|Your watch, Pope Francis.|
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ADDED: The Bear has not been able to find a price tag for this tasteless celebration of paganism. Surely that money would have been better spent on feeding the hungry, and homing the homeless. After all, it's just global warming propaganda, so the Bear is sure that -- what's that? The Pope knew all about it? He wanted a splashy propaganda coup for climate talks in Paris? And this was the same man who grimly complained that Christmas trees were just "a charade" as long as there is still war?
The Bear understands the same group sent a team to Mecca to give the Ka'aba the same treatment. They have not been heard back from yet.
ADDED: "Fiat Lux" is, of course, "Let there be light." The producers thought it would be clever to make a mockery of God by using it. And, of course, Satan can appear as an angel of light. There is much good discussion in the comments section you will want to read, including of the "abomination of desolation." Jesus spoke of it in Matthew 24:15-16. The Bear doesn't want to go all apocalyptic, but the word "apocalypse" means "unveiling." It is used of the act of unveiling the bride. What do we see behind this veil?
The Bear is reminded of Army Chief Counsel Joseph Welch's famous statement to Senator Joseph McCarthy during the famous "McCarthy Hearings" in 1954. "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
Where is the appreciation of holiness? Even the common decency that would tell normal people, "no, this will not do." It does not exist in this pontificate. Instead, they think, what could be holier than God's creation? Corruptible man, and birds, and of four-footed beasts, and of creeping things? What goal could be worthier than saving the planet from global warming?
Finally, the Bear thought of this passage from Scripture as the holy place of St. Peter's was covered with animals.
And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things. 24 Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.(Romans 1:23-25 Douay Rheims)
Indeed, the Prince of This World's hand is almost visible.
Cool! They made it look like St. Peter's basilica is being consumed by flames, with camels in the foreground, for some reason. ISIS must love this. The Bear refrains from a three-letter response beginning with "W" because this is a respectable blog. Prophetic? Deliberate insult? Satanic?
If showrunner Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization (you remember: speaking ill of the Pope is the same as a physical attack) had not assured us that this was like the greatest thing ever, the Bear would be appalled and angry.
But since this is all approved, the Bear accepts it as a legitimate display of how monkeys are more important than humans. And destroying St. Peter's.
Could it be that The Prince of This World is signing off on some of this stuff? If so, he needs to back off a bit, because he's blowing his cover. Added below another image.
|The Holy Chimpanzee|