Monday, April 05, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI is welcome in my home

I don't understand it myself. Why do I like Pope Benedict XVI? Here in a half-rotten weatherboard house is 57-year-old, destitute, Aussie bioregional anarchist, Protestant-raised atheist Wilson, appalled by the sexual abuse of kids by priests and the complicity of the Catholic hierarchy, right up to the Vatican -- and there in a magnificent Roman palace is (de facto) multi-billionaire Bavarian 72-year-old, right-wing, Roman Catholic Ratzinger who  insufficiently admonishes his pederast vassals. We're obvious natural enemies.

But there's something, je ne sais quoi, about Mr Ratzinger, His Holiness the Pope, that I like, and he's welcome at my place for dinner any time, given a bit of notice so I can buy something to cook. Why do I like him? I don't fully understand. Would he like me? I have no idea. I like to think that perhaps after a couple of hours together, we would both be wiser men, and good mates for life. That's the kind of hairpin I am, I guess. Your Holiness, if you're reading this, you are very welcome to have dinner with me in my home, and, I trust, some interesting conversation.

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Blogger Wellspring said...

Sorry. There will never be another to equal Pope John Paul II. All others are tiny men with tiny minds.

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