in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Thursday, 29 October 2015

From what we now know

about just some of the recently-uncovered practices of the Catholic Church
in just a handful of countries - none of them African -
there is surely a case for indicting it (in the person of the Pope, "Christ's Vicar")
for continuing Crimes Against Humanity and Nature
since the reign of Constantine, the Roman Emperor.

1 comment:

Marcus Billson said...

No one is angrier about the Church than Catholics and ex-Catholics everywhere--myself included, my anger starting when I left the Seminary in 1961 and read a book about the Spanish Inquisition. Yet, Pope Francis's speech to the joint houses of Congress was incredibly moving and politically brave in the face of so many hate-filled fundamentalist American Christian congressmen. And his speech to the United Nations was sublime (I read it verbatim on Al Jazeera!). Can the infallible Vicar of Christ finally do something right, be a representative of the positive humane force of history? Netflix carried a 23 hour self-produced lavish dramatic series on the last years of the worst Papacy in the history of the Church ( the years of 1492-1504), the Papacy of Alexander VI, more accurate and truthful despite the wrinkling of history in places, targeted in English for its European subscribers (Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, and all of Scandanavia), which was hair-raising in its revelations, brutality, torture, executions, sex in the Vatican, the complexity of its Machiavellian maneuvering, it remorseless nudity of male and female including the Pope. I could not believe that such a production could be produced, accepted, and become so popular (according to American reviews). In fact, Cesare Borgia is one of your fellow countrymen, and he does a great job. It is much truer to history than the Canadian produced The Borgias! (also on Netflix). Do try to see it. It has been more terrible than even you have suggested.