Friday, January 16, 2009

Humanity FAIL

[angry blasphemous rant}
According to Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, the Catholic Church has released a new list of sins. Read about it on the BABlog here.
Apparently, to the Pope, desecrating the Eucharist (Communion) wafer, even by simply spitting it out, is a more sin than murder, even genocide. That means that just by doing anything to that meaningless wafer, one can become worse than Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, the Armenians, etc. That's messed up.
Even more so, according to many of the comments of that post, most Catholics disagree with the Vatican's rule that the wafers are literally the body of Christ. Thus, not only is the Vatican abandoning any semblance of reality, they are actually alienating the more sensible members of their church. I respect the Catholic church's right to free speech, but they are officially fucked up.
[/angry blasphemous rant]

9 comments:

mandachan said...

2 things:
1. murder is worse than spitting some stupid wafer out. i don't care what anyone says. and besides, if it's supposedly some dead guy's body, who wouldn't spit it out?
2. yeah, east lyme and new london got 90-minute delays 'cause it was cold.

mandachan said...

hey you actually swore in public! haha that's funny :)

so. concert was... let's say 'interesting' (*coughitsucked!cough*)

humanbean said...

Since when do you shoot word bombs instead of rockets, eh? If you can't express yourself in acceptable words, don't try to discuss other people's FAIL

The EGE said...

What, did they make swearing a sin now too?
First of all, it was in an angry rant. If you are offended, "humanbean", by occasional strong language, occiasional strong opinions, and Gnommish and Thalassan profanity, then by all means don't read this blog, especially the posts marked 'rant'.
I'd like you to note that in your honor I've added an xkcd-inspired disclaimer at the bottom: "Warning: this blog may contain strong language (unsuitable for children), blasphemous and/or humorous statements (unsuitable for some adults)and difficult and obscure mathematics, chemistry, and physics (unsuitable for liberal art majors). (Sorry, XKCD.) My free speech is protected by the 1st Amendment, except possibly in South Carolina, but nowhere do you have the right not to be offended. If you don't like what you see here, then by all means turn the bloody channel.
LART weapons will be applied on spammers, overly obscene, self-promoting, or crude commenters, and anyone who pisses me off too many times. Deal."
Second, the f-bomb has become so dysphemized to the point where it is acceptable in some informal conversation. I personally use it in regular, informal conversation around once a week, usually in the sense of being horribly messed up and rather evil in the sense that I used it here, which is one of its more polite uses. As far as I know, I've used it precisely once in 167 posts, or approximately once in 30,000 words. That's fairly infrequently; if I was to talk in a monotone one word per second, I would say it once in about 8 hours, 10 minutes (=86400/30000 * 24).
Third, my right to say whatever I want is protected inside the United States by the First Amendment so long as do not slander anyone (I was not intending to do actual harm by spreading damning information or offering definitively untrue information; I may merely expressing my opinion.), cause harm, et cetera. However, my speech here may be punishable by five years of prison time and $5000 in fines by the state of South Carolina, whose legislators seem to be attempting to overthrow the 1st Amendment. Laws may vary in other countries, but to the best of my knowledge I have not insulted much of anybody but the Vatican, and my blog has been visited from behind the firewalls of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and China, so I don't think I've earned an government ire yet.
Fourth, your terminology is incorrect and attempts to draw a parallel between two unrelated subjects. Bombs, including a-bombs, h-bombs, and f-bombs, are usually dropped, and occasionally glided, guided, or parachute-retarded. Except for artillery, bombs are not shot. Shot is not the correct word for rockets; it implies a non-recoverable, dangerous, one-time-use item like a missile, bullet, or artillery shell. Rockets are launched.
Fifth, your second statement indicates a logical disconnect. Using "acceptable" language means nothing. Who are you, my grandmother? I feel that the wording I chose was "acceptable" given the other-wordly stupidity of the church's actions. Using profanity has nothing to do with my right, reason, or ability to criticize anyone or any organization.
Finally, one more nasty and pointless comment and you're a troll. That means I apply Trollsbane. 2d6+2 damage plus 1d5 to-hit. That, and I delete your trollling comments.
Have a great day.
--Summer Glau

Maelstrom said...

I'm glad the Pope has his priorities straight so everyone will give proper respect to a cracker that symbolizes cannibalism. That's pretty retarded.

humanbean, you just got pwnt hard. Where is the list of "acceptable words"? I guess it doesn't have "fuck" on it. How about just give me the list of unacceptable words. I'll post them up on my blog as a public service announcement. Fuck, I hope at least it's okay to say "shit", you know, in the proper context and all.

mandachan said...

gah too many words in your last comment, EGE!

and see, i'm not the only annoying one :D

humanbean said...

Well, EGE, you asked whether I'm your grandmother..... nope, in fact I'm your sister. We've already discussed this, but just for the world to know, I was not intending to comment on your free speech, merely trying to be witty about the mild shock of discovering my younger sibling using profanity.
Thanks for the flame, I would like my aloe vera now ;)

PS: In response your first question, check on Colossians 4:6, which granted, is not First Testament law. But still. And, if you'd prefer not to go by the Bible, there's always the old saying: Watch your words, you may have to eat them.

The EGE said...

Well, it looks like I will be eating a full plate of crow tonight, because I managed to flame my own awesome sister.
Now, granted, I had no idea it was her, but I guess I've learned not to be so inflamatory, in more ways than one. I now owe you a bottle of aloe vera.
I guess I've got to take the rocketry geek way and Apollo-gize.

The EGE said...

That said, I will still flame anyone who is a jerk (but I'll pick my victims carefully), especially if they don't identify themselves. From now on though, I'll only flame those who are really trolls, not who just don't choose their words carefully.
But I will flame now *politely*.