Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Vatican gets sex education

Mavis and Ron Pirola
By NICOLE WINFIELD -- (AP) Pope Francis, cardinals and bishops from around the world have gotten an unexpected lecture on the joys of sex, from a Catholic couple brought in to talk about what makes a marriage last.
Ron and Mavis Pirola, parents of four from Sydney, Australia, told a Vatican gathering of some 200 prelates that sexual attraction brought them together 57 years ago and that sex has helped keep them married for 55 years.
Setting aside a host of other snarky remarks that might be directed at the Vatican, there really is something ludicrous about 'sagacious' adults who need a crash course in one of the laws of gravity. There is something so sweet and honest about the Pirolas' presentation ... a fact that tends to cast their audience into an ignorant and arrogant pit.

I can't help but be reminded of an insult leveled at various dolts when I was a teenager: "He's so stupid, he'd fuck up a wet dream."

But I won't say that, but rather delight in a belated education that is better than the corrupt arrogance of credulous and insistent gurus.


  1. And yet, even within the article, a discussion of how difficult language is for extolling church virtues is spun, along with a concern that welcoming same sex couples into the soup will harm everyone. It was pearls before swine.

    1. >>"He's so stupid, he'd fuck up a wet dream."

      Or, "she broke the precepts because she sucked me in my dream."