Rick Santorum, a Fountain of Great Ideas, Is Launching Bitcoin for Catholics | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist


Because the Catholic Church knows a lot about lofty ideas that quickly come crashing down, a group of 13 men have launched Cathio, which is essentially Bitcoin for Catholics. It’s a new way for you to not give money to the Church.

The board of directors includes a group of right-wing politicians, including Matt Schlapp who runs the group that puts on CPAC and former Republican senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Senator Rick Santorum, a member of the Cathio Board of Directors, noted that Cathio also offers the opportunity for the Church to better engage the youth, “Millennials don’t carry cash, they date on apps and watch on-demand entertainment. We have to be there, we have to learn from successful tech companies, and we have to provide a universal solution that makes it easy for younger generations to engage with the Church.”

Here are some universal solutions to get more young people engaging with the church:

  • End the anti-LGBTQ bigotry.
  • Stop punishing women who are victims of rape.
  • Support birth control and contraception.
  • Banish the predatory priests and everyone involved in covering up the crimes.
  • Maybe don’t even molest kids at all.

Those solutions are free. (You’re welcome.)

It’s not surprising that Santorum would go for this, though, considering his reputation for promoting ideas that young people love. There’s no idea more uniquely Santorum than getting a group of Catholics — who are statistically older than the general public — to embrace new risky technology on the phones they can barely turn on.

The Church is in dire need of change, but literally no one was asking for this. The problem with Catholicism is not its lack of cryptocurrency. The board is dealing with a decapitation by offering a pedicure.

To paraphrase one commenter, this is just another brown stain on Santorum’s reputation.

(Image via Shutterstock. Thanks to Scott for the link)





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