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2014-01-12 08:39:15 PM
Cool.
 
2014-01-12 08:41:19 PM
The Pope has previously spoken out to encourage priests to baptise the children of unmarried women in order to pass on the Christian faith, calling those who refuse 'hypocrites'.

I love this guy. He's seriously doing some good work.

Wonder how long before someone chimes in to call this move naive or anti-marriage or some such whargaarbl.
 
2014-01-12 08:41:41 PM
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
 
2014-01-12 08:42:05 PM
I can appreciate all these initiatives, but they mean little in the end. My favorite act so far was criticizing the rich to share their wealth.

The church, being one of the largest banks and money schemes in the world feels no obligation to hand out a penny.

Lead by example. The rest is fluff.
 
2014-01-12 08:42:29 PM
GO. POPE. GO.
 
2014-01-12 08:42:36 PM
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gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-12 08:43:25 PM
Well whatayaknow. Son-of-a-biatch
 
2014-01-12 08:43:38 PM
Just wait util the Vatican is destroyed by the nations.

/for some reason I read the headline as "buzzard"
 
2014-01-12 08:44:17 PM

quatchi: The Pope has previously spoken out to encourage priests to baptise the children of unmarried women in order to pass on the Christian faith, calling those who refuse 'hypocrites'.

I love this guy. He's seriously doing some good work.

Wonder how long before someone chimes in to call this move naive or anti-marriage or some such whargaarbl.


While I appreciate his efforts to be inclusive, it's basically an effort to maintain their numbers of the faithful.

It shouldn't be considered all that heroic.  It's more of a pragmatic move than anything else.
 
2014-01-12 08:44:54 PM

blacksharpiemarker: I can appreciate all these initiatives, but they mean little in the end. My favorite act so far was criticizing the rich to share their wealth.

The church, being one of the largest banks and money schemes in the world feels no obligation to hand out a penny.

Lead by example. The rest is fluff.


I'm not a Catholic (or even a Christian) but I pretty strongly object to your assertion that maybe the largest charitable organization in the world "feels no obligation to hand out a penny."

I don't agree with the church on a wide variety of issues, but they have always provided a great deal of direct help to the needy in the US and around the world.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-12 08:44:55 PM

quatchi: The Pope has previously spoken out to encourage priests to baptise the children of unmarried women in order to pass on the Christian faith, calling those who refuse 'hypocrites'.

I love this guy. He's seriously doing some good work.

Wonder how long before someone chimes in to call this move naive or anti-marriage or some such whargaarbl.


I am more worried he will "slip on some tea" or something along those lines.
 
2014-01-12 08:45:00 PM
Oh my god, you baptized Kenny!
 
2014-01-12 08:45:31 PM
The mom is a MILF too.

This Pope is infallible, truly.
 
2014-01-12 08:45:59 PM
Was it John Snow?
 
2014-01-12 08:46:02 PM
... um, I knew plenty of catholic kids when I was younger with single/unwed parents.  It's always been the Church's policy to baptise anyone they can get their grubby little mitts on so they can claim them as part of the "largest religion" thing, you could literally be excommunicated by the pope himself and the church would still dip your baby for you.

Is this pope going to be hailed as a hero for selling us a tiger-repelling rock in montana next?  Because if he's gonna be fellated for fixing things that aren't and have never been problems, this is going to involve a farking lot of hero tags.
 
2014-01-12 08:46:08 PM
You know something Jon Snow.
 
2014-01-12 08:47:55 PM

XveryYpettyZ: blacksharpiemarker: I can appreciate all these initiatives, but they mean little in the end. My favorite act so far was criticizing the rich to share their wealth.

The church, being one of the largest banks and money schemes in the world feels no obligation to hand out a penny.

Lead by example. The rest is fluff.

I'm not a Catholic (or even a Christian) but I pretty strongly object to your assertion that maybe the largest charitable organization in the world "feels no obligation to hand out a penny."

I don't agree with the church on a wide variety of issues, but they have always provided a great deal of direct help to the needy in the US and around the world.


I'm trying really hard to be generous to this new Pope, but please stop making a big deal out of the CC's charity work.

I realize they do a lot of good, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what they could do and we all know it.

Praising their charity work and poo-pooing others who mock it is akin to praising the town's richest man for doubling the year's charity drive from $500 to $1000 when he makes millions every year.

It's nice, but almost insulting in how much he could do, but chooses not to do.
 
2014-01-12 08:48:22 PM
I submitted this with a better headline.

I love Pope Francis!!!
I have harbored issues with the catholic church for years but he has restored my faith in humanity.
This is sure to piss some people off.
GOOD!
 
2014-01-12 08:48:35 PM

Infernalist: It shouldn't be considered all that heroic. It's more of a pragmatic move than anything else.


while it may be that, its still a surprise that he or any pope would do some of the things he's doing. From the outside at least, it looks like the church views pragmatism as the eight deadly sin.
 
2014-01-12 08:49:03 PM
Jon Snow?
 
2014-01-12 08:49:06 PM

blacksharpiemarker: I can appreciate all these initiatives, but they mean little in the end. My favorite act so far was criticizing the rich to share their wealth.

The church, being one of the largest banks and money schemes in the world feels no obligation to hand out a penny.

Lead by example. The rest is fluff.


Don't you have your super successful atheism plus homeless shelter to go run? Until you start leading by example, your posts are fluff.
 
2014-01-12 08:49:46 PM
Until he baptizes a gay baby it's just PR.
 
2014-01-12 08:49:49 PM
It is interesting how Francis has been able to "reform" the Catholic church without changing a single rule or policy.

-Serve your parishioners and community
-Be not vainglorious
-Love thy neighbor, even if they are not perfect Christians.
-Don't use faith as a club to beat people.

It's depressing that this is unusual.
 
2014-01-12 08:51:23 PM

Infernalist: quatchi: The Pope has previously spoken out to encourage priests to baptise the children of unmarried women in order to pass on the Christian faith, calling those who refuse 'hypocrites'.

I love this guy. He's seriously doing some good work.

Wonder how long before someone chimes in to call this move naive or anti-marriage or some such whargaarbl.

While I appreciate his efforts to be inclusive, it's basically an effort to maintain their numbers of the faithful.

It shouldn't be considered all that heroic.  It's more of a pragmatic move than anything else.


While I agree that in the context of normal people, this is not a heroic move.  However, if you put it in the context of the Roman Catholic church, particularly for someone high ranking, the act of "not being a dick" could be considered heroic.  They have a long way to go, but at least they're heading in the right direction.
 
2014-01-12 08:51:30 PM
photos1.blogger.com
 
2014-01-12 08:51:49 PM
Good for you, you little bastard.
 
2014-01-12 08:54:34 PM

eKonk: Infernalist: quatchi: The Pope has previously spoken out to encourage priests to baptise the children of unmarried women in order to pass on the Christian faith, calling those who refuse 'hypocrites'.

I love this guy. He's seriously doing some good work.

Wonder how long before someone chimes in to call this move naive or anti-marriage or some such whargaarbl.

While I appreciate his efforts to be inclusive, it's basically an effort to maintain their numbers of the faithful.

It shouldn't be considered all that heroic.  It's more of a pragmatic move than anything else.

While I agree that in the context of normal people, this is not a heroic move.  However, if you put it in the context of the Roman Catholic church, particularly for someone high ranking, the act of "not being a dick" could be considered heroic.  They have a long way to go, but at least they're heading in the right direction.


I agree wholeheartedly that many things that the Pope has done in the last year have been rather shocking in how far he's willing to go and how fast he's accomplishing them.

That said 'this' move here is just a pragmatic move meant to bolster the number of the faithful.  It's positive only in that it's not him being an active dick to other people, and honestly, for the organization that calls itself the Bride of Christ and hosts the living Voice of God, you'd think they'd aim a bit higher.
 
2014-01-12 08:55:21 PM
Well, yes, this makes sense.  If the Catholic position on baptism is true, then withholding baptism condemns the child to Hell.  And for what?  If there is blame in illegitimacy, it does not lie with the bastard.
 
2014-01-12 08:55:34 PM
Harry the Bastard?

/obscure? Fark, don't fail me now!
 
2014-01-12 08:57:06 PM

Infernalist: XveryYpettyZ: blacksharpiemarker: I can appreciate all these initiatives, but they mean little in the end. My favorite act so far was criticizing the rich to share their wealth.

The church, being one of the largest banks and money schemes in the world feels no obligation to hand out a penny.

Lead by example. The rest is fluff.

I'm not a Catholic (or even a Christian) but I pretty strongly object to your assertion that maybe the largest charitable organization in the world "feels no obligation to hand out a penny."

I don't agree with the church on a wide variety of issues, but they have always provided a great deal of direct help to the needy in the US and around the world.

I'm trying really hard to be generous to this new Pope, but please stop making a big deal out of the CC's charity work.

I realize they do a lot of good, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what they could do and we all know it.

Praising their charity work and poo-pooing others who mock it is akin to praising the town's richest man for doubling the year's charity drive from $500 to $1000 when he makes millions every year.

It's nice, but almost insulting in how much he could do, but chooses not to do.


So you're saying $170 BILLIONisn't significant?  Just how much do you think the Catholic church ought to be spending on charity each year?
 
2014-01-12 08:57:34 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-12 08:57:37 PM

quatchi: The Pope has previously spoken out to encourage priests to baptise the children of unmarried women in order to pass on the Christian faith, calling those who refuse 'hypocrites'.

I love this guy. He's seriously doing some good work.

Wonder how long before someone chimes in to call this move naive or anti-marriage or some such whargaarbl.


Did you read any of the comments on the article? People be crazy, yo.
 
2014-01-12 08:57:37 PM
The head of the largest group of pedophiles in the world and you dicks give a story about him the Hero tag? This is the same orginization that excomminicated an 11 year old gorl and her family because they got her an abortion after he uncle raped her. Important to note that they didn't condemn the uncle.

F*ck you submitard.
 
2014-01-12 08:58:35 PM

Infernalist: While I appreciate his efforts to be inclusive, it's basically an effort to maintain their numbers of the faithful.

It shouldn't be considered all that heroic.  It's more of a pragmatic move than anything else.


It's both. It's pragmatism in terms of shoring up declining numbers and a return to the core of the inclusive message that is the primary tenet of Jesus's teachings. Win/Win basically.

A more inclusive, less judgmental, more helpful RCC is a good thing.

It's not a big thing obviously in and of itself but in the grand scheme of things as part of an observable pattern it's another baby step Pope Francis is nudging the Church into making in the right direction towards moral progress.

Ascribed motives aside that is a step worth celebrating.
 
2014-01-12 08:58:48 PM

XveryYpettyZ: Infernalist: XveryYpettyZ: blacksharpiemarker: I can appreciate all these initiatives, but they mean little in the end. My favorite act so far was criticizing the rich to share their wealth.

The church, being one of the largest banks and money schemes in the world feels no obligation to hand out a penny.

Lead by example. The rest is fluff.

I'm not a Catholic (or even a Christian) but I pretty strongly object to your assertion that maybe the largest charitable organization in the world "feels no obligation to hand out a penny."

I don't agree with the church on a wide variety of issues, but they have always provided a great deal of direct help to the needy in the US and around the world.

I'm trying really hard to be generous to this new Pope, but please stop making a big deal out of the CC's charity work.

I realize they do a lot of good, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what they could do and we all know it.

Praising their charity work and poo-pooing others who mock it is akin to praising the town's richest man for doubling the year's charity drive from $500 to $1000 when he makes millions every year.

It's nice, but almost insulting in how much he could do, but chooses not to do.

So you're saying $170 BILLIONisn't significant?  Just how much do you think the Catholic church ought to be spending on charity each year?


He is not saying that. He is repeating a post he saw somewhere else. He really has no idea of the works of the CC.
 
2014-01-12 08:59:04 PM
So, in other words, this Pope continues to be awesome for actually acting the way Christians should act.

Tells you a lot about the state of Christianity.
 
2014-01-12 09:00:01 PM

AbiNormal: The head of the largest group of pedophiles in the world and you dicks give a story about him the Hero tag? This is the same orginization that excomminicated an 11 year old gorl and her family because they got her an abortion after he uncle raped her. Important to note that they didn't condemn the uncle.

F*ck you submitard.


0/10.  Forgot to mention the Nazi affiliation of previous pontiffs.
 
2014-01-12 09:01:51 PM
Nothing but a bastard in a basket.  A BAAAAAAAAASTARD IN A BASKET!!!
 
2014-01-12 09:02:45 PM

XveryYpettyZ: Infernalist: XveryYpettyZ: blacksharpiemarker: I can appreciate all these initiatives, but they mean little in the end. My favorite act so far was criticizing the rich to share their wealth.

The church, being one of the largest banks and money schemes in the world feels no obligation to hand out a penny.

Lead by example. The rest is fluff.

I'm not a Catholic (or even a Christian) but I pretty strongly object to your assertion that maybe the largest charitable organization in the world "feels no obligation to hand out a penny."

I don't agree with the church on a wide variety of issues, but they have always provided a great deal of direct help to the needy in the US and around the world.

I'm trying really hard to be generous to this new Pope, but please stop making a big deal out of the CC's charity work.

I realize they do a lot of good, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what they could do and we all know it.

Praising their charity work and poo-pooing others who mock it is akin to praising the town's richest man for doubling the year's charity drive from $500 to $1000 when he makes millions every year.

It's nice, but almost insulting in how much he could do, but chooses not to do.

So you're saying $170 BILLIONisn't significant?  Just how much do you think the Catholic church ought to be spending on charity each year?


Pay attention to what I said.  I realize they do a lot of good, but how many billions do they make a year?

How many billions of dollars do they have in non-Church related real estate?  How many 'retreat' islands?  How much in hard currency?

We're not talking about a 'business', we're talking about a religion based around the words of a man who said that the rich have 'very little' chance of reaching heaven and prompted the rich to give up their wealth and 'follow him.'

How much should they be spending on charity?  I don't.  Get them to come clean with an overall financial holdings statement and I'll be able to tell you.
 
2014-01-12 09:02:50 PM

ArmednHammered: Was it John Snow?


I see this has been covered.

/knows nothing
 
2014-01-12 09:03:11 PM

jrodr018: XveryYpettyZ: Infernalist: XveryYpettyZ: blacksharpiemarker: I can appreciate all these initiatives, but they mean little in the end. My favorite act so far was criticizing the rich to share their wealth.

The church, being one of the largest banks and money schemes in the world feels no obligation to hand out a penny.

Lead by example. The rest is fluff.

I'm not a Catholic (or even a Christian) but I pretty strongly object to your assertion that maybe the largest charitable organization in the world "feels no obligation to hand out a penny."

I don't agree with the church on a wide variety of issues, but they have always provided a great deal of direct help to the needy in the US and around the world.

I'm trying really hard to be generous to this new Pope, but please stop making a big deal out of the CC's charity work.

I realize they do a lot of good, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what they could do and we all know it.

Praising their charity work and poo-pooing others who mock it is akin to praising the town's richest man for doubling the year's charity drive from $500 to $1000 when he makes millions every year.

It's nice, but almost insulting in how much he could do, but chooses not to do.

So you're saying $170 BILLIONisn't significant?  Just how much do you think the Catholic church ought to be spending on charity each year?

He is not saying that. He is repeating a post he saw somewhere else. He really has no idea of the works of the CC.


The Catholic church tells people in Africa that condoms spread aids. They are the largest land holders in the world not to mention the wealthiest. They may preach piety but it's nothing more than a f*cking sham. If they really were so pious and generous, what do they need with all that gold, land and priceless works of art? Doesn't the bible teach that you should store your riches in heaven and not on earth? Or did Jesus carry a gold staff and live in a farking castle?
F*ck you and your phony church/religion.
 
2014-01-12 09:04:18 PM

The Billdozer: Don't you have your super successful atheism plus homeless shelter to go run? Until you start leading by example, your posts are fluff.


I happen to be Catholic. What the heck would you know about my personal efforts in regards to the poor? Who the fark are you? Ignorant little person.
 
2014-01-12 09:04:26 PM
Hopefully he lasts long enough to really let his legacy take root....and gets to the real substance soon.
 
2014-01-12 09:05:18 PM

AngryDragon: AbiNormal: The head of the largest group of pedophiles in the world and you dicks give a story about him the Hero tag? This is the same orginization that excomminicated an 11 year old gorl and her family because they got her an abortion after he uncle raped her. Important to note that they didn't condemn the uncle.

F*ck you submitard.

0/10.  Forgot to mention the Nazi affiliation of previous pontiffs.


Telling the truth is trolling? and the previous pontiff was a Nazi.
 
2014-01-12 09:05:38 PM

bearded clamorer: Good for you, you little bastard.


meetthematts.com
 
2014-01-12 09:05:39 PM

AbiNormal: jrodr018: XveryYpettyZ: Infernalist: XveryYpettyZ: blacksharpiemarker: I can appreciate all these initiatives, but they mean little in the end. My favorite act so far was criticizing the rich to share their wealth.

The church, being one of the largest banks and money schemes in the world feels no obligation to hand out a penny.

Lead by example. The rest is fluff.

I'm not a Catholic (or even a Christian) but I pretty strongly object to your assertion that maybe the largest charitable organization in the world "feels no obligation to hand out a penny."

I don't agree with the church on a wide variety of issues, but they have always provided a great deal of direct help to the needy in the US and around the world.

I'm trying really hard to be generous to this new Pope, but please stop making a big deal out of the CC's charity work.

I realize they do a lot of good, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what they could do and we all know it.

Praising their charity work and poo-pooing others who mock it is akin to praising the town's richest man for doubling the year's charity drive from $500 to $1000 when he makes millions every year.

It's nice, but almost insulting in how much he could do, but chooses not to do.

So you're saying $170 BILLIONisn't significant?  Just how much do you think the Catholic church ought to be spending on charity each year?

He is not saying that. He is repeating a post he saw somewhere else. He really has no idea of the works of the CC.

The Catholic church tells people in Africa that condoms spread aids. They are the largest land holders in the world not to mention the wealthiest. They may preach piety but it's nothing more than a f*cking sham. If they really were so pious and generous, what do they need with all that gold, land and priceless works of art? Doesn't the bible teach that you should store your riches in heaven and not on earth? Or did Jesus carry a gold staff and live in a farking castle?
F*ck you and your phony church/ ...


Great and well reasoned answer. It really shows an objective and well-reasoned position on your part. Also a great education.

By the way, what do you think would have happened to all of those works of art, land and gold during WW1 and WW2? Waiting for your well-reasoned answer!
 
2014-01-12 09:06:24 PM
When reading this article mentally replace the word "faith" with "AIDS". Is it just me or is he making religion sound like some sort of disease?
 
2014-01-12 09:06:27 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: [photos1.blogger.com image 407x600]


YDB.
 
2014-01-12 09:07:44 PM

Infernalist: I'm trying really hard to be generous to this new Pope, but please stop making a big deal out of the CC's charity work.

I realize they do a lot of good, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what they could do and we all know it.

Praising their charity work and poo-pooing others who mock it is akin to praising the town's richest man for doubling the year's charity drive from $500 to $1000 when he makes millions every year.

It's nice, but almost insulting in how much he could do, but chooses not to do.


Thank you for putting it into the words I was looking for. The church is a very successful business.  The filth, corruption, and greed runs deep just as it does in all other facets of society. We'd all be wise not to ignore these facts in light of a few favorable acts.

This isn't about religion or faith, it's about the very tangible and horrible effect of human greed.
 
2014-01-12 09:08:26 PM

jrodr018: AbiNormal: jrodr018: XveryYpettyZ: Infernalist: XveryYpettyZ: blacksharpiemarker: I can appreciate all these initiatives, but they mean little in the end. My favorite act so far was criticizing the rich to share their wealth.

The church, being one of the largest banks and money schemes in the world feels no obligation to hand out a penny.

Lead by example. The rest is fluff.

I'm not a Catholic (or even a Christian) but I pretty strongly object to your assertion that maybe the largest charitable organization in the world "feels no obligation to hand out a penny."

I don't agree with the church on a wide variety of issues, but they have always provided a great deal of direct help to the needy in the US and around the world.

I'm trying really hard to be generous to this new Pope, but please stop making a big deal out of the CC's charity work.

I realize they do a lot of good, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what they could do and we all know it.

Praising their charity work and poo-pooing others who mock it is akin to praising the town's richest man for doubling the year's charity drive from $500 to $1000 when he makes millions every year.

It's nice, but almost insulting in how much he could do, but chooses not to do.

So you're saying $170 BILLIONisn't significant?  Just how much do you think the Catholic church ought to be spending on charity each year?

He is not saying that. He is repeating a post he saw somewhere else. He really has no idea of the works of the CC.

The Catholic church tells people in Africa that condoms spread aids. They are the largest land holders in the world not to mention the wealthiest. They may preach piety but it's nothing more than a f*cking sham. If they really were so pious and generous, what do they need with all that gold, land and priceless works of art? Doesn't the bible teach that you should store your riches in heaven and not on earth? Or did Jesus carry a gold staff and live in a farking castle?
F*ck you and your ph ...


What's your answer? Nazi's wouldn't have attacked the Vatican, that would have turned every catlick against them. Not to mention the Nazi's didn't go around destroying art.
 
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