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Yeah, the Pope is marvy now. He used to be the devil. But now that he's saying........
By:  novanglus (Registered; 12675)
Posted on: 12-31-2013 20:18.
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...non-Catholic things, I, as a non-Catholic, like him so much more, because he accepts me in all my awesomeness. I am glad the Pope could finally rid the Catholic church of its reliance on the Bible and the stories told by the disciples of Santa Claus and move towards a more modern understanding of spirituality, which is to say, no spirituality at all. Only then will I be able to say that the Pope is awesome, because we will then all agree that Christians tend to be icky and they believe stuff I don't believe, and therefore should be pilloried and mocked. I know we haven't pilloried people in the US in ages, but I hope they bring it back, because I don't know how to get twitter to work on my phone.

-----To translate it into UNIX system administration terms (Randy’s fundamental metaphor for just about everything), the post-modern politically correct atheists were like people who had found themselves in charge of a big and unfathomably complex computer system (viz. society) with no documentation or instructions of any kind, and so whose only way to keep the thing running was to invent and enforce certain rules with a kind of neo-Puritanical rigor, because they were at a loss to deal with any kind of deviations from what they saw as the norm. Whereas people who were wired into a church were like UNIX system administrators who, while they might not understand everything, at least had some documentation, some FAQs and How-tos and README files, providing some guidance on what to do when things got out of whack. -Neil Stephenson, Cyrptonomicon