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Pope Accused of 7 “Heresies”

Apparently, buggering little boys gets a pass, but letting divorced, remarried Catholics partake in Communion is a no-no. 

From CNN:

Several dozen conservative Catholic scholars and clergy have charged Pope Francis with spreading heresy, a bold but perhaps futile salvo against Francis and his reform-minded papacy.

Specifically, the letter charges Francis with promoting seven “heresies,” most notably through his openness to allowing some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion.

“Scandal concerning faith and morals has been given to the Church and to the world,” the letter states. It accuses the Pope of imposing “strange doctrines on the faithful,” and asks him to publicly correct his teachings.
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Tweets of the Day from The Twilight Zone

WPEC CBS12 News WPEC CBS12 News  CBS12

BREAKING: Sinkhole near Mar-a-Lago is causing traffic delays as crews work the scene.

Schooley Schooley @Rschooley

Can we get a time stamp on this and the sinkhole opening at Mar-a-lago?

Matthew Yglesias  Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias

Trump starts fucking with mystical orbs and the next day a sinkhole opens in front of Mar-a-Lago. He has no idea what he’s unleashed.

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“Crucified Man Had Prior Run-in with Authorities”

 

From Alexandra Petri in the Washington Post:

I guess this is how we are writing up the victims of crimes now. I did not realize that when you boarded a plane you gave away the right to have your past remain your past, but a theme of life these days is that only people who have never done anything wrong, or are in some way related to Donald Trump, deserve to go through their lives unmolested. 

In accordance with this new house style I am writing up an incident whose anniversary some people are celebrating this week. 

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The gentleman arrested Thursday and tried before Pontius Pilate had a troubled background.

 

He had had prior run-ins with local authorities — most notably, an incident of vandalism in a community center when he wrecked the tables of several licensed money-lenders and bird-sellers. He had used violent language, too, claiming that he could destroy a gathering place and rebuild it.

At the time of his arrest, he had not held a fixed residence for years. Instead, he led an itinerant lifestyle, staying at the homes of friends and advocating the redistribution of wealth.

He had come to the attention of the authorities more than once for his unauthorized distribution of food, disruptive public behavior, and participation in farcical aquatic ceremonies.

Some say that his brutal punishment at the hands of the state was out of proportion to and unrelated to any of these incidents in his record.

But after all, he was no angel.

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My New Goal: Ataraxia

I get the Word of the Day in my inbox every day and if this one isn’t emblematic of what I desperately need right now, I don’t know what is.

Ataraxia “impassiveness, calmness” is best known from and associated with the ethics of the Athenian philosopher Epicurus (341–270 b.c.). It is acquired by shunning politics and obnoxious people, by paying no attention to the gods or an afterlife, and by devoting oneself to trustworthy friends and a simple life.  Ataraxia was important to the Stoic philosophers, also, but for them the final goal was apatheia, which means not “apathy” in the modern sense but “calmness,” imperturbability gained from the pursuit of virtue. Ataraxia (spelled atarxie) entered English in the early 17th century.

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What’s Your Trumposcope Today?

As a Gemini, I am ashamed to be in the same zodiac sign as Donald Trump. However, my Trumposcope for today is pretty great. And since Boris Johnson, coincidentally, is a Gemini too, we’re all winners!

From The Daily Kos, by Bill in Maine:

Today’s Trumposcopes

Aries The world is your down escalator. Take time to smell the leather throughout the spacious cabin of your luxuriously-appointed private jet. Tonight: throw eggs at George Will’s gazebo. It’s made of sub-par materials and will crumble easily. He paid full price—bad deal!

Taurus Send out an anti-Semitic tweet without consulting your campaign staff because who wears the pants around here, I do! Cancel your cable service because all the news coverage is totally in the bag for Hillary and RIGGED!

Gemini If you’re a Gemini like me you are among the very best people, I can tell you that. You’re very smart, negotiate great deals and you are going to make America great again. Tonight: get a manicure for those big, totally beautiful hands that are not small no matter what George Stephanopoulos says behind your back, and I know he says these things because people have told me.

Cancer Deal with a major world crisis by cutting a grand-opening ribbon at your new golf resort or large, beautiful building with your name on it. Calm fears by sending out a tweet quantifying how things are going to work out so well for you.

Leo A good day to accuse your friends, family and co-workers of being murderers and rapists. But don’t forget to mention that maybe some of them might also be nice people. Order more hats.

Virgo You can have a speaking slot at the Republican convention if you want it. Seriously, there are tons of very beautiful and great slots open. Please indicate if you would like to take the lectern after Scott Baio, Victoria Jackson or Kirk Cameron. Great and very influential patriots!

Libra Build a wall and make your neighbor pay for it! If they complain, waterboard them or worse!  Remember: exclamation points are your friends!!!!!!!!

Scorpio You share your sign with Crooked Hillary, so the only thing to do is turn yourself in to our fine officers in blue and spend the rest of your life in jail. Sad!

Sagittarius You’re such a liar and a fraud and probably a Pisces! Get out! Out! Leave this horoscope now! Security, get ’em out! Out! Use your fists, people! I’ll pay your legal bills!

Capricorn Express your opposition to immigration reform by accusing illegals of smuggling 700 pounds of marijuana across the border in their spleens. If someone voices skepticism, question their patriotism and inform them that the wall just got ten feet higher.

Aquarius A great day to declare bankruptcy…but don’t call it bankruptcy, call it asset reallocation. Get many more amazing tips like this on your way to becoming a millionaire in your spare time by attending advanced Trump University learning opportunities for only $35,000. (Paid in advance to the guy behind the dumpster under the bridge.)

Pisces All pisces are banned from having access to their horoscope until we figure out what’s going on.

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Poor, Gullible Ben Carson. Bless His Heart.

Trump’s former presidential rival, a key surrogate and possible vice presidential pick, told The Hill on Friday that he believes Trump is becoming more spiritual.

“I know that he has prayed. I have eyewitness,” Carson said in a Facebook Live interview.

Asked whether he had personally seen Trump pray, the retired neurosurgeon, who is a man of deep Christian faith, conceded he had only heard about Trump praying.

“I have not seen him [pray] but I have eyewitnesses who have,” Carson said. “And I think he’s starting to move more in that direction. I think that’s a good thing.

“I think he’s starting to recognize that there’s a greater power. And I tell him, just last week, that I believe God is using him.”

Yeah. God is using him like he did that plague of locusts.