nb. * That's English. Look it up
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.
One stupid, old man will be replaced by.....another stupid, old man. Or not...
The English newspaper, the Guardian, conducts a reader poll each day. I usually glance at the question and results. I had always assumed that the questions were serious...until today.
The pretext, the question, and the response are each absurd in their own way, but taken as a whole indicate the folly to which humans can succumb.
This is what was asked:
Should donkeys be banned from nativity plays?
The pope has declared the presence of donkeys at the birth of Jesus to be a myth.
Should donkeys be booted out of the Christmas stable from now on?
84% disagreed. Of course, this is a country that just rejected allowing female bishops in the Church of England.
As aside, I notice the irony of an old man, who is responsible for maintaining some of the biggest myths perpetrated upon mankind, making such a ridiculous statement. But, a donkey is also known as an ass.
Another headline caught my attention...
“Vatican confirms pope’s butler arrested in scandal.”
The pope has a butler?
What happened to a vow of poverty, chastity, and whatever? I doubt Jesus had a butler or that the bible says its okay.
I guess that over time the vows have evolved to something like hypocrisy, greed, and abuse of children.
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.