Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pope Complains About Too Many Catholics

Today the Bear has added to the approximately quarter pound of pills he swallows every day, a new Happy Light. It is supposed to treat his distemper with solar-intensity, full spectrum light. It's about the size and shape of a medicine cabinet. It will make the Bear's brain believe we have fast-forwarded through the rest of winter and right into summer, and otherwise provide a stimulating tonic. All it requires is that the Bear goes about his morning routine sitting at a desk looking at a bright light for an hour.

Although the Bear is medicated for your protection, the drug has yet to be invented to allow the Bear to write about the Pope's "rabbit" comment without using the term "dumbass." Since we run a respectable blog (at least for a Bear) we shall not indulge in such "language of the smelly sheep" milling around "the periphery."

The Bear will say this. Nothing ails the West that could not be fixed by a return to Catholics breeding like rabbits. Hey, guess what? No babies, no priests, and fewer future Catholics. Once upon a time Catholic cultural clout kept Hollywood clean. The joke ran: "An industry run by Jews selling Catholic morality to Protestants." Catholics are no longer a cultural factor for decency.

Is the Pope worried about mothers babying themselves into a early grave? Is he signalling the intelligentsia that he, too, holds breeders in disdain? Is his Ecology Encyclical going to revive Paul Erlich's "Population Bomb" hoax from the early 70s and push for Zero Population Growth despite plummetting birthrates? Or does he tremble in fear at the "irresponsible" traddies who are the only ones having babies above the replacement rate?

The Bear hasn't been of very much use lately. Hopefully he will get over his distemper and resume regular blogging. If you enjoy the blog, check back soon. Maybe the Bear will be back in the center ring ready to entertain one and all.

9 comments:

  1. Oh bear thanks for this post. I for one will be glad when you are back in the ring. However I do understand the distemper - it assaults me to some extent everyday when I read the Pope's latest gibberish! I just had a long talk with my protestant sister who is just perplexed and heartsick about the Pope's crazy pronouncements and this one about rabbits was the final straw for her. She has studied history of the Church and knows a lot of the true doctrines and can't reconcile this Pope with Catholicism. We both have a sense that it's going to get worse. I am trying to follow your advice- live within the wingspan of my Guardian Angel - but it's hard not to ask the question WHY?

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  2. Thank you, Elly. It does my heart good that someone has visited the abandoned clearing. There have been so many changes in my life of late I have been lurking in the very darkest parts of the woodlands. My gigantic Happy Light will no doubt hasten my recovery.

    As for why, we are the people God has challenged in this way. How we respond is our choice. I have thought long and hard about this and will share one day soon.

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    1. I look forward to your insights; they're always enlightening.

      And how is Buttercat doing?

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    2. Buttercat has been re-homed. He proved unable to adjust to life as a housecat. In other news, Little Deuce is dating Ava and Blanquette, but the shepherdess is thinking of installing a disco ball in the barn and piping in Barry White music. Billy is dating Lilac and Holly. We got off to a late start for breeding, but we'll see if the Lord blesses our flocks.

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    3. Kenny G! Don't forget Kenny G. If the disco ball, Barry White AND Kenny G don't put The Look Of Love into the goatlings' eyes, all is surely lost...

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  3. I thought for sure you were going to hold out until Candlemas! Welcome back.

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure I'm back, but I hope.

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  4. Glad to see you back Bear!....and in quite good form for being still sick! I think I can speak for all the woodland critters in saying we sure missed your wit and wisdom.

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    1. Very happy to be reunited with the beloved woodland creatures!

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