't stand the Papal Bling either
///shiny bling gets the attention of young boys, right?
 
2005-12-11 01:26:18 PM  
(golf clap)
 
2005-12-11 01:26:32 PM  
munchkinette: And Italians aren't really the problem during Xmas. He should be preaching from the Popemobile in the US.

Yes, I'm sure there's no such thing as materialism in Italy. The fashion capital of the world. With Rome and Milan and Venice. The center of the former Roman empire, one of the most materialistic and decadent civilizations ever.

The US in no way holds a monopoly on materialism, especially during the holidays.
 
2005-12-11 01:26:48 PM  
Wow, Fark sure has been bashing on Christians and Catholics a LOT lately.

It's awesome! Keep it up!

And for all the religious types who might have had the same thought, you're in a tough spot. For one, people in your religion are the vocal majority in this country. You pretty much run the show. So it's hard to complain when the minorities bash you a little bit. Then again, you're going out of style like an angora sweater, and I can see how that could be hard to deal with.

It'll be real interesting to see what a society not based on religious beliefs can do. Maybe in 100 years or so.
 
2005-12-11 01:27:10 PM  
Clearly, there are not enough lions anymore...
 
2005-12-11 01:27:55 PM  
The pope is a rapper?
 
2005-12-11 01:28:53 PM  
Okay.. now that was laugh out loud funny.

I'm catholic and even I see the perfect humor in this statement.

/clapity clapity clap clap

Awesome headline submitter.
 
2005-12-11 01:29:45 PM  
I'm a proud catholic and all, and I respect (... Sometimes) the pope's opinions.

But he looks like a girlie-man with those shoes!

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/More Jesuits, less Curia, please
 
2005-12-11 01:30:50 PM  
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Last year, under Pope John Paul, the Vatican launched a high-profile campaign to urge Roman Catholic Italy not to compromise the spirit of Christmas through excess
 
2005-12-11 01:31:08 PM  
CygnusDarius: But he looks like a girlie-man with those shoes!

Those shoes probably cost more than I make in a month.
 
2005-12-11 01:31:56 PM  
Funny headline but misleading. The Pope does not own any of those things. It is the accumlation of 2 millenia of gifts, and maybe some booty I admit. However, he does not take it with him to his grave, other than maybe a few personal things. It belongs to the Church as a whole.
 
2005-12-11 01:33:27 PM  
You never know, the pope may have gotten them at Payless, and I could swear I saw a skirt like that at Target...

(Best headline ever, btw!)
 
2005-12-11 01:34:07 PM  
DonnyBaker

No, if the pope were a rapper, he'd be complaining about poverty from a balcony of marble, gold-domed building in the midst of jewel-encrusted religious icons while wearing a giant gold cross.

/george bush hates black people
//riiiiiiiiiiiims
 
2005-12-11 01:35:20 PM  
I have nothing against good God fearing folks... but I've toured some of the large large catholic cathedrals on various trips... I think opulence is the word for it.

Any christian organization should be about giving all they have to help others... you know, doing things like their figurehead taught them.

I've not seen the vatican yet, but I seriously think i would vomit if i ever did... probably on purpose to make a statement.

/Grew up volunteering with the salvation army
//Has seen charity and kindness that puts catholics to shame
///Not a fan of covering up child molestations
 
2005-12-11 01:35:35 PM  
Omis:
Funny headline but misleading. The Pope does not own any of those things.

Not misleading.
The new Pope has a taste for expensive clothing and who knows what else.
 
2005-12-11 01:35:46 PM  
Grapple
Those shoes probably cost more than I make in a month.

That doesn't make them any less girle-man lookin'. It makes them more.

/I preffer my two year-old pair of vans sneakers
 
2005-12-11 01:36:01 PM  
I was about eight when I realized that the Catholic Church really didn't need me to give it money every week.

/Pretty good scam if you can get it...
 
2005-12-11 01:36:17 PM  
woodpecker from mars: My neighbors have a ten foot, blow-up nativity on their front lawn.

Read that as ten foot blow-up depravity...

Time to take a break from FARK.
 
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