Do not trifle with the Church, my son.  Wristwatches are not the only things I can cause to disappear.

If the Russian Orthodox Church had spent a mere fraction of the 30K Euros this watch cost on hiring a better graphics artist, it could have avoided the embarrassment of this scandal by ‘shopping out the reflection of the watch as well as the watch itself!  I like to think everything happens for a reason, and it’s goofs like this which convince me there is indeed a God, and God has a blast exposing this exact kind of hypocrisy.

Thanks Everyone who sent this into us! You can see the original and more of the story on RT

  • Waldobaby

    These guys are CEOs. Forget that they wear ceremonial suits and hats, CEOs are what they are. They get there because they have a CEO mentality. Somehow CEOs have a need to sport eat-my-dust bling. It’s a CEO thing, born of the playgrounds of the world. Priests take a bad career choice and make the best of it, just like the rest of us. They even have a codified saying about it: Render … unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

    I have a theory that, across many religions, the wearing of asininely silly hats and clothing is meant to give the impression that the calculating driven upwardly-clawing wearer is a silly innocent simpleton lost in a fog of devotion to an invisible man in the sky. However, reflections really really suck.

    • David Vonrelem

      Ugh, reading a woman’s theory about anything can be more traumatizing and vomiting-inducing than the disaster presented above. Did this come straight from your vag­ina? Did you create 5 alternative accounts to like your own comment or are there 5 people stupid enough to agree with that babbling? 

      • JStass

        Dude, you totally just ruined your own case when you decided to use the word “vagina”.

      • Scooter

        Reading your posts puts me in the identical mental and emotional state that I experience when I rise up from the toilet after evacuating my bowels and give the results a cursory glance before flushing and washing my hands.

  • Lightstriker Stormyhahaha

    He already lives in a palace and everything that goes with it. He probably wears a million dollar Wonder Bra.

    They still don’t know that covering up a scandal creates more scandals?

  • kleenex

    someone is going to go to hell and not heaven for this disaster…

    • CragAntler

      True, but it’s just Russian Orthodox hell, which basically means twice as much time in church.

  • Bev

    Now that’s a big oops!  Makes you wonder what else about this meeting was fabricated or altered.

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  • Origami_Isopod

    I’m surprised this thread isn’t full of people whining about how “disrespectful” this post and Waldobaby’s comment are. The sheep are  probably all in church today, I guess.

    • Scooter

      I know, right?  I wait FOREVER for good PSD’s about politicians and religion to come in so I can write something really edgy and controversial and get someone’s sanctimonious panties all up in a bunch, and this beauty pops up, and all I get is one lousy rant from poor old David on here.

      I wonder what Rick Santorum’s up to today.  Oh, well…

  • CragAntler

    Not a PSD.  I’ve seen that watch advertised.  It comes with a state-of-the-art “cloaking device” that engages automatically upon detection of larcenous thought patterns.

  • Anton

    OMG, Watchgate got on PS Disasters. Hell yeah.

    Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

  • Joseph

    Maybe it was a gift. Many people give expensive gofts to religious leaders.

  • Agustine AZ

    I had no clue that having a watch makes you a rich person… I got similar ones for 3 dollars.

  • Bradley D.

    Blimey. You’d think, after the Communists went out of their way to destroy the Russian Orthodox Church the first time, that those guys would have learned to be a bit more circumspect about this kind of thing…

  • David Vonrelem

    Was the caption written by a 12-year-old hysteric girl? I know we can’t expect any kind of professionalism from the new staff that run this site, but use one of the posts as an excuse to express  a juvenile rage against religions? Seriously? 

    • Tto

      it’ll be ok.

    • Scooter

      My sincere apologies, David.  As a paid subscriber, you are entitled to a much higher level of professionalism than what we have been so far been… hold on…

      What?… Really?… Completely free, huh?…. Huh.  I did not know that.

      Um… never mind.

  • borodin

    I would have erased that spike coming out of my head too.

  • Joe Powers

    Awesome! :)