Wednesday, September 02, 2009

More Theater Of The Absurd
And I mean "Theater", and I mean "Absurd"

From the same diocese that declared kneeling a mortal sin, we now have this silliness. See if you can spot all the "right words". Here's some of it; (Emphasis and smart-assed comments, mine) Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will bless waves at Huntington Beach
Written by Editor at SurferToday.com

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will, in solidarity with other faith traditions
(ie: other pagans and heretics), host the second annual "Blessing of the Waves" at the iconic Huntington Beach Pier (400 Pacific Coast Highway) (third used condom down from Dr. Groovy's Hookah Emporium and Ye Old Head Shoppe) October 4, 2009, 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (or whenever you come to). The goal of this Diocesan sponsored prayer service and blessing is to bring together surfers and ocean-minded people, (aka: those with a head fulla sea water) regardless of their faith tradition (see: pagans & heretics), to show spiritual appreciation for the ocean and all that it gives the planet and its population. This gathering demonstrates concern for a cherished environment already compromised by the effects of climate change, toxic emissions, and other pollution. (Ave, Gaia.)
Sieg Heil, dude.
"It is fitting that this blessing will be held on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. (Since when?) Our coast line and its diverse ecosystem are under constant strain and increased environmental pressures. (Does that include the millions of "surfers and ocean-minded people" there in Southern California alone, who just can't help but use Mother Ocean as an open toilet?) This event seeks to remind our community that protecting the environment is central to believers in a loving Creator. (Well, there's 1/3 of The Blessed Trinity. Not bad, considering it's the Roman Protestant Diocese of Orange, we're talking here.) I am excited to join with members of our diverse faith community (Again, see: pagans & heretics) here in Huntington Beach to bless waves, those who ride on them, and the lifeguards who protect ocean goers," said Rev. Christian Mondor, OFM, PhD, Vicar Emeritus Sts. Simon and Jude. (Duuuuuuuuude.)

SOURCE: Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

Blessed are the garshed, for they will catch killer waves mañana, brah.
Blessed are the acid drops, for they shall scrap their faces and hurt mucho.
Blessed are the gremmies, for they shall learn to surf.
Blessed are the Tribe, for all others will be excluded.
Blessed are the gnarly, for they shall inherit the green room.
Blessed are the boglius, for they are AWESOME!

3 Comments:

Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Hey man! That was tubular.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Guess who won't be there, that'd be me...

Though I could infiltrate and provide a report, I'd much rather do something more constructive with my time, like go to a TLM

3:50 PM  
Blogger Al said...

I know that in Bari, Italia, they take out the relics of S. Nicholas & bless the water & fishing boats. Greek Orthodox & Eastern Catholic Churchs do some similar blessings. But, this is nothing but a bastardization of that tradition by wrapping it in "New Age " packaging. It is also another attempt to turn St. Francis into a hippie rather that the loyal son of the Catholic Church he really was.

FYI: Pope John Paul II proclaimed St. Francis of Assisi the patron of ecology in 1979. But, I don't think this is what he had in mind.

11:28 PM  

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