Pick a Fave: Mine’s “Fomenter of coprophagia!”

Which means — basically — one who encourages another to eat feces.

…From The Pope Francis Little Book of Insults. I guess my sense of humor is never far from what appealed to me when I was a kid. Many (most) of these are taken out of context, and I don’t think the Holy Father has in mind to actually insult anyone, okay? His little phrases, even “Self-absorbed Promethean Neo-Pelagian” is illustrative, he seems to want to describe attitudes in a scene. I obviously do not know what Francis is actually thinking, but I think he is giving us little “parabolic vignettes” and not describing an actual person or group, ever. I don’t think he’d feel free to use such vocabulary otherwise. But that’s just me — I’m inclined to trust his good faith.


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