The Hip Pope

I am not a big fan of Catholicism or organized religion in general, but it is possible that the latest Pope is hipper than me.  How can a two-thousand year old institution be hip again? Here is my reasoning:

1.  I am pretty sure the pope has never described anything as hip (lots of holies though).  That is several points for him right there. – POPE WINS

2. I didn’t even know what a “selfie” was until the Pope took one.  I just called them self-portraits (how old-fashioned).  Adding -ie to a word always makes it more fun (see The “Fundies”) – POPE WINS

3. The Pope took his selfie in St Peter’s Bascilica, most of mine are in the bathroom. – POPE WINS

4. Went on record saying that church should stop obsessing over homosexuality and abortion. I could say the same but fewer people would listen. – POPE WINS

“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person. Here we enter into the mystery of the human being. In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation. It is necessary to accompany them with mercy. When that happens, the Holy Spirit inspires the priest to say the right thing.” – Pope Francis

5. The Pope has 3,088,157 followers on Twitter. I have 56.   The Pope will gain that many followers in the next 20 minutes. – POPE WINS

6. The Pope has two alter-egos (Francis & Jorge), so do I – TIE


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