That’s not a stim. That’s a hallucinogen, judging from what the people are willing to believe after ingesting some.
Hey, Judgy McJudgerson, I’m just in it for the divine cannibalism. Don’t dig it, don’t do it!
In other news: He’s been eating human flesh and blood for quite some time now.
[Damnit, @writebastard beat me to it@]
Waiting for Bill Donohue’s (of the U.S. Catholic League) inevitable and seething defense of this coke-snorting Nazi-Catholic priest.
“Sometimes you just need to snort coke in a Nazi room! We refuse to be victimized by anti-catholic bigots in the popular culture blah blah blah”
Q: What kind of poetry do Belgian monks write?
A: Lambic pentameter.
Well, this doesn’t actually hurt anybody.
Catholic priests do much worse, less shrug-worthy things.
Porking kids is a ticket to promotion in the Catholic Church, but woe betide the snowblind art collector.
I would disagree. Somehow I think a priest who has no moral qualms with doing cocaine among Nazi paraphernalia is a priest who would be more likely rather than less likely to have no moral qualms with molesting children or tolerating those who do.
I personally don’t find the coke particularly troubling; it’s a strong stimulant with a lot of misinformation surrounding it. The Nazi swag’s a bit more troubling. In isolation, it could have an explanation, history buff or whatnot. Taken together, I agree they raise questions. But I still find it telling that this can get a Catholic priest cashiered whereas much worse is not only tolerated but tacitly encouraged within the priesthood.
I will say that, since as a Catholic priest he presumably finds coke a lot more objectionable than I do, it’s a strong sign of hypocrisy that he does it anyway, and thus a good indicator that he’d break his other vows.
Semi-OT, how does cocaine typically get all the way to Europe, and what does it cost there?
Probably the same way it gets to Australia: with great risk. Off the top of my head I think it’s about AU$300 a gram. Pretty damn pricey for something that’s over so quick.
I’d bet it was the dealer. Always good to have some blackmail on your customers on the side.
The broken Halo theory?
Dayum! Even the uncut stuff sells for half that in Texas. Talk about getting gouged by the War on Drugs.
The Australia Tax is on everything
SAME AS IN TOWN.
Yeah, that much proper coke would kill you dead. Mind you, so I’m told, the quality of drugs in NI is white, so you might need that much £40/g gak to get a buzz.
Hundred quid a gram for good stuff, less if you’re prepared to accept amphetamines and benzocaine with maybe 5% coke in there.
I like a good papists-behaving-badly scandal as much as the next smirking atheist; but (especially) in the broader context of priest misconduct, I can’t help but be a bit discouraged by this sort of reporting.
‘Dude does a few lines off hours’ should really be between him and his GP(with a specialist referral if necessary).
The stash of Hitler swag; less of a good sign in a local authority figure; but barring other indications of strong opinions about the jews or suchlike, still pretty weak sauce compared to what you’ll find in the closets of some perfectly harmless reenactment nerds who just like to play the side that had the cooler guns at the time.
There’s just not much here here; and what little there is is either a private problem best left to the guy and his doctor or in need of corroborating evidence to amount to anything serious.
Why hunt such pitifully small fish when there’s a shark in every other position of trust, honor, and authority?