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   "Should the Pope's tweets be considered infallible?"

03 Dec 2012 11:34 AM   |   4454 clicks   |   The Atlantic Wire
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SnarfVader     
"Should the Pope be considered infallible?" Is the correct question.

03 Dec 2012 08:27 AM
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat    [TotalFark]  
Only if speaking iCathedra.

03 Dec 2012 08:36 AM
t3knomanser     
You guys just hate Catholics. Bill Donahue is right. Look, it's very complicated, and you have to spend years studying Catholic theology before you can even begin to understand it, let alone try and debate it, so I'll try and dumb it down for you:

The Pope is always right, and if the Pope is wrong, it doesn't count.

There, maybe that'll shut you bigots up.

03 Dec 2012 08:50 AM
NickelP    [TotalFark]  
He is only infallible when speaking from a fancy chair in a specific cathedral (st peters basilica?) With a special hat on. So if he does those things while tweeting, well yeah i guess so.

03 Dec 2012 08:51 AM
Nefarious    [TotalFark]  
Does the Pope shiat in the woods?

03 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
Somacandra    [TotalFark]  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Only if speaking iCathedra.


Ok, that's pretty cute. But I seriously doubt any ex cathedra proclamations would be issued via Twitter. Especially given there's only been one or two ever issued at all.

03 Dec 2012 09:11 AM
Somacandra    [TotalFark]  

t3knomanser: Bill Donahue is right.


Even satirically, I don't see the need to bring known anti-Semites into the discussion.

03 Dec 2012 09:12 AM
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat    [TotalFark]  

Somacandra: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Only if speaking iCathedra.

Ok, that's pretty cute. But I seriously doubt any ex cathedra proclamations would be issued via Twitter. Especially given there's only been one or two ever issued at all.


"@urbietorbi: Gave Mary back her cherry. LOL #ImmaculateConception #ExCathedra"

03 Dec 2012 09:17 AM
thismomentinblackhistory     

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Somacandra: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Only if speaking iCathedra.

Ok, that's pretty cute. But I seriously doubt any ex cathedra proclamations would be issued via Twitter. Especially given there's only been one or two ever issued at all.

"@urbietorbi: Gave Mary back her cherry. LOL #ImmaculateConception #ExCathedra"


Oh man....

03 Dec 2012 09:17 AM
t3knomanser     

Somacandra: t3knomanser: Bill Donahue is right.

Even satirically, I don't see the need to bring known anti-Semites into the discussion.


Calling Bill Donahue an anti-semite is probably the nicest thing one can say about him.

03 Dec 2012 09:20 AM
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat    [TotalFark]  

thismomentinblackhistory: Oh man....


(For the record, I recognize that, while being one of the two pronouncements ex Cathedra, the Immaculate Conception has nothing to do with the doctrine of Mary's perpetual virginity, but that's hard to fit into 140 characters. Further, frankly, it's hard to write jokes about the Assumption.)

03 Dec 2012 09:21 AM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
No, but Ashton Kutcher's are.

03 Dec 2012 09:33 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  

Sybarite: No, but Ashton Kutcher's are.


You're thinking of Kanye West.

03 Dec 2012 09:55 AM
vpb    [TotalFark]  

NickelP: He is only infallible when speaking from a fancy chair in a specific cathedral (st peters basilica?) With a special hat on. So if he does those things while tweeting, well yeah i guess so.


Does it have to be the big hat or can it be the yarmulke?

03 Dec 2012 10:08 AM
vpb    [TotalFark]  
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03 Dec 2012 10:09 AM
Doctor Funkenstein    [TotalFark]  
Pope@popeshizzle "25 yr olds r awsum cuz theres 20 of em! #PopinAintEasy"

03 Dec 2012 10:10 AM
GAT_00     

NickelP: He is only infallible when speaking from a fancy chair in a specific cathedral (st peters basilica?) With a special hat on. So if he does those things while tweeting, well yeah i guess so.


Does the toilet count as long as he has the fancy hat on if the toilet is fancy enough?

03 Dec 2012 10:55 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
Pope is coming out...

03 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
GoodyearPimp     

t3knomanser: Calling Bill Donahue an anti-semite is probably the nicest thing one can say about him.


Don't forget lies. Nice-sounding lies can be spoken. Checkmate, pope-hater.

03 Dec 2012 11:36 AM
Millennium     

Arkanaut: Pope is coming out...


Thread over. Just close it now. Nothing more needs to be said.

03 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
ChipNASA     

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Sybarite: No, but Ashton Kutcher's are.

You're thinking of Kanye West Omarion.


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03 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
aninconvenienterection     
religion is so cute

/except when it is the cause of immense pain, suffering and death   

03 Dec 2012 11:38 AM
Pincy     
You know what the Bible says about tweeting?

03 Dec 2012 11:39 AM
Publikwerks    [TotalFark]  
If he retweets an internet rumor, does it become true?

03 Dec 2012 11:41 AM
FatherChaos    [TotalFark]  
#God is great god is good lulz you guyz wurship me.

#Gays GO TO HELL

#Vatican srsly where is my spunge bath?

They see me rollin in my #popemobile they hatin

Body and blud of christ lolz its crackers

03 Dec 2012 11:42 AM
AeAe     
Just to be clear, the pope is not continuously infallible in all matters. He can only invoke infallibility in matters of Catholic doctorine. In fact, "infallibility" has only been invoked 2 or 3 times in all of the church's history.

I'm sure most of you don't care, but you know, it's good to be informed.

03 Dec 2012 11:47 AM
Amos Quito     
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03 Dec 2012 11:47 AM
BitwiseShift     
Should the Pope's tweets be considered infallible?

About as infallable as his carrier's billing department.

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03 Dec 2012 11:49 AM
probesport     
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03 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
Jim_Callahan     

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Only if speaking iCathedra.


OK, we're not beating this, I vote we call the thread over in 2.

03 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
snocone    [TotalFark]  

Publikwerks: If he retweets an internet rumor, does it become true?


Only if he says it thrice.

03 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
Guyv     

SnarfVader: "Should the Pope be considered infallible?" Is the correct question.


If anyone actually cares, hes only infallible on matters of religion (read: church doctrine/dogma). He doesn't get to say that clouds rain skittles and we all have to agree. (Spoiler warning: We still disagree if we don't like it. My priest just retired and part of his farewell speech was how he was happy he didn't have to deal with the changes to the language of the mass anymore.)

And for pronouncements made on twitter, I doubt they would "premiere" there? But who knows, maybe they're going for a hot, web 2.0 pope!

03 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
Slowdog    [TotalFark]  
"OK, Pope is coming out."

/Thus it is tweeted, thus may it be.
//Damn autocorrect.

03 Dec 2012 11:55 AM
maram500     

t3knomanser: You guys just hate Catholics. Bill Donahue is right. Look, it's very complicated, and you have to spend years studying Catholic theology before you can even begin to understand it, let alone try and debate it, so I'll try and dumb it down for you:

The Pope is always right, and if the Pope is wrong, it doesn't count.

There, maybe that'll shut you bigots up.


Um...I don't need twelve years reading dusty books to know that the Catholic Church is full of horse shiat. They openly pick and choose which parts of the holiest book to follow, ignore significant, long-lasting problems within their own ranks, and then proceed to tell the world how they are the only way to reach a magical bearded man in the sky who destroyed entire cities for gambling. So yeah: full of horse poopie.

/Unless of course you were being satirical/facetious/whatever.

03 Dec 2012 11:56 AM
ukexpat     

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Only if speaking iCathedra.


Oh golfclap, golfclap my friend...

03 Dec 2012 11:56 AM
JDAT     
not everything the Pope says is ex cathedra.

03 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
Rex_Banner     

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Only if speaking iCathedra.


You sir have won the internet

03 Dec 2012 11:59 AM
HortusMatris     
Tweet #ForgiveMeOLord and the pope will absolve one sin.

03 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
t3knomanser     

maram500: Unless of course you were being satirical/facetious/whatever.


I really don't think I could have poured it on any thicker.

03 Dec 2012 12:06 PM
positronica     
Can you imagine the lulz that will be had if the Pope's twitter account is ever hacked by 4chan?

03 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: thismomentinblackhistory: Oh man....

(For the record, I recognize that, while being one of the two pronouncements ex Cathedra, the Immaculate Conception has nothing to do with the doctrine of Mary's perpetual virginity, but that's hard to fit into 140 characters. Further, frankly, it's hard to write jokes about the Assumption.)


The Assumption of Mary was that it was God farking her.

03 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
DaCaptain19     
DNRTFA but who cares if his tweets can float or not? It's not like he's in the middle of the ocean...

03 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
StaleCoffee     
Well, I guess it depends if the pope is a white or black hat.

03 Dec 2012 12:18 PM
ATRDCI     
If the pope can convince me the miracle of the herrings isn't asinine bullshiat, I'll start to believe he is infallible.

03 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
KrispyKritter     

Somacandra: t3knomanser: Bill Donahue is right.

Even satirically, I don't see the need to bring known anti-Semites into the discussion.


the Pope is my favorite anti-Semite.

snocone: Publikwerks: If he retweets an internet rumor, does it become true?

Only if he says it thrice.


wasn't there something in there about clicking his heels together 3 times? pretty sure i seen pics of some mighty fancy red shoes on you-knows-Who.

/unless i'm confused with something on Hogan's Heroes

03 Dec 2012 12:22 PM
maram500     

t3knomanser: maram500: Unless of course you were being satirical/facetious/whatever.

I really don't think I could have poured it on any thicker.


My bad; my Poe's Law detector is currently broken.

03 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
HAMMERTOE     

Nefarious: Does the Pope shiat in the woods?


No. Just like the bear, he shiats on the road and kicks it in.

03 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
someguy945     

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Somacandra: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Only if speaking iCathedra.

Ok, that's pretty cute. But I seriously doubt any ex cathedra proclamations would be issued via Twitter. Especially given there's only been one or two ever issued at all.

"@urbietorbi: Gave Mary back her cherry. LOL #ImmaculateConception #ExCathedra"


FYI the "immaculate conception" does not refer to the conception of jesus

03 Dec 2012 12:28 PM
bunner     
Aren't we all done dressing up in costumes and assigning infallibility to old businessmen?

03 Dec 2012 12:33 PM
umad     

AeAe: In fact, "infallibility" has only been invoked 2 or 3 times in all of the church's history.


In that case, I guess papal infallibility isn't absurd. Or something.

03 Dec 2012 12:34 PM
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