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Tag: Religious Hypocrisy

Judgment

Judgment

Is there judgment? You say that there is.
At theology, you’re just a wiz!
Your faith gab never ends.
When said judgment descends,
Are you sure you’ll be passing the quiz?

–Tom Riley

Instructions from the Grand Inquisitor

Instructions from the Grand Inquisitor

Just say what
you think. A heretic’s better
than a hypocrite.

–Tom Riley

Crying Out Even unto the Lord

Crying Out Even unto the Lord

In the Pit,
those damned for dishonesty continue
to preach charity.

–Tom Riley

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Joe Catholic

Joe Catholic

 

Et oratio eius fiat in peccatum.

 

Pretending Joe’s a super-Catholic guy
Is just about as silly as can be—
Too damn implausible to be a lie,
More a great scrap of imbecility.
Of course Joe likes to show his rosary.
Of course he likes to preen at morning Mass
For all the heathen media to see.
Of course the Jesuits will kiss his ass.
All flesh is, as the Bible tells us, grass—
And Joe’s scant flesh is overdue for mowing.
Still, what’s the focus of his fading sass?
The baby-killing party that he’s throwing!
His soul’s a writhing worm, his prayer a crock,
His place beneath a small infernal rock.

 

–Tom Riley

 

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(N.B. The hateful form of child sacrifice now denoted by the euphemism “induced abortion” is a crime offensive to the common decency of the human race, not just to the moral theology of the Catholic Church. All men and women of good will should oppose it. Bad Touch Biden and other putative Catholics who support this abomination are especially culpable only because they have been given such a clear and rational teaching by their religious authorities and therefore cannot plead ignorance. Arguably, they are guilty of betrayal as well as of violence – and will find their appropriate place in the ninth and lowest circle of Hell. However, I couldn’t bear to grant Creepy Joe the same dignity extended to Marcus Brutus. So I shoved his invertebrate psychic ass under a rock. May it rot there! TR.)

Education of Mark Shea

The Education of Mark Shea

 

He early learned to grunt some holy grunts.
Today he’s hailed as wise apologist.
Though it was always clear that he’s a dunce,
He early learned to grunt some holy grunts.
He only had to wave his Bible once
And on his own damned righteousness insist.
He early learned to grunt some holy grunts.
Today he’s hailed as wise apologist.

 

–Tom Riley

 

About Mark P. Shea

Cannibal Games

Cannibal Games

 

The glutton Shea can’t wait to make a meal
Of little babies murdered with a view
Toward keeping him from dying of the new-
Though-aging virus. He cannot conceal
His overwhelming appetite, his zeal
For doing what the principled won’t do.
When challenged, he is proud to take the cue:
“Bergoglio says it’s really no big deal!”
Dante placed – as the literate would know—
Numerous popes in Hell. Those in their day
Were arrogant as well: Hell likes them so.
Yes, Francis is called pope. For him I pray:
On him let all transcendent mercy flow!
(The same wish I do not extend to Shea.)

 

–Tom Riley

 

Gospel According to Shea

The Gospel According to Shea

 
In all the gospels Mark Shea recognizes,
Jesus says: “Shea’s the poor, so give him money!
Finance his jelly donuts, milk, and honey!
Finance his underwear’s increasing sizes!”
Yes, this is what Our Blessed Lord advises,
Affirming that Mark Shea is wise and funny.
Toward Shea, Christ’s constant attitude is sunny.
When punks say, “Get a job,” Christ’s anger rises.
No, this is not in Matthew, Mark, or Luke.
It’s not in John – nor anything you’ve read
Aside from Shea’s own works, which make most puke.
Screw all those guys – and read Mark Shea instead!
Fill the tin cup he holds – or you’re a kook!
The truest Christ lives only in Shea’s head.

 
–Tom Riley

 

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Wilde Thing

Wilde Thing

 
As sacrifice to deep hypocrisy,
You revealed features no one wished to view.
With wit the witless never dare agree.
As sacrifice to deep hypocrisy,
You granted imbeciles no victory
At last. Today we’re all regarding you
As sacrifice to deep hypocrisy.
You revealed features no one wished to view.

 
–Tom Riley

 

Wilde in 1889

Supreme Excuse

The Supreme Excuse

 
“God’s directing my actions. My duty—
That is all that I do, neither moody
Nor unfeelingly cold.
I am thoughtful – yet bold!”
As excuses go, that one’s a beauty.

 
–Tom Riley

Slapfest

Slapfest

 
The people’s pope is slapping people back.
“You need to learn to keep your distance, bitch!”
Yes, much like Christ, he goes on the attack.
His peevishness is limitless and rich.
Affection from a little Asian witch
Is something that he knows he doesn’t need—
And, if she irritates, he’ll scratch that itch
With prejudice extreme. So let her heed!
He’s fighting corporations and their greed.
He’s fighting climate change with all his might.
With vast plans he’s determined to proceed—
So so-called “pilgrims” really have no right
To seize his glorious and papal hand.
People? They’re what the people’s pope can’t stand.

 
–Tom Riley

 

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