Pat Archbold has great fun….

with contemporary culture’s attempt to pigeonhole the Pope in dumb political categories.  Best part: an awful lot of the combox commentary totally misses the point.

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  • Jordan

    I knew he was being sarcastic, but he totally got me with the punchline! And I couldn’t help myself from looking at the combox, which turned out to be quite entertaining 😀

    • ivan_the_mad

      Ha! He got me too! What fun! God love our popes 🙂

  • Rebecca Fuentes

    I read that yesterday. Either some commentators didn’t go past the intro before sounding off, or their reading comprehension is in need of help. Good article, amusing comboxes.

  • Joe

    Some people have neither sense of irony nor ability to detect sarcasm. I wonder what it’s like to be that ignorant. Must be blissful.

    • UAWildcatx2

      Blissful until a very obvious, humorous post sets off your blood pressure alarm. Sigh.

  • Rosemarie


    Makes you wonder how often this happens with other online articles. How many people comment without really reading the piece – maybe even after reading only the headline? Would explain a lot, come to think of it. Great article, BTW.

  • Irksome1

    What struck me about the piece wasn’t so much the bait-and-switch (that seems to have become a tired staple of Internet prose), but the fact that so many in the combox, self-professed fans of Benedict XVI, couldn’t recognize those statements as his. It leaves me wondering how much attention they really did pay to the man during his pontificate and also how much attention they’re paying to Francis.

  • Only way to descrfibe it is that Mr. Archbold epically trolled. He showed the amateurs how it is done, and did with one troll what most people were unable to do with lengthy reasoned arguments.