Pope Punch

Dear pope Francis,

Thank you for for this chance to punch your face (both cheeks, the way you christians enjoy best) because your organization routinely defames and insults His Majesty Satan.

Your friendly neighbourhood satanist

P.S.: a very good article about this from The Guardian.

P.P.S.: Yes, I think free thinking, free speech and censorship are very relevant to the Open Web.

7 Responses to “Both Your Cheeks”

  1. #1 Bryan Quigley says:


  2. #2 Hm Strange says:

    Why should this be syndicated on planet.mozilla.org?
    (Answer, there is no reason: It shouldn't)

  3. #3 AnonymousCoward says:

    +1 for the cheeky punch.

    @Hm Strange, so that's a -1 for an Open Web then?

  4. #4 Thrawn says:

    I'm having a hard time finding the full text of what Pope Francis actually said...does anyone have a link?

  5. #5 Giorgio says:

    @Thrawn, here's an English translation: http://americamagazine.org/content/dispatches/full-text-english-popes-press-conference-flight-colombo-manila

  6. #6 Thrawn says:

    Thanks for that.

    I tend to think that if Muslims had retaliated against Charlie Hebdo (which, let's face it, put out some really coarse and gratuitously insulting stuff) by boycotting, publicly protesting, etc, then that would be in line with the 'punch' that Pope Francis referred to. But assassination - he certainly didn't condone that. He said that if his friend Dr Gasbarri insulted his mother, then Dr Gasbarri could expect a punch - not execution. He had already specifically said, earlier in the conversation, that to kill in the name of God is an aberration, not justified.

    As to why he would say anything at all about that, why he would feel a need to suggest that Charlie Hebdo's actions were wrong - I would imagine that it was because someone asked him. Someone asked how freedom of speech should interact with freedom of religion, and that was his answer: say what you believe is in the public interest, it's a fundamental right to do so, but show respect. Of course, you're free to disagree with him about that :).

  7. #7 uncle cecil says:

    it's very dangerous to turn your back on God...

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