They would have been disappointed with Him too

They would have been disappointed with Him too

Diogenes has hit another home run today.

Taking on the liberal despair over the election of Benedict XVI, especially the liberal media, Diogenes offers a parody of what the news would have said about Jesus being named Messiah. You think he would have been called a doctrinal hardliner too?

Even some members of the Messiah’s personal entourage expressed misgivings.  The Rev. J. E. “Dimples” Iscariot, S.J., media consultant and associate editor of Marble Thighs magazine, did not hide his regret. “A missed opportunity, I’m afraid.  We in the Society of Judas traditionally enjoy a special relationship to the Messiah, but we’ll find this choice very hard to explain to gays and lesbians—I mean, of course, to gomorrhaists and sodomitesses—as well as to the divorced and the marginalized.  Why just the other day I saw 300 denarii, which might have been used to help find a cure for leprosy, squandered on wholly unnecessary ritual excesses.”

But the best line by far was an homage to the New York Times‘s styleof “unbiased” news reporting. Rather than spoil it, I’ll leave it for you to find it.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
4 comments
  • I read this earlier at CWN.  I loved Society of Judas, I’m sorry to say. I know there are good SJs out there who must be suffering tremendously at the hands of their confreres. Then again, that’s how some of our saints reached sanctity.

    What is “Marble Thighs” an allusion to?

  • “need some quote from supporter “

    Priceless.  Diogenes can whine at times, but he more often hits a home run with blistering sarcasm.

    Thank you, Uncle D.

  • Totally great.

    Normally I’m not a “Diogenes” fan. He or she is an excellent writer but alas, in my opinion, also comes across far too often as a crybaby.

    But this piece hits the spot! A good use of talent, a better use of knowlege—and a superlative use of humor.

    I’m anxious to pass it on to some folks I know—actually, probably more deserving of the the “crybaby” label—who, while passing on the mourning period for John Paul II, entered into it whole heartedly upon the election of his successor last Tuesday! wink

    Thank you, “Diogenes.”

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