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   2013 starts with the usual "Wealth is Evil" speech, given by the head of a multi-billion dollar empire, while perched in a gilded throne, and wearing hand-embroidered silk robes and custom-fitted silk slippers

01 Jan 2013 07:41 PM   |   15173 clicks   |   BBC
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PhiloeBedoe    [TotalFark]  
Don't forget the upside-down cross on the back of that throne...

01 Jan 2013 04:38 PM
Peter von Nostrand    [TotalFark]  
Pimping ain't easy, subby

01 Jan 2013 04:54 PM
Apos     
Hypocrisy, thy robes art resplendent!

01 Jan 2013 05:19 PM
timelady    [TotalFark]  
Eye of a needle, something something....

01 Jan 2013 05:36 PM
nmrsnr    [TotalFark]  
What, you expect God's representative on Earth to live like a menial laborer?

01 Jan 2013 05:40 PM
gopher321    [TotalFark]  
Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.

01 Jan 2013 07:08 PM
Testiclaw     

gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.


Any enterprise that regularly participates in knowingly enabling child rapists to find and exploit victims is generally not worth supporting.

So, in closing, fark the church and their supporters.

01 Jan 2013 07:43 PM
Suede head     
I love it when he condemns greed and materialism from his gigantic palace full of priceless art treasures.

01 Jan 2013 07:45 PM
TehBoognish     
FARK YOU

01 Jan 2013 07:45 PM
The My Little Pony Killer    [TotalFark]  

gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.


Have you read any of the news about them lately?  They don't contribute a whole lotta good to the world.  Don't be surprised when they get called out on that.

01 Jan 2013 07:46 PM
the_chief     
What a dickknob.

01 Jan 2013 07:46 PM
Suede head     
Ah, a sermon from the man whose job it was to sweep child-molesting allegations under the carpet and enable thousands of molesters to continue destroying lives.

01 Jan 2013 07:47 PM
Monkeyhouse Zendo     

Testiclaw: Any enterprise that regularly participates in knowingly enabling child rapists to find and exploit victims is generally not worth supporting.

So, in closing, fark the church and their supporters.


The position the Holy See took against the use of condoms to combat the AIDS epidemic in Africa probably had a much larger cost in human misery but there are so many reasons to be disgusted by the Catholic Church it's hard to choose just one.

01 Jan 2013 07:47 PM
The Why Not Guy     

gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.


Happy Holidays!

01 Jan 2013 07:47 PM
KrispyKritter     

gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.


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There was a time when people respected other peoples right to freedom of religion. I've not been on Fark that long so I don't know if it ever existed here.

/ can't wait for the Theorists who think they believe in Facts, not Theory

01 Jan 2013 07:49 PM
Eckyhade     
You mean there are people who don't realize that Christ was a communist???? Now that is really a pathetic lack of awareness of the fundamentals of the religion to which you attest your faith.

01 Jan 2013 07:49 PM
utah dude     

timelady: Eye of a needle, something something....


camel pâté. serve on unleavened bread wafers.

01 Jan 2013 07:49 PM
Seasons I'v Withered     

The Why Not Guy: gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.

Happy Holidays!


Is the church a good church to you ?

01 Jan 2013 07:50 PM
Waxing_Chewbacca     

timelady: Eye of a needle, something something....


The church is interested in things they think may be a tighter squeeze now-a-days

/ rape

01 Jan 2013 07:51 PM
cameroncrazy1984    [TotalFark]  

KrispyKritter: gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.

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There was a time when people respected other peoples right to freedom of religion. I've not been on Fark that long so I don't know if it ever existed here.

/ can't wait for the Theorists who think they believe in Facts, not Theory


Sorry, I can't seem to find the Catholic Church's right to immunity from criticism anywhere in my copy of the Constitution. Can you help me out?

01 Jan 2013 07:52 PM
thorthor     
Would you like to see the pope on the end of a rope, do ya think he's a fool?

01 Jan 2013 07:53 PM
Silly Jesus     

KrispyKritter: gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.

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There was a time when people respected other peoples right to freedom of religion. I've not been on Fark that long so I don't know if it ever existed here.

/ can't wait for the Theorists who think they believe in Facts, not Theory


You have the right to freedom of religion until you start raping kids and all of the other bullshiat that impacts those not adhering to their particular flavor of sky wizard.

01 Jan 2013 07:54 PM
Lord Dimwit     
Sic transit gloria mundi.

01 Jan 2013 07:55 PM
Waxing_Chewbacca     

cameroncrazy1984: KrispyKritter: gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.

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There was a time when people respected other peoples right to freedom of religion. I've not been on Fark that long so I don't know if it ever existed here.

/ can't wait for the Theorists who think they believe in Facts, not Theory

Sorry, I can't seem to find the Catholic Church's right to immunity from criticism anywhere in my copy of the Constitution. Can you help me out?


It's under "entitled majorities". Same section as "fark the poor" and "chicks can't hold there smoke".

01 Jan 2013 07:55 PM
KangTheMad    [TotalFark]  

nmrsnr: What, you expect God's representative on Earth to live like a menial laborer?


Yeah, preferably a carpenter

Testiclaw: gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.


So, in closing, fark the church and their supporters.


They're already doing that.

01 Jan 2013 07:55 PM
Nemo's Brother     

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Testiclaw: Any enterprise that regularly participates in knowingly enabling child rapists to find and exploit victims is generally not worth supporting.

So, in closing, fark the church and their supporters.

The position the Holy See took against the use of condoms to combat the AIDS epidemic in Africa probably had a much larger cost in human misery but there are so many reasons to be disgusted by the Catholic Church it's hard to choose just one.


Nelson Mandella had the same stance, but we're not allowed to bring that up

01 Jan 2013 07:56 PM
kombat_unit     

Waxing_Chewbacca:

It's under "entitled majorities". Same section as "fark the poor" and "chicks can't hold there smoke".


I lol'd.

01 Jan 2013 07:57 PM
lewismarktwo     
The problem isn't that the wealthy are wealthy, it's that they actively seek to keep the poor poor. Because, unless there are people who are poor, then no one is 'wealthy'.

01 Jan 2013 07:57 PM
God-is-a-Taco     

Seasons I'v Withered: The Why Not Guy: gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.

Happy Holidays!

Is the church a good church to you ?


Well, there are some good Catholic organizations out there doing charity work.
I don't count missionaries, just people providing help with necessities and volunteering their time.

Of course, they're the people at the bottom and not the "executives" of the church like ol' Palpatine here.

01 Jan 2013 07:58 PM
FormlessOne    [TotalFark]  
Some time in the future, when we move beyond religion, I will look forward to watching the wealth gathered through centuries of death, torture, theft, suppression, and lies reclaimed by the world.

01 Jan 2013 07:58 PM
joonyer     
Bumper sticker: I like the pope, the pope smokes dope.

Actually, fark the pope. C'mon humanity, we can do better than a cannibal zombie dying for your sins, can't we?

01 Jan 2013 07:58 PM
CygnusDarius     

PhiloeBedoe: Don't forget the upside-down cross on the back of that throne...


Next thing you're going to tell me is that the Pope is a reptilian.

01 Jan 2013 07:58 PM
vice_magnet     
Just revoke their tax exempt status worldwide.

01 Jan 2013 07:58 PM
mittromneysdog     

Suede head: I love it when he condemns greed and materialism from his gigantic palace full of priceless art treasures.


This article, at least, doesn't indicate he condemned greet and materialism. Nor does it show he said "wealth is evil."

01 Jan 2013 07:58 PM
Shadowen     
And the headline doesn't even say anything of how much more good the church could do if it got rid of all their luxuries and devoted more of their tithes to actually feeding, clothing, and otherwise helping the poor.

Also, Tim Minchin, the Pope Song. Look it up.

01 Jan 2013 07:59 PM
C_Canuk     
I used to roll my eyes at threads like this, since the pope isn't looting other corps and laying off thousands, and while he has use of the church's riches, he doesn't own them.

on the other hand;

I went to midnight mass with/to appease my mom and was, seeing red, enraged.

I was enraged by learning what the Bishop's reaction to us uppity parishioner's demanding, in no uncertain terms, to put the house in order; was to change the wording of the spoken responses.

The responses were altered to make us think more about our own sins as a none to subtle glass houses attempt, and/or brainwash us into thinking we are much to wretched to dare criticize the oh so holy Bishops

I hung on because I know of an actual priest who works very hard at helping the disadvantaged in my local area but after this... fark em.

01 Jan 2013 07:59 PM
Waxing_Chewbacca     

kombat_unit: Waxing_Chewbacca:

It's under "entitled majorities". Same section as "fark the poor" and "chicks can't hold there smoke".

I lol'd.


Thanks. Sadly, that was the nicest thing said to me today.

01 Jan 2013 08:00 PM
Silly Jesus     

mittromneysdog: Suede head: I love it when he condemns greed and materialism from his gigantic palace full of priceless art treasures.

This article, at least, doesn't indicate he condemned greet and materialism. Nor does it show he said "wealth is evil."


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01 Jan 2013 08:00 PM
Testiclaw     

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Testiclaw: Any enterprise that regularly participates in knowingly enabling child rapists to find and exploit victims is generally not worth supporting.

So, in closing, fark the church and their supporters.

The position the Holy See took against the use of condoms to combat the AIDS epidemic in Africa probably had a much larger cost in human misery but there are so many reasons to be disgusted by the Catholic Church it's hard to choose just one.


Agreed.

The Church does more harm than good, especially when one considers how far reaching their influence is.

01 Jan 2013 08:01 PM
austin_millbarge     

gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.


Well if the popehat fits....

01 Jan 2013 08:01 PM
MayoSlather     
I agree capitalism is flawed and greed is "evil", but the catholic church is the pot calling out the kettle.

01 Jan 2013 08:01 PM
fat boy     
Butthurt?

01 Jan 2013 08:03 PM
H31N0US     
fark the pope.

01 Jan 2013 08:04 PM
blacksho89     
You know, I usually defend the Roman church in these threads, as most of you Farkers are such knee jerk morans that you will hate on anybody with different beliefs. But in this case? The headline is 100%. Where the fark does Benny think his money came from?

01 Jan 2013 08:06 PM
mittromneysdog     

PhiloeBedoe: Don't forget the upside-down cross on the back of that throne...


That's because St. Peter was crucified upside down.

01 Jan 2013 08:06 PM
The My Little Pony Killer    [TotalFark]  

KrispyKritter: gopher321: Aaaand here's the annual New Years Catholic Church Is Evil bashing thread. Right on time.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

There was a time when people respected other peoples right to freedom of religion. I've not been on Fark that long so I don't know if it ever existed here.

/ can't wait for the Theorists who think they believe in Facts, not Theory


You have a right to your freedom of religion.  You do not have freedom from criticism of your religion.  Deal with it.

01 Jan 2013 08:08 PM
LiberalEastCoastElitist     

01 Jan 2013 08:08 PM
mittromneysdog     

blacksho89: You know, I usually defend the Roman church in these threads, as most of you Farkers are such knee jerk morans that you will hate on anybody with different beliefs. But in this case? The headline is 100%. Where the fark does Benny think his money came from?


The Roman Catholic Church's wealth did not come from unregulated capitalism, which is what the Pope talked about in his speech.

01 Jan 2013 08:08 PM
cman    [TotalFark]  
For an enlightened people who claims that they do not judge prematurely, there seems to me that many of you believe that catholics = child molesters. Sorry to burst your bubble, but thats like saying Muslims=terrorists

01 Jan 2013 08:08 PM
halfof33     

FormlessOne: Some time in the future, when we move beyond religion, I will look forward to watching the wealth gathered through centuries of death, torture, theft, suppression, and lies reclaimed by the world.


It belongs in a Museum!

The Vatican Museums, maybe?

01 Jan 2013 08:09 PM
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