22nd December 2011

“The Vatican has lost most of its old power. Its current power is primarily one built on sentimentality.”

Anon.

6 Responses to “22nd December 2011”

  1. captainzero Says:

    Well, the rack is certainly getting dusty. What precisely are people sentimental for? The good ‘ol days when folks were too polite to point out that Father Grabyourankles was a pedophile?

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    The holy facade is falling, the truth is emerging, institutionalized pedophilia is becoming more and more what the church is identified with and it should.

    Priest, rabbi, minister, imam, et cetera it doesn’t matter what you call them, the clergy of all faiths are being revealed for the perverts they are.

  3. archaeopteryx Says:

    This quotation reflects a far too positive view. The Vatican still has pots of money and behind-the-scenes influence, due to its status as a country and the brain-tampering with generations of children. I hope tis will change, but there is still a long way to go.

  4. Atheist MC Says:

    If only. I think the lack of a mass exodus from the “one true church” (TM) following the kiddyfiddler scandal is very disappointing.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Oh don’t cha remember the good ole days when Johnnie could be fondled and no one be the wiser?

    Right there at the altar, Johnnie’s hands against the lectern with his rump exposed, Father O’Iluvass pounding away.

    Exercising the authority of god.

    I can’t help but to think of with a certain kind of sentiment. I’m not the only one.

  6. Skepticsteve Says:

    While it is true that catholici$m Inc. seems to have lost some of its luster, as more and more people see through the cult’s magic tricks, the cult has always been primarily about self-preservation and revenue. The cult now employs such slight-of-hand tricks as declaring specific dioceses bankrupt to avoid paying previously agreed-to hush money, or settlements, to sexual abuse victims while other dioceses, such as the Dioce$e of $anta Fe in New Mexico, where the abuse scandal first gained wide attention back in the 1990s, pay for TV commercials calling on catholic$ to “come home” to the cult. Self-preservation through self-promotion is always job #1 with catholici$m Inc. With untold and untaxed assets tucked away in their own city-state and plenty of sheep left to delude, there’s just enough shine left on the pope’s orb and sceptre to maintain what’s really important: the revenue stream.