Jesus and Mo and Ratzi

Courtesy of the Jesus and Mo artist.

16 Comments

  1. NewEnglandBob
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I am hoping he needs to GET legal guidance when he visits due to being arrested for crimes of cover-up and conspiracy.

  2. SeanK
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I would love to see Ratzi arrested in the UK, but I doubt it will happen. There would be so much backlash I don’t think the politicians would allow it to happen.

    I sure hope I’m wrong though; it would be a great precedent for holding religious organizations more accountable.

    • NewEnglandBob
      Posted March 31, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

      Not just holding the organizations responsible but all the individuals directly or indirectly responsible for perpetrating and hiding criminal behavior.

    • Ian
      Posted March 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

      We’ve done it once with ex-President Pinochet of Chile.

      It probably won’t happen again but we can hope. Now wouldn’t that be fun.

      • Tulse
        Posted March 31, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

        We’ve done it once with ex-President Pinochet of Chile.

        We did with a sitting head of state, Manuel Noriega in Panama — he’s still in prison in Florida.

  3. Sili
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    A necessary first step would be to stop recognising the Vatican as a sovereign state. We don’t do it for Sealand, and Taiwan, Kosovo, Moldova(?) &c have variable status. I don’t see why we shouldn’t treat VatCity differently from what Italy does. At least, I don’t think this is an EU issue yet.

    And dear god, would I love to see Berlusconi blow another fuse.

    • Tulse
      Posted March 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

      It’s fun for us to fantasize about, but there is no way in hell that the Vatican would lose its diplomatic status, much less the Pope be arrested. It is a political impossibility.

      • Barry
        Posted March 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

        But – it’s not like they wouldn’t have the money to post bail.

    • Posted April 1, 2010 at 12:52 am | Permalink

      If we can invade Iraq on false pretenses, I don’t see why we can’t invade the Vatican to bring them to account for real crimes against humanity.

      (OK, this is just fantasy. We’ll just continue to kiss their asses as we always do.)

  4. jdhuey
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    It is an old saying that the Devil’s greatest trick was persuading the world that he didn’t exist but I think it was an even greater trick that the Church was able to persuaded the world that they were the ‘good guys’.

  5. Posted March 31, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Me and the barmaid – separated at birth. She said exactly what I think!

    • Grendels Dad
      Posted April 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

      OB, in the spirit of life imitating art I think you should start serving cocktails. And I want to reserve a stool at the end of the bar.

  6. Sigmund
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    Has anyone noticed the unintentionally hilarious article from Bill Donohue or the Catholic League for Fatwa Envy.
    http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1817
    Apparently faith is not now sufficient.
    Is it an April Fools joke?

  7. Jonn Mero
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    And to those who think the scandals will pass:

    pope-paedophile-priests-italy

  8. Jonn Mero
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    GOOD NEWS:

    Check this out:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/apr/01/simon-singh-wins-libel-court

    and confirmation (it is April 1!)
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/science-writer-wins-fair-comment-appeal-1933167.html

    Ok, OT, but still!

    • Jonn Mero
      Posted April 1, 2010 at 7:21 am | Permalink

      Re 8.
      Oops, but Real MenTM don’t read instructions!


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