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Wednesday, April 06, 2005
 
This is Just Really Weird


Look, I know John Paul was an important pope. I know that he was/is revered and loved by Catholics around the world. It's sad that he has passed on. But he has. He's dead. His body doesn't have any of "him" left inside. Really. Check with your trusted spiritual advisor on this, if you like. That thing on the dais, all dressed up in papal finery, that's not him. He's gone. The sight of our current and former presidents kneeling reverently at the ritually attired corpse of a frail old man--while politically facile--is totally wack:




Karol Wojytla is not paying attention to this insane outpouring of dead-body worship. He has better things to do, now. God is watching, I guess, because that's one of the things that He does, but I really seriously doubt that He is particularly impressed by frantic reverence for embalmed remains.

That's one of the things He sort of specifically disapproved of a while back, I thought. It's hard to determine whether this is media induced hysteria (which I suspect) or just plain human silliness. Or both. In any case, this is a little nuts.

But at least it takes a little media heat off of George and Tommy boy.

 
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