So every Friday I like to feature a cool video. This one by the geniuses known as CGP Grey explains Vatican City.
What to say about the not so New Pope. On the one hand it sounds like he’s a different breed from the garden variety bishops. On the other hand, you don’t get to be a top dog without playing the game in one way or another. So far I do like what I’ve been fed.
I’ve stop being a practicing Catholic in the sense that I stopped attending mass coincidentally once the Era of Nightingale began and except for weddings, haven’t been in a church in ages. Last year I missed getting ashes this year for the first time since becoming catholic (RCIA) and I didn’t give anything up for the second year in a row. It is probably more luck than effort that I haven’t eaten meat on Fridays during Lent.
The fact is, while I still believe in God and try to maintain a sense of spiritualism, I am pro choice and pro same-sex marriage. I also recognize that it’s kinda ridiculous to eat no meat on Fridays or give something up for lent in this day and age. Even though I find fault with some of the policies of the church, I still consider myself Catholic. Maybe that makes me a hypocrite, I don’t know. That’s between me and God.
We can debate Catholicism another time. For now, just enjoy the video.
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