Grant Rants

The stupid it burns: Mr. Scratch in the Vatican edition

- June 20th, 2012

Greetings heathens, zealots, web denizens, and the rest of you!

I’m not going to go on at any real length about this, mostly because if I do then I am likely to suffer some kind of electrical fire in my brain.

In case you have not be following it, the Vatican finds itself in the midst of scandal AGAIN. Fortunately this time, it doesn’t involve the abuse of children. It’s a more run of the mill money-breeds-corruption-in-institution-with-lousy-oversight-and-a-bad-attitude type thing.  And, true to form, the Vatican is busy blaming, well, everyone else. Because when it comes to Catholic scandals the one thing we know for sure, is that it is never, EVER the fault of the Catholic Church.

The media, of course, gets it from them because apparently we are all in love with Dan Brown and are looking for a scandal….instead of, you know, covering the one that is actually happethestupiditburnsning I guess.

But the church has spent a lot of time trying to find scape goats for the always expanding list of scandals that it has to cope with. It’s never, ever the church’s fault. Reporters. Rogue priests. The Middle Ages. Glee. Anything and anyone. So I can only assume when they decided to find someone else to blame for their recent troubles, since they must  have done so because they exhausted their usual suspects list.

Who gets it this time? Mr. Scratch. Beelzebub. Baphomet. Willie Brown. The meanest fiddler player of all times next to Johnny from Georgia, the Devil himself.

That’s right. In the midst of a scandal, instead of cleaning house and taking responsibility, the Vatican has decided to blame the Devil:

Bertone branded as false the image of the Vatican as a place of intrigue and power struggles, saying: “The truth is that there is an attempt to sow division that comes from the Devil.

How, exactly is this an argument? The devil made them do it? Really?

I just don’t know how anyone can take these people seriously anymore. I think they might be onto something though. If you screw up bad enough, just blame an invisible supernatural agency that you cannot see or touch and you’re good to go. So the next time I make a major typo, I’m going to blame the Jabberwacky.

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1 comment

  1. John Galt says:

    One of the worst journalists this side of Charles Grodin.

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