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The Pope has again done his bit for world peace by seeming to compare the possibility of women priests to child abuse. The Vatican has deemed both to be ‘graviora delicta’(or ‘delicious gravy’ if my Latin still serves me, or if I indeed ever did learn Latin).
Since the uproar this caused the church has clarified that they didn’t intend to equate attempted ordination of women priests to paedophilia (awww, that’s really sweet of them to say! I think this amended statement would look nicer on one of those inspirational posters (the ones usually called ‘truth’ or ‘beauty’) with a photo of a beach or a little flower above the words ‘we do not equate the attempted ordination of women to paedophilia’).
However this does not address the real issue which is still the Church’s stance against women priests and how it COMPLETELY conflicts with the Bible’s teaching.
I am referring, of course, to the recently discovered GOSPEL OF DAN BROWN, which states, through the now translated Code of Davinci, that Jesus was pro having women in his posse and even (WARNING, GOSPEL SPOILER ALERT!!) totally had kids with one!
It also revealed the 11th commandment which was something to do with mullets on Tom Hanks being a Delicious Gravy of a sin.
The fact that the new Pope can still deny this fact about the position of women in the church is LUDICROUS when you consider that Dan Brown gospel sales in 2004 were only outsold by that other religious gospel about the prophet Harry Potter.
I decided to let my feelings on this be known through, surprisingly, art. I arranged for this man to drive around London in this street sweeper. When people asked him what he was doing he was to tell them he was ‘attempting to sweep up the lies and hypocricy of the Catholic Church’! Take that Ratzinger!…
Sadly I discovered that almost NO ONE ever stops a street sweeper to ask them what they are doing, though I know I regularly do! Very disappointing. I suspect a papal conspiracy.
Here also is my suggested inspirational poster for the Church’s amended statement. Very sweet I think.
The British Foreign Office has had to apologize after a memo appearing to ridicule Roman Catholic teaching was leaked to the Sunday Telegraph. The document suggested the Pope might open an abortion ward and launch his own brand of condoms during his upcoming visit to the UK.
ARTWORK: ‘He’s not the Messiah…’
This news displays perfectly the constant battle between religion and humour. I chose to represent this war with this full scale tank I made out of cast iron.
It represents the indomitable British sarcasm and love of innuendo, battling against forces larger than itself yet somehow managing to remain strong. I gave it its unique name in reference to the need for Britain to remain steadfast in pushing the boundaries of taste with smutty jokes.