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So How Would You Like This For a Pope? April 6, 2018

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, Art and Architecture, General Catholic, history, Papa, Tradition.

The HBO one season uncompleted series “The New Pope” ran a little over a year ago.  It’s got an interesting premise – an ultra-conservative, highly traditional young American gets elected pope (choosing the name Pius XIII) by a confab of corrupt cardinals who think he will be a mere figurehead.  There is much Machiavellian drama in little bits of the series I’ve seen, including numerous attempts by the corruptocrats in the Curia to get some dirt on the new pope and thus compromise and control him.  This culminates in a young woman trying quite hard to seduce the pope, and failing.

At any rate, at some point in the series, the young pope who has held himself aloof not only from the world (refusing to perform public homilies or activities of any kind, or even to show his face) but even from the Curia, finally holds a little meeting with the cardinals, wherein he lays out his new program for the Church.  In this, you could say, he proposes to turn the post-conciliar ethos on its head and set the Church on a radical new, but in many ways a very old, course.

The new pope is very mysterious to all, even, perhaps, to himself.  He posits a return to Tradition and is loved by all the traditional priests, who form a sort of new coterie around the pope displacing parts of the existing bureaucracy.  Most of these priests are quite young and devout, and make a marked contrast to the many corrupt bureaucrats occupying positions of power.  Also dealt with are the infestation of sodomites deep into the heart of the Church.

The pope intends to use his aloofness, the mystery surrounding him, and his youth and physical attractiveness to the benefit of himself and the Church. There are intimations that he is saintly and can work miracles, and intimations that he might be insane.  Or, perhaps, his mental prowess and sanctity cause him to behave in ways that people cannot comprehend?

Note the return of the sede gestatoria, fanon, and a sort of papal tiara, though one not nearly so grand as the old photos indicate.

Not sure if anyone’s seen this series, but late on a Friday afternoon when I have almost no time to post, I thought I’d give at least a little bit of Hollywood’s version of what a hardcore trad pope might mean.  Let me know what you think from this little bit, and anything else  you’ve watched.

Should I say, this guy looks positively dreamy compared to the current occupant?  He sounds perhaps a bit severe and unyielding but after 50+ years of yielding to everyone and everything, perhaps that’s not such a bad thing? I can imagine such a pope as this might wind up like John Paul I.

I don’t think popes ever rode in the sede gestatoria standing like that.


1. f4ephantomphixer - April 6, 2018

the ENTIRE JESUIT controlled ROMAN Catholic Church is a JOKE

Tim - April 6, 2018

The Roman Catholic Church is the Bride of Christ. It’s the Ark of Salvation. It’s no joke. As for the modern Jesuits, well……….

f4ephantomphixer - April 6, 2018



apparently you are suffering from COGNITIVE dissonance…

I was born and raised RC but I woke up more than 50 years ago…



Tim - April 6, 2018

Jesuits, Antipopes…..so what? Christ’s Immaculate Bride is still the Ark of Salvation. Standing at the Foot of the Cross takes courage. Show us what you got.

f4ephantomphixer - April 6, 2018

been there done that and now NOT “there” but HERE…

by The Grace of GOD..

you ever been in WAR ?

ever HAVE the CIA & FBI in your shit ?

Numbskull - April 6, 2018

hmmm let me guess, Constantine invented the ROMAN Catholic Church in the 4th Century…right?

Camper - April 7, 2018

Phantomphixer, I am interested in your experience with the FBI and CIA. Please tell me about it. camper15@gmx.com

2. Numbskull - April 6, 2018

This is what Giuseppe Sarto’s bastard son would act and sound like, if he had one. Of course he didn’t…too bad!

f4ephantomphixer - April 6, 2018

you have a very fitting ID…

like Knucklehead SMIFF

Camper - April 7, 2018

Hey buster. Promoting unusual ideas and implying that we just might be the whore of Babylon on our website is one thing but insulting one of our respected members for no reason whatsoever is another. You shouldn’t be banned yet, but you need to apologize. If you don’t apologize, then maybe the tribe will vote you off the island. We try hard to be kind to people with differing views here and we expect the same from visitors.

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018

let’s get this straight..

HE insulted ME pal..

“unusual ideas” ?

how about PROGRAMMING on your end ?

and TRUTH is NOT a “differing view”..


something that obviously YOU can’t handle either…


Camper - April 7, 2018

No, you misunderstood him. Giuseppe Sarto I think was a Pope and he was referring to somebody else. He wasn’t calling you a bastard. And in any case, there are other ways of resolving differences than insulting people. You sir, have been out of line, by all appearances.

3. Camper - April 7, 2018

Tantum, please don’t ban him yet, but ask him for an apology. Give him a chance to apologize and make up for his offence. We could have a productive argument still if he will apologize for his senseless insult.

Camper - April 7, 2018

And apparently he is a Vietnam veteran who may have been through some heavy action, so let’s go easy on him. But still phantomfixer, you need to apologize.

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018

NOT gonna happen..

I do NOT need to be insulted when I am showing FACTS in PLAIN SIGHT that I just got ridiculed by a NUMB SKULL

so I gotta believe that you guys are PHONYS when it comes to getting ALL THE FACTS ON THE TABLE…

Camper - April 7, 2018

Your insults are very strange and they seem juvenile. They are still offensive, even though frankly, they are ridiculous. You seem to have a very bad attitude, and we are trying to be nice to you. Maybe I am judging things too soon, but I think you will end up being banned soon.

Camper - April 7, 2018

For you information, I happen to be great at logic and being a polite conversationalist, as well. You seem to be committed to insulting us gratuitously.

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018

LOGIC to me would be for you to actually READ the extensive FACTS that you ignore/deny/deny/deny and then YOU criticize me while calling yourself logical ?

uh huh…

Camper - April 7, 2018

I don’t want to be rude, but you also come across as insane. I’m not a psychiatrist, but the all caps and the gratuitous insults are part of that. It’s just an observation.

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018

yea..you’re a camper…

just an observation…

Tim - April 7, 2018

And you’re a lunatic. Get help.

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018

Tim – April 7, 2018
And you’re a lunatic. Get help.

I’d say the one suffering from cognitive dissonance and denial of irrefutable facts and truth such as yourself should be the one seeking help. Get help. LEARN

you are VERY uninformed

Tim - April 7, 2018

Why not calmly lay out all of your “facts” and we can perhaps discuss them in a ration manner. So far all I’ve seen are childish rants and insults.

Camper - April 7, 2018

Thanks Tim. I don’t like this guy and he has just about burned up all of my fuel.

Tantumblogo - April 7, 2018

I’ve let him stay around out of respect for his ostensible service and possible association with one of the greatest jets ever but the insults and reflexive, hate-filled bile-spewing (and patently false) prot rants from someone who obviously has little better to do crosses the line some time ago. This post had nothing to do with Protestantism but he joined in all the same insulting from the get go. If he was USAF or USN his intolerant behavior is as unprofessional as it is uncharacteristic. Just right for a Jarhead though.

There’s much more to say as this guy really gets around but I’ll just leave it at that.

Tim - April 7, 2018

By the way, I love the scene where “PiusXIII” addresses the Cardinals.
I wish it was reality.

Hope there is Easter Joy in the “Tantumblogo” household!

Brian E. Breslin - April 8, 2018

Tantum, You know I served very proudly in the Navy, but very many of my patients were Marines and I know they were different than the average bear, but the average Jarhead does not come close to your characterization above. My own older brother was a Gyrene and he is a better man than you and I combined. I love your blog and I keep you and your family, especially your little guy with the pulmonary situation in my daily prayers. Brian

Tantumblogo - April 9, 2018

It was a joke. I really don’t know much about the Phantom guy, though I think he claimed to be in USAF at one point perhaps after service in Vietnam in another branch, but I could be misremembering. I’ve seen him on some other sites behaving pretty similarly – either you agree with him 100% or you get the treatment we saw here.

Brian E. Breslin - April 9, 2018

Sorry, Tantum, please forgive me. I completely misunderstood you. The Jarheads are near and dear.

Tantumblogo - April 9, 2018

No I was unclear. You’re fine. I can see how that could be misunderstood.

Tantumblogo - April 9, 2018

I should add, Fr. T Gordon is a Marine, but a most gentle and unusual one. I think his time in the Marines was very painful for him, as he has a very delicate conscience and is a really good man and priest.

4. Don - April 7, 2018

Unfortunately the show went completely down hill and burst in flames after this scene but I agree a phenomenal scene.

Every once in a while Hollywood accidentally stumbles into truth.

Camper - April 7, 2018

At first I thought you were talking about phantom fixer but then I realized you were talking about the HBO show.

Is it just me or is phantom fixer way out of line? I seek comments from the faithful members of the blog.

Tim - April 7, 2018

He’s out of line….he may be correct in some areas…..obviously the Church in these days is going through a Passion, but he gives no specifics in a rational manner, also, the petty insults degrade his credibility with would-be allies/friends. He may have gone through hell in parts of his life, but that does not give anyone license to “go off” like he has. Pray for him.

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018


with NO real experience…and PROGRAMMED to stay stupid

and I will NOT get into the circle jerk of arguing or curing of the IGNORANCE that exists here…

you have what I posted as FACTS…

READ IT dumbass…


and I say PRAY to have YAHWEH cure your lack of being able TO LEARN…

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018

will tell you that they are paying homage to the host, bread they believe has actually turned
into the actual body and blood of Jesus after being consecrated by a priest. Since the wafer,
they believe, has been transformed into God Himself, it is the round wafer god inside the
sunburst monstrance that they bow down to in …

Tim - April 7, 2018

You, sir, are the ignorant one here.
Read up sir, if you have the guts:

Tim - April 7, 2018

Yep, a broken clock is correct twice everyday.

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018


I’ve gone through this apologetics crap many times before that last times was with another programmed RC apologetics guy named Steven Speray and a guy in the SSPX…name escapes me right now but he’s a Nam vet too…



Tim - April 7, 2018

NO DICE?????

Tim - April 7, 2018


Coming from a propagandist extraordinaire.

You sir, are not of good will. Asked The Blessed Virgin Mary for the gift of Faith.

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018

yea…NO DICE…

gotta REAL NAME Skippy?… MAN UP….



you WANT Mark Dice’s email and home address and phone numbers in VISTA CA ?

I got it… he will NOT touch what I sent him about the 2 CIA-USMC Full BIRD Colonels in VISTA who had hand in ASSASSINATING USN CHIEF of OPERATIONS 4 Star ADMIRAL Jeremy Boorda…BOTH of them live just 2 miles from DICE’s Apartment…I have ALL this info


Camper - April 7, 2018

Hi Fixer. I read some stuff on the assassination of Admiral Boorda and it looks like there could be a real story here. Nevertheless, you need to apologize. Catholics teach that the truth is critical but charity is also really important, and you don’t seem to have much charity. You are welcome on this site, but you need to stop insulting people. Why don’t you just explain yourself instead of insulting us? We can take disagreement but if you don’t stop slathering us with senseless insults then you will probably get booted.

Tim - April 7, 2018

My name is Tim…..I suppose your parents named you “Phantom”. Man up yourself. You are full of anger bub. Go on an Ignatian Retreat and start working on saving your soul. Your protestant nonsense won’t cut it……EXTRA ECCLESIA NULLA SALUS.

Tim - April 7, 2018

This has gotten so out of hand, I don’t know what the subject at hand is. It certainly isn’t what Tantumblogo had initially put out.

Camper - April 7, 2018

Tim, Protestants are going to know what EENS means. You have to say it in English.

Camper - April 7, 2018

Correction: Protestants will NOT know what EENS is.

Tim - April 7, 2018

Outside The Church There Is No Salvation.

5. Margaret Costello - April 7, 2018

Jude Law comes across as bat crazy in IMHO. Per poor phantom fixer, I would read the early Church Fathers (Clement of Rome, Justin Martyr, Ignatius of Antioch etc) who sat at the feet of the apostles themselves. They speak of the eucharist as being the actual body and blood of Our Lord, the papacy etc. Also, read John chapter 6. Our Lord didn’t run after those who walked away from Him and clarify “it’s just a piece of bread.” I pray you return to Our Lord and His true Bride:+) God bless~

Margaret Costello - April 7, 2018

Also, the eucharist is based on Judiasm. For the Jews ate their paschal sacrifice:+) God bless~

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018

Pope Francis Shows His True Colors
Pope Francis

By Richard Bennett

Editor’s Introduction: The “Evangelical” response to the resigning Pope and the new Pope is enough to make one wonder if these men understood at all what the Protestant Reformation was all about. Consider the following statements:

“At least one of the many faults of the papacy is the idea that a monarchical head can speak for any church,” the Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., tweeted on Monday.

Still, the evangelical leader balanced his doctrinal critique with the kind of praise that is the hallmark of this “ecumenism of the trenches” among allies in today’s culture wars.

“Pope Benedict has offered a brave and intelligent defense of truth against a relativist tide,” Mohler tweeted, “and he has been a stalwart friend of life.”[1]

O Lord of truth and mercy, put in place a Pope most willing to reform the Catholic Church in accord with your most holy word.[2]

Join me today in fasting and prayer for the 115 Cardinals seeking God’s Will in a new leader.[3]

Three of Dallas Theological Seminary’s faculty members – Darrell Bock (Senior Professor of New Testament), Lanier Burns (Senior Professor of Systematic Theology), and Scott Horrell (Systematic Theology Professor) speaking with Leopoldo Sánchez (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod systematic theology professor at Concordia Seminary)all praise Pope Francis I in The Tablepodcast on April 2, 2013.[4]

In the sixteenth century, the Reformation, through its emphasis on the ultimate authority of the Bible and the Gospel of grace, began to dislodge the Papacy from its position as co-ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. The truth of Scripture and the Gospel gave men and women the knowledge and courage to stand up against the Inquisition, a system of tortures by which the Papacy had enforced submission to papal dogma.This enforced submission had given the Papacy the power to wield tremendous influence with the emperor and among the kings of the empire. Thus Ignatius of Loyola, a contemporary of Martin Luther, founded the Jesuits in 1530 for the very purpose of defending the Papacy from further loss of its power base. The Jesuits’ objective has always been to increase the temporal power of the Papacy to align with the Roman Catholic dogma that the Pope has the right to judge, “the highest civil office in a state.”[5] However, since the demise of the Holy Roman Empire in the late eighteenth century, the Papacy has had no civil authority by which to enforce obedience to its moral rulings.

It is a well-established fact that the Jesuits throughout their history have caused many serious disturbances by their nefarious schemes within the civil governments of many countries. Over the centuries, they have justifiably earned their reputation as troublemakers to the extent that they were denied residence in some nations for varying periods of time.[6] Nevertheless, their objective of increasing Papal religious and civil power beyond its previous height remains unchanged. Therefore, in order to move forward the Papacy’s drive for power in the current religious and civil arenas, this Jesuit Pope must efface the historic image of the Jesuit Order.

Cosmetic Alteration of the Historic Jesuit Image

Once Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected, he chose the name Pope Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis, known to be a softhearted lover of nature, was also known for his humility and gentleness. Thus,in building an image or persona for himself in the public eye, Pope Francis has shrewdly implied that he would be similarly unassuming, kind, and harmless. Since there has never been a pope named Francis, the name carries with it no papal baggage. Immediately following Pope Francis’ election, the media made much of his unassuming nature by showing him paying his own hotel bill for his stay during the enclave. This was followed with news that he was not going to take up residence in the Vatican’s usual papal apartments,but instead would take a smaller, more humble suite, ostensibly to live a “normal” life in touch with the laity by being visibly among them.[7] Further, he graciously welcomed back into the Vatican the previous pope, Benedict XVI, who under rumors of unpleasant circumstances, had abruptly resigned. Was this not the modern St. Francis, kindly restoring to the aged and ailing Benedict some remnant of the honor that had so suddenly departed him? The steady stream of these and other similar public appearances continues to craft the opticsinto an image for the new pope that is the anti-type of the traditional Jesuit.

Catholic Dogma Underlying Pope Francis’ Inaugural Address

However, in the very first sentence of his inaugural address on March 19, 2013, Pope Francis presented a feature very different from the persona being carefully groomed by the optics. Indeed, even as out of the heart the mouth speaks, so the new Jesuit Pope began to display audibly his genuine image. While thousands of people were crammed into Saint Peter’s Square, and millions across the world listened by television and radio, the new pope stated, “Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry….”[8] Francis knew the claimed power that is embedded in the term, “Petrine ministry.” As the official Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “…the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, namely, and as pastor of the entire Church, has full, supreme and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise unhindered.”[9] It is highly significant that Pope Francis began his speech by thanking the Lord that he could celebrate Mass for the inauguration of what he said was “my Petrine ministry.” His opening sentence shows where his heart is; namely, in himself, in his position, and the power entailed in such a position. It is this particular idea, i.e., that the Pope is the Apostle Peter’s successor, which has been the undergirding authority for the Papacy’s identity in the world since the time of Pope Gregory VII in the eleventh century. The nature, indeed, the very identity of the Office of the Papacy of the Roman Catholic Church is at stake. Thus, the Papacy will concede nothing regarding this claim but rather use it to establish itself as the stable institution in the midst of current tumultuous times.

Accordingly, using this supposition,Pope Francis’ inaugural homily was a masterpiece in showing his Jesuitical disposition. He opened by saying, “I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry on the solemnity of Saint Joseph….” He then stated that God called Joseph—to be the custos, the protector. The protector of whom? Of Mary and Jesus; but this protection is then extended to the Church…. How does Joseph exercise his role as protector? Discreetly, humbly and silently, but with an unfailing presence and utter fidelity….[10]

These are carefully chosen words meant to evoke a certain frame of mind in the listener. He then makes application:

Let us protect Christ in our lives, so that we can protect others, so that we can protect creation! The vocation of being a “protector,” however, is not just something involving us Christians alone; it also has a prior dimension which is simply human, involving everyone.

At this point, Francis has introduced major Roman Catholic social doctrine under the guise of “protection;” that it is everybody’s job, not just the Christians’ job, to protect everybody; and also (though not stated here), all goods because all possessions in the creation belong to everyone.[11] In Roman Catholic social doctrine, everyone, even those who are not Roman Catholic, must fulfill his duty to others as the Roman Catholic Church defines that duty; and this is one of the things to which Pope Francis is referring when he states that there is a “prior dimension” to his idea of protection.[12]Thus he says,

Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be “protectors” of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment….

He also states that protection is required because in every age “there are ‘Herods’ who plot death, wreak havoc, and mar the countenance of men and women.” He does not define the lurking “Herods” more closely; but he does define what he thinks needs protecting. It is this:

To protect Jesus with Mary, to protect the whole of creation, to protect each person, especially the poorest, to protect ourselves: this is a service that the Bishop of Rome is called to carry out.…

Clearly Pope Francis does not understand that the glorified Jesus Christ, the “only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1 Timothy 6:15)needs no protection! Then he ignores the Biblical commandment not pray to the dead as he closes his homily by praying, “I implore the intercession of the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, Saints Peter and Paul, and Saint Francis, that the Holy Spirit may accompany my ministry….” He has not prayed to Almighty God through Jesus Christ; rather, he has totally disobeyed the Lord God’s commandment in calling on dead saints (compare Deuteronomy 18:10, 11). Clearly, Pope Francis does not have any Biblical understanding of who the Lord Jesus Christ is nor how He fulfills His role as Head of the Church.[13]

Notice the position to which the Lord Jesus Christ has been relegated in all this. Rather, by weaving together the choice of papal name with the theme of protection as his opening homily, Pope Francis has made it clear that he intends to protect the Papacy and its social objectives during his term of office.[14] The fact that he has said it in gentle terms, by calling on the images of Francis of Assisi and Joseph, Mary’s husband, does not make it any less lethal.

Thus, it was on the day of his inaugural address that Pope Francis began his Pontificate with the mark of a true Jesuit, i.e., primarily defending the Papacy against the Gospel and Biblical truth at all costs. With the very opening of his pontificate, the true image of Francis was brought forth into the light of day by his own words, showing him not as humble and harmless, but as proudly dogmatic and utterly opposed to Biblical truth.

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Camper - April 7, 2018

Dear Margaret, you certainly brought a lot of charity to the conversation. I’m tired of this man and he would be on the cusp of being banned if I were Tantum. He has brought meanspiritedness and bitterness to our blog for no good reason.

6. Camper - April 7, 2018

Since this fixer man has sworn twice, maybe he is just an agent provocateur paid by secularists to make us unhappy. He certainly doesn’t seem to be a reverent Protestant.

7. f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018

BLIND …nothing to see here – go BACK TO SLEEP….

Ad Patrem - April 7, 2018

“The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ So Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever.'” (Jn 6:52-58 RSV).

Tim - April 7, 2018

Hey Mr. phantom, I think there’s a movie about you:

f4ephantomphixer - April 7, 2018


I tend to stay away from TREKKIES & STAR WHORES..

Denver is FILLED with them…



Tim - April 7, 2018

Perhaps the Admiral you refer to was assassinated by Darth Vader.

Seriously, if this man was murdered and that is the gist of your anger, what does that have to do with the Roman Catholic Church?

We could all take you seriously if you actually gave facts and didn’t attack everyone in this discussion.
Please do so and you may find a warmer reception.

Camper is correct, none of us here are afraid or hostile to disagreement as long as we all can be charitable about it.

I wish you well sir, and if you served in Vietnam, I thank you for your sacrifice. Being born in 1962, I obviously couldn’t have been a part of it, but I knew people who were. May God bless you.

8. Camper - April 7, 2018

I still think this guy might as well be booted if he insults us one more time. Tantum, in that case, this man should be booted.

Tantumblogo - April 7, 2018

He violated the comment rules in his first comment. He’s been warned in the past. He spoofs his IP or he has multiple devices so banning him may be tricky but I’ve done what I can.

He’s not even much of a protestant, but more a gnostic.

9. Beatrice Rodriguez - April 7, 2018

Oh, for that to be true!

10. ms. DFW cradle Catholic - April 8, 2018

Disturbed by a few comments by f4ephantomphixer ?

Ya’ll don’t spend much time reading comments on secular and / or liberal sites do you ?

That’s the “real world.”

Commenters here are pretty sheltered, in my opinion.

He also sounds like some Bible Belters.

The good news is that if he’s found your blog, you’re somehow reaching some people you don’t usually touch, and I would say that’s a good thing. They’re the ones who I would guess need evangelizing more than the regular readers.

Tim - April 8, 2018

I spend plenty of my days with outright pagans, so I’m not “sheltered” and I live in the “real world”. Please don’t start character assassination of the fine Catholics on this blog just because we find this poor man’s rantings and petty insults distasteful. As normal human beings we should find them over the top.

By the way, the term “ms.” is a diabolic term invented by feminazis to destroy the Christian dignity of being married. It is a most unbecoming term for a Catholic lady to use.

Tantumblogo - April 9, 2018

Not disturbed, he just isn’t contributing anything remotely helpful or positive. It’s just insult after calumny after false, refuted protestant claim. This blog has rules for commenters. One of the first is, don’t open up with insult or broadsides against the blogger or other commenters. Those who have commented for a long time and are known to have made valuable contributions in the past get much more leeway, but when one opens up with a bunch of hate filled invective and then just keeps going, that’s cause for a banning.

I was really really lenient with him because of his self-proclaimed military service and association with the legendary F-4 Phantom II. But even that isn’t a pass for unlimited bad behavior. He came through once before with his demonic fire and brimstone and I let it pass, but this time was too much. Not the least because the vast majority of his comments contained nothing but insult and calumny.

I don’t want the comments at my blog to descend to the level of the “real world.” That’s why I have certain rules.

11. Tim - April 9, 2018

I definitely prefer thus fictional pope to the current one:

12. Camper - April 9, 2018

It’s remarkable how nasty so many comment sections are. It seems that ordinary English speakers in the world today, irrespective of their nationality or location, almost immediately start insulting each other for no reason whatsoever. It’s good that our section is cleaned by Tantum.

13. c matt - April 9, 2018

I guess Hollywood’s nightmare pope is a rational Catholic’s dream. I only saw a small trailer for some episode where he was out-Machiavelling the Italian prime minister. But I liked what I saw – couldn’t be worse than the current putative occupant, eh, no?

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