Precinct 333

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Apocalypse Nigh -- Precinct 333 & TPRS Agree

My blogging-buddy Northstar/Jack over at The People's Republic of Seabrook are separated by about 3/4 of a mile and the entire range of the political spectrum. That means we don't often agree on things, but we do on this one. How on earth did this Matt Taibbi column about the death of Pope John Paul II (who is still very much alive) make it into print? An example of the "humor" it contains follows.
The 52 Funniest Things About The Upcoming Death of The Pope
52. Pope pisses himself just before the end; gets all over nurse.

51. After death, saggy, furry tits of dead Pope begin inexorable process of melting away into nothingness, like coldest of Sno-cones under faintest of suns.

While that might be horrible, I am distressed to say that it gets worse from there.

William Donahue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights offered the following statement on the about the abuse of one of the great spiritual, moral, and political leaders of our era.

“There are many in our society who have long been threatened by the teachings of the Catholic Church, especially those which address sexual ethics. Take the New York Press, for example. Its celebration of libertinism leaves it squarely at odds with the sexual reticence favored by Catholicism. It also leaves it squarely at odds with nature, which explains why attending funerals is not an uncommon experience for those who work there. But like a dopey dog who doesn’t recognize his master, they plod along never learning from the wisdom the Catholic Church has to offer. And, of course, they hate the pope. Which makes sense: he is the one man whose commitment to the truth has literally driven them over the edge.”

I have to agree. Clearly these folks are driven to extreme hatred by the fact that some would dare to follow the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth rather than Dr. Kinsey and his horde of sexually deviant followers. Given what we know about the two, I'll take Jesus and John Paul over the hate-filled nihilism of Matt Taibbi and the New York Press.


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