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2013-11-28 03:56:56 PM

Peter von Nostrand: I'm honestly surprised there's only been one white knight for Rush in here so far. Of course it is a holiday


Using tu Quoque no less.
 
2013-11-28 04:07:42 PM
No matter the subject; the pope is right and Rachel Maddow and Rush are wrong.
 
2013-11-28 04:14:29 PM

Alphax: syzygy whizz: Dansker: More_Like_A_Stain: I_Am_Weasel: /I know it's not 'your royal popeness'

El Poparino?

The Popemeister!

My google-fu came up with "Your Holiness".

Good thing I checked, cos I was about to go with "Your Eminence"...but I guess that's for the bishops.

George Carlin used to talk about 'ways to say hello'.  His favorite?  'How's your hammer hanging?'

"I always wanted to say that to a high church official.  'Good evening, your Holiness.  How hangs the hammer?'"


Now see, if you worshiped the Norse gods, like me, that would be appropriate.
Your god - died nailed to a tree.
My god - carries hammer.
Do the math, motherf**ker.
 
2013-11-28 04:16:05 PM

BitwiseShift: Still trying to figure out this one whose torrid affair with Rush Limbaugh landed her on 2 Broke Girls. Could it be Rush is a Theological Svengali, ministering to the bisexuals among us, and Francis is in line as a conquest?

[www.24spoilers.com image 212x300]


DAMNIT, CHLOE, WE DON'T HAVE TIME..

/hubbahubba
 
2013-11-28 04:16:41 PM

jso2897: Alphax: syzygy whizz: Dansker: More_Like_A_Stain: I_Am_Weasel: /I know it's not 'your royal popeness'

El Poparino?

The Popemeister!

My google-fu came up with "Your Holiness".

Good thing I checked, cos I was about to go with "Your Eminence"...but I guess that's for the bishops.

George Carlin used to talk about 'ways to say hello'.  His favorite?  'How's your hammer hanging?'

"I always wanted to say that to a high church official.  'Good evening, your Holiness.  How hangs the hammer?'"

Now see, if you worshiped the Norse gods, like me, that would be appropriate.
Your god - died nailed to a tree.
My god - carries hammer.
Do the math, motherf**ker.


Yes, but another god of yours got farked by a horse.
 
2013-11-28 04:20:17 PM

Felgraf: jso2897: Alphax: syzygy whizz: Dansker: More_Like_A_Stain: I_Am_Weasel: /I know it's not 'your royal popeness'

El Poparino?

The Popemeister!

My google-fu came up with "Your Holiness".

Good thing I checked, cos I was about to go with "Your Eminence"...but I guess that's for the bishops.

George Carlin used to talk about 'ways to say hello'.  His favorite?  'How's your hammer hanging?'

"I always wanted to say that to a high church official.  'Good evening, your Holiness.  How hangs the hammer?'"

Now see, if you worshiped the Norse gods, like me, that would be appropriate.
Your god - died nailed to a tree.
My god - carries hammer.
Do the math, motherf**ker.

Yes, but another god of yours got farked by a horse.


he just has more gods because practice makes perfect...
 
2013-11-28 04:22:00 PM

Felgraf: jso2897: Alphax: syzygy whizz: Dansker: More_Like_A_Stain: I_Am_Weasel: /I know it's not 'your royal popeness'

El Poparino?

The Popemeister!

My google-fu came up with "Your Holiness".

Good thing I checked, cos I was about to go with "Your Eminence"...but I guess that's for the bishops.

George Carlin used to talk about 'ways to say hello'.  His favorite?  'How's your hammer hanging?'

"I always wanted to say that to a high church official.  'Good evening, your Holiness.  How hangs the hammer?'"

Now see, if you worshiped the Norse gods, like me, that would be appropriate.
Your god - died nailed to a tree.
My god - carries hammer.
Do the math, motherf**ker.

Yes, but another god of yours got farked by a horse.


And another hung himself from a tree for seven days to learn how to write.  I guess words are hard.
 
2013-11-28 04:32:12 PM

Churchill2004: Mike_1962: I don't think they're platitudes in this case. He doesn't just talk the talk...

He's the Pope. All he does is talk.

He's still the CEO of a multi-billion dollar international corporation, that has extensive real estate and artistic holdings.

A guy who  literally owns his own country telling others to give up their wealth is the very definition of hypocrisy.


I don't know. He just got there. Rome wasn't burned in a day.
 
2013-11-28 05:04:07 PM

Kibbler: More_Like_A_Stain: FatherDale: Dansker: More_Like_A_Stain: I_Am_Weasel: /I know it's not 'your royal popeness'

El Poparino?

The Popemeister!

His Extreme Popeliness

Snoop Popey Pope

The Bishop Formerly Known as Popey


A Pope Named Francis. Please say the whole thing if you would? Yes, that includes the "A Pope Named" part. Yes, Tom, every time.
 
2013-11-28 05:12:21 PM

Anonymous Bosch: That fat fark is really arguing that he understands Christianity better than the Pope, isn't he?


Pride goeth before the fall.  Where did I read that?
 
2013-11-28 05:22:17 PM
FTA "This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the Pope.  There's no such (thing as) 'unfettered capitalism.' That doesn't exist anywhere."

Wow. Just....wow. If Jesus were to come back today, I guarantee you this Limbaugh would be the first to to try to lynch the man. After all, heaven forbid He Cleanses the Temple again.

Limbaugh ought to be ashamed.

/Christian
 
Ab3
2013-11-28 05:26:36 PM
This came up on my Facebook feed and one of my super-right wing pals (one even my other right wing pals have put on ignore.) Insisted that Jesus said NOT to help the poor and backed it up by quoting Matthew 26:11--"You will always have the poor among you . . . "

Once I read that I needed to go look at smut on Tumblr to clear my head...
 
2013-11-28 05:29:49 PM

Flappyhead: Anonymous Bosch: That fat fark is really arguing that he understands Christianity better than the Pope, isn't he?

Pride goeth before the fall.  Where did I read that?


In Limbaughs case I think Matthew 6:24 fits the bill quite nicely.

Limbaugh has made it clear that he puts capitalism before faith, money before God and his own desires above the needs of man.

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
 
2013-11-28 05:44:44 PM

jso2897: Alphax: syzygy whizz: Dansker: More_Like_A_Stain: I_Am_Weasel: /I know it's not 'your royal popeness'

El Poparino?

The Popemeister!

My google-fu came up with "Your Holiness".

Good thing I checked, cos I was about to go with "Your Eminence"...but I guess that's for the bishops.

George Carlin used to talk about 'ways to say hello'.  His favorite?  'How's your hammer hanging?'

"I always wanted to say that to a high church official.  'Good evening, your Holiness.  How hangs the hammer?'"

Now see, if you worshiped the Norse gods, like me, that would be appropriate.
Your god - died nailed to a tree.
My god - carries hammer.
Do the math, motherf**ker.


Didn't Odin hang himself from a tree, pierced by his own spear, for 9 days and nights and then got himself down? I'd go with the Odin comparison, personally. That said, I believe this is obligatory:

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-28 05:59:50 PM

Orange-Pippin: Limbaugh ought to be ashamed.


Psychopaths feel no shame.
 
2013-11-28 06:00:47 PM
Rush will talk shiat about the Pope on the radio all he wants because if he walks the walk into the Vatican, he will only take one step in before he inflates and explodes like Thunder in Big Trouble in Little China.
 
2013-11-28 06:01:36 PM

Weaver95: Three Crooked Squirrels: As a lapsed Catholic and non-believer, I've been thinking that I kind of like this Pope. The fact that Rush is at odds with him only confirms my suspicion: He must not be half bad.

i'm openly pagan and even I like this Pope.  I don't agree with all his policies but...DAYUM does he got the prosperity gospel preachers and their minions in an uproar!  Francis is quite a thorny problem for the Republicans.  they can't simply dismiss him or his comments.  oh sure, the US evangelicals have never liked the Catholics but they need their support for the pro-life agenda.  so there's a limit on how far they can go with retaliation.  Not to mention that there is NOTHING the likes of Rush Limbaugh can do to threaten the Pope to bring him into line.  Even trying to lean on the Pope is a public relations nightmare for the Right wing.  They can't shut the guy up, they can't ignore him, and even when they disagree with him they have to be respectful of the Church or they risk a schism in the ranks.

Pope Francis is a smart guy.  He's found the one fracture point in the GOP that they can't do anything about and he just hammered a spike thru it with a sledgehammer.  I hope he gives it another whack!


Serious question. What if the Pope came out in support of the Democrats this next election cycle. No Be side stepping. Lead off DNC speach just saying that if you consider yourself a Christian you can not possible justify pulling the R lever. How would the Right attack machine respond?
 
2013-11-28 06:07:23 PM

FloridaWombat: Felgraf: jso2897: Alphax: syzygy whizz: Dansker: More_Like_A_Stain: I_Am_Weasel: /I know it's not 'your royal popeness'

El Poparino?

The Popemeister!

My google-fu came up with "Your Holiness".

Good thing I checked, cos I was about to go with "Your Eminence"...but I guess that's for the bishops.

George Carlin used to talk about 'ways to say hello'.  His favorite?  'How's your hammer hanging?'

"I always wanted to say that to a high church official.  'Good evening, your Holiness.  How hangs the hammer?'"

Now see, if you worshiped the Norse gods, like me, that would be appropriate.
Your god - died nailed to a tree.
My god - carries hammer.
Do the math, motherf**ker.

Yes, but another god of yours got farked by a horse.

And another hung himself from a tree for seven days to learn how to write.  I guess words are hard.


So what you're saying is, he was hung for 9 days and not only did he survive to tell the tale, but he taught himself to read while he was there.
 
2013-11-28 06:58:04 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: So an incalculably rich monolith best known for legions of never-questioning acolytes bent on spreading the gospel under pain of death and for covering up wanton abuse of little boys...versus the Catholic Church?


See, now that's why you I have you faved in your own unique color.

So I never miss stuff like that.

Oh, and Rush Limbaugh is a pudding-headed tub of goo who's picked a very, very stupid fight here.
 
2013-11-28 06:59:34 PM

bigsteve3OOO: No matter the subject; the pope is right and Rachel Maddow and Rush are wrong.


Evolution.
 
2013-11-28 07:03:22 PM

cameroncrazy1984: bigsteve3OOO: No matter the subject; the pope is right and Rachel Maddow and Rush are wrong.

Evolution.


Being a Jesuit the pope agrees that the theory of evolution is the most likely until science can refine it to be more accurate.  What is your point?  Evolution and Christianity are not at all mutually exclusive.
 
2013-11-28 07:06:35 PM

cameroncrazy1984: bigsteve3OOO: No matter the subject; the pope is right and Rachel Maddow and Rush are wrong.

Evolution.


The Catholic church has long accepted evolution, is this news to you?
 
2013-11-28 07:13:09 PM

cameroncrazy1984: bigsteve3OOO: No matter the subject; the pope is right and Rachel Maddow and Rush are wrong.

Evolution.


It's right there in the Catechism:

283 The question about the origins of the world and of man has been the object of many scientific studies which have splendidly enriched our knowledge of the age and dimensions of the cosmos, the development of life-forms and the appearance of man. These discoveries invite us to even greater admiration for the greatness of the Creator, prompting us to give him thanks for all his works and for the understanding and wisdom he gives to scholars and researchers. With Solomon they can say: "It is he who gave me unerring knowledge of what exists, to know the structure of the world and the activity of the elements. . . for wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me."
 
2013-11-28 07:30:20 PM

bigsteve3OOO: No matter the subject; the pope is right and Rachel Maddow and Rush are wrong.


BSABSVC
 
2013-11-28 07:45:40 PM

Confabulat: cameroncrazy1984: bigsteve3OOO: No matter the subject; the pope is right and Rachel Maddow and Rush are wrong.

Evolution.

The Catholic church has long accepted evolution, is this news to you?


If anything, Pope Francis may FINALLY convince people that the Catholic Church =/= evangelical Christians, no matter how hard they want to believe it.
 
2013-11-28 07:46:20 PM
I like the new Pope.  Just thought I'd mention that social justice has been a big part of Catholic teaching for a long time, and it helped influence progressive politics in America.

http://prospect.org/article/god-and-new-deal

http://cuomeka.wrlc.org/exhibits/show/industrial/documents/cri-doc4

http://www.usccb.org/upload/economic_justice_for_all.pdf
 
2013-11-28 07:46:25 PM

Churchill2004: Corvus: Psst, the dude Christ was actually a bit of a socialist.

He was more akin to the guy standing on a street corner wearing a "Repent! The End is Near!" sign. That's what Jesus actually preached- that the end of the world was coming soon.


Show us on thls doll where the church touched you......
 
2013-11-28 08:03:53 PM

I_Am_Weasel: "Mr. Limbaugh, the Pope said this"

"Why that lousy good for nothing Pope"

versus

"Your royal Popeness, Mr. Limbaugh said this"

"Who?"


/I know it's not 'your royal popeness'


Your Royal Popeness would be a great Fark handle.
 
2013-11-28 08:28:06 PM
Which one of these is dissing the Catholic Church:  (A) moving the embassy, or (B) calling the Pope a commie?

If you chose (B), you might be a wingnut.
 
2013-11-28 08:37:10 PM
I thought the Washington Times article a few links below said we have to be nice to the Vatican and the Pope or we offend all American Catholics?
 
2013-11-28 08:52:53 PM

Kibbler: The Dog Ate My Homework: The tight relationship between Catholics and conservative Protestants in the U.S. has always seemed bizarre to me. The only thing they seem to have in common is the abortion issue. Catholics have sold out on practically everything they ever believed in for that single issue.

No. They also have blah-man-in-the-White-House in common. Not to mention civil rights since 1964. Come to Chicago and talk to some white Catholics.


Really?  I've been chilling with some Chicago Catholics all day here on the South Side and they like the blah guy *and* Pope Frankie.  Maybe your problem is cub fans.
 
2013-11-28 09:17:32 PM
i1301.photobucket.com

NFA:
Clear Channel is owned by Bain Capital (Yes Romney's company).

These wealthy men are going to go toe to toe with a major religion to promote their agenda of creating an American Oligarchy.
 
2013-11-28 09:36:40 PM
evil vs good?

Bring it.
 
2013-11-28 09:52:47 PM

hubiestubert: You judge a man by his enemies, and this point, Pope Francis is pissing off all the right people. Good on him.


All. Of. This. All of it.

Lionel Mandrake: Seriously, does any "conservative christian" read the fkn Bible?   ANY OF THEM? EVER?


If they really read about Jesus and believed it, they wouldn't be conservative.
 
2013-11-28 09:55:42 PM

glmorrs1: I blame Paul


Behold, the problem with modern "Christians"
 
2013-11-28 09:59:08 PM
Rush better be careful, or the Pope will cast Flame Strike.

www.planetbaldursgate.com
 
2013-11-28 09:59:33 PM

BitwiseShift: Still trying to figure out this one whose torrid affair with Rush Limbaugh landed her on 2 Broke Girls. Could it be Rush is a Theological Svengali, ministering to the bisexuals among us, and Francis is in line as a conquest?

[www.24spoilers.com image 212x300]


This I. What? Just. Just and? No, caught sayof.

*bzzt*

*bzz bzzt*
 
2013-11-28 10:01:39 PM

grumpfuff: glmorrs1: I blame Paul

Behold, the problem with modern "Christians"


I blame Yoko.
 
2013-11-28 10:19:04 PM

DirkValentine: Before i read any of the comments I wanted to say that this :


  I thought he was going a little overboard on the 'common man' touch and I thought there might have been a little bit of PR involved there.  But nevertheless, I was willing to cut him some slack . . . If he wants to eschew the physical trappings of the Vatican, O.K. Cool. Fine.

sickened me.   fark you Rush.  "willing to cut him some slack"?   For actually trying to live a LITTLE BIT like the Jesus actually taught?

Goddammit Rush, shut the fark up, YOU COCK.


I like how he thinks the 'common man' thing this pope has going on is just an act.
 
2013-11-28 10:22:12 PM

kidgenius: I like how he thinks the 'common man' thing this pope has going on is just an act.


Very telling how it irritates him too.
 
2013-11-28 10:25:31 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: So an incalculably rich monolith best known for legions of never-questioning acolytes bent on spreading the gospel under pain of death and for covering up wanton abuse of little boys...versus the Catholic Church?


I have you in green already for your Ken Burns - Teabaggers bit, but this just confirms my decision.
 
2013-11-28 10:59:20 PM

kidgenius: DirkValentine: Before i read any of the comments I wanted to say that this :


  I thought he was going a little overboard on the 'common man' touch and I thought there might have been a little bit of PR involved there.  But nevertheless, I was willing to cut him some slack . . . If he wants to eschew the physical trappings of the Vatican, O.K. Cool. Fine.

sickened me.   fark you Rush.  "willing to cut him some slack"?   For actually trying to live a LITTLE BIT like the Jesus actually taught?

Goddammit Rush, shut the fark up, YOU COCK.

I like how he thinks the 'common man' thing this pope has going on is just an act.


It really farking upsets me that he and others have been able to twist the narrative so much that "common man" is a de facto pejorative.

It's sad. Its really , really sad.
 
2013-11-28 11:03:51 PM

kidgenius: I like how he thinks the 'common man' thing this pope has going on is just an act.


Rush knows it is just pandering because Rush is an expert at pandering and projection.
 
2013-11-28 11:23:20 PM

HighOnCraic: I like the new Pope.  Just thought I'd mention that social justice has been a big part of Catholic teaching for a long time, and it helped influence progressive politics in America.

http://prospect.org/article/god-and-new-deal

http://cuomeka.wrlc.org/exhibits/show/industrial/documents/cri-doc4

http://www.usccb.org/upload/economic_justice_for_all.pdf


Monsignor John Augustine Ryan, although not remembered by many, was a huge figure in the New Deal and the incorporation of social justice in our political system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Ryan

He is a figure that doesn't get as much respect as I think he deserves.
 
2013-11-28 11:46:39 PM

fenianfark: HighOnCraic: I like the new Pope.  Just thought I'd mention that social justice has been a big part of Catholic teaching for a long time, and it helped influence progressive politics in America.

http://prospect.org/article/god-and-new-deal

http://cuomeka.wrlc.org/exhibits/show/industrial/documents/cri-doc4

http://www.usccb.org/upload/economic_justice_for_all.pdf

Monsignor John Augustine Ryan, although not remembered by many, was a huge figure in the New Deal and the incorporation of social justice in our political system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Ryan

He is a figure that doesn't get as much respect as I think he deserves.


I wrote an essay on his work back when I was in theology school; I think more Catholic politicians should refer to his work.  He was writing about social programs, including universal healthcare, almost a hundred years ago.
 
2013-11-29 12:01:45 AM

HairBolus: kidgenius: I like how he thinks the 'common man' thing this pope has going on is just an act.

Rush knows it is just pandering because Rush is an expert at pandering and projection.


The three P's--pandering, projection and pederasty.
 
2013-11-29 12:14:54 AM

thisispete: cameroncrazy1984: bigsteve3OOO: No matter the subject; the pope is right and Rachel Maddow and Rush are wrong.

Evolution.

It's right there in the Catechism:

283 The question about the origins of the world and of man has been the object of many scientific studies which have splendidly enriched our knowledge of the age and dimensions of the cosmos, the development of life-forms and the appearance of man. These discoveries invite us to even greater admiration for the greatness of the Creator, prompting us to give him thanks for all his works and for the understanding and wisdom he gives to scholars and researchers. With Solomon they can say: "It is he who gave me unerring knowledge of what exists, to know the structure of the world and the activity of the elements. . . for wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me."


so what you are saying is that Catholics are rational and the rest of the christians are batshiat crazy?
yup, I will buy that ... within the bounds of religious delusion ...
 
2013-11-29 12:53:45 AM

Ab3: This came up on my Facebook feed and one of my super-right wing pals (one even my other right wing pals have put on ignore.) Insisted that Jesus said NOT to help the poor and backed it up by quoting Matthew 26:11--"You will always have the poor among you . . . "

Once I read that I needed to go look at smut on Tumblr to clear my head...


I never cared for that verse.. Jesus acted a little bit selfish for once, it doesn't mean you should remake the world to resemble it.
 
2013-11-29 05:18:53 AM

namatad: thisispete: cameroncrazy1984: bigsteve3OOO: No matter the subject; the pope is right and Rachel Maddow and Rush are wrong.

Evolution.

It's right there in the Catechism:

283 The question about the origins of the world and of man has been the object of many scientific studies which have splendidly enriched our knowledge of the age and dimensions of the cosmos, the development of life-forms and the appearance of man. These discoveries invite us to even greater admiration for the greatness of the Creator, prompting us to give him thanks for all his works and for the understanding and wisdom he gives to scholars and researchers. With Solomon they can say: "It is he who gave me unerring knowledge of what exists, to know the structure of the world and the activity of the elements. . . for wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me."

so what you are saying is that Catholics are rational and the rest of the christians are batshiat crazy?
yup, I will buy that ... within the bounds of religious delusion ...


There is your co-worker who picks her nose when she thinks nobody is looking...and there's the guy down the road who duct-tapes his windows shut, buys every firearm known to man, and has lists of "who I kill first when I begin my shooting rampage." So yeah.
 
2013-11-29 08:04:23 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Rush Limbaugh is in a rage at the latest social justice preachings of Pope Francis, which the radio voice of the American right described on Wednesday as "pure Marxism."

Duh.  Jesus Christ was a communist.

Seriously, does any "conservative christian" read the fkn Bible?   ANY OF THEM? EVER?


Most of them can't read very well. By the time they get to The New Testament they are so tired, they just assume that this Jesus fellow basically confirms everything they've been reading anyways.
 
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