The Playboy Pope: Catholic writer claims John Paul ll was just like Hugh Hefner


(”In my Father’s house are many bunnies…?”)

Ah yes, the old ones really are the best…

So, there’s this nobleman, who goes to the restaurant and has just placed his order. Says the waiter:

“How do you want your steak, sir?”

“Preferably, not through my heart,” says the count.

Anyway, there are some stories that, like the count, simply refuse to die. So, on a slow news day, you can always dig up some newspaper article about the Roman Catholic Church’s entertaining views about sex – and if it’s not the Pope or his officials going on about this oldest of subjects, it’s weird lay persons, like Christopher West, who’s made a career out of trying to channel the spirit of former Pope, John Paul ll:

“West’s approach to human sexuality is, well, unique. In seminars, he has blessed women’s ovaries and recommends that couples pray over each other’s genitalia as a means of overcoming shame. The recent focus on West stems from a May Nightline story about him and his work. Among other gems, West said, “I actually see very profound historical connections between Hugh Hefner and John Paul II.” West argues that Victorian prudishness and its antecedent Puritanism caused Christians to see sexuality as a source of shame. He believes that, in different ways, both Hefner and the pope challenged this attitude. Hefner’s career needs no elaboration, but Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” is still permeating its way into Catholic consciousness.”

Yes, Hugh Hefner and the Pope…

I can so see the Pope, riding his bunny through Vatican city, crying, “In Hugh Hefner’s house are many mansions…”

… or something.

Mind you, if you want to hear people saying really silly stuff about sex you don’t necessarily need to turn to Rome.

Like call centres, outrageously outdated & outré views about sex are now being outsourced to India as well:

LUCKNOW, India (AFP) — Colleges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh said Wednesday that female students would be banned from wearing jeans and other Western clothes to halt sexual harassment by male classmates.

“Girls who choose to wear jeans will be expelled from the college,” Meeta Jamal, principal of the Dayanand girls’ college in Kanpur city told AFP. “This is the only way to stop crime against women.”

So true, that.

Like ripping out a smoker’s lungs is the only way really to stop him from getting lung cancer.

(Now, this is kinky beyond the wildest wet dream of any pontificating prelate…)

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