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The Pope has a German accent, not an Italian accent.

Posted by elswinger | July 14, 2007 1:19 PM

Is this really a surprise? I mean did anyone actually think this crap would fly; some guy nails a bunch of thesis's to a door and poof, a bunch of new religions pop up that god is totally fine with. Please people. God doesn't mess around. Jesus may be a push over but god don't give a shit. Ya know, if he's real and stuff.

Posted by douglas | July 14, 2007 1:40 PM

I remember when Joey Ratz became Pope instead of equally or more qualified bishops from Africa and Latin America. It was said at the time that Ratz was an "interim" pope who was expected to just quietly follow JP2 without rocking the boat.

I'm afraid his reign will last as long as that of Emperor Palpatine.

Posted by elswinger | July 14, 2007 2:08 PM

It's probably a move to reassure the third-world Catholics, who are much more hardcore than the pansy-assed liberal Catholics here (and outnumber American Catholics by a factor of like 10 or something).
American Catholics who keep pushing for women to be allowed as priests, gay marriage, and abortion and shit like that. That jus' don't fly with everyone else who still hold parades where people scourge themselves, and get nailed to things; still experience stigmata and still believe in the Wrath of God.
Benetictio XVI the Authoritarian Nincompoop is walking a fine line... Americans give lots of cashola to the Church, but the rest of the world has many more souls to save, and are more likely to toe the party line. Mostly we are pretty lost here in the States anyway, so why waste your time with us? heh.

Posted by treacle | July 14, 2007 2:13 PM

Yah, no kidding he reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church. What's he going to do, tell people that the Mormons/Jews/Buddhists/ect. are also legit?

Posted by Chris was here | July 14, 2007 2:16 PM

I'm constantly amazed that in our modern world people still actually care what some nut in a stupid hat has to say about anything. Personally I hope he keeps trucking off to crazy town as it will further alienate people and get them to stop following this nonsense.

And anyone who scourges themselves is a moron who will hopefully go to far and kill themselves. We don't need them fucking up the gene pool and raising more idiot children.

Posted by Giffy | July 14, 2007 2:39 PM

german accent? now how the hell would i know THAT? hail satan!

Posted by adrian! | July 14, 2007 4:23 PM

That's OK, I don't think that the Pope is Christ's representative here on Earth, so we're even.

Posted by Lee Gibson | July 14, 2007 4:27 PM

@7 He is German, the previous pope was Polish. They don't automatically start talking like Luigi the Pizza guy and speak with their hands just because the Vatican is in Italy.

Plus he was a member of the Hitler Youth when he was a boy.

Posted by elswinger | July 14, 2007 5:53 PM

@9, elswinger, only for you...

new title:

Sieg Heil! Everybutty Eltsen, Go Gassen Yer Mutter!

Posted by adrian! | July 14, 2007 6:12 PM

Well, he is the Pope.

Posted by Rebecca | July 14, 2007 6:28 PM

Yo Adrian!

that's what I'm talkin' about.

Posted by elswinger | July 14, 2007 6:46 PM

Mormons also claim to be the one, true church. Mormons refute Catholics claim to the title by saying the authority of Jesus was not passed on by the laying hands (really). The only way to settle this is at the next wrestle-mania pay per veiw thing. Pope Benedict XVI vs. Gordon B. Hinckley (the the current mormon holding meetings with God) in a cage match. (because both are about as real as pro wrestling)

Posted by matt | July 14, 2007 7:45 PM

@7: That's "Heil Satan!"

Posted by Deutsche Grammophon | July 14, 2007 9:41 PM

"They don't automatically start talking like Luigi the Pizza guy and speak with their hands just because the Vatican is in Italy."

Maybe they should...

Posted by Giffy | July 14, 2007 10:31 PM

Hey! Since only the Catholics are saved and the chosen people ect ect. When can I start to burn everyone else at the stake?

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 15, 2007 9:03 AM

Hey! The pope and I agree about the religions of non catholics! if only we agreed about catholics!

Posted by athiest | July 15, 2007 12:02 PM

This site should add some more fuel to the Pope Wears Prada fire. Wonder if he writes his encyclicals in pink ink???

Posted by KENTUCKY KERNEL OF TRUTH | July 15, 2007 3:11 PM

I hate this new pope.

Posted by Meme | July 16, 2007 6:54 AM

The one true church that is paying 660 million to sex abuse victims of priest.

Posted by ChicagoMark | July 16, 2007 12:19 PM

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