Why do news outlets think the whole world needs to know every fucking detail of the pope “election” process? Who gives a shit? Catholics, that’s who. This news should be (and probably is) posted (appropriately) all over websites dedicated to religious/Christian/Catholic news items, but it doesn’t belong on the front page of the LA Times, CNN, BBC, etc., day after day. I realize there are a good number of Catholics in the world, but do we all need to be inundated with the minutiae of this one religion’s choice of leadership? I think not.
I realize that whomever is elected will have some political influence, but I cannot be bothered to care because this man will still be a totally delusional whackjob. He will spend his time in a position of influence telling millions of sheeple how guilty to feel for using condoms to not contract deadly diseases, and reinforce the idea that a sentient being with the power to create an entire universe gives a shit about your lost car keys. There is no chart big enough to accurately display the level of ego necessary to believe that humans are not only worth listening to telepathically, but monitoring and judging, constantly, for thousands of years. Even if I were capable of creating galaxies, I’m not sure I would have the stamina to listen to people ask me to smite their enemies all fucking day, year after year. The fact that humans assume to understand what a being of that magnitude might possibly be thinking is insane. The fact that they think they’re capable of choosing one man (who magically becomes infallible the day he takes on a man-made title) to communicate with this imaginary friend, and is somehow better at said communication than anyone else is beyond absurd.
Anyway, here’s a pretty accurate depiction of my reaction to every recent news story about the recent potpourri (pope-ery, get it?):
A friend just shared this one with me, too.