Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Breaking News: Pope Still Wrong


"...The different current forms of dissolution of marriage, such as free unions, trial marriages, and even the pseudo-marriage between persons of the same sex, are actually expressions of an anarchic liberty..."

I don't know about you, but that sounds good to me. Honestly, what with all those declamations about the essential nature of human beings, you'd think he'd actually look at the anthropological studies of cultures that haven't been infected with his twisted patriarchal-authoritarian worldview. But then again, if he did then he'd realise he's actually Wrong, given the various permutations of human societo-sexual behaviour worldwide. And then his head would explode or something. I mean, who died and made him the supreme arbiter of human moral behaviour?

Yes, I know the answer is "John Paul II", but that's not the point.

It's lucky he doesn't look more and more like a megalomaniac with a tenuous grip on reality who believes that his imaginary friend talks to him every day, really. Otherwise I might be a bit worried...


At 1:41 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I just ask, what can he actually do about anything?

At 2:55 pm, Blogger Sable X. Veins said...

Influence the thoughts and actions of the largest Religious community on the planet.

Yes, granted, he's unlikely to actually turn up to Mass next Sunday and follow fornicators round with a hose, but to Roman Catholics, he is God's personal representative (because an omnipotent, omniscient pancreator apparently needs a mouthpiece), and if your God tells you not to do something, you just don't do it. That's the way it works.

Also, he is seen by many non-Catholics, and even non-Christians, as a philosophical guide and moral watchdog - like the Dalai Lama - simply by deint of being so for so many believers.

Finally, being moral commander of such a large group of people means that world leaders &c. have to be very careful about leading or legislating against him or his morals, because if you're on the pope's blacklist, you're on the blacklist of innumerable millions of zealots in your own country and countless others.

So, sure, next time I engage in extramarital sexual congress with a person of either gender, he won't lean through my window and spray me with a hose. But there are myriad men and women worldwide to whom such thoughts of sexual liberation could not even occur.

N.B. Much of the above tends towards the hyperbolic in the name of making my point. However, I hope it illustrates the sort of power this man has.


At 9:41 pm, Blogger Withiel said...

Sable, you took the words out of my mouth. Apart from "dominant paradigm", which you left, for some reason.

At 10:23 pm, Blogger Sable X. Veins said...

It was lodged behind a particularly pungent lump of mushroom from last night's lasagna.

I can't stand mushroom.


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