As a self-created being himself, Thoth especially appreciates self-created things. He has been quoted as saying,
“Mazel tov. Now don’t fuck this up.”
A touch condescending, you say? Dude, he’s Thoth, self-begotten, and self-produced. Master of both physical and moral law. He made the calculations for the establishment of the heavens, stars, Earth, and everything in them.
In the summer I wrote about the Catholic priest child-abuse scandal, and as I wrote then, the truth will out, and unfortunately, it is puke-inducing.
In a 1997 letter to Ireland’s bishops, Archbishop Luciano Storero wrote concerning the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Advisory Committee plan to notify law enforcement when abuse occurs,
...procedures and dispositions which appear contrary to canonical discipline and which, if applied, could invalidate the acts of the same Bishops who are attempting to put a stop to these problems. If such procedures were to be followed by the Bishops and there were cases of eventual hierarchical recourse lodged at the Holy See, the results could be highly embarrassing and detrimental to those same Diocesan authorities.
In particular, the situation of “mandatory reporting” gives rise to serious reservations of both a moral and a canonical nature.”
I can confirm that the rape and abuse of children is indeed embarrassing and detrimental to Diocesan authorities, not to mention not a picnic for the children who have been raped and abused.
And yet, John Paul II, who appointed Storero, is on his way to sainthood. As Andrew Sullivan wrote,
How will history look on a church that made a saint out of a Pope who ignored, suppressed, and had underlings covering up the rape of countless vulnerable children? In Ireland, the abuse was so severe, so long-running, so protected by a vile collusion between church and state that the attempt to hush it up is damning. It seems to me a stretch to argue that the Church under John Paul II returned to a very papal hierarchical structure and simultaneously say the Pope has no responsibility for the mass rape and abuse of children he so blithely presided over.
I wrote about this before. I don’t believe in God or Hell; and John Paul, Benedict, and Sortero all better hope that I’m right.
With the head of an ibis, and a super-cool name, he is One, self-begotten, and self-produced (i.e., no mother or father, he made himself).
He not only is credited with inventing the 365-day calendar, Wikipedia states that the ancient Egyptians believed him to be the author of all works of science, religion, philosophy, and magic.
The Greeks further declared him the inventor of astronomy, astrology, the science of numbers, mathematics, geometry, land surveying, medicine, botany, theology, civilized government, the alphabet, reading, writing, and oratory.
They also gave him props as the true author of every work of every branch of knowledge, human and divine.
So the governor had the great idea to offer money to the ‘ground-zero mosque’ folks, to move somewhere else.
That’s brilliant. If back in 1963, George Wallace had only thought of offering cash to Vivian Malone and James Hood to enroll in another school besides the University of Alabama, a whole lot of fussin’ and jawbonin’ could have been avoided.