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HBO Hates Popes, Loves Kennedys

ericynot Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 3:22 PM
One day in the Vatican, one of the Pope's flunkies rushes to his side: "Your Holiness", he gasps, "I have some good news and some bad news; the good news is, Our LORD Himself is calling you on the overseas telephone!" The Pope scratches his head: "Truly, that is good news; He can use modern technology whenever He chooses to! What could be the bad news???" "Your Holiness,". The young man answered; "He's calling from Salt Lake City."
absinthe48 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 3:29 PM
It is better than if He called from Mecca.

What kills me about liberals is that they take neither science nor religion seriously. I am surely not alone in believing that people who have respect for the God-instinct are usually the people who have respect as well for the extraordinary achievements in science.
ericynot Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 4:27 PM
absinthe, Mecca would have been good as a punchline too, but maybe not quite as relevant given our most recent election.

What does "respect for the God-instinct" mean?
Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world on Monday morning by announcing he would resign at the end of February. For Catholics, there was sorrow and there was gratitude for a Holy Father who taught with such distinction and worked with such care to safeguard the church's theological traditions.

But there are those people who hate the Catholic Church, and they are ecstatic. Take documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, a man who clearly thinks he is holier than the Pope. He told the Daily Beast that Benedict is a "criminal." This helps explain why he's made a documentary for HBO, the home...