Essentials of the Faith

by flammeusgladius

Essentials of the Faith

Climactic change? The pope speaks boldly out.
Oil profiteers endure humiliation
For vile assaults on our civilization.
Some points of faith can never be in doubt—
And this is one of them. The papal shout
Echoes throughout the corners of Creation.
This is no time for your damn obfuscation!
Burn at the stake, you science-hating lout!
Still, he’s not all just papal bossiness.
He’s also mastered pastoral restraint.
When Irish idiots are voting yes
On killing babies, is he pissed? He ain’t.
What should the pathics do? He’ll let them guess.
The slaughter starts. He issues no complaint.

–Tom Riley