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Monday, July 21, 2008

Pope Benny Has Gone Down...to Australia

...and he's still blathering on about stupid crap. I've asked this before, but does anyone really listen to him anymore? I mean, look at this bit about the Pope's "concern" for the Church's victims of sexual abuse:
"He listened to their stories and offered them consolation," a Vatican statement said. "Assuring them of his spiritual closeness he promised to continue to pray for them, their families and all victims...Through this paternal gesture, the holy father wished to demonstrate again his deep concern for all victims of sexual abuse,"
That's right, he met with victims of sexual abuse and he told them that he would "continue to pray for them." Of course, that means that he doesn't actually have to DO anything, thereby letting himself off the hook. That's why he wears a robe! It's to hide his giant balls!

It gets better though because it seems that:
"the victims met by the pope were carefully chosen as people who would not cause trouble."
Nice. Well if you're going to flash your huge testes in public, perhaps it's best to show them to people who aren't going to stomp them. It's the same thing as when fucknuggets like Benny Hinn get stooges up there on stage to "heal" but they selectively keep the kids in wheelchairs and the obviously handicapped well off to the side of the stage - preferably WAY off to the side...like, in the parking lot.

To finish, I just wanted to quote this one part of the article:
Benedict told young pilgrims at a Mass on Sunday that a "spiritual desert" was spreading throughout the world and challenged them to shed the greed and cynicism of their time to create a new age of hope.
I'm a big believer in watching what you say. I know it doesn't seem like it sometimes on this site, but it's true. So when you dress like this, and you fly around in this, and you live here (and here, you know, in the summer), you might not want to be bitching and moaning to other people about greed.

I'm just sayin'.

5 Barbaric Yawps:

At 22/7/08 4:04 PM, Blogger salomedesade said...

The great thing to a clergyman about saying he'll "pray" for victims is that he can pretend he's doing something without actually changing anything, and the faithful will fall for it. But when John Geoghan was molesting boys all over Boston, the church could have stopped him, and didn't.

 
At 23/7/08 2:47 AM, Blogger Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

well I don't know how Catholics can live with it on their conscience - the church doing sfa.

 
At 23/7/08 5:54 PM, Blogger Renton said...

That's why he wears a robe! It's to hide his giant balls!

Jejejeje!
You are close...

Anyway, at least in Australia you can prosecute the priests that sexually abuse of children but in Spain, there's a kind of treaty between the Church and the State that keep any clergy away from courts...

The Concordat of 1953 was the last classic concordat of the Roman Catholic Church. Concluded by Spain (under the regime of Francisco Franco) with the Vatican.

In return for the granting by the Vatican of the "royal patronage" to Franco, the concordat gave the Church a set of privileges, o.a. state funding and exemption from government taxation.


In theory, you cannot touch them but they can touch the buttocks of our children...

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At 23/7/08 7:34 PM, Blogger The skepTick said...

And what do the clergymen who perpetrated the abuse get as punishment from the Vatican? A life of prayer and penance.

Really.

 
At 4/8/08 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Update already, gahhhhhh!!! I demand more free entertainment! ;)

 

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