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(Inquisitr)   Turns out that Pope Benedict literally turned a blind eye to the Catholic sex abuse scandals   (inquisitr.com) divider line 176
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2013-02-18 04:26:22 PM  

DrowningLessons: Reported by the Inquisitr? I bet he didn't expect that.


So this. My first thought as well.
 
2013-02-18 04:28:52 PM  
I guess his faith was not strong enough.
 
2013-02-18 04:29:24 PM  
So... brain tumor, or strokes?
 
2013-02-18 04:33:06 PM  

dv-ous: So... brain tumor, or strokes?


A Pope in the eye with a sharp stick?
 
2013-02-18 04:34:22 PM  
You'd think God would have taken care of that for him.. you know.. for the effort.
 
2013-02-18 04:34:24 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: If you give the church a cent, you're saying child rape is OK with you.
Put them out of business, and in prison.


agreed
 
2013-02-18 04:38:39 PM  

epoch_destroi: "Benedict, 85, has had an assortment of health challenges during his time as head of the Catholic Church which resulted for one thing in a secret procedure to install a pacemaker and later a new battery."

Does anybody else find this an incredibly confusingly written sentence?


Journalism is dead, as near as I can tell.

I wondering why God didn't power his pacemaker. Or his heart, for that matter. Surely if you need a pacemaker, that's God's way of telling you that you're supposed to die? I hate religion. It's all just such a crock of shiat.
 
2013-02-18 04:39:21 PM  

vudukungfu: Inflatable Rhetoric: If you give the church a cent, you're saying child rape is OK with you.
Put them out of business, and in prison.

agreed


Too bad we can't burn a few of them at the stake, something they were good at for disagreeing with them.
 
2013-02-18 04:39:21 PM  
Hmm, sounds like he had Baby Bonnet's Syndrome
 
2013-02-18 04:40:47 PM  
So, Popeye the Pope went to Mount Olive....r
 
2013-02-18 04:42:25 PM  

vudukungfu: Inflatable Rhetoric: If you give the church a cent, you're saying child rape is OK with you.
Put them out of business, and in prison.

agreed


With that logic; you shouldn't buy anything from Germany, Japan, Russia or China. Because of past atrocities.

With that logic; you shouldn't support the Democratic Party. Because of slavery.

/ That would be absolutely silly.
 
2013-02-18 04:42:48 PM  
Literally!
 
2013-02-18 04:45:56 PM  
Well, his mother did warn him.
 
2013-02-18 04:49:46 PM  
Andrew Sullivan had an interesting comment from Joseph Bottum about Benedict. He was very against him resigning, because we need to see that being old doesn't mean you have to be shuffled offstage to die out of sight.  Hadn't thought of it that way, but it's an interesting way to see it.

Personally, in Ratzinger's case, I think we should shuffle him off to a prison where he can die out of sight (in both the figurative and apparently literal senses)  Sadly, since there's no God and no justice he'll live out his life in comfort
 
2013-02-18 04:52:32 PM  

ha-ha-guy: At one point was supposedly 24/7, but I guess that presented some problems, so now it is only when making rulings or publishing works.


It was never 24/7.  It wasn't even defined as church dogma until the late 1800's.
 
2013-02-18 04:54:43 PM  

iheartscotch: vudukungfu: Inflatable Rhetoric: If you give the church a cent, you're saying child rape is OK with you.
Put them out of business, and in prison.

agreed

With that logic; you shouldn't buy anything from Germany, Japan, Russia or China. Because of past atrocities.

With that logic; you shouldn't support the Democratic Party. Because of slavery.

/ That would be absolutely silly.


No, it wouldn't, and your analogy is weak.
 
2013-02-18 04:56:03 PM  
Man, god sure has a poor health plan for his #1 PR guy.
 
2013-02-18 04:56:49 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Eh, his body is checking out. He might as well too. That must've been the thinking behind his decision to quit.


No no, it's a conspiracy. Or maybe some kind of scandal. You get out of here with your mundane, sensible explanations.
 
2013-02-18 05:00:57 PM  
Retiring because he heard there was going to be a new Star Wars Movie
 
2013-02-18 05:01:13 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: [www.depa.net.au image 387x600]


Isn't that where the phrase 'turn a blind eye' originated?



"I really can not see the signal"

Adm. Horatio Nelson
 
2013-02-18 05:01:37 PM  
I sorta hope there's a God, and he looks something like this:

www.alicia-logic.com

And he waits at the Heavenly Gates with a few surprises for the newly-arrived.

Muslim suicide bomber: "Where's my 72 virgins?"

Supreme Being: "You were sadly misinformed. However, given your interest in sex, we do have a nice position open in a barrel on board the Flying Dutchman. And we do have some pork fat to help you get accustomed to things."

Former Pope: "Hey, what happened to all my jewels and robes?"

Supreme Being: "Silly man. Did you not see that bit in The Book about taking care of the poor? However, I do have a spot open in the Pearly Gates McDonalds, where you can try to make your rent in the Hereafter. Blow it just once, and off to the fiery pit you go."
 
2013-02-18 05:01:48 PM  
We all knew that the church would try to play off the child abuse scandal by claiming health problems.

Standard tactic....
 
2013-02-18 05:04:15 PM  
i1171.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-18 05:06:00 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: dv-ous: So... brain tumor, or strokes?

A Pope in the eye with a sharp stick?


Neither..

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2013-02-18 05:16:48 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: iheartscotch: vudukungfu: Inflatable Rhetoric: If you give the church a cent, you're saying child rape is OK with you.
Put them out of business, and in prison.

agreed

With that logic; you shouldn't buy anything from Germany, Japan, Russia or China. Because of past atrocities.

With that logic; you shouldn't support the Democratic Party. Because of slavery.

/ That would be absolutely silly.

No, it wouldn't, and your analogy is weak.


How so?

For many years the Germans refused to acknolage the second world war. Many, to this day, skate over the actions of the Japanise towards the Chinese. The Russians have never made public the numbers that Stalin's purges cost them. And china refuses to acknolage that they are a human rights violator. The Democratic Party is the party that succeeded.

As organizations/countries; are they somehow less responsible for their actions than the catholic church?

Yes, I'm talking about some things that are long past; but, my point still stands. Saying that supporting the Catholic Church is supporting pedophilia is just as ridiculous as saying that supporting the Democratic Party is supporting slavery.

/ if a limb is gangrenous; do you cut off the whole body?
 
2013-02-18 05:18:21 PM  
It's time for the truth to be known! When he was young, he was injected with an experimental Nazi retrovirus. Over the years, the medication he's been taking to suppress it has been slowly losing its effect. Already his body is transforming. You can see in his latest pictures that a little bit of a Charlie Chaplin mustache is beginning to sprout.
 
2013-02-18 05:22:01 PM  
"There has been much made - perhaps too much - of the fact that his Vatican residence will make him immune from any child abuse-related legal prosecutions, if any. "

Bullshiat.  There's no such thing as "making too much" about an organization protecting child molesters and their enablers.

If anything, it hasn't been focused on enough.
 
2013-02-18 05:22:06 PM  

Acharne: ha-ha-guy: God is not being kind to his chosen mouthpiece.

/I've always wanted a Pope to go out with a heart attack during a major speech or mass

I love that when he steps down, he 'loses infallibility'. A term I found hilarious ever since John Paul II fell down the stairs and injured himself. "But he's infallible!!"

Hahahaha..... ok... well I think its HILARIOUS.


please don't judge me


Papal infallibility has only been invoked a couple of times: That Mary was born without original sin and that she was assumed into heaven. Neither of these appear in the Bible, but Catholic tradition over the millennia gave them the force of doctrine which Popes later articulated. Nobody thinks the Pope is right all the time, but when one makes a specific ex cathedra statement (basically the Pope has to say, "this is an infallible position"), Catholics must accept it.
 
2013-02-18 05:26:14 PM  

iheartscotch: acknolage


That spelling is an atrocity against the human race.
 
2013-02-18 05:28:05 PM  

iheartscotch: Inflatable Rhetoric: iheartscotch: vudukungfu: Inflatable Rhetoric: If you give the church a cent, you're saying child rape is OK with you.
Put them out of business, and in prison.

agreed

With that logic; you shouldn't buy anything from Germany, Japan, Russia or China. Because of past atrocities.

With that logic; you shouldn't support the Democratic Party. Because of slavery.

/ That would be absolutely silly.

No, it wouldn't, and your analogy is weak.

How so?

For many years the Germans refused to acknolage the second world war. Many, to this day, skate over the actions of the Japanise towards the Chinese. The Russians have never made public the numbers that Stalin's purges cost them. And china refuses to acknolage that they are a human rights violator. The Democratic Party is the party that succeeded.

As organizations/countries; are they somehow less responsible for their actions than the catholic church?

Yes, I'm talking about some things that are long past; but, my point still stands. Saying that supporting the Catholic Church is supporting pedophilia is just as ridiculous as saying that supporting the Democratic Party is supporting slavery.

/ if a limb is gangrenous; do you cut off the whole body?


The church claims some special relationship with god, that makes it different.  The standards are higher, as they should be.  The whole body might not be corrupt, but the head is, so cut that off.

All the church claims to provide as its "product" is ludicrous.  They can't prove any connection with any god, or any reason to believe that they've gotten anyone into heaven.  They are useless and should be disbanded.  Taxing them would be a start.
 
2013-02-18 05:30:27 PM  

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Invisible altar boy?

/aisle seat, please
 
2013-02-18 05:33:37 PM  

iheartscotch: i don't know past/present


lrn2dictionary
 
2013-02-18 05:35:39 PM  
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R.I.P. Pope Eye
 
2013-02-18 05:37:52 PM  
Its fun to have threads where you make fun of stereotypical white people because you are allowed to say whatever you want.
 
2013-02-18 05:38:29 PM  
Ishmael approves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7heIx8FV5U">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=E7heIx8FV5U
 
2013-02-18 05:44:24 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: iheartscotch: Inflatable Rhetoric: iheartscotch: vudukungfu: Inflatable Rhetoric: If you give the church a cent, you're saying child rape is OK with you.
Put them out of business, and in prison.

agreed

With that logic; you shouldn't buy anything from Germany, Japan, Russia or China. Because of past atrocities.

With that logic; you shouldn't support the Democratic Party. Because of slavery.

/ That would be absolutely silly.

No, it wouldn't, and your analogy is weak.

How so?

For many years the Germans refused to acknolage the second world war. Many, to this day, skate over the actions of the Japanise towards the Chinese. The Russians have never made public the numbers that Stalin's purges cost them. And china refuses to acknolage that they are a human rights violator. The Democratic Party is the party that succeeded.

As organizations/countries; are they somehow less responsible for their actions than the catholic church?

Yes, I'm talking about some things that are long past; but, my point still stands. Saying that supporting the Catholic Church is supporting pedophilia is just as ridiculous as saying that supporting the Democratic Party is supporting slavery.

/ if a limb is gangrenous; do you cut off the whole body?

The church claims some special relationship with god, that makes it different.  The standards are higher, as they should be.  The whole body might not be corrupt, but the head is, so cut that off.

All the church claims to provide as its "product" is ludicrous.  They can't prove any connection with any god, or any reason to believe that they've gotten anyone into heaven.  They are useless and should be disbanded.  Taxing them would be a start.


I agree; the church should hold itself to a higher standard. I agree that the actions of some of the leaders of the church are despicable. I agree that they, probably, should be taxed.

However..

Should the many be sentenced for the crimes of the few? Can you prove that they don't have the ear of some great invisible sky wizard? I would say that the church does provide a service. They feed the starving, they cloth the naked and they give the elderly a hope for eternity. Should an organization that has survived for 2000 years, done innumerable acts of kindness, and inspired the greatest artists ever; be disbanded for the acts of a few?

/ I'm not saying some in the church don't deserve punishment; far from it.
 
2013-02-18 05:44:28 PM  
I don't suppose it matters that he was canonized (sp?) in 2005 ish. But the cases started to appear in 1983 and on. The real media explosion around 2001-2003. Not a Rat-boy fan, or even Catholic, but I don't get people's hate for him.
 
2013-02-18 05:44:30 PM  
It's not blind eye, it's armpit


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2013-02-18 05:48:31 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: iheartscotch: i don't know past/present

lrn2dictionary


When criticizing someone for grammar; it might be best to spell your criticism without using numbers in the place of words.

/ just sayin
 
2013-02-18 05:48:44 PM  
Someone say Poope?

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Sorry kids, I've been out for a while. Lost the vision in my right eye. Seriously.  ; [
 
2013-02-18 05:52:03 PM  
"Turns out that Pope Benedict literally turned a blind eye to the Catholic sex abuse scandals"

Yeah, but he knew the skinny on what was happening.

/Extra Irony points for this story coming out via site named inquisitr.com

www.midwesttvguy.com
 
2013-02-18 05:52:38 PM  

epoch_destroi: "Benedict, 85, has had an assortment of health challenges during his time as head of the Catholic Church which resulted for one thing in a secret procedure to install a pacemaker and later a new battery."

Does anybody else find this an incredibly confusingly written sentence?


No, but I'm wondering how a battery implanted in his chest managed to pop out and hit his head in Mexico

Benedict, 85, has had an assortment of health challenges during his time as head of the Catholic Church which resulted for one thing in a secret procedure to install a pacemaker and later a new battery. It's been reported that hit his head during a visit to Mexico.
 
2013-02-18 05:53:37 PM  

iheartscotch: Yes, I'm talking about some things that are long past; but, my point still stands. Saying that supporting the Catholic Church is supporting pedophilia is just as ridiculous as saying that supporting the Democratic Party is supporting slavery.


The difference between the church and your examples is that 1) the church is still actively covering up and protecting pedophiles, 2) there doesn't seem to be much separation of the different parts of the church, meaning it's difficult to just support the non-rapey parts without supporting the whole, and 3) the issues seem to be coming from the leadership down, meaning you can't just jettison the bad guys and still leave the rest of the organization. I mean, we're talking about the friggin' pope here. When it comes to leaders, he's the literal second in command. There's only one step higher you can go, and that guy is notoriously difficult to subpoena.

/To borrow your analogy, how do you only cut off the gangrenous limb if you can't tell the difference between the limb and the body? Or, why stop at one limb if the disease has spread everywhere else? Or, how do you cut off the diseased limb without killing the body when the head is the gangrenous part?
 
2013-02-18 05:54:50 PM  

Ed Finnerty: You misspelled "brown", Subby.


Done in one, you win the thread.
 
2013-02-18 05:55:27 PM  
Hmm, the head of a theocratic corporation turning a blind eye to child buggering to avoid scandal that would confuse the sheeple that bow down to his holiness and cost his business money? Say it ain't so!!

/and yes, i rtfa.
 
2013-02-18 05:55:45 PM  

BrotherMalcolm: I don't suppose it matters that he was canonized (sp?) in 2005 ish. But the cases started to appear in 1983 and on. The real media explosion around 2001-2003. Not a Rat-boy fan, or even Catholic, but I don't get people's hate for him.


Because he's been involved in protecting molesters since long before he was made Pope.

"The Wisconsin case involved an American priest, the Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy, who worked at a renowned school for deaf children from 1950 to 1974. But it is only one of thousands of cases forwarded over decades by bishops to the Vatican office called the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, led from 1981 to 2005 by Cardinal Ratzinger. It is still the office that decides whether accused priests should be given full canonical trials and defrocked.  "

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/25/world/europe/25vatican.html?pagewa nt ed=all
 
2013-02-18 05:58:11 PM  

iheartscotch: be disbanded for the acts of a few


I brought this up in my other reply to you, but I'll reiterate it: while I don't think the majority deserve the backlash from the few, in this case the few are so high up and committed such heinous crimes that some collateral damage is going to be inevitable. The few cannot be left unpunished, and that unfortunately means the many are going to catch some of the backlash. You can't blame the people doling out the punishment for that, the blame lies solely with the leaders that allowed their crimes to affect their followers.
 
2013-02-18 05:58:56 PM  
Poop thread!
 
2013-02-18 06:00:00 PM  
You know who else was deaf and blind...

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2013-02-18 06:00:18 PM  
images.firstcovers.com

Cant believe I'm first
 
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