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2013-02-18 06:00:48 PM  

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


Wasn't he also a Hitler Youth, although of undetermined enthusiasm? While that might not be a damning blot, it's certainly not a character reference.
 
2013-02-18 06:01:20 PM  

JFC: Incarcerate the half-blind child-rapist protecting farker.


him and his entire band of molesting and molester protector ilk worldwide.
 
2013-02-18 06:05:14 PM  
If you give me $1,000,000,000, I too can feed a lot of people for, say, $500,000,000.  Deal?
 
2013-02-18 06:12:35 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?


It was translated into Chinese from the original Italian after being converted into Latin, and then back again via Babelfish. Other than that, it's perfectly clear.
 
2013-02-18 06:25:19 PM  
When did Agent Coulson become part of the Popes security detail?
 
2013-02-18 06:25:45 PM  
dl.dropbox.com
 
2013-02-18 06:27:03 PM  

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

/ just sayin


It wasn't a grammar critique, and it wasn't really spelling - I was performing an avant-garde mockery of your logical deficiencies disguised as a spelling check disguised as a spelling fail disguised as twitterspeak. I understand if it was too much for you.
 
2013-02-18 06:28:42 PM  

Jument: 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.


The funny thing is the technology for a pacemaker is okay. But the technology for birth control is not.

How is the line drawn I wonder?

My impression is the rule of thumb is that if rich, lazy old white guys benefit from it, there is nothing against it in the Bible. If women, poor people, young people, or non-white people benefit from it, there will be a way of reading some line somewhere in the Bible that will be against it, if you sort of squint and reinvent the meaning of all the words involved in the phrase while taking it complete out of context
 
2013-02-18 06:41:00 PM  
www.mentalhealthy.co.uk

America utterly DESTROYED her career, because she DARED say out loud that the Catholic Church was covering up systematic child sex abuse... in 1992.
 
2013-02-18 06:42:02 PM  

xria: Jument: 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.

The funny thing is the technology for a pacemaker is okay. But the technology for birth control is not.

How is the line drawn I wonder?

My impression is the rule of thumb is that if rich, lazy old white guys benefit from it, there is nothing against it in the Bible. If women, poor people, young people, or non-white people benefit from it, there will be a way of reading some line somewhere in the Bible that will be against it, if you sort of squint and reinvent the meaning of all the words involved in the phrase while taking it complete out of context


It's expounding on the sins of Onan, who refused to give his dead brother's wife a child.

Also, some forms of birth control prevent implantation, not conception.
 
2013-02-18 06:42:20 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: 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?


Frankly? It was mostly the work of some of the American bishops. They had the responsibility to inform the police the moment accusations became known. They shuffled the pedo priests from diocese to diocese.

I agree; the upper echelon that actually made the decision not to go to the police are also responsible. But, how much did Benedict know and when did he know it? Did the order come down from JPII or one of his handlers to bury it? Who knew what when? It would damage the church, surely; but, as long as one bishop remained; it wouldn't destroy the organization.
 
2013-02-18 06:43:16 PM  
gonna live with immunity on Vatican grounds.
 
2013-02-18 06:43:53 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."

WTF!Seriously? I thought only middle school students and GED grads were guilty of this.

Does anybody else find this an incredibly confusingly written sentence?

Benedict, the 85 year old leader of the Catholic church, has been plagued with various health issues which have included the unreported installation of a pacemaker and later, a replacement battery.

Got nothing
 
2013-02-18 06:45:53 PM  
Where is the obvious tag when we need it?
 
2013-02-18 06:49:48 PM  

Ima10urin8: gonna live with immunity on Vatican grounds.


Immunity being an Italian altar boy
 
2013-02-18 06:51:58 PM  

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

A Pope in the eye with a sharp stick?


Heh.
 
2013-02-18 06:57:49 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?


From the gangrenous limb's point of view? Yes.
 
2013-02-18 07:01:00 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: iheartscotch: When criticizing someone for grammar; it might be best to spell your criticism without using numbers in the place of words.

/ just sayin

It wasn't a grammar critique, and it wasn't really spelling - I was performing an avant-garde mockery of your logical deficiencies disguised as a spelling check disguised as a spelling fail disguised as twitterspeak. I understand if it was too much for you.


Ah; avant-garde eh?

I heard a funny joke the other day: why did the hipster burn his mouth on a slice of pizza?

Because, he ate it before it was cool.

Tell me; ever burn your mouth on a slice of pizza?
 
2013-02-18 07:06:07 PM  

iheartscotch: Noticeably F.A.T.: 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?

Frankly? It was mostly the work of some of the American bishops. They had the responsibility to inform the police the moment accusations became known. They shuffled the pedo priests from diocese to diocese.

I agree; the upper echelon that actually made the decision not to go to the police are also responsible. But, how much did Benedict know and when did he know it? Did the order come down from JPII or one of his handlers to bury it? Who knew what when? It would damage the church, surely; but, as long as one bishop remained; it wouldn't destroy the organization.


The body responsible for tagging, reporting, disciplining, and moving about pedo priests since the 90s was chaired by Pedopope Bennie. JP2 signed a decree that ALL pedo claims went directly to Bennie, and ONLY to Bennie.

When he conveniently 'passes' or 'retires' or whatever happens, he will conveniently disappear the lions share of the evidence, information, and / or data at all linking the Catholic church as an institution from the baby buggering of the last 30 years, and all who ever had a claim filed (or even just reported and not formally filed).

He's the one man that knows ALL of it, and has been the one man, for decades. When he dies, so does the proof.
 
2013-02-18 07:09:53 PM  
If I were a god, I would heal and help the religious leaders who lead my worshipers, not leave them out to rot and suffer horribly.
 
2013-02-18 07:12:30 PM  

Stoker: I guess his faith was not strong enough.


I find that ...disturbing.
 
2013-02-18 07:19:02 PM  

BullBearMS: [dl.dropbox.com image 279x279]


Regardless of Ratzinger's proclivities or culpability, that GIF is awesome.
 
2013-02-18 07:19:44 PM  

NutWrench: I have as much authority as the Pope.
I just don't have as many people who believe it.


Care to share any other jokes you've stolen and tried to pass off as your own?
 
2013-02-18 07:21:50 PM  

weltallica: [www.mentalhealthy.co.uk image 435x320]

America utterly DESTROYED her career, because she DARED say out loud that the Catholic Church was covering up systematic child sex abuse... in 1992.


The first widely acknowledged and documented cover-up of child rape was in 400 AD.
 
2013-02-18 07:22:53 PM  

ha-ha-guy: 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

Sadly these days the Pope is only infallible when speaking on religious issues and exercising his office.  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.


I've heard about this.

What a cop out.
 
2013-02-18 07:24:28 PM  
Pobrecito!  I feel so sorry for that child molester abettor.  Not.
 
2013-02-18 07:28:43 PM  

SpikeStrip: "you must be this swarthy to be pope or his constituents"

[i780.photobucket.com image 665x385]


Dude in the front of the car is missing from the set of Lost.

And looking at the back of the car, the crew of Serenity is missing their pilot.
 
2013-02-18 07:32:32 PM  
Just by reading this message, you are an officially ordained Discordian Pope.

You're welcome.

   - MrEricFNORDSir
 
2013-02-18 07:32:53 PM  

xaks: iheartscotch: Noticeably F.A.T.: 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?

Frankly? It was mostly the work of some of the American bishops. They had the responsibility to inform the police the moment accusations became known. They shuffled the pedo priests from diocese to diocese.

I agree; the upper echelon that actually made the decision not to go to the police are also responsible. But, how much did Benedict know and when did he know it? Did the order come down from JPII or one of his handlers to bury it? Who knew what when? It would damage the church, surely; but, as long as one bishop remained; it wouldn't destroy the organization.

The body responsible for tagging, reporting, disciplining, and moving about pedo priests since the 90s was chaired by Pedopope Bennie. JP2 signed a decree that ALL pedo claims went directly to Bennie, and ONLY to Bennie.

When he conveniently 'passes' or 'retires' or whatever happens, he will conveniently disappear the lions share of the evidence, information, and / or data at all linking the Catholic church as an institution from the baby buggering of the last 30 years, and all who ever had a claim filed (or even just reported and not formally filed).

He's the one man that knows ALL of it, and has been the one man, for decades. When he dies, so does the proof.


Indeed? Or is Benedict really a fall guy? Those records won't just disappear. The Vatican has records dating back over a thousand years; some in its original context. I imagine they are gathering dust on a hard drive/ in a filing cabinet somewhere.

The difficulty is; the Vatican is its own country; completely independent of any other power. Thus, most of its major players would have diplomatic immunity. The Vatican could give them up; but, probably won't. The countries of the world could declare them persona non-grata until they give up the info and the conspirators; but, that probably won't happen either.

/ which makes an elderly, possibly dying former pope the perfect fall guy; thus ridding the church of blame.
 
2013-02-18 07:34:11 PM  
Headline of the year, wtg subbie
 
2013-02-18 07:37:25 PM  
I hope he's the one who finally excommunicates Hitler. It will add so much to future Fark threads.
 
2013-02-18 07:38:08 PM  

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

Wasn't he also a Hitler Youth, although of undetermined enthusiasm? While that might not be a damning blot, it's certainly not a character reference.


At that time and in that country, membership was compulsory for his age.

*shrug*
 
2013-02-18 07:38:36 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: 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.


If the entire RC church, and all the others, went out of business, what would we lose?
We would still have Santa and the Tooth Fairy, both of whom are a lot nicer than god.
 
2013-02-18 07:50:25 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 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 always hoped for a lightning bolt, myself


Close enough?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/12/lightning-strikes-st-peters -b asilica-rome-photo_n_2668850.html
 
2013-02-18 07:52:28 PM  
 
2013-02-18 07:56:29 PM  
It amuses me that so many people are arguing over whether or not the Catholic church should be supported because they actively covered up paedophilia in the preisthood and not whether or not the Church should be supported because they believe in a magical undead Jew on a stick who is his own father and will sometimes grant you wishes and take you to a mystical paradise dimension when you die if you telepathically tell him he's really awesome.

Would it be reasonable to expect a rational person to report child abuse to the authorities? Of course it would, but why would you expect reason from a person so irrational that they believe the fantasies of what were essentially the comic book superheroes of ancient peoples?

I mean sure, don't give the Church your money because they hushed up the kid diddling and all, but more importantly don't give the Church your money because when it comes right down to it they're delusional.
 
2013-02-18 08:03:44 PM  

over_and_done: SpikeStrip: "you must be this swarthy to be pope or his constituents"

i780.photobucket.com

Dude in the front of the car is missing from the set of Lost.

And looking at the back of the car, the crew of Serenity is missing their pilot.


The back two look right at home at the Vatican:
3.bp.blogspot.comwww.aceshowbiz.com
 
2013-02-18 08:08:55 PM  

weltallica: [www.mentalhealthy.co.uk image 435x320]

America utterly DESTROYED her career, because she DARED say out loud that the Catholic Church was covering up systematic child sex abuse... in 1992.


I'm somewhat skeptical of this, given that Catholics in the US were still de facto barred from public office in many parts of the states as late as the 1980s, it was frequently as bad as being an atheist.

Basically, insulting the Pope is more likely to  boost your career in the USA than  destroy it.
 
2013-02-18 08:11:51 PM  

iheartscotch: / which makes an elderly, possibly dying former pope the perfect fall guy; thus ridding the church of blame.


Sheep go to heaven, goats go to hell
 
2013-02-18 08:22:43 PM  

Oznog: The Stealth Hippopotamus: so you really can flog a one eyed pope?!

Can't he just touch himself and miraculously heal it?


Miracle is a 9th level spell. I don't think we've seen a level 20 cleric in a long time.
 
2013-02-18 08:24:09 PM  
My dream vacation: Vatican City, with a pass-key, a monk's disguise, and a map. During the conclave would be so awesome!
 
2013-02-18 08:37:01 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


I don't think that's what infallible is supposed to mean...

/It's supposed to mean his word is the Word of God, because apparently we've never heard of anything influencing the human mind before.
 
2013-02-18 08:41:45 PM  

PsiChick: 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

I don't think that's what infallible is supposed to mean...

/It's supposed to mean his word is the Word of God, because apparently we've never heard of anything influencing the human mind before.


I find it humourous everyone who replied to me defined and clarified 'infallibility' for me. Part of the reason I find it funny is because I know what infallible means, if I didn't, I would be able to find the idea of the pope falling down stairs so funny. I know what it means, it's funny as a result :)

This joint is infallible.
 
2013-02-18 08:41:49 PM  

weltallica: [www.mentalhealthy.co.uk image 435x320]

America utterly DESTROYED her career, because she DARED say out loud that the Catholic Church was covering up systematic child sex abuse... in 1992.


I think you mean that people of their own freewill stopped buying her music because she decided it would be cool to make a political statement on live TV and tore up a picture of the Pope.

NEWSFLASH: No one was is is obligated in anyway to buy anyone's music, ever.
 
2013-02-18 08:53:16 PM  
So long as he's healthy enough to be buried alive.
 
2013-02-18 09:10:19 PM  
Pope Benedict anagram : epic bent pedo
 
2013-02-18 09:20:32 PM  

Acharne: PsiChick: 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

I don't think that's what infallible is supposed to mean...

/It's supposed to mean his word is the Word of God, because apparently we've never heard of anything influencing the human mind before.

I find it humourous everyone who replied to me defined and clarified 'infallibility' for me. Part of the reason I find it funny is because I know what infallible means, if I didn't, I would be able to find the idea of the pope falling down stairs so funny. I know what it means, it's funny as a result :)

This joint is infallible.


Ah. No, I mean that I fully believe laypeople are saying that, and they're idiots. Wasn't commenting so much on your knowledge.

...pass that shiat on over.
 
2013-02-18 09:20:53 PM  

Acharne: A term I found hilarious ever since John Paul II fell down the stairs and injured himself. "But he's infallible!!"


That's pretty damned funny, I agree.
 
2013-02-18 09:24:32 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.


Not canonized.  Saints are canonized.  Deacons, Priests and Bishops are ordained.  Cardinals are appointed or installed.  Popes are elected.
 
2013-02-18 09:29:24 PM  
If you keep doing that, you'll go blind.

Told you so.
 
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