Bitch on the Blog

April 25, 2010

Das Wort zum Sonntag

Filed under: Human condition — bitchontheblog @ 22:19

What’s the world coming to? First  Catholic frocks molesting choir boys make the headlines.  Yes? So? What’s new?

Now the Pope is embroiled in some kerfuffle over condoms in Britian. Purleeeeese. Leave the man alone. He is in his eighties. And despite the fact that his name is Ratzinger (when he was still a Cardinal) – which, even in the ears of someone well versed in the guttural of the North and the East of Europe, does sound a bit rough (think “Rottweiler”) it is totally unfair to hold him responsible for the sins of his underlings. Soon his own church will nail him. And then there is the pressing question of John Paul being sanctified (apparently, the sooner the better before the true extent of JP’s covering up erupts in print). I wonder what God makes of all of it. Presumably he has better things to do, like writing his memoirs.

Benedict is a fine example of why one should think twice before going into management: You yourself might be as unblemished as the driven snow but the buck will stop with you. Actually no, the buck stops with God since the Pope is only his representative. The one thing I envy God (Ashok, take note) is that he is so elusive that even if he were served a court summons no one would be able to locate him, address unknown.

U

PS I shall not tag this since it is of utmost importance NOT to draw attention to yourself on matters religious. Those who preach “love thy neighbour” are most likely to crucify you when you dare ask questions. Needless to say that the early ‘doubting’ Thomas is close to my heart.

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5 Comments »

  1. VEEEERY sharp intake of breathe there……. I thought the whole thing was hilarious. God’s representative on earth would let poeple die or over populate the world because he doesn’t believe in contraception or abortion? Somewhere in the British Foreign Office is a wonderful satirist… the only thing that was done that was wrong was the British Government apologising.

    And there was me thinking that Christianity was grown up enough to be able to laugh at itself, unlike that other major religion that seems to want to disappear up it’s own fundament.

    Comment by magpie11 — April 25, 2010 @ 22:47 | Reply

    • Magpie, I did what I don’t often do: Take a headline and run with the story without actually reading it. There just seemed something so ridiculous about finding the words “pope” and “condom” in the same sentence.

      I don’t know what the Catholic church’s current stance on contraception is. I assume some things never change. I have had it on good authority that if you want to keep world population in check (post conception, as it were) you consult a CATHOLIC woman of advanced years. She will show you the way. No back street or needle in sight. Yet so effective.

      I think I’ll need to change address, Magpie. First the pope – now condoms and abortion. I move on precarious ground – and paranoia is beginning to set in. So much for Speaker’s Corner (Hyde Park, London).

      U

      Comment by Ursula — April 26, 2010 @ 09:44 | Reply

  2. My father was John Paul Jones. No relation to the English navel officer–we think. He was a bachelor. (“Don’t shoot ’til you see the whites of their eyes.”)

    There was Pope John. Next came Pope Paul. My father said the next pope will be a Jones. Daddy died from an accident so he never knew, but then came Pope John Paul the 1st, who died after a few weeks. After that Pope John Paul the 2nd lasted 25 years. (Don’t know if Google will agree to the exact years.)

    We were all Presbyterians. My husband’s family & relatives too.

    Comment by bikehikebabe — April 25, 2010 @ 22:52 | Reply

    • Bike Hike Babe, lucky you. My father’s name is much more prosaic and his views on Sunday School not to be repeated before children’s bedtime.

      I don’t know exactly what Presbyterians are. Though have always loved the sound of the word (say, when reading an American writer’s book or watching a film); reminding me of “Protestant” – Martin Luther rebelling and dividing the church into two branches. And a good job he did too. A source of constant fascination to me what influence religious believes have on all of us – even on those who will be quite happy to go to heaven or hell without an afterlife in sight.

      U

      Comment by Ursula — April 26, 2010 @ 10:00 | Reply

      • We haven’t been to church in 40 years, tho’ Tom’s brother (only sibling) is a Presbyterian minister. Also one of his three 1st cousins on his mother’s side. (Tom’s father died when Tom was 8, mother pregnant, so I don’t know any cousins on other side.)

        I won’t start on how good, helping etc. Tom is. If there is a heaven (I doubt that) he’ll be there.

        Comment by bikehikebabe — April 26, 2010 @ 14:39 | Reply


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