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Has Pope Francis Jumped The Shark?

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UPDATE: Now Pope Francis is on the cover of Rolling Stone (he’s jumping a freakin’ whale now!)

PREVIOUS POST: With the announcement that Pope Francis is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, I think it’s time to ask the question – has Pope Francis jumped the shark?

In the past week, revelations have come that he used to be a bouncer, at night he goes out in disguise and gives blessings to the poor on the streets of Rome, he formed a task force on the Child Abuse Scandal – and now, he’s Person of the Year!

And he’s on Twitter! And he lives in common quarters. And he takes the bus.

It’s too much – too soon.

We’re Poped Out!

We like our Popes to be mysterious, even a bit creepy – like Ratzinger (Benedict XVI).

Pope Francis is someone you can watch a football match with while doing jello shots and eating sausage.

That’s what I do with my asshole friends (especially Lance) – not the leader of the Catholic church.

This guy had better pull back into the shadows or all will be lost.

More draconian, less peace-and-love-ian.

Religion is not a happy business. It is deadly serious.

I think it’s time to move back to Dark Ages before people actually like going to Church again.

Remember, the Church is supposed to put the Fear of God in people. Not gelato.

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  • Edward Snoden says:

    I was SO CLOSE!

    December 11, 2013 at 11:48 am
  • Guitarlax says:

    You’d be hard-pressed to find a single person who agrees with anything in this article. So I’m going to go with “No.”

    December 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    • A Millennial Catholic says:

      As a Millennial, I completely agree with what’s been written in the article.

      The Church clearly and explicitly condemns homosexuality, and clearly and explicitly urges prayer for all those who choose to live a homosexual lifestyle.

      October 13, 2014 at 10:50 am
  • Raven says:

    I love Pope Francis. He will never jump the shark!

    December 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    • Edgar Pearlstein says:

      This Pope is like a breath of fresh air in the Vatican. So far, though, it’s mostly air. Maybe he will find a face-saving way to reduce the misery in so many of his obedient followers caused by some of the “teachings” of the Church:
      Opposition to contraception
      Opposition to divorce
      Opposition to same-sex marriage
      Opposition to stem-cell research
      Opposition to in-vitro fertilization
      Change is possible; I remind readers that the Church no longer forbids eating meat on Fridays, cremation of the dead, and joining the YMCA.

      April 12, 2014 at 10:03 am
  • JamieMarieLynaugh says:

    Hilarious and spot-on!

    December 11, 2013 at 10:47 pm
  • John Whitemore says:


    December 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm
  • Popenado says:

    I thought pope’s are the shark?

    December 13, 2013 at 12:17 am
  • JohnD says:

    Sounds like someone trying really hard to troll for posts. So much that he’s linking this to other comment sections. Do your thing. Everyone needs to eat.

    December 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm
  • kat olson says:

    If you think church is something negative you need to look for another place. Jesus came to comfort you, not to make you afraid. Just remember why he came to earth. If only the perfect people went to heaven no one would get there. Be comforted.

    March 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm
  • Bobby Land says:

    Great article.

    May 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm
  • Bill says:

    The pope IS a shark, along with his Mafioso drug peddling cronies.

    June 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm
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