Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ugh, Vatican. SHUT UP!

(From Reuters)

"Bankers should assume moral responsibility and ask God for forgiveness for these complex sins," said Stafford, former archbishop of Denver and one of the highest-ranking Americans in the Vatican.
OK, Vatican, listen up. YES, the douche-bags responsible for the economic meltdown should be held responsible. YES, they have a lot for which to apologize. But when you tell them they need to ask forgiveness, it just sounds stupid. Especially since you guys keep pulling the assholiest shit. I think maybe you should look inside and maybe ask forgiveness for your own assholery. OR, better yet, just stop being assholes (there's a thought). Then maybe you can tell other people what to do.

John 8:1-11 says:
But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"

"No one, sir," she said.
"Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."
Just sayin'. WTFWJD?


Hannah said...

Ugh! I never thought I would miss JP II. At least he has the good sense to keep a lid on some of these people.

Jocelyn said...

J2P2 was a pretty dope pope. I mean, he never really did anything spectacular, but he certainly wasn't a douche-bag. I'm pretty sure Nazipants and his minions have no concept of Love.

Hannah said...

Ha! I have never heard anyone call him J2P2 except my mom. He was a lot more conservative than many of us would have liked; he certainly could have done a lot to help women and children around the world if he could have lightened up on bthe whole birth control thing. He became Pope the same year I was born so I grew up in a church that was focused on social justice and love. What a disappointment this papacy has been so far. It kind of makes me wonder what Pope John Paul thinks about it. And I do think he did some pretty spectacular thigs - he was pretty essential in brigning down the Berlin Wall, his involvement in the Solidarity movement in Poland...yeah, was swas a pretty dope Pope.

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