If you’re a catholic, you may want to sit this one out.
Well I totally missed this in December. There are things to admire about Pope Francis, because he doesn’t kill queers etc, but … like he wouldn’t meet the Dalai Lama … (denied him an audience because China)
… and then about a week later he did this 15 diseases of the curia thing.
These are the ones that tangle my nose hairs:
6) Having “spiritual Alzheimer’s”. “We see it in the people who have forgotten their encounter with the Lord … in those who depend completely on their here and now, on their passions, whims and manias, in those who build walls around themselves and become enslaved to the idols that they have built with their own hands.”
8) Suffering from “existential schizophrenia”. “It’s the sickness of those who live a double life, fruit of hypocrisy that is typical of mediocre and progressive spiritual emptiness that academic degrees cannot fill. It’s a sickness that often affects those who, abandoning pastoral service, limit themselves to bureaucratic work, losing contact with reality and concrete people.”
I mean WTF?!?!?! What the actual fuck? Way to trivialise serious illnesses and insult everyone who has them. He’s an idiot. His staff are idiots. Whoever approved that memo … is an idiot. Got alzheimers? You’re a morally bankrupt heathen lunatic. You’re schizophrenic? You under achieving out of touch hypocrite. What next? Anarchist cancer? Ethereal ebola? I think he’s suffering from rampant catholicism, poor chap. Just go stomp on a kitten why don’t you.
If he was perched in front of me now, he’d be suffering from a corporeal punch in the nose. Where’s the so called ‘mentally unstable’ Susanna Maiolo, who lunged at the Sith Pope Benedict (twice), we need her now. (Honestly, if lunging at that particular pope doesn’t prove perfect sanity, I don’t know what does.) (Plenty of videos on YouTube if you need a reminder.)
I was raised catholic, does it show? Down with the damn vatican and all it’s corruption and crime. Frankly, I’m incensed.