Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Welcome the Pope

Well, the Pope is about to start his visit to Britain and I say we should give him a hearty welcome. He's bound to be feeling a bit shy, what with this being a Moral Wasteland,  and the Geopolitical Epicentre of the Culture of Death (according to the office of the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster). And goodness, all those churlish television documentaries running this week taking issue with the Pope's perfectly high-minded and reasonable stance on ethical issues:
  • Telling his bishops to actively fight against our equality legislation
  • Failing to address the systematic covering up and enabling of child-rape that has been a part of the Church's culture right the way up to the top of the heirarchy (thanks to Billierosie for a succinct roundup of the subject)
  • Promulgating poverty, the death of women and the spread of AIDS, particularly in the Third World, by ordering Catholics not to use condoms in any circumstances - even say, if you're an African woman whose eight children are already malnourished and your husband is a long-distance trucker who uses prostitutes and is HIV positive. (British Catholics, btw, largely ignore the man and use birth control)
  • Opposing the right of women to control their own fertility.
  • Defining gay people as having an "a more or less strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil" (It's their wanting to do awful things like get married and have kids that is responsible for the shitty state of the world)
  • Being the head of a religion that's about as phallocentric as it's possible to get (For example, did you know that if you are impotent - say through disability - you are not permitted to get married?)

I mean, what's there possibly to object to?

So let's welcome the evil mysogynist homophobe Pope with open arms. Even if, in a time when we're paring public services to the bone, it's going to cost the public purse £12million + policing costs.

Here's some nice appropriate music from Apocalyptica, and Corey Taylor of Slipknot:

(Sorry about the subtitles, but I went looking for a good quality picture and no inane advert at the front. Now I'm going to stop ranting and go back to watching my HOT roofers)


Craig Sorensen said...

Now that's a nun.

If you see the pope around, give him a shout out from us sinners in the colonies.

Jo said...

Twelve million quid?

Damn, and we were complaining about the cost of the visit of the Queen... ;)

You know Tony Blair got egged here at his farce of a book signing and cancelled the rest of the tour. snigger.

Janine Ashbless said...

Yo, colonials!

If there was a just afterlife, Blair and Benedict would be stuck in a lift together and allowed to congratulate themselves on their superior morality ... for about 50,000 years. Then taken out and given a good kicking by every single person whose lives they blighted, just for a bit of light relief.

Chris said...

The nun is great! Do you know a good site for nun porn?

Janine Ashbless said...

I thought you'd like her, Chris :-)

And, much though I hate to link to the Mail, look what's been banned by the advertising standards authority...

Kat said...

Never mind the Pope, the nun or the Mail - have you TRIED that ice-cream? HEAVENLY!

Janine Ashbless said...

No, but I'm going to have to now!

Susan D-L said...

I hope some ballsy Brit pastes the sonovabitch with a cream pie--preferably with a brick inside.

And do you think there's room in that elevator for our current crop of colonial nincompoops? If the Founding Fathers knew the Revolution was going to lead to this Tea Party, they'd have bagged the Declaration and stuck with Mad King George.

Justine Elyot said...

Janine Ashbless said...

Oh Susan, the Tea-baggers scare me. How can so many people be so stupid?

Justine - that is hilarious! Thank you so much - I nearly choked!

Anonymous said...

Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
like this in the past? Keep up the great work!

Susan D-L said...

Janine, I wonder the same thing. I blame religion, Faux News, talk radio, and far too many people here taking pride in willful ignorance. I'd really hoped that sanity had returned after the last election but instead the loonies have multiplied exponentially. But if this country does end up going all 'Handmaid's Tale' I'm going out fighting, dammit.

Evolution screwed up--shoulda given thumbs to the dolphins!

Janine Ashbless said...

Sadly, Susan, dolphins are nasty bastards as well sometimes. Documented incidences of gang rape, and they kill porpoises for no discernable reason.
Evolution should have stuck with trees.

Jo said...

I've heard that's just the boy dolphins... ahem.

I suspect intelligence is just dangerous, one way or another.

Susan D-L said...

Oh dear. Maybe intelligence plus mobility is just bound to end badly at some point, no matter which gene pool gets it.

Janine, I'm with you on the tree thing.