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2013-05-21 09:15:36 AM  
No, that was Pope Eugene.
 
2013-05-21 10:02:33 AM  
Wait, he's multi-classed?
 
2013-05-21 10:06:52 AM  
Fueling the speculation is Francis' obsession with the devil, a frequent subject of his homilies.

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2013-05-21 10:34:40 AM  
Perhaps not, but he has a sky wizard in his party that is rumored to have god like powers.
 
2013-05-21 10:35:30 AM  
Saw this on Alarma TV last night.
 
2013-05-21 10:36:33 AM  
I put on my pope robe and hat
 
2013-05-21 10:37:32 AM  
All you can say about Francis is that he's less openly evil than the last guy.  The 2000s seemed to be a magnet for evil monsters running large international organizations.
 
2013-05-21 10:37:32 AM  
Well, he does have a robe and hat...
 
2013-05-21 10:38:18 AM  
img2-3.timeinc.net

Robe? Check.
Wizard hat? Check.

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2013-05-21 10:38:35 AM  
Technically, wouldn't he be a cleric as opposed to a wizard?
 
2013-05-21 10:39:42 AM  
Since this is an AP story, be assured the Pope has been eavesdropping on AP's prayers.

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2013-05-21 10:40:34 AM  
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I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.
 
2013-05-21 10:40:49 AM  
no
 
2013-05-21 10:41:49 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.


You sonofabiatch. Now people in the office are looking at me funny.

//Well played.
 
2013-05-21 10:42:14 AM  
If you were a demon and wanted to possess someone, why would you do it anywhere near a place that your immortal enemy hangs out? Wouldn't it be better to possess someone in Asia?
 
2013-05-21 10:43:00 AM  
...so theeaster bunny,santa claus, a pope-wizard, and aman-hating bull-dyke are at a 4-way intersection...
 
2013-05-21 10:43:44 AM  
Nope, he is a pedo like the rest of them.

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2013-05-21 10:43:44 AM  
l2.yimg.com

"...and when your priest puts his hands here, you open your mouth..."
 
2013-05-21 10:44:04 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]


I see that Brazzers has gone super kinky.
 
2013-05-21 10:44:18 AM  
Only a fool refuses to have a lvl 90 priest cast on him before raiding.
 
2013-05-21 10:44:57 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: l2.yimg.com


Why is Jerry Lewis in a wheelchair?
 
2013-05-21 10:45:08 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.


Is this the appropriate time to start arguing about how you can't hear them fly by in space?
 
2013-05-21 10:45:17 AM  
He may be a wizard, but he's using his cleric spells here.
 
2013-05-21 10:45:22 AM  
Someone can't tell a wizard from a priest.  Subby's party apparently frequently lacks a healer.
 
2013-05-21 10:46:13 AM  
Does he play a mean pinball?
 
2013-05-21 10:47:17 AM  
Farking charlatans.   Seeing adults behave this way makes me cringe.  It's like watching 2 adults playing house.
 
2013-05-21 10:48:22 AM  

1derful: Only a fool refuses to have a lvl 90 priest cast on him before raiding.


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Doot doot doo doo daa doot doot doo daa daa.
 
2013-05-21 10:49:19 AM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-21 10:50:57 AM  

Sybarite: Wait, he's multi-classed?


i252.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-21 10:53:46 AM  

BigNumber12: Sybarite: Wait, he's multi-classed?

[i252.photobucket.com image 373x298]


Oh sweet FSM, I'm still laughing!
 
2013-05-21 10:54:21 AM  
And people think bronies are insane for liking a kids show.
 
2013-05-21 10:55:00 AM  
I was just starting to like this pope, and now we are back in the dark ages peddle nonsense to the masses and playing on their fears.

Swell.
 
2013-05-21 10:57:00 AM  

Do the needful: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.

Is this the appropriate time to start arguing about how you can't hear them fly by in space?


The pilots are making motor and laser noises over the radio. "Zeeeerooooom pew pew pew BROOOOSH."

Now, as far as the pope doing miracles, that is part of becoming a real saint on the church. I would not be surprised if he encounters many religious Italians during the day who quite frankly are delusional and waiting for someone to enable their belief.
 
2013-05-21 10:57:44 AM  
FTFA:  "The devil's influence and presence in the world seems to fluctuate in quantity inversely proportionate to the presence of Christian faith," said the Rev. Robert Gahl, a theologian at Rome's Pontifical Holy Cross University. "So, one would expect an upswing in his malicious activity in the wake of de-Christianization and secularization" in the world and a surge in things like drug use, pornography and superstition.

Ironic.
 
2013-05-21 10:58:20 AM  
Well if you believe that this god crap is real why wouldn't you believe that he is casting out the devil or some evil spirits?

Seriously. It's all a belief in magic. Who are you to decide that some of the magic is perfectly reasonable while other bits are silly?

P.S. It's all silly.
 
2013-05-21 11:00:14 AM  

Sybarite: Wait, he's multi-classed?


LVl 15 cleric/ Lvl 10 Paladin/Lvl 6 Illusionist who didn;t use Charisma as his dump stat
 
2013-05-21 11:00:20 AM  

UsikFark: I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.

Is this the appropriate time to start arguing about how you can't hear them fly by in space?

The pilots are making motor and laser noises over the radio. "Zeeeerooooom pew pew pew BROOOOSH."


I was thinking their on-board computers were making the noises to give them some audio feedback as to their surroundings. But the pilots doing it themselves works too.
 
2013-05-21 11:03:46 AM  
At first Asmodeus was like
i.imgur.com
But then he
l2.yimg.com
And it was alright
 
2013-05-21 11:03:48 AM  
What a naughty devil may look like.

ecx.images-amazon.com

hot like the hellfires of damnation or something
 
2013-05-21 11:04:57 AM  

ikanreed: All you can say about Francis is that he's less openly evil than the last guy.  The 2000s seemed to be a magnet for evil monsters running large international organizations.


I gotta say I kinda liked his speech that sounded like it came form an Occupy Wall Street Spokesman that he gave to a gathering of vatican bankers.  Extra ballsy because tangling with those folks is rumored to be why John Paul I was only pope for a month. and FWIW his spokespeople are denying that was an exocrcism or any such thing, it's other people claiming that
 
2013-05-21 11:06:41 AM  
Welcome to 1013.  We're gonna party like its...well...1013.  I can count to 14 if I use my toes, so we'll have a New Year.  But I lost my foot in a thresher incident, and I was born without a left thumb, so there can't be a 15.  END of the WORLD!!!!
 
2013-05-21 11:06:45 AM  

local vagrant: FTFA:  "The devil's influence and presence in the world seems to fluctuate in quantity inversely proportionate to the presence of Christian faith," said the Rev. Robert Gahl, a theologian at Rome's Pontifical Holy Cross University. "So, one would expect an upswing in his malicious activity in the wake of de-Christianization and secularization" in the world and a surge in things like drug use, pornography and superstition.

Ironic.


Go ahead, find some literature about what the Vatican considers spiritualy dangerous. You will find much ado from any religious club about misconceptions that will doom your soul and block you from the love of god. Commonly, the greatest enemy can be another religion. I saw an educational pamphlet in a Greek church declaring 'call no man father' because the Catholics got it mortally wrong and no longer follow the true path.
 
2013-05-21 11:08:09 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: If you were a demon and wanted to possess someone, why would you do it anywhere near a place that your immortal enemy hangs out? Wouldn't it be better to possess someone in Asia?


What and fark with those Buddhist warrior-monks and those staffs they have with the demon-chasing iron rings? No thanks.  As a demon myself I find it much safer to hang out in a place where most of the population doesn't even believe you exist, and try to treat you with Prozac instead of holy water...
 
2013-05-21 11:08:23 AM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-21 11:08:55 AM  

RexTalionis: Technically, wouldn't he be a cleric as opposed to a wizard?


Yeah; clerics can do some pretty wizardy stuff and not be multi-classed.
 
2013-05-21 11:09:38 AM  

Farking Canuck: UsikFark: I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.

Is this the appropriate time to start arguing about how you can't hear them fly by in space?

The pilots are making motor and laser noises over the radio. "Zeeeerooooom pew pew pew BROOOOSH."

I was thinking their on-board computers were making the noises to give them some audio feedback as to their surroundings. But the pilots doing it themselves works too.


"Luke, you have turned off your sound effects computer, is something wrong?"
 
2013-05-21 11:09:38 AM  

Do the needful: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.

Is this the appropriate time to start arguing about how you can't hear them fly by in space?


Hey, now, Star Wars takes place a long time ago...the universe hadn't expanded so much, so space was denser back then, so sound waves can propagate.

/best I could do on short notice
 
2013-05-21 11:10:23 AM  
img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-05-21 11:15:48 AM  
The burning question -

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img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-05-21 11:17:36 AM  
intrawebnet.com
 
2013-05-21 11:19:22 AM  
Everyone keeps saying, "oh, he's so humble" and "he cares about social justice" and "he's such a great pope." Whatever. He's just another kiddie-diddler enabler with an invisible friend.
 
2013-05-21 11:25:03 AM  
Better a wizard than a vampire, like the last guy.
 
2013-05-21 11:25:18 AM  

Godscrack: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

"...and when your priest puts his hands here, you open your mouth..."


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2013-05-21 11:25:40 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: Everyone keeps saying, "oh, he's so humble" and "he cares about social justice" and "he's such a great pope." Whatever. He's just another kiddie-diddler enabler with an invisible friend.


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2013-05-21 11:25:55 AM  
As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.
 
2013-05-21 11:27:38 AM  

dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.


THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS
 
2013-05-21 11:29:12 AM  
He kicks arse for the Lord!
 
2013-05-21 11:32:22 AM  

Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS


Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.
 
mhd
2013-05-21 11:32:28 AM  

Sybarite: Wait, he's multi-classed?


He doesn't look like a half-elf to me, and that's the only race that can become cleric/magic-user.
 
2013-05-21 11:33:34 AM  
i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-21 11:37:21 AM  

Farking Canuck: UsikFark: I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.

Is this the appropriate time to start arguing about how you can't hear them fly by in space?

The pilots are making motor and laser noises over the radio. "Zeeeerooooom pew pew pew BROOOOSH."

I was thinking their on-board computers were making the noises to give them some audio feedback as to their surroundings. But the pilots doing it themselves works too.


One of the little details I liked in the Mass Effect universe is that they openly talked about how they had audio emulators for space travel for people watching, because people just instinctively expect sound. They just had computers produce the same sounds for space flight that they would have for atmospheric flights so that people would be more comfortable with it, i.e. for exactly the reason that space flight in computer games and movies so often has sound effects. There's a few scenes where one character or the other talks about turning off the audio emulators to watch ships glide by silently.

I enjoyed that little bit of lampshading.
 
2013-05-21 11:43:24 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i42.tinypic.com image 635x477]


LOL. Nice.

+1
 
2013-05-21 11:46:49 AM  
No. He is a Arch-Cleric. Wizards don't pray gods for spells. Jeez.
 
2013-05-21 11:47:24 AM  

PunGent: Do the needful: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.

Is this the appropriate time to start arguing about how you can't hear them fly by in space?

Hey, now, Star Wars takes place a long time ago...the universe hadn't expanded so much, so space was denser back then, so sound waves can propagate.

/best I could do on short notice


Damn good point!
lol
 
2013-05-21 11:48:17 AM  

dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.


They got nothing on volcano aliens.
 
2013-05-21 11:48:30 AM  
Thanks to this thread, from now on any time I watch Star Wars (the good ones), I'll imagine the TIE fighters going "Heyyyy nice laaaadddyyyy!" as they fly by.
 
2013-05-21 11:51:16 AM  
This thread delivers the lolz. Well done.
 
2013-05-21 11:56:46 AM  

Sybarite: Wait, he's multi-classed?


Naw. He's just glyph'd really well.
 
2013-05-21 11:58:47 AM  
Did anyone find the cardinal in the article warning that superstition is opposed to christianity really funny?

So if people believe in imaginary things, the Vatican somehow looses?
 
2013-05-21 11:59:51 AM  

Sybarite: Wait, he's multi-classed?


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2013-05-21 11:59:59 AM  
Next on the list

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2013-05-21 12:00:47 PM  

UsikFark: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

They got nothing on volcano aliens.


Oh yes they do.
 
2013-05-21 12:01:17 PM  

SpectroBoy: I was just starting to like this pope, and now we are back in the dark ages peddle nonsense to the masses and playing on their fears.

Swell.


So, what?  He suddenly got all Catholicy on ya?  And this surprised you somehow?
 
2013-05-21 12:01:24 PM  

Do the needful: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.

Is this the appropriate time to start arguing about how you can't hear them fly by in space?


It's radio interference from the ion engines coming through your headset.
I took an X-wing out and had a buddy fly by in a TIE fighter to test this out.
It was a slow weekend.
 
2013-05-21 12:04:06 PM  

dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.


Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism
 
2013-05-21 12:11:50 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: If you were a demon and wanted to possess someone, why would you do it anywhere near a place that your immortal enemy hangs out? Wouldn't it be better to possess someone in Asia?


Of you haven't noticed, only religious people get possessed.
Same with stigmata...only super religious people.

Isn't that funny
 
2013-05-21 12:12:02 PM  
This is hilarious and these people are stupid.  I don't need religion to make me a better person, I have my science.
 
2013-05-21 12:12:59 PM  

dwrash: UsikFark: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

They got nothing on volcano aliens.

Oh yes they do.


Like what?
 
2013-05-21 12:13:02 PM  

Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism


Where does the Church of the SubGenuis fit in?
 
2013-05-21 12:14:36 PM  

Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism


Cargo cults shouldn't even place. Yes, they're an extremely strange justification, but at least the phenomenon they're trying to justify actually exists and is observable. That alone puts them above most other groups.
 
2013-05-21 12:17:03 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.


How about a Shadow vessel?
 
2013-05-21 12:19:24 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism

Cargo cults shouldn't even place. Yes, they're an extremely strange justification, but at least the phenomenon they're trying to justify actually exists and is observable. That alone puts them above most other groups.


But you saw an exorcist in the video! What more proof do you need?
 
2013-05-21 12:19:41 PM  

trappedspirit: SpectroBoy: I was just starting to like this pope, and now we are back in the dark ages peddle nonsense to the masses and playing on their fears.

Swell.

So, what?  He suddenly got all Catholicy on ya?  And this surprised you somehow?


It's just, like, my opinion, man.... but I feel like some religious nonsense is more objectionable than other nonsense.

For example.... "be a good person, God is watching you" is a relatively benign statement compared to "The devil has your child and you you should be afraid and obey us"

I guess I just hate playing on people's fears (that you help create) seems more evil than simply believing an invisible wizard cries when you jack off.
 
2013-05-21 12:21:03 PM  
Really people? It's 2013 and we're still really doing this shiate?

This is why we can't have nice things :(
 
2013-05-21 12:21:18 PM  
anongallery.org
 
2013-05-21 12:22:05 PM  
He turned me into a newt.
 
2013-05-21 12:29:12 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: He turned me into a newt.


Clerical error?
 
2013-05-21 12:38:53 PM  

Head_Shot: Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism

Where does the Church of the SubGenius fit in?


They are the hipsters of made up religions. They made up a religion, state clearly that it is made up, and then follow it  ironically. At least that makes them the most honest religion. To be fair it is more-or-less an excuse to get together and talk about old monster movies, underground comix, and 80's New Wave bands while unleashing nerd rage against society.

/Praise "BOB".
 
2013-05-21 12:47:06 PM  

BigNumber12: Sybarite: Wait, he's multi-classed?

[i252.photobucket.com image 373x298]


I love you now.

/As a Pagan: Yeah, the dude probably performed an exorcism; Christian ceremonies are all pretty much neo-Pagan magic with an idiot's understanding of what they're doing. As a Farker: ...Who gives a shiat, it's his religion, as long as no one's hurt who cares?
 
2013-05-21 12:55:07 PM  
He prayed over someone. That is kind of his job, right?
 
2013-05-21 12:58:23 PM  

SpectroBoy: [anongallery.org image 640x512]


Yes, but have you HAD their coffee!??

/their burgers suck, but hey, the Clown giveth and the Clown taketh away...
 
2013-05-21 01:00:40 PM  

crappie: AverageAmericanGuy: If you were a demon and wanted to possess someone, why would you do it anywhere near a place that your immortal enemy hangs out? Wouldn't it be better to possess someone in Asia?

Of you haven't noticed, only religious people get possessed.
Same with stigmata...only super religious people.


There was a Discovery Channel show about two years ago that had people on it who were atheists or agnostics who had stigmata. The show was about what doctors could find out about the cause. They never showed any type of a conclusion of what was going on, though they did determine that it was the patients blood and nothing in their blood looked out of the ordinary. Yes, it was a pretty boring show.
 
2013-05-21 01:02:32 PM  

Magorn: ikanreed: All you can say about Francis is that he's less openly evil than the last guy.  The 2000s seemed to be a magnet for evil monsters running large international organizations.

I gotta say I kinda liked his speech that sounded like it came form an Occupy Wall Street Spokesman that he gave to a gathering of vatican bankers.  Extra ballsy because tangling with those folks is rumored to be why John Paul I was only pope for a month. and FWIW his spokespeople are denying that was an exocrcism or any such thing, it's other people claiming that


For now.   When it comes time to Canonize him, some decades down the road, he'll be the Exorcist Pope.

Which is fine.  I mean, who gives a shiat?  If you're catholic then believing the pope's a wizard and that man was demon-possessed isn't much weirder than believing everything else in the Vatican's domain.  The question is are you doing bad things to people who haven't made the choice to take those bad things.

The answer isn't always yes, but it isn't always no, either.
 
2013-05-21 01:05:18 PM  

Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism


Lets see, RCC has pretty much integrated every native religion it possibly could as it spread... hence it has many sects of made up shiat, and the every present cult of Mary (which was based on Artimis that was granted perpetual virginity after she gave birth.. sound familiar?)  Then you have all the praying to the saints and such (which is just a continuation of the Roman Pantheon of Gods.. just the names of changed).. then you have the fact that they seem to think that when you go to heaven you aren't human anymore and you become part of the devine.. (I guess its how Mary does her multitasking at the speed of the fastest computer in the world now).. etc.  Then you have the black, brown, white, arian, etc Mary's and baby Jesus (I guess it depends on whereever you are born).. then you have transubstiation in which they crucify Jesus again and cannibalize him...etc.   The RCC is WAY out there.
 
2013-05-21 01:12:21 PM  

dwrash: Lets see, RCC has pretty much integrated every native religion it possibly could as it spread... hence it has many sects of made up shiat, and the every present cult of Mary (which was based on Artimis that was granted perpetual virginity after she gave birth.. sound familiar?)  Then you have all the praying to the saints and such (which is just a continuation of the Roman Pantheon of Gods.. just the names of changed).. then you have the fact that they seem to think that when you go to heaven you aren't human anymore and you become part of the devine.. (I guess its how Mary does her multitasking at the speed of the fastest computer in the world now).. etc.  Then you have the black, brown, white, arian, etc Mary's and baby Jesus (I guess it depends on whereever you are born).. then you have transubstiation in which they crucify Jesus again and cannibalize him...etc.   The RCC is WAY out there.


Read the catechism? Nah. I'll just base my understanding of Catholicism on the fringe elements I've read about online.
 
2013-05-21 01:14:30 PM  
it is the final antichrist so i suppose it is!
 
2013-05-21 01:16:13 PM  
Stigmata made easy...

Phase 1: Use your fingernail to constantly rub and scratch the center of your palm.
Phase 2: ???
Phase 3: Profit, or perhaps Prophet.
 
2013-05-21 01:17:35 PM  

SordidEuphemism: dwrash: Lets see, RCC has pretty much integrated every native religion it possibly could as it spread... hence it has many sects of made up shiat, and the every present cult of Mary (which was based on Artimis that was granted perpetual virginity after she gave birth.. sound familiar?)  Then you have all the praying to the saints and such (which is just a continuation of the Roman Pantheon of Gods.. just the names of changed).. then you have the fact that they seem to think that when you go to heaven you aren't human anymore and you become part of the devine.. (I guess its how Mary does her multitasking at the speed of the fastest computer in the world now).. etc.  Then you have the black, brown, white, arian, etc Mary's and baby Jesus (I guess it depends on whereever you are born).. then you have transubstiation in which they crucify Jesus again and cannibalize him...etc.   The RCC is WAY out there.

Read the catechism? Nah. I'll just base my understanding of Catholicism on the fringe elements I've read about online.


I have.. the RCC just likes to create new words when it suits itself (like veneration, etc.)

It really is a loony religion of the weak minded.
 
2013-05-21 01:18:14 PM  

Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism


It's as historical as Catholicism.  Just because the RCC's made-up stuff is OLD and was written-down for longer doesn't make it any less made up or any more historical than the made-up stuff now or any better than the stuff that had to be pieced back together from what the RCC hadn't burned and purged.
 
2013-05-21 01:23:34 PM  

dwrash: It really is a loony religion of the weak minded.


LOL. As opposed to all those religions that cater to the strong-minded.
 
2013-05-21 01:24:37 PM  

SordidEuphemism: dwrash: Lets see, RCC has pretty much integrated every native religion it possibly could as it spread... hence it has many sects of made up shiat, and the every present cult of Mary (which was based on Artimis that was granted perpetual virginity after she gave birth.. sound familiar?)  Then you have all the praying to the saints and such (which is just a continuation of the Roman Pantheon of Gods.. just the names of changed).. then you have the fact that they seem to think that when you go to heaven you aren't human anymore and you become part of the devine.. (I guess its how Mary does her multitasking at the speed of the fastest computer in the world now).. etc.  Then you have the black, brown, white, arian, etc Mary's and baby Jesus (I guess it depends on whereever you are born).. then you have transubstiation in which they crucify Jesus again and cannibalize him...etc.   The RCC is WAY out there.

Read the catechism? Nah. I'll just base my understanding of Catholicism on the fringe elements I've read about online.


Dude, none of that is fringe, it's just the official church answer to questions most believers try to never ask.

I'm not going to claim it's worse than scientology, but the symbolic cannibalism is mainstream dogma, it just seems mean because I'm using a word you don't like to describe it.
 
2013-05-21 01:25:24 PM  

Farking Canuck: dwrash: It really is a loony religion of the weak minded.

LOL. As opposed to all those religions that cater to the strong-minded.


Yeah, I wouldn't really split that particular hair...
 
2013-05-21 01:28:20 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.


.

I believe this is the sound you were looking for. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDdsxJLhp-E
 
2013-05-21 01:31:56 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: And people think bronies are insane for liking a kids show.


WHAT?!?

i1263.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-21 01:37:57 PM  

Farking Canuck: Well if you believe that this god crap is real why wouldn't you believe that he is casting out the devil or some evil spirits?

Seriously. It's all a belief in magic. Who are you to decide that some of the magic is perfectly reasonable while other bits are silly?

P.S. It's all silly.


Of course, that's what the Devil wants you to believe.
 
2013-05-21 01:38:33 PM  

Sybarite: Wait, he's multi-classed?


I think that's a Mystic Theurge.
 
2013-05-21 01:41:41 PM  

TheBigJerk: SordidEuphemism: dwrash: Lets see, RCC has pretty much integrated every native religion it possibly could as it spread... hence it has many sects of made up shiat, and the every present cult of Mary (which was based on Artimis that was granted perpetual virginity after she gave birth.. sound familiar?)  Then you have all the praying to the saints and such (which is just a continuation of the Roman Pantheon of Gods.. just the names of changed).. then you have the fact that they seem to think that when you go to heaven you aren't human anymore and you become part of the devine.. (I guess its how Mary does her multitasking at the speed of the fastest computer in the world now).. etc.  Then you have the black, brown, white, arian, etc Mary's and baby Jesus (I guess it depends on whereever you are born).. then you have transubstiation in which they crucify Jesus again and cannibalize him...etc.   The RCC is WAY out there.

Read the catechism? Nah. I'll just base my understanding of Catholicism on the fringe elements I've read about online.

Dude, none of that is fringe, it's just the official church answer to questions most believers try to never ask.

I'm not going to claim it's worse than scientology, but the symbolic cannibalism is mainstream dogma, it just seems mean because I'm using a word you don't like to describe it.


I'm not denying transubstantiation is a teaching, so my apologies if it seems so. I was not addressing that item specifically, but instead referring to many of the other items which are vanities embraced by sects or splinters. When someone says 'RCC' they should really limit themselves to the official doctrine.

Multi-ethnic Jebus: Not an official teaching. Saints are gods: Not an official teaching - they are intermediaries and speak to the head honcho on the faithful's behalf. Any miracles a saint works is through the divine power granted from god. Splitting hairs? Perhaps, but the church is rather rabid about this. Cult of Mary: Mary is recognized as the mother of god in the Catholic church, but is otherwise a super-saint. Becoming divine upon entering heaven is also not taught, indeed, the faithful are told their bodies will be given back to them, perfected, at the end of the world.

And so on, and so forth. Me, I don't put any weight to any of this, but it doesn't really help one's argument to cover it in inaccuracies. This is why you won't see me discussing the fallacies of Buddhism -- I'm not knowledgable.
 
2013-05-21 01:42:03 PM  

TheBigJerk: The RCC is WAY out there.


You have to think of the RCC as lot like....franchise restaurants

You can go to thirty different ones across the entire nation and though while technically you are getting the same burger, in each one its going to be just a little different. The parish model was the worlds first franchise operation.
 
2013-05-21 01:43:43 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.


Wonderful, I spit my Pepsi out... awesome!

/new keyboard, pop...
//still laughing
 
2013-05-21 01:53:34 PM  

Head_Shot: Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism

Where does the Church of the SubGenuis fit in?


The One True and revealed Church of Bob on Earth?   It's either them or the schismatics from the Church of the Holy Farking Shiat.
 
2013-05-21 02:04:27 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-21 02:07:08 PM  

RexTalionis: Technically, wouldn't he be a cleric as opposed to a wizard?


Yeah, he'd be a high-level Cleric.

I think they implied in some AD&D 2e sources that the Catholic Pope and the Patriarch of Constantinople would usually be equivalent somewhere around a 13th to 15th level Cleric (The Castle Guide, and some of the Historic Reference series), which generally fit with how powerful and rare characters of those levels were supposed to be in 1e and 2e AD&D (15th level druid was the leader of all the Druids in the world, the leader of all Assassins was 15th level, and Monks had a single 17th level Monk as the highest level one in the world).

In any case, if he's high enough to do an exorcism, he's got to be at least 9th level, since Dispel Evil (the spell that is the equivalent of an Exorcism, since it can force out possessing spirits and banish demons & devils) is a 5th level spell and from 1st through 3.5 editions that comes at 9th level.   Then again, 9th level was usually the threshold for being a Bishop (according to those same above-mentioned sources).
 
2013-05-21 02:12:53 PM  

apotheosis27: Next on the list

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x350]


I was going to ask if he was a Rangers fan..
 
2013-05-21 02:13:28 PM  
Wizardry is just as real as prayer and exorcism* so sure, why the hell not.

*not at all
 
2013-05-21 02:14:34 PM  

TheBigJerk: Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism

It's as historical as Catholicism.  Just because the RCC's made-up stuff is OLD and was written-down for longer doesn't make it any less made up or any more historical than the made-up stuff now or any better than the stuff that had to be pieced back together from what the RCC hadn't burned and purged.


Made up, is arguable, but Historical?  By simple virtue of the fact that they've been in operation for 2000 years, they do get to claim their traditions are, by defintion, historical.   And as people have pointed out, early catholicism was a great preserver of ancient pagan traditions that stretch back millenia before that)  Modern WIcca and druidism stretch back only to the beginning of the 20th century when some folks with a heavily romanticized view of history tried to 're-create" the ancient religions according to their modern sensibilites.  Catholicism, while is certainly revises itself, does maintain ancient beliefs that would have seemed perfectly rational to a citizen of the roman empire circa 100 ad or so, but rather wig us out today (transubstantiation for one)
 
2013-05-21 02:14:45 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.


Oh God damnit. Now I hear it too.
 
2013-05-21 02:26:12 PM  
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
- Hamlet (1.5.166-7)
 
2013-05-21 02:32:18 PM  

efgeise: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [l2.yimg.com image 630x435]

I'm not sure why, but for whatever reason, I imagine the sound coming out of that guy's mouth to be the same thing you hear when a TIE fighter flies by.

Oh God damnit. Now I hear it too.


Yep. Making that sound at my desk right now
 
2013-05-21 02:35:49 PM  

Magorn: TheBigJerk: Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism

It's as historical as Catholicism.  Just because the RCC's made-up stuff is OLD and was written-down for longer doesn't make it any less made up or any more historical than the made-up stuff now or any better than the stuff that had to be pieced back together from what the RCC hadn't burned and purged.

Made up, is arguable, but Historical?  By simple virtue of the fact that they've been in operation for 2000 years, they do get to claim their traditions are, by defintion, historical.   And as people have pointed out, early catholicism was a great preserver of ancient pagan traditions that stretch back millenia before that)  Modern WIcca and druidism stretch back only to the beginning of the 20th century when some folks with a heavily romanticized view of history tried to 're-create" the ancient religions according to their modern sensibilites.  Catholicism, while is certainly revises itself, does maintain ancient beliefs that would have seemed perfectly rational to a citizen of the roman empire circa 100 ad or so, but rather wig us out today (transubstantiation for one)


To be fair, transubtstantiation wigged out the Romans too. Hence the feeding of members of the cannibal cult to lions.
 
2013-05-21 03:18:21 PM  

Magorn: Made up, is arguable, but Historical?  By simple virtue of the fact that they've been in operation for 2000 years, they do get to claim their traditions are, by defintion, historical.   And as people have pointed out, early catholicism was a great preserver of ancient pagan traditions that stretch back millenia before that)  Modern WIcca and druidism stretch back only to the beginning of the 20th century when some folks with a heavily romanticized view of history tried to 're-create" the ancient religions according to their modern sensibilites.  Catholicism, while is certainly revises itself, does maintain ancient beliefs that would have seemed perfectly rational to a citizen of the roman empire circa 100 ad or so, but rather wig us out today (transubstantiation for one)


Uh-huh, so because Catholicism is younger (but doesn't have a gap) and because it's ancient traditions are creepier to today's sensibilities than the ancient traditions resurrected by the older (but with a big gap) pagan religions...Catholicism has more gravitas?  And let's be fair here, I'm pretty sure the Romans were creeped out by symbolic cannibalism too.

This is like that time I was trying to get a straight answer out of this guy called "nimbo1" who claimed that Protestants were WRONG because they were new and made-up, but Judaism (which was older) was WRONG because they'd lost their way, somehow.

Mind you this was back during JPII.
 
2013-05-21 03:22:42 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Magorn: TheBigJerk: Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism

It's as historical as Catholicism.  Just because the RCC's made-up stuff is OLD and was written-down for longer doesn't make it any less made up or any more historical than the made-up stuff now or any better than the stuff that had to be pieced back together from what the RCC hadn't burned and purged.

Made up, is arguable, but Historical?  By simple virtue of the fact that they've been in operation for 2000 years, they do get to claim their traditions are, by defintion, historical.   And as people have pointed out, early catholicism was a great preserver of ancient pagan traditions that stretch back millenia before that)  Modern WIcca and druidism stretch back only to the beginning of the 20th century when some folks with a heavily romanticized view of history tried to 're-create" the ancient religions according to their modern sensibilites.  Catholicism, while is certainly revises itself, does maintain ancient beliefs that would have seemed perfectly rational to a citizen of the roman empire circa 100 ad or so, but rather wig us out today (transubstantiation for one)

To be fair, transubtstantiation wigged out the Romans too. Hence the feeding of members of the cannibal cult to li ...


Hey, just because some watery tart lobbed a scimitar at you is no basis for a form of governance!

/Witness the violence inherent in the system!
 
2013-05-21 03:34:15 PM  
Here's the thing about Mary-worshippers, so you've got your "history" involving Jesus and saints and miracles as True Facts™ and you've got your "It's my faith and I believe it so you have to respect that"™ arguments and that's fine.  I may not particularly RESPECT it but I can let it slide.  It's a faith.  Live and let live until you're starting trouble (again).  My snidery will be low-key.

That same rule has to apply to the scilons, the modern witches, the "Islam was practiced by Adam and Eve" (no really, Muslims believe that) gang and the reptile people.  Your god is old?  Her goddess is older.  You make fun of their religion for changing over time with "revealed" whatzits?  Same applies to praying to the holy dragon.
 
2013-05-21 03:34:54 PM  

1derful: Only a fool refuses to have a lvl 90 priest cast on him before raiding.


Now THAT is how you do it.  I got a better picture in my head than the ones on the screen.
 
2013-05-21 03:56:59 PM  
Good, ShiningWizard is here. This thread is now complete. :D
 
2013-05-21 04:25:12 PM  

Silverstaff: In any case, if he's high enough to do an exorcism, he's got to be at least 9th level, since Dispel Evil (the spell that is the equivalent of an Exorcism, since it can force out possessing spirits and banish demons & devils) is a 5th level spell and from 1st through 3.5 editions that comes at 9th level. Then again, 9th level was usually the threshold for being a Bishop (according to those same above-mentioned sources).


Catholic exorcism generally requires approval by a bishop, so that's more or less consistent.
 
2013-05-21 04:35:30 PM  

IC Stars: Stigmata made easy...

Phase 1: Use your fingernail to constantly rub and scratch the center of your palm.
Phase 2: ???
Phase 3: Profit, or perhaps Prophet.


tenhomaisdiscosqueamigos.virgula.uol.com.br
www.stumakeswebsites.com

/Stigmata from Lake Titicaca!
 
2013-05-21 04:48:08 PM  

dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.


not so long as scientology is still around
 
2013-05-21 05:24:32 PM  

offmymeds: Sybarite: Wait, he's multi-classed?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x243]


That's sounds like old-school Runequest you're dissing there...them's fighting words.

(rolls d100)
 
2013-05-21 05:26:40 PM  

Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism


This post is fair neither to cargo cults, nor to LaVeyan Satansim.

1) Cargo cults were based on actual observed phenomena, unlike other religions, which consist entirely in made up bullsh*t. Maybe the primitive islanders got it wrong, but they sure as hell looked up in the sky and saw giant f*cking birds dropping valuable loot out of the sky. Please don't insult these primitive empiricists by comparing them to other religionists. They had a real foundation for their beliefs.

2) In his Satanic Bible, LaVey admits straight up that his "religion" is bullsh*t, consisting in silly rituals aimed at fooling stupid people into giving away sex and money. He might be prosecuted for fraud, but it's pretty hard to make that case when his "Bible" says straight up there is no God or devil, and that his "spells," if they have any effects at all, have only psychological effects. Please don't insult this honest man by comparing him with the hucksters from other religions who've perpetrated actual fraud on countless millions throughout world history.
 
2013-05-21 05:27:46 PM  

Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism


Minor point:  the Pacific cargo cults were worshiping actual tangible beings; of all the religions on your list, theirs had the best chance of getting what they prayed for...and actually succeeded, in some cases, albeit by accident rather than prayer.
 
2013-05-21 05:29:57 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism

Cargo cults shouldn't even place. Yes, they're an extremely strange justification, but at least the phenomenon they're trying to justify actually exists and is observable. That alone puts them above most other groups.


You beat me to it, missed your post last time through.
 
2013-05-21 05:33:11 PM  

PunGent: Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism

Minor point:  the Pacific cargo cults were worshiping actual tangible beings; of all the religions on your list, theirs had the best chance of getting what they prayed for...and actually succeeded, in some cases, albeit by accident rather than prayer.


Hey, you know what's better than cargo cults? Ancestor worship.

At least you know the people you worship are real and are directly responsible for your birth.
 
2013-05-21 05:37:57 PM  

PunGent: Magorn: dwrash: Head_Shot: dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.

THIS....BUT APPLIES TO ALL RELIGIONS

Pretty much.. but the RCC is at the apex of totally made up shiat.

Please, son you ever taken a course in comparative religion?  Scientology has that prize locked the fark down, followed by Mormonsim (since DNA kinda disproves its central thesis) , then we have any number of cargo Cults, the Cult of St. Narco,   followed by Druid and Wicca" (love you guys but ain;t a damn thing historical about either one),  Then you got to get by LaVey's Church of Satan, and Free Masonry before you get into a three way tie between Hindusm/Buddhism/and Catholicism

Minor point:  the Pacific cargo cults were worshiping actual tangible beings; of all the religions on your list, theirs had the best chance of getting what they prayed for...and actually succeeded, in some cases, albeit by accident rather than prayer.


Isn't that how most current religions formed, though, by people worshiping some elemental force or other until their simple faith is co-opted by a ruler with an agenda? Praying to the sun, ocean, thunder, or river gods is no sillier than the cargo cults. It's the combination of time and accumulated dogma that makes modern religions sound so wacky.
 
2013-05-21 05:46:21 PM  
ALL HAIL THE GRAND WIZARD! :P
 
2013-05-21 06:47:40 PM  

crappie: AverageAmericanGuy: If you were a demon and wanted to possess someone, why would you do it anywhere near a place that your immortal enemy hangs out? Wouldn't it be better to possess someone in Asia?

Of you haven't noticed, only religious people get possessed.
Same with stigmata...only super religious people.

Isn't that funny


Nope, both are signs of god punishing them for being religious.
 
2013-05-21 07:35:21 PM  

TheBigJerk: Here's the thing about Mary-worshippers, so you've got your "history" involving Jesus and saints and miracles as True Facts™ and you've got your "It's my faith and I believe it so you have to respect that"™ arguments and that's fine.  I may not particularly RESPECT it but I can let it slide.  It's a faith.  Live and let live until you're starting trouble (again).  My snidery will be low-key.

That same rule has to apply to the scilons, the modern witches, the "Islam was practiced by Adam and Eve" (no really, Muslims believe that) gang and the reptile people.  Your god is old?  Her goddess is older.  You make fun of their religion for changing over time with "revealed" whatzits?  Same applies to praying to the holy dragon.


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2013-05-22 12:56:33 AM  

dwrash: As with all Cathlolics... they exist in a state of self dilusion that what they are doing is what God wants them to... they couldn't be more wrong.


cool story, bro
 
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