When we think about religious believers, we tend to think that they all actually believe in the belief system that they identify with, however that might not always be the case. Many religious believers are brought up in the traditions of religion but might not really believe in the actual beliefs – and really, who can blame them. Many of those beliefs are pretty ridiculous.
It seems that the Catholic Church has resurrected something other than Jesus in a cracker. They are bringing back indulgences. That’s when the Church extends your imaginary life a little bit in Purgatory in exchange for your bribe… or in this case, following the Pope on Twitter during some religious youth conference.
Yesterday, the Pope made the news again by calling for an end to the “cult of money.” This Pope is very different from the last Pope in that he actually cares what people think about him and he has made a concerted effort to give the appearance of being humble. The media seems to have bought into this narrative. Make no mistake the Pope’s humility is as fictional as the deity he worships.
Look, I love a great conspiracy theory as much as anyone, especially when the Pope is involved. In fact, I even published an Examiner article joking about five Pope conspiracy theories (the photoshop on the last one is awesome, BTW). My article however was intended as humor and that was pretty obvious from the tone. Today, I see a lot of people re-posting that the Pope had a meeting scheduled with the Italian president to “beg” for immunity from prosecution.