Perhaps not raging, but considering you felt the need to lecture me on cheap shots over a pretty tame joke I'd say you were overreacting. I can make a Barack Obama came from Kenya joke without actually thinking he came from Kenya and can do the same with a joke about the new pope.
Wtf, joking about Obama? Why do you hate America?
Also, given your username you shouldn't be joking about the pope. You might just be the old pope emeritus posting on a trek forum.
So yeah, there's that.