Observations and inanities by a second-shift assistant supervisor in the Puppy-Grinding division of the Evil Atheist Conspiracy® (our motto: "Sure it's cruel, but think of the jobs!"), your host, Brent Rasmussen.
Pope to non-Catholics: "Bend over, baby, Papa is drivin'!"
And that title is a lot less crude than the way I first wrote it.
So, Pope Bene 16 has laid down the law: if you ain't Catholic, you're going to hell.
A 16-page document, prepared by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which Pope Benedict used to head, described Christian Orthodox churches as true churches, but suffering from a "wound" since they do not recognize the primacy of the Pope.
But the document said the "wound is still more profound" in the Protestant denominations -- a view likely to further complicate relations with Protestants.
"Despite the fact that this teaching has created no little distress ... it is nevertheless difficult to see how the title of 'Church' could possibly be attributed to them," it said.
So much for one big happy Christian family, eh? Perhaps our recent influx of trolls and twits will now abate, as they go off to do Holy Battle with the Evil Papists over which version of Sky Daddy Authority is more valid... Anyone up for a new round of Reformation Warfare?