Glory Hallelujah. I see that Pope Benny has decided to take early retirement.
"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the Pope said.
Leaving us to wonder whether it was his health, his conscience, or something the butler said.
Because in the murky world of the Vatican mob anything is possible eh?
And I can't decide whether his latest tweet is a spiritual message or a confession...
But whatever....all I know is that I couldn't be more delighted to see that hideous old man shuffle off the world stage. And so are all my Catholic friends, including the one I live with, and love the most.
For whether they are male or female, or straight or gay, they all agree that Benny was a beast, and that decent Catholics deserve better.
And although I am an atheist, I agree with them. For in my humble but far more decent Book of Life, Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger a.k.a Benedict XVI, will always be the very face of evil religion...
He was a member of the Hitler Youth, which should have disqualified him from ever being Pope. For whatever he says about that time, he was certainly no Lichtenberg.
When he was named Chief Inquisitor he carried on in the tradition of
When he became Pope he continued down that path, in his Prada shoes, and his Gucci glasses. His misogyny was palpable. He tried to drag women back to the 14th Century, and encouraged governments to deny them abortions even if it killed them.
And his assault on the lives of gay people was so unbalanced, so obsessive, and so virulent it exceeded the bounds of human decency and bordered on incitement to genocide.
At the end of the year, in his message for World Day of Peace 2013, he said same-sex marriage is unnatural and poses a threat to “justice and peace”. Days before he was pictured giving a blessing to Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
For when you describe gay marriage as a greater threat to the planet than climate change, what else do you call it? It's crazy, it's evil, and it's definitely not what Jesus would have said.
More like what Stephen Harper might say eh? Or what he said today:
"He has been a faithful steward, and will be missed," Harper said in statment, adding that Benedict "will always have a special place in the hearts of Canadians."
For as I pointed out last night, he also supports the Lord's work in Uganda, he's also a misogynist and an anti-gay bigot.
And judging by that statement he's also CRAZY.
So him and Palpatine have a lot in common...
Oh well. I have to admit I'm going to miss one thing about old Pope Benny.
His incredible capacity to inspire me.
To find new ways to represent that ghastly self loathing closet queen....
And although there were so many.
This one is my absolute FAVE...
I call it my Mona Ratzo eh?
And it explains why tonight me and some of my friends were marking his imminent departure by doing a conga line through the living room.
And cranking this one to the MAX...
For if he thought he could break our spirit he FAILED.
Stephen Harper can claim that Ratzinger "will always have a special place in the hearts of Canadians."
But not in mine, or in the hearts of all his other victims.
May the Good Godzilla have mercy on all decent Catholics.
For they deserve better...
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