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My hangout|WITH @STEVE_SHIVES

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by Anton A. Hill

This week is really late ’cause I was in Vegas the last few days. With that said, Shives and I had a great talk about everything from apologetics to some kind folks at Anti-Atheism+ suggesting that I should touch Shives’ dick. Which I did. On air.

The @Pontifex throws in his #pallium

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2013 by Anton A. Hill

This blew my fucking mind. I never would’ve imagined a pope would retire. My lack of imagination seems to be justified as apparently the last time a pope resigned was 600 years ago.

I’d always been creeped out by Joseph Ratzinger. I mean look at him. Those dodgy, pedophile-priest-hiding eyes. That innocence-devouring, cock-swilling grin. Plus, he’s German. They’ve never done anything good. Except this. And maybe this.

When I first heard that he’d headed the office responsible for investigating pedophilia cases, I was appalled, shocked, and cynically amused. Of course he did. It makes perfect, cartoonish, Bond-villain sense that the Church would pick as their next pope the guy single-handedly responsible for “handling” the child-abuse scandal.

What’s also cynically amusing to me is that the one billion plus Catholics out there haven’t abandoned their Church. Of course they haven’t. Because the abused rarely leave the abuser, much less have them arrested. The narrative’s just too fucking important.

“The Church is good.”

“The Church is God’s institution on Earth.”

“The Church is perfect.”

“Death is terrifying so let’s uphold this bullshit at all costs.”

I remember Bill Maher said years ago that if the Church were a day-care chain, it would’ve been shut down, bankrupted, and its culprits arrested and locked away.

But…

“The Church is good.”

I saw this documentary yesterday called Mea Maxima Culpa. It went into all kinds of detail on the various scandals. During it, I remarked something to the effect of, “The Vatican is a sovereign state. There’s no way to prosecute the pope.”

I met someone who is a registered sex offender. He/She must register wherever he/she lives for the rest of his/her life for his/her indirect part in a crime. He/She never molested anyone, but must wear this stigma forever.

The pope gets to retire. The “sex offender” must live with a stigma. Ah, the all-important narrative.

Someone told me things will change. Even Catholics will say, “Enough.” I’d like to agree. I’d like to assume that my (other) motto will ring true. Reason will always prevail. But sometimes, I’m not so sure.

And now, here’s a very amusing Betty Bowers video to cleanse your palette of all this depressing shit!

Behold, @Rocko2466’s very amusing “Dramatic Reading – Episode 5: Invasion of the Photo Snatchers”!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 8, 2013 by Anton A. Hill

Though I consider everything on this issue settled, I thought this was pretty funny. I love the motion graphics, sound FX, and you can’t beat the British (Australian?) accent.

In case anyone’s wondering, no, I did not request it. Rocko sort of just announced out of the blue that he’d make it and I honestly thought he was kidding. More specifically, what I thought he was kidding about was simply reading the text with friends, not making a video.

But make one he did and I hope he does more.

Hats off to Apartment J for “A-News Special Edition: The Motto and The Pope”!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by Anton A. Hill

Those A-News bastards! They went and made a mini-episode without me, Steve, and the rest of the usual Apartment J crew!

I’m glad they did. As much as I’ve wanted to tackle topics such as Congress’ recent bullshit resolution on Just In Case Anyone Forgot That “In God We Trust” Really, Really, Really Is Our National Motto, We Went Ahead And Reminded Everyone Again, I simply didn’t have the time or the care. It’s not that it’s a meaningless topic. It’s kind of important, given that such an action implicitly lets millions of us know that we don’t count, but it’s one of those things where I think the vast majority of Americans (including me) simply don’t give enough of a shit to do anything about this when it has such negligible effect on their lives.

Oh, and the Pope is a dick.

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