"Technology is evil, but raping children is totally ok," says PopeJake Farr-Wharton 14 comments
Every year at this time, anywhere from ten to over one hundred thousand adherents of the Catholic faith engulf Saint Peters Square at the Vatican City. They do this for two reasons; firstly, to commemorate Palm Sunday and the begging of the week of Easter and, secondly, to hear the Pope pontificate on the meaning of Easter. Hundreds of millions more Catholics watch the address on their TVs at home.
This year’s event was no disappointment with well over forty thousand people flocking to the immense courtyard on Sunday. The general address from the pope has remained mostly the same for many years, beginning with a prayer, then a sermon on what Catholics should be focusing on whilst eating chocolate and forgetting Jesus this year.
Considering the events of recent weeks and months, the Pope could have had his pick of topics to analogize and evangelize. Hell, he had Christians dying in Egypt, Iran and Pakistan; Christians being beaten and forced not to pray in public in China; wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Libya; citizens rising up to overthrow governments in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain; earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan; cyclones and floods in Australia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka; and closed to home, tens of thousands of cases of child molestation and rape at the hands of Catholic priests going to trial.
So, given all of this recent tragedy, unrest, upheaval and child molestation at the hands and penises of priests that he oversees, can you guess what he talked about?
“Technological advances are liberating and contribute to the progress of mankind only if they are joined to these attitudes. Mankind has managed to accomplish so many things: we can fly! We can see, hear and speak to one another from the farthest ends of the earth. Our possibilities for evil have increased and appear like menacing storms above history.”
Paraphrasing, “beware technology, it is evil”.
Profound shit, right?
No, not at all.
This is a time when the Pope should be acknowledging his personal role in both directly covering up the sexual abuse of children in diocese under his control, and then placing the offending priests to other churches where they went onto reoffend!
This is a time when the Pope should be visiting EVERY SINGLE PRIEST IN THE WORLD, personally, and demanding an end to the sexual abuse of children!
This is a time when the Pope should not be sitting in his gold leaf palace, adorned by jewellery, expensive robes and an obviously phallic point hat, while women and children are starving around the world! SELL THE VATICAN, FEED THE WORLD!
This is a time when the Vatican should be renouncing all statements made about contraception and endorsing the use of condoms to halt the spread of AIDS, HIV and other STIs are rampant throughout the third world!
This is a time when the Vatican should be encouraging Catholics to curb overpopulation and to use contraception, instead of encouraging them to multiply!
And yet, the most profound statement that the 1.1 billion Catholics alive today receive from this morally repugnant, child sex-abuse enabling, AIDS and HIV spreading piece of trash is; “technology is evil.”
Wow, perhaps Glenn Beck was right. Perhaps the apocalypse is just around the corner.
Jake is the author of Letters to Christian Leaders - Hollow be thy claims.