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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