Monday, April 5, 2010

Passover Gets A New Meaning in Rome

Apparently the pope has Passed Over responsibility for re-hiring a known pedophile priest to one of his assistants (gee, thanks for that boss!).  And as if that wasn't bad enough, now his personal preacher has publicly likened the current criticism of his Woelieness' handling of this inconvenient goof to the antisemitism of the holocaust.  One would think that having been a member of the Nazi Youth, the current Poop would be extremely cautious about any reference to the persecution of Jews - or maybe just not go there at all.  It's bad enough that celibacy (which should have gone the way of the dinosaurs - hey, there's a new theory for their demise!) is still practiced, but I guess it doesn't include sexual relations with children.  (And perhaps in some weird way it balances the overall equation, given the polygamist Mormons working their angle on divinity.)  Can someone explain to me how celibacy qualifies one to be a competent family counselor?  Oh, I guess I'm just not smart enough to understand it all.  My mum had a pretty simple saying: confess your guilt and ask for forgiveness (in the general sense, not the black box Hail Mary sense) - and take your lumps like a man (or man-god, whatever).