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Started by Recusant, July 24, 2021, 05:12:39 AM

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Recusant

For anybody who's been paying attention, this is a cliche come to life. I haven't chronicled the peccadillos of the professional god-botherers as much as I used to. It would have occupied a fair amount of time. Usually I just read about these malignant hypocrites, shrug and move along.

Financial boondoggles in the Vatican? Whatever. Hundreds or thousands of indigenous children in Canada buried anonymously at schools run by religious organisations after being legally kidnapped by the government? Yeah, it figures, I haven't forgotten about Ireland yet. And so it goes. This fucker gets a thread though, just because I feel like it. He was running the organisation that wants to keep President Biden from receiving the holy corpse-bread. They're holier than thou, you know. I'll let a Catholic organ play it for you.

"USCCB [United States Conference of Catholic Bishops] general secretary resigns amid allegations of improper behavior" | Catholic News Agency

QuoteMsgr. Jeffrey Burrill, the general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, resigned from his post on Tuesday ahead of a media report alleging that he frequented gay bars and private residences while using a popular "hookup" app on his mobile device.

The report, published Tuesday afternoon by The Pillar, a Catholic news site, is based on what it described as an analysis of commercially available app data correlated to Burrill's mobile device. The analysis shows that Burrill used the app Grindr on a near-daily basis during parts of 2018, 2019 and 2020, according to the report.

CNA reported Monday that church officials were bracing for information derived from this type of digital technology to become public.

Grindr is an app that describes itself as "the largest app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people." Grindr users download the app and create a profile where they can post pictures, partner preferences, and other personal information. Grindr users are then notified when another user of Grindr is nearby.

A person can opt to view the profile of the nearby Grindr user, and, if they wish, begin a chat with the user. The app is one of the most popular apps among gay men, and was one of the first large dating apps specifically aimed at men looking to meet other men.

USCCB President Archbishop Jose Gomez announced Burrill's resignation in a memo sent to all U.S. bishops Tuesday. The existence of the memo was first reported by the National Catholic Reporter Tuesday shortly after 10 a.m. EST, roughly two hours before The Pillar published its investigation.

According to Gomez, Burrill was not accused of misconduct with minors, but resigned immediately "to avoid becoming a distraction to the operations and ongoing work of the Conference."

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"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
— H. L. Mencken


No one

How does thought and religion go together?????

Icarus

So what else in new? Priests have an unfortunate reputation for abusing alter boys.  If the priest is obligated  to be chaste, then he is obligated to deny the nature of human urges.  Men being horndogs, after all that is the way God created them, then there is trouble right there in River City.  No not trouble with pool. Seventy SixTrombones ain't gonna fix that little problem.

I have sometimes wondered how the priest manages not to be getting it on with some of his nuns. Nuns surely have some urges. If they manage to put those urges aside.....................May the Pope and the holy trinity bless them.

Tank

It's like you say Rec'. You think you've seen it all and then along comes another example of unbelievable hypocrisy!
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt." ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
Remember, your inability to grasp science is not a valid argument against it.

Bad Penny II

#4
Quote from: No one on July 24, 2021, 05:13:37 AM
How does thought and religion go together?????

Well, someone has to think up the religion.

Warning, he's going to use a boat analogy, or metaphor or something.

Your religions are like crappily built boats, they're always developing leaks, always needing patching.

Religions sound like computer operating systems.

Shut up!, you're not helping, we're talking boats.

It takes a lot of thought to keep your metaphorical leaky boat afloat.
Take my advice, don't listen to me.

Bluenose

I was brought up catholic right up until the point when I realised it was all bullshit.  I then thought that a lot of religious people were well meaning but deluded.  In recent years I have come to the unfortunate conclusion that religion and especially the various religious hierarchies are actually a malignant force.  This is just (yet another) case in point.  A pox on all their houses.
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Ecurb Noselrub

I always thought it was funny that the Vatican bank used to be called the "Bank of the Holy Spirit".

Magdalena

Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on August 05, 2021, 08:24:52 PM
I always thought it was funny that the Vatican bank used to be called the "Bank of the Holy Spirit".

If I ever have a wine cellar, I'm gonna put a sign that says that at the entrance.
"Bank of the Holy Spirit".
:notsure:


"I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe." ~Recusant

Bluenose

Quote from: Magdalena on August 05, 2021, 10:13:16 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on August 05, 2021, 08:24:52 PM
I always thought it was funny that the Vatican bank used to be called the "Bank of the Holy Spirit".

If I ever have a wine cellar, I'm gonna put a sign that says that at the entrance.
"Bank of the Holy Spirit".
:notsure:

I'm gonna put that sign on my whisky cabinet!   8) ::) ;D
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GNU Terry Pratchett


Magdalena

Quote from: Bluenose on August 06, 2021, 12:16:44 AM
Quote from: Magdalena on August 05, 2021, 10:13:16 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on August 05, 2021, 08:24:52 PM
I always thought it was funny that the Vatican bank used to be called the "Bank of the Holy Spirit".

If I ever have a wine cellar, I'm gonna put a sign that says that at the entrance.
"Bank of the Holy Spirit".
:notsure:

I'm gonna put that sign on my whisky cabinet!   8) ::) ;D

One day, Drich's god is gonna come to this forum and just...just...


:grin:

"I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe." ~Recusant

Recusant

Ah, the magic jacket schtick. Always good for a laugh.  :lol:
"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
— H. L. Mencken


Magdalena

Quote from: Recusant on August 06, 2021, 07:12:38 PM
Ah, the magic jacket schtick. Always good for a laugh.  :lol:
Always.  ;D

"I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe." ~Recusant

Icarus

Here is a low key video suitable for heathens like us.  No biggie, watch when you have time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRT-e2MfaQY