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Steve Likes to Curse
Writing, comics and random thoughts from really a rather vulgar man
It's the anniversary of another ironically monikered Pope 
Monday, January 8th, 2007 | 12:15 pm [comics, humor, religion]

Today in the year 1198 a thirty-seven year-old Catholic deacon named Lotario de' Conti di Segni was elected Pope.  He took the name Innocent III, and spent his 18 year reign working to usurp political power from the rulers of Europe, and ordered bloody inquisitions to force conversion and squash heresies within the church.  He authorized the Fourth and Fifth Crusades, and called to order the Fourth Lateran Council, which voted to require Jews to wear distinctive clothing. 


Megalomaniac, warmonger, anti-Semite – now you can celebrate the life of this great man of God with your very own Pope Innocent III action figure!  Yes, of all the hundreds of men who have served as Pope in the last two thousand years, the good folks at Accoutrements have decided to immortalize Innocent III in six inches of plastic, complete with removable papal hat!  How fucking keen is that, eh?  He’s great fun with your Jesus action figure, as well.  Get the two of them together to reenact the comical scene following Innocent III’s death, when he met up with a somewhat grumpy Jesus:

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