Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hilarious Cardinal Maradiaga Parody Tweets

Someone registered @Card_Maradiaga with Twitter and has been posting hilariously off-the-wall crap in the poor Cardinal's name. The Vatican really needs to issue a statement that a prince of the Church is not posting this... well, the strong word that came to mind won't do, so junk.

So, without further ado, a small sample of the "Cardinal's" tweets.

(Cheer up. How would you feel if these were real?)


Actually, Jesus said most of those roads lead to Hell.


Thankfully, this is a joke or the Bear would have to lead a Bear Insurrection.


"Love is the law. Love under will." Aleister Crowley.



Because Jesus went around saying, "Tell me how you feel about this."


That's been the problem all along: doctrines!


A two-fer! If there were any doubt these were parodies, the one about
"drag fishing" should settle the issue. And yeah, let's get past that
"narrow understanding of monogamy." LOL

The Bear hopes these brightened your day. You have to give our unknown parodist credit for capturing the spirit of the Franciscan Church in all its goofiness. Agitprop at its very best. The Bear salutes you, Unknown Parodist!

11 comments:

  1. So, totally stupid Luddite question: are there any potential legal, civil or social penalties for people who impersonate others on Twitter? Or is it that anything goes?

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  2. Is that a personal issue, Oakes? LOL It is a violation of Twitter's TOS to tweet in someone's name without identifying it as a parody. Under U.S. law you can parody a public figure so long as people aren't likely to believe it was actually true. See Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (1988). (Might be a problem here, as people could easily assume these are really the thoughts of a FrancisCardinal.) Cardinal Maradiaga could theoretically sue, but public figures have a tough time. The law wants to stimulate all kinds of discussion, at least American law.

    FYI, when the real Cardinal Maradiaga has tweeted, he has used @news_va_en (e.g. re: Caritas), as he did on May 16 of this year. He needs to take the matter up with Twitter and get the fake account deleted, and (oh please, oh please, oh please) get his own. The problem with tweets at the highest level is that they could be out of fortune cookies. It would be great to have someone like Maradiaga shooting wildly from the hip. He might even outdo our brilliant Unknown Parodist!

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    1. For a split second I thought you were going to say, "...even outdo the Dear Leader Himself!"

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    2. He could more easily simply sub it out to the UP, who's doing fine work.

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  3. Are you absolutely sure they aren't his under a different account? Seriously, these are totally in keeping with his writings and record of the past few decades.

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    1. Unless the.Cardinal is following the Bear on Twitter, I don't think so. They are mostly quite subtle. That's what makes them brilliant.

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    2. Uh uh, sorry....you don't think he just might be following you on twitter?....these are a whoooole new species of churchmen Bear; a lot of vanity, self-centeredness, tyranical personality, sodomite tendency.

      No one's denied these, no one's pulled the plug; I'm still not convinced these aren't genuine...they just scream 'Maradiaga!'. This is the kind of stuff the guy's been saying all his adult life....not convinced.

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    3. The Bear is happy to leave the tension unresolved. It adds spice to the parody. If it is a parody. If not, I hope Cardinal Maradiaga enjoys the Bear! Maybe he can get some talking points from "Dear Reinhard."

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  4. "And what difference does it make" if the tweets are bogus. Isn't it the spirit of the thing that counts? Truth has many ways of revealing itself.

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    1. It's what you're saying is that even having to consider the possibility, however briefly, that they're real is a sad commentary on the Church at this time?

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    2. But I perceive you are yourself being The Parodical Son.

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