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The (crazy-Assed) Politburo Diktat

Pope Benedict XVI

So much for the dolts hoping for a “post-modern” Pope.

Bennie OneSix don’t play that shtick.

UPDATE: Already driving a certain flip-flopping Sodomite fuck nuts.

Look, Sully, smuggle all the sausage you want. But get real: there is no such thing as the “reformist” wing of the Catholic Church. It lives in the dreams of theologic academes. Martin Luther hammered his 95 theses on the cathedral door and split, because, in his eyes, they weren’t pious enough. The Holy Roman Catholic Apostolic Church is not a fucking political party, no matter how the past may have played when you sculpt it out to fit your folderol. You don’t get to write your own rules. Your “civil war” talk is bunk. And there is no “attack on political freedom” in the eyes of the Vatican, because the only voting allowed is when you walk in the goddamn door.

I no longer do, because I couldn’t countenance their strictures and hypocrisy, and I wasn’t arrogant enough to think they should see things my way, when they’ve been at this thing for two thousand years. So declare your ass Unitarian or something, but just STFU about “reforming” the Vatican to make it meet the current popular laisser faire ecumenical flavor du jour. It doesn’t–and never has–work like that. They’re still catching flack for Vatican II; they ain’t going to muck it up even further to appease Americans and Western Europeans who don’t even go to bloody Mass anymore!

UPDATE (4/20;7am) Lileks:

At the risk of sounding sacreligious: it’s the Catholic Church, for Christ’s sake! You’re not going to get someone who wants to strip off all the Baroque ornamentation of St. Peter’s and replace them with IKEA wine racks, okay?

and this killer:

Yes, yes, easy for me to say, it’s not my church. New age of oppression and intolerance, and all that. Write me when hot-eyed Jesuits walk into a mosque in Qom with ten pounds of Cemtex strapped to their chest.

ACE weighs in. (And get yerself the Sully Freak-Out Advisory System)

Jonah (Crazy assed Jewboy with a Star Trek fetish) Goldberg:

It takes the solipsism of American liberals to imagine that simply because America is divided over certain issues, the Vatican must be, too. And it takes the ignorance of the American media to think that a “liberal” in America is a liberal in Rome, Buenos Aires or Lagos.

Ten Years Ago

Oklahoma City.

Michele has a round-up.

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