DESPITE REELING from the effects of various sexual scandals and reports of financial corruption at the very heart of the Vatican, Cardinals decided to elect the scatty Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the 266th head of the Roman Catholic Church.
The seventy-six year old, whom has now adopted the name Francis, has been quoted as saying: ‘"I see it [the Roman Curia] as a body that gives service, a body that helps me and serves me. Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.’
Judging by his eminent vocabulary, sexual perversions appear to be at the forefront of the new Pope’s mind, and it is interesting to see how his personal interpretation of the aberrant behaviour is to classify it as a ‘sin that taints all men and women.’
Of course, Jesuits are widely known to make it all up as they go along – so when he reinvents the Greek to mean ‘focus[ing] on the negative rather than the positive aspects,’ cynics like myself are forced to conclude that this is purely in preparation for further fetish revelations that he intends to fend off by educating his flock in the Catholic meaning of the nouns that will be found in future Press reports.
So, ‘sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal.’
It seems that Pope Francis is ideally qualified to continue covering-up the Church’s sins while he focuses on the ‘positive aspects’ of his clergy’s excrement.
It is interesting to examine the new Pope’s quote in detail, because it reveals just how opposed the religious mind-set is to that of normal people. Whilst civilised society is built upon laws designed to protect its citizens and, in the main, makes every attempt to root out the evil that sometimes infects it; the religious ‘focus on the positive’ and, in so doing, permit the most horrendous crimes to go unpunished within their ranks.
Catholicism, and other religions, are, it is said, in decline. But the woolly laisez faire attitudes that they have promoted are not. They are alive and well in the form of Human Rights Legislation that is the only law to permit no distinction between right and wrong (and undermines all other laws in the process).
In fact, the Human Rights Act demonstrates just how ludicrous it is to attempt to frame any law, because by trying to render anything in definitive terms simply creates exceptions – creating the need for further laws and amendments that produce an enormous industry constantly chasing its own tail.
We do not need any laws, we just need to enshrine the simple principle that Hippocrates prescribed, namely that everyone must act for the common good, according to their ability and their judgment, and never do harm to anyone.
The simple phrase completely encapsulates the essence of a civilised society and makes all other laws obsolete. Then, the only further requirement is to ensure that transgressors are tried by a panel of their peers – and for that constituted jury to decide any punishment.
The last thing any civilised society needs is state prescribed punishments, detailed in advance, which criminals can then calculate as a small price to pay for not adhering to the single ‘commandment’.
No sin has to be ‘defined’ – only sinners require definitions so that exceptions might be found.
The Law is an absolute ass if it is qualified by exceptions – and just a single exception reveals an inept definition that proves the law is not fit for the purpose it was defined.
Think about it…
Everyone must act for the common good, according to their ability and their judgment, and never do harm to anyone (lest they be appropriately punished by their peers).
Why must humanity always make laws that are so damned complicated? Well, to get away with it, of course. It is all about reinventing the Greek, just as Pope Francis candidly demonstrates.
So, to all good Catholics, remember: the next time your sewer backs up, don’t bother to call the plumber: just focus upon the positive aspects instead…