Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Why the pope shouldn't be on Twitter.



Because it's ditzie.

Because ditzes are wondering if his followers will exceed Lady Gaga's.  Seriously.

Because people are outraged that he gets mean, viscious tweets. Really?  Oh the humanity!  So?  He's on Twitter you ditz!  Did he just fall off the turnip truck?  What do you expect?  A pope on Twitter.

Because he is setting a bad example for priests - it's like hanging out at a dive bar and drinking and smoking with the riff-raff.

What?

10 comments:

  1. I have found myself wanting to pray for the legion of characters who are surely trying to crack his account(s).

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    1. Another good reason for him not to be on Twitter. If media distorts the pope's writings and allocutions, just think what they can do with tweets.

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  2. I got the impression that Father Z sort of thought it was neat and a great way to reach young people - you know - come down to their level and play in the sandbox with them - or something.

    I've been hearing this drivel for years about all the ways we adults are supposed to "engage the kids." Really? There was a time when we expected kids to grow up and meet us at an adult level.

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    1. At one point Fr. Z was against it.

      I agree with you - kids are too coddled today.

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  3. thomas tucker11:30 AM

    The responses to his Tweets sure illustrate the levels of degradation and rudeness to which our society has descended. Not that there aren't been plenty of other examples, mind you.

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  4. And................guess what? Father Z and Michael Voris are holding a 7 day Lenten Retreat at Sea --- TOGETHER!

    I need to pop some corn to watch heads explode. Heh!

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    1. Saps At Sea - I already saw that film.

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  5. I always thought Terry would be on Twitter before the pope. Wrong again.

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  6. I have chest pains because of this.

    I am a college professor. My job is to teach various writing courses: fundamentals, academic, technical, and business. My department is encouraging me to use Twitter in the classroom to teach academic writing. That is correct. The English department is suggesting that Twitter would be a great tool in the classroom to teach academic writing. This is the only way we are going to really "engage" (I loath this word as much as I hate the word "bright" (as in "These kids are exceptionally bright!") and "reach" these college students.

    My chest really did begin to ache when I heard the Pope is now on Twitter.

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  7. +JMJ+

    Twitter is nothing but a 24/7 popularity competition. I should know; I'm losing epically. =P

    A few nights ago, a good Twitter pal with whom I livetweet Horror movies and 90s Nickelodeon shows retweeted someone else's tweet that the Holy Father getting thousands of followers before he ever tweeted a thing is a good metaphor for all religion. That tweet is in turn an excellent reflection of the depth of insight and dignity one can achieve of Twitter.

    I cannot think of a single good reason why the Pope should be tweeting.

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