Friday, May 11, 2007

Popery! Ratzy in Brazil

So, like, The Big Catholic Daddy was in Brazil. He was there to tell kids not to have sex, use condoms or get abortions, and there are lots of people out there that'll go on longer than I will about how depraved and fucked up that is.

What struck me, attenuated to classism as I am, is that the Pope also told people not to seek wealth and power. I came full stop.

See, here's the thing. The Pope is one of the most powerful and richest people in the world. He lives in one of the greatest palaces in the world. He has a set of solid gold coffee service made by Michelangelo. He leads a religion that has over one billion people. His entire career has been ambitious, constantly seeking more power, with incredible success.

And this person is telling people not to seek material wealth and power!

I mean, corporate, earth-destroying CEOs are more honest than this! If you listen to some CEO, he's gonna tell you to embrace the system and with hard work and sticking to it you'll be as rich as Croesus, too. Sure, it's mostly bullshit, but at least he's not out there saying that people shouldn't try to be where he is -- he's not ridiculing and attacking the very wealth and power he possesses.

But the Pope, one of the richest, most powerful people in the world, a man that lives literally like a king, heading a vast world spanning religion, is telling other people not to seek wealth and power! The hypocrisy of it stunned me.

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L>T said...

It's not hypocrisy. He's Gods Second in Command. He's entitled to those tokens of his own esteem. He didn't seek wealth or power, God bestowed it on him, poor meek sinner that he is.

You got to learn how to think like christian, not a rational, logical, human being.

May 11, 2007 6:26 PM  
Chris Bradley said...


Ah! Yes. Silly me, hehe. I forgot. He's SPECIAL. And the Church is not a temporal organization of tremendous power, but purely spiritual. Which is why the Pope never involves himself with politics. ;)

May 11, 2007 11:24 PM  
L>T said...

Of course post on slave morality. I'm interested.

May 11, 2007 11:59 PM  

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