Thursday, November 25, 2010

Money Laundering, Condoms, Meat on Friday: The Pope is a Confusing Dude

Italian authorities seized $30 million from a Vatican bank in connection with a money laundering scheme. The Holy see said it was perplexed and surprised. On the condom issue, many Catholics are also confused. The Pope recently proclaimed it's OK for male prostitutes to use condoms as a prevention for the spread of HIV. Apparently however, the strictest defenders of Catholicism's "No Rubber Rule," prefer the spread of Aids over slipping on the jimmy. This is all very confusing to me. I still haven't figured out what happened to the souls of the people who ate meat on Fridays before 1967. If you had a hot dog on Friday in 1966 and died before going to confession, you'd burn in Hell - FOREVER. But then in 1967 the Pope said go ahead and eat all the hot dogs you want on Friday, it's no longer a Mortal sin - no Hell at all. I don't quite understand.