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Frank the Hippie Pope: A Lutheran Satire Production
YouTube ^ | 10-20-13 | Hans Fiene

Posted on 10/20/2013 8:41:47 PM PDT by Conservaliberty

For those who have never heard of it, Lutheran Satire is a YouTube channel of informative and funny videos by a Lutheran pastor Hans Fiene.

This video is his reaction to Pope Francis' antics. Just remember it is satire--and Fiene has a rather cutting sense of humor.

Frank the Hippie Pope


TOPICS: Catholic; Humor; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: lutheransatire; popefrancis
My hubby and I really liked this. Thought I'd share it with all y'all.
1 posted on 10/20/2013 8:41:47 PM PDT by Conservaliberty
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To: Conservaliberty

So let’s do a Catholic satire of the chubby Martin Luther nailing his theses onto the Wittenburg church door after which he was arrested and placed on a Diet of Worms.

Do we really want to go there?


2 posted on 10/20/2013 8:51:25 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Conservaliberty

Unfortunately, its pretty well done, and it would be really funny ... if it wasn’t so true.


3 posted on 10/20/2013 9:00:37 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Conservaliberty; Charles Henrickson

we have a Lutheran pastor on FR, lets see his reaction


4 posted on 10/20/2013 9:04:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: elcid1970

The Colts are about to beat Manning and the Broncos.

Thus we know there is no God.

(Do I need a winkie or something here?)


5 posted on 10/20/2013 9:05:31 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: GeronL; lightman

Ping to another Lutheran minister.


6 posted on 10/20/2013 9:05:43 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Conservaliberty

This absolutely summarizes my bafflement with this chaotically-minded pope.


7 posted on 10/20/2013 9:07:14 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Brian Kopp DPM

we have more than one?

interesting


8 posted on 10/20/2013 9:24:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: elcid1970

elcid. I’m not a Catholic. But I have been a big admirer of the Church as it has stood for hard biblical principles when a lot of its protestant allies were pretty wimpy. Although I do not believe he was selected as God’s representative on Earth, I do believe the Pope has a huge role as the most prominent spokesman for Christianity in the world. No close second.

Obviously, I’m not guided by having to think he is somehow specially chosen by God as God’s personal leader of all Christians. I evaluate him as a man who won a very important election and then by who he becomes as a leader. (Caveat, I do believe he is chosen by God in the Pauline sense that God raises up and destroys nations and leaders. But that does not mean God necessarily approves of each and all of them.)

The video seems to me a valid, if biting, criticism of Francis’ performance as a leader so far. He’s either very sloppy or he is working to pull the Church away from rather clear scripture. The later would be consistent with the odd way he came to power—suggesting something like a coup in the Vatican. In his actions, IMO, he has undermined the entire Christian faith—Christians cannot deny scripture and have much left and he is tiptoeing very close to that line.

That’s from a Christian who loves my Catholic friends, admired Benedict very much as a great leader, and expects to meet many Catholics in New Jerusalem.

Criticism from the people who love you should sometimes be listened to.


9 posted on 10/20/2013 9:31:33 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: elcid1970

So let’s do a Catholic satire of the chubby Martin Luther nailing his theses onto the Wittenburg church door after which he was arrested and placed on a Diet of Worms.

Do we really want to go there?


If you would like to, you are more than welcome. It sounds like it might be rather poor quality, but that’s a matter of opinion.

I won’t be offended.


10 posted on 10/20/2013 9:32:35 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (Everything is racist. Don't agree? That's because you're racist. /s)
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To: Conservaliberty

It’s funny because it’s true.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 9:57:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (At least it's not written in Perl.)
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To: elcid1970

That would probably at least result in more meaningful Roman Catholic - Protestant dialogue than in the last 4 centuries or so...

I don’t want to be too hard on Francis. He’s trying to make nice. He verges on evangelical attitudes at times. He looks like he is trying to find a living way around a lot of dead bones, and even if it is a bumble it is better than nothing.

You know what I frankly think of the video though. It sounds like Protestants trying to out-Catholic Catholics. That’s a Luther problem. Whatever the later Calvin’s faults, and he had some significant ones, that wasn’t among them.


12 posted on 10/20/2013 10:25:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Are you saying they should lighten up on Francis?


13 posted on 10/20/2013 10:34:39 PM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: Ken H

Well... they’ve got their own historical axe to grind, complaining that the Roman Catholic church was unbiblical. This seems to carry that complaint on, even in areas where I’m not sure they’re giving Francis an honest reading. This whole business of persons and intrigue, however, really sounds quintessentially un-Christian to me. Since when did Christ want cults of sinners’ personalities? Color me a very roll-eyed Crazy Evangelical.


14 posted on 10/20/2013 10:37:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: freedumb2003

Go Colts!


15 posted on 10/21/2013 12:59:46 AM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Conservaliberty

I’m southern baptist

To me....excluding Show Me Synods

Lutherans are as or more lib than Catholics....to us anyhow....very few to our right

Pentecostals at times.....some primitives and assemblies

And yes....this Pope is not like the last two no matter how much the diehards parse him off

Shame too

I like Pope Stout


16 posted on 10/21/2013 1:15:23 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: Brian Kopp DPM

My internet connection isn’t fast enough or generous enough to view YouTubes.


17 posted on 10/21/2013 5:54:48 AM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: ModelBreaker

Thank you for your thoughtful & well thought out reply.

So here’s some food for thought: a lot of us oldfashioned pre-Vatican II Catholics have said for years,

“Never trust a Jesuit”

Jevvies seem to seesaw between orthodox defenders of the Faith, or wild experimenting revolutionaries. In both instances they regard themselves among Catholics as the best trained, best focused & best qualified to ponder weighty issues within the Church.

Look up their history. Several Popes have banned them.


18 posted on 10/21/2013 6:10:09 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

Oh you’re just being too ideological.

And yes, as soon as I heard this pope was a Jesuit, my heart sank.

Nothing surprising here.


19 posted on 10/21/2013 3:45:31 PM PDT by piusv
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To: piusv; elcid1970

So what does a faithful Catholic DO now? Seriously, where do you go for redress of this situation? Or do you just sit down, shut up, and smile? This would seem to be a turning point for the Catholic Church, to me. It cannot possibly be business as usual, as daily we see more and more questions concerning this pope.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 4:10:42 PM PDT by smvoice (HELP! I'm trapped inside this body and I can't get out!)
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To: smvoice

Oh good grief, Holy Mother Church survived the `Renaissance Popes’ who must have all been of the Medici family, with secret wives, mistresses, children, amassing wealth & instigating wars. Of course, the counter to all that was Martin Luther & before it was all over the Thirty Years War had exterminated most of Germany as millions perished in the debate about the divine nature of the Eucharist.

So a Pontiff who eats in the common refectory, washes the feet of the poor, & shuns many of the trappings of the Papacy, is now the Lenin of the Vatican?

Yes, my memories of the Jesuits who taught was how they argue, argue, argue. But notice how Pope Francis, the liberals’ “third world Pope of the poor” tends to disappoint the Left when his pronouncements fail to overthrow anything in the Roman Canon?

(For those of you in Rio Linda, this is a trick question:) I mean, who elected this guy?


21 posted on 10/21/2013 5:06:36 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

He was pretty skinny at that point. For chubby look to after his marriage to Katherine, who must have been a good cook.


22 posted on 10/22/2013 5:42:41 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Aren’t most German women good cooks?

Anyway, it’s satire! Like there were cartoons of young George Washington chopping down the cherry tree, only the child had the middle aged Gilbert Stuart face as seen on the dollar bill.

Drawings of Luther depict a young man. Portraits from life show him older & tubbier (just like me!).

;^)


23 posted on 10/22/2013 6:00:20 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

“Good German Cooking” usually means sausuage or runzas.


24 posted on 10/22/2013 6:14:17 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Hmmm...I was thinking schnitzels, spaetzele, sauerbraten, red cabbage, & potatoes done many ways.

Several kinds of sausage make a great Grillteller.


25 posted on 10/22/2013 8:09:05 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

Now I am hungry.


26 posted on 10/22/2013 9:00:49 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Conservaliberty

John 8:7


27 posted on 10/22/2013 9:05:49 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: elcid1970
I'm having spaetzele with goulash for dinner tonight. Can't wait.
28 posted on 10/22/2013 9:12:11 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: smvoice

Good question smvoice. The things we are hearing from this pope is NOT the same thing as what was happening with the Medici popes and all of the other bad popes. As bad and as sinful the bad popes were they didn’t say things that were contrary to the Catholic Faith. They weren’t Modernists.


29 posted on 10/22/2013 2:19:11 PM PDT by piusv
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To: Conservaliberty; Gamecock; metmom

How did we miss this one?


30 posted on 10/24/2014 9:32:50 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

Beats me. I was just thinking it was a quiet day in Rome.


31 posted on 10/24/2014 9:45:30 AM PDT by Gamecock (USA, Ret.)
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To: elcid1970

Go ahead. Ping me when you are finished.


32 posted on 10/24/2014 9:46:47 AM PDT by Gamecock (USA, Ret.)
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To: Alex Murphy

From last year, no less.

Who knows?


33 posted on 10/24/2014 9:48:06 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Alex Murphy

How did you FIND this one?


34 posted on 10/24/2014 9:48:28 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Gamecock
if you've never seen it before, LutheranSatire has a hilarious and educational episode on (badly) explaining the Trinity: St. Patrick's Bad Analogies:
"And who confesses 'partialism'?"
"The first season of the cartoon program Voltron, where five robot lion cars merge together to form one giant robot samurai - obviously!"
"I've never heard of 'Voltron'."
"Of course you haven't! It's not going to exist for another 1,500 years now, Patrick!"
And my favorite:
"That's modalism, Patrick!"


35 posted on 10/24/2014 10:13:56 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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