nb. * That's English. Look it up
Two news items from Rome, where a tiny bit of that city thinks its something special because it attracts hordes of stupid tourists. First of all, some guy that thinks he’s infallible has declared that only men and women are permitted to marry. The other reports that some Polish guy is allowed to be a saint. I always thought that Val Kilmer was The Saint.
Calling a spade a spade, and a sect a sect. The first silly old man among equally silly old men continues to make headlines, but nothing changes.
Hypocrisy alert. I learned long ago that any mention of religion is bound to offend someone. Well, I am often offended by what I see as unjust.
When I see a crowd of delusional, arrogant old men in lush red, silk, and lace garments, I wonder how that squares with all the poor folks that must sacrifice to pay for the threads, lavish residence, servants, luxury hotel suites, and first class air travel. How does this square with pledges of poverty, chastity (not gonna touch that one), and whatever else they lie about.
I am not aware of any other religion , which rewards the top dogs so extensively in relation to the folks they abuse. And to think that so many women let themselves be ordered around by this bunch of hypocrites, all of whom believe in fairy tales (ones that prop up their hold on unjust power over others...which is what religion is all about). But, at least, Catholics are permitted to hug the opposite sex...
Media reported the lighting of a huge Christmas tree in the Vatican. It’s interesting to note that Catholics celebrate a pagan tradition or, rather, use a symbol stolen from pagans...the kind of folks they burned at the stake after stealing their show. I wonder what Jesus (that guy supposedly born on a Pagan holiday) would say...
Which is not the same thing as admitting guilt...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.