Part 1 There’s a story being repeated uncritically all over the Net, about a woman who had a brain aneurysm, but didn’t die of it because a dead pope magically healed her. Oh, and this allows the dead pope to level up. From HuffPo: Mora, her doctors and the Catholic Church say her aneurysm disappeared… Continue reading Dead Pope Prankster
In today’s WaPo, we find an account of the pope’s visit to Germany. He told reporters on the plane that there needs to be an examination of why people have been leaving the church recently, and the part that the abuse scandals played in the phenomenon. Well, let’s see… How about increasing irrelevance in a… Continue reading He Just Doesn’t Get It
In his latest eructation, about opposition to the pope’s visit to England, BillDo writes: The Catholic League does not exist to fend off legitimate criticism of the Catholic Church. That’s rich, coming from the guy who defended pedophile priests several times, including claiming that since most of their victims had already reached puberty by the… Continue reading Does BillDo Even Realize When He’s Lying?
The other day, on the occasion of World Youth Day, pope Benny gave a speech on the general theme of damage control: Why aren’t kids interested in religion anymore? We used to be such friends, back when we controlled the governments and had thumbscrews, and before all that child-rape coverup stuff came out. Where’s everybody… Continue reading The Pope’s Wrong Again, and I Have Data
Hermes: What do we do when we break somebody’s window? Dwight: Pay for it? Hermes: Heavens, no! We apologize! With nice, cheap words. — Futurama, The Route of All Evil The pope said today that the Catholic church must “do penance” for its history of covering up child abuse. Reuters quotes him as saying, “Now,… Continue reading Pope Calls for Penance
I keep hearing that atheists attack a strawman version of religion, that sophisticated theologians don’t make the sorts of simplistic arguments we attribute to theists, and the like. On Wednesday, the Pope gave a speech about the environment, in which he said: Experiencing the shared responsibility for creation (Cf. 51), the Church is not only… Continue reading Does the Pope Shit on the Woods?
While in Israel, pope Benny said: “Those deeply moving encounters brought back memories of my visit three years ago to the death camp at Auschwitz, where so many Jews – mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, friends – were brutally exterminated under a godless regime.” Yeah, “godless”. Now, I’m no historian, and my knowledge of… Continue reading More Catholic Idiocy
I keep thinking that Unicode has everything, but it turns out that it doesn’t. In particular, there’s a collection of emoji that’s been proposed, but hasn’t been approved by the powers that be. The reason I bring this up is that recently, the pope made some remarkably boneheaded comments; naturally, people pointed and laughed, because… Continue reading Unicode and the Pope
Quoth the NY Daily News: “All believers know about the silence of God,” he said in unprepared remarks in Italy. “Even Mother Teresa, with all her charity and force of faith, suffered from the silence of God.” He said believers sometimes had to withstand the silence of God to understand the situation of people who… Continue reading Lack of Evidence for God Is Evidence of God, Says Pope