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(Telegraph)   If you wanted to see a pic of Pope Francis and some worshiping Harley riders, here's the pic. And oh he's selling off his hog   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 36
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2013-10-14 12:07:40 AM
In June, Francis warned a group of trainee priests and nuns to avoid fast cars, telling them, "It hurts my heart when I see a priest with the latest model car."

How about an old fast car? Is that OK?
 
2013-10-14 12:45:25 AM
In before the Catholic haters, as a Catholic I really admire this Pope. He is walking the walk. Now someone needs to give him a dog before next October 4th* that he sell for charity.
/*St. Francis of Assisi's feast day, when Catholics and Anglicans can have their pets blessed.
//I don't make the rules.
 
2013-10-14 03:29:06 AM
Hm, avoiding personal conspicuous overconsumption.  That's... a step in the right direction.

I guess we'll see whether this every goes beyond pointless, unconvincing symbolic stuff like selling his old vehicles and moves into actually using some of the church's absurd quantities of ill-gotten wealth to, y'know, try to care for the poor and shiat.
 
2013-10-14 03:40:28 AM
Since when do Catholics do that halfass Baptist waving your hands around BS?  Screw that, I'm not doing that ever  >_>
 
2013-10-14 03:43:14 AM

Jim_Callahan: Hm, avoiding personal conspicuous overconsumption.  That's... a step in the right direction.

I guess we'll see whether this every goes beyond pointless, unconvincing symbolic stuff like selling his old vehicles and moves into actually using some of the church's absurd quantities of ill-gotten wealth to, y'know, try to care for the poor and shiat.



Latest model car: a "power and pleasure" problem.

Gold-plated, jewel-encrusted, priceless-artwork-laden citadel full of underlings: not so much.


/I kid; he seems pretty decent
 
2013-10-14 03:54:18 AM

simplicimus: In before the Catholic haters, as a Catholic I really admire this Pope. He is walking the walk. Now someone needs to give him a dog before next October 4th* that he sell for charity.
/*St. Francis of Assisi's feast day, when Catholics and Anglicans can have their pets blessed.
//I don't make the rules.


I'm not even Religious (much less Catholic), and I like this Pope. He's a legitimately good person and sees that the Church can do good for those in need.
 
2013-10-14 03:55:27 AM

fusillade762: In June, Francis warned a group of trainee priests and nuns to avoid fast cars, telling them, "It hurts my heart when I see a priest with the latest model car."

How about an old fast car? Is that OK?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-14 04:10:33 AM

Jim_Callahan: Hm, avoiding personal conspicuous overconsumption.  That's... a step in the right direction.

I guess we'll see whether this every goes beyond pointless, unconvincing symbolic stuff like selling his old vehicles and moves into actually using some of the church's absurd quantities of ill-gotten wealth to, y'know, try to care for the poor and shiat.




The Church does care for the poor and homeless. Your idea of selling off the Vatican's art is very shortsighted. It's much better on display at the Vatican museum then in a private collectors den. At least the public can see it. What do you think would happen to the art market if it was suddenly flooded by the Vatican's collection?
 
2013-10-14 04:33:39 AM

CaptainCliche: simplicimus: In before the Catholic haters, as a Catholic I really admire this Pope. He is walking the walk. Now someone needs to give him a dog before next October 4th* that he sell for charity.
/*St. Francis of Assisi's feast day, when Catholics and Anglicans can have their pets blessed.
//I don't make the rules.

I'm not even Religious (much less Catholic), and I like this Pope. He's a legitimately good person and sees that the Church can do good for those in need.


Yep, I'm an atheist but even so, I like this Pope. I hope he lasts a long time.
 
2013-10-14 04:55:33 AM
He may bring jaded Catholics back with all this authenticity.

He seems like a good man.
 
2013-10-14 04:56:11 AM

simplicimus: In before the Catholic haters, as a Catholic I really admire this Pope. He is walking the walk. Now someone needs to give him a dog before next October 4th* that he sell for charity.
/*St. Francis of Assisi's feast day, when Catholics and Anglicans can have their pets blessed.
//I don't make the rules.



Can we get him to bless a two faced cat instead?  That would be nearly the ultimate internet fundraiser.
 
2013-10-14 05:01:09 AM
This turn of events came after Dawkins Institute announced last year, that the Pope is not the greatest threat to atheist steamroller due to discovery of the Super Pope

Well let me try and get you a clear picture of what we're dealing with here. Here's a photo of the Pope, and here's the super Pope:
www.zerohedge.comwww.kemmannu.com
Now as you can see, there are some significant differences. The super devil is at least six inches taller, uh, he has a Harley motorcycle, and a box of candy that we believe forces you to leave the Church of Atheism
 
2013-10-14 05:03:19 AM
At any other time, I suspect this thread would top out at hundreds of posts, but the circle jerk going on in the Politics tab kinda puts the ixnay on the proceedings.
 
2013-10-14 05:20:44 AM
WOLOLO.. WOLOLO!
 
2013-10-14 05:28:55 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Jim_Callahan: Hm, avoiding personal conspicuous overconsumption.  That's... a step in the right direction.

I guess we'll see whether this every goes beyond pointless, unconvincing symbolic stuff like selling his old vehicles and moves into actually using some of the church's absurd quantities of ill-gotten wealth to, y'know, try to care for the poor and shiat.


Latest model car: a "power and pleasure" problem.

Gold-plated, jewel-encrusted, priceless-artwork-laden citadel full of underlings: not so much.


/I kid; he seems pretty decent


It would be hard for any Pope to "sell" the Vatican. Like the White House, it belongs to the office, not to the man.
 
2013-10-14 05:42:12 AM
Cool like a Pope...
 
2013-10-14 05:44:25 AM

Gyrfalcon: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Jim_Callahan: Hm, avoiding personal conspicuous overconsumption.  That's... a step in the right direction.

I guess we'll see whether this every goes beyond pointless, unconvincing symbolic stuff like selling his old vehicles and moves into actually using some of the church's absurd quantities of ill-gotten wealth to, y'know, try to care for the poor and shiat.


Latest model car: a "power and pleasure" problem.

Gold-plated, jewel-encrusted, priceless-artwork-laden citadel full of underlings: not so much.


/I kid; he seems pretty decent

It would be hard for any Pope to "sell" the Vatican. Like the White House, it belongs to the office, not to the man.


A good chunk of the Vatican artwork is farking murals. Seriously, some of the hallways are murals next to murals on the ceiling. Kind of hard to chip off and sell. Sure, the Church could auction off la Pieta. The library is priceless and should not be sold off. Want to sell off the gold chairs and staffs and such? Go for it.
 
2013-10-14 05:57:55 AM
He's a pontiff,
On a steel horse he rides,
He'll be sainted (saaaint-ed)
When he's no longer alive.
 
2013-10-14 05:58:32 AM
You'd think he'd start an MC to compete with the 1%ers called Heaven's Angels or something. I mean the Hell's Angels are tough, but have you seen Vatican City's gendarmes? Those motherfarkers are practically SEALs when they aren't playing dress up and they get all their guns legally.
 
2013-10-14 05:59:15 AM

simplicimus: In before the Catholic haters, as a Catholic I really admire this Pope. He is walking the walk. Now someone needs to give him a dog before next October 4th* that he sell for charity.
/*St. Francis of Assisi's feast day, when Catholics and Anglicans can have their pets blessed.
//I don't make the rules.


If he gets a dog, it better be a St. Bernard.
 
2013-10-14 06:21:45 AM

simplicimus: Gyrfalcon: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Jim_Callahan: Hm, avoiding personal conspicuous overconsumption.  That's... a step in the right direction.

I guess we'll see whether this every goes beyond pointless, unconvincing symbolic stuff like selling his old vehicles and moves into actually using some of the church's absurd quantities of ill-gotten wealth to, y'know, try to care for the poor and shiat.


Latest model car: a "power and pleasure" problem.

Gold-plated, jewel-encrusted, priceless-artwork-laden citadel full of underlings: not so much.


/I kid; he seems pretty decent

It would be hard for any Pope to "sell" the Vatican. Like the White House, it belongs to the office, not to the man.

A good chunk of the Vatican artwork is farking murals. Seriously, some of the hallways are murals next to murals on the ceiling. Kind of hard to chip off and sell. Sure, the Church could auction off la Pieta. The library is priceless and should not be sold off. Want to sell off the gold chairs and staffs and such? Go for it.


I was suggesting not that a bunch of farking murals should be sold, but that the wealth and power of the Vatican (and indeed the Church as a whole) seems like it would be far more of a corrupting influence on those who have use of it than a new car could ever be. I doubt this Pope would really disagree with that; IIRC he has said as much.

/the hoarding and ostentation has certainly has served its purpose over the years, but to my eye the Vatican seems more suitable as the seat of some kind of Trump/Ferengi Church of Acquisition than anything to do with Christ
//the art in the Vatican is the tip of the farking iceberg anyway
 
2013-10-14 06:35:44 AM
One owner, only ridden by a little old man who drove it on Sundays?
 
2013-10-14 06:36:01 AM

simplicimus: Gyrfalcon: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Jim_Callahan: Hm, avoiding personal conspicuous overconsumption.  That's... a step in the right direction.

I guess we'll see whether this every goes beyond pointless, unconvincing symbolic stuff like selling his old vehicles and moves into actually using some of the church's absurd quantities of ill-gotten wealth to, y'know, try to care for the poor and shiat.


Latest model car: a "power and pleasure" problem.

Gold-plated, jewel-encrusted, priceless-artwork-laden citadel full of underlings: not so much.


/I kid; he seems pretty decent

It would be hard for any Pope to "sell" the Vatican. Like the White House, it belongs to the office, not to the man.

A good chunk of the Vatican artwork is farking murals. Seriously, some of the hallways are murals next to murals on the ceiling. Kind of hard to chip off and sell. Sure, the Church could auction off la Pieta. The library is priceless and should not be sold off. Want to sell off the gold chairs and staffs and such? Go for it.


'Conspicuous consumption' is sufficient. It's Thorstein Veblen. The book is damning enough, 'Theory of The Leisure Class'.

This Pope is, so far, breaking from tradition. If not shattering it.

It IS the fault of the media, but who are the major, known, outspoken Muslim figures? They're much, much worse.
 
2013-10-14 06:40:34 AM

Ready-set: simplicimus: Gyrfalcon: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Jim_Callahan: Hm, avoiding personal conspicuous overconsumption.  That's... a step in the right direction.

I guess we'll see whether this every goes beyond pointless, unconvincing symbolic stuff like selling his old vehicles and moves into actually using some of the church's absurd quantities of ill-gotten wealth to, y'know, try to care for the poor and shiat.


Latest model car: a "power and pleasure" problem.

Gold-plated, jewel-encrusted, priceless-artwork-laden citadel full of underlings: not so much.


/I kid; he seems pretty decent

It would be hard for any Pope to "sell" the Vatican. Like the White House, it belongs to the office, not to the man.

A good chunk of the Vatican artwork is farking murals. Seriously, some of the hallways are murals next to murals on the ceiling. Kind of hard to chip off and sell. Sure, the Church could auction off la Pieta. The library is priceless and should not be sold off. Want to sell off the gold chairs and staffs and such? Go for it.

'Conspicuous consumption' is sufficient. It's Thorstein Veblen. The book is damning enough, 'Theory of The Leisure Class'.

This Pope is, so far, breaking from tradition. If not shattering it.

It IS the fault of the media, but who are the major, known, outspoken Muslim figures? They're much, much worse.


But they have hooks for hands, so almost nobody takes them seriously
 
2013-10-14 07:15:19 AM

LewDux: Ready-set: simplicimus: Gyrfalcon: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Jim_Callahan: Hm, avoiding personal conspicuous overconsumption.  That's... a step in the right direction.

I guess we'll see whether this every goes beyond pointless, unconvincing symbolic stuff like selling his old vehicles and moves into actually using some of the church's absurd quantities of ill-gotten wealth to, y'know, try to care for the poor and shiat.


Latest model car: a "power and pleasure" problem.

Gold-plated, jewel-encrusted, priceless-artwork-laden citadel full of underlings: not so much.


/I kid; he seems pretty decent

It would be hard for any Pope to "sell" the Vatican. Like the White House, it belongs to the office, not to the man.

A good chunk of the Vatican artwork is farking murals. Seriously, some of the hallways are murals next to murals on the ceiling. Kind of hard to chip off and sell. Sure, the Church could auction off la Pieta. The library is priceless and should not be sold off. Want to sell off the gold chairs and staffs and such? Go for it.

'Conspicuous consumption' is sufficient. It's Thorstein Veblen. The book is damning enough, 'Theory of The Leisure Class'.

This Pope is, so far, breaking from tradition. If not shattering it.

It IS the fault of the media, but who are the major, known, outspoken Muslim figures? They're much, much worse.

But they have hooks for hands, so almost nobody takes them seriously


Abu Hamza?

He has 'Ham' in his name, poor, poor bastard. That's not Halal.

That's like a Jew with Ashkenazi... forget it.
 
2013-10-14 07:21:28 AM
Hog means penis.
 
2013-10-14 07:27:35 AM
"Papal Panhead" would be an excellent band name.
 
2013-10-14 08:12:03 AM
I'm sure a Hell's Angel trembles in fear at the sight of someone wearing the colors of the Harley Davidson Club, Belgium chapter.

/Holding on judging New Pope until he appoints some bishops. If they're liberal and/or intellectual, OK then. Catholics thought JP2 was the shiz, too, and he appointed most of these current, arch-conservative bishops.

//As for all the Vatican art; currently much of it is on display, allowing millions of people to see it. What, they should sell it to rich collectors to decorate their tacky mansions? They'd probably lose money on the deal when it comes to funding good works; fancy cathedrals attract the bux.
 
2013-10-14 08:13:25 AM

doglover: You'd think he'd start an MC to compete with the 1%ers called Heaven's Angels or something. I mean the Hell's Angels are tough, but have you seen Vatican City's gendarmes? Those motherfarkers are practically SEALs when they aren't playing dress up and they get all their guns legally.


He should keep the hog and use it instead of the Popemobile.  Seriously, who's going to fark with the Pope on a Harley, surrounded by Swiss guard bikers?
 
2013-10-14 08:17:50 AM

simplicimus: In before the Catholic haters, as a Catholic I really admire this Pope. He is walking the walk. Now someone needs to give him a dog before next October 4th* that he sell for charity.
/*St. Francis of Assisi's feast day, when Catholics and Anglicans can have their pets blessed.
//I don't make the rules.


What's the point of being Catholic?
 
2013-10-14 08:37:00 AM
Alternate headline:
Pope blesses men's hogs, decides he no longer needs his own and will get rid of it
 
2013-10-14 08:59:17 AM
What kind of sick world does subby live in when the Pope, or anybody for that matter, auctioning off a Harley to raise money for a homeless shelter is considered "silly"
 
2013-10-14 09:15:03 AM

dennysgod: What kind of sick world does subby live in when the Pope, or anybody for that matter, auctioning off a Harley to raise money for a homeless shelter is considered "silly"


Haters gonna hate.
 
2013-10-14 09:16:58 AM
Speaking to those gathered, the Pope cautioned that "power and pleasure", among other things, lead to God being "replaced by fleeting human idols which offer the intoxication of a flash of freedom, but in the end bring new forms of slavery and death."

I see the Pope is also a fan of Sons of Anarchy.
 
2013-10-14 10:17:11 AM

simplicimus: In before the Catholic haters, as a Catholic I really admire this Pope. He is walking the walk. Now someone needs to give him a dog before next October 4th* that he sell for charity.
/*St. Francis of Assisi's feast day, when Catholics and Anglicans can have their pets blessed.
//I don't make the rules.


Blessing of the Pets was the best day I had to go to church ever.  Although my parish was smart enough to have the blessing outdoors, you still had like 50-70 birds/cats/dogs all in one place (though the bird/cat owners were smart enough to bring cages, usually), and the priest rushing like crazy to get the blessing over with before new pets were begotten.

/my Maltese stayed in my arms
 
2013-10-15 04:36:18 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: simplicimus: In before the Catholic haters, as a Catholic I really admire this Pope. He is walking the walk. Now someone needs to give him a dog before next October 4th* that he sell for charity.
/*St. Francis of Assisi's feast day, when Catholics and Anglicans can have their pets blessed.
//I don't make the rules.

Blessing of the Pets was the best day I had to go to church ever.  Although my parish was smart enough to have the blessing outdoors, you still had like 50-70 birds/cats/dogs all in one place (though the bird/cat owners were smart enough to bring cages, usually), and the priest rushing like crazy to get the blessing over with before new pets were begotten.

/my Maltese stayed in my arms


Fortunately all the animals were in carriers or on leashes at my church, when I brought my cat to be blessed (by which I totally mean "show him off"). They did the blessing in the garden, then let us bring the pets into the church for the service proper. Was kind of a fun service, in that St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio is a great story. ("Hey wolf, I'll make you a deal, if the humans agree to feed you, you agree to just hang out in town and not eat anyone? Gimme paw if you agree! c'mon, buddy, shake paws!") Blessing of the Animals is fun even if you don't have a pet yourself, you get to meet everyone else's.

I discovered my cat is terrified of being outdoors - even in an enclosed garden which is smaller than the actual interior of the church... which is ok, really, since he's an indoor cat. On the other hand, he's totally unafraid of dogs. The dog in the next pew up was licking his head (in a "omg you're so nice!" sort of way, not an "omg you're so tasty!" one), and my cat was just hanging out like "yep, everyone loves me cause I'm adorable, I know. please try not to slobber too much" Ragdoll mix = most laid-back cat on earth.
 
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