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Monday, May 29, 2006

The Rodney Dangerfield Of Popes

The Pope visited Auschwitz and had this to say:

"To speak in this place of horror, in this place where unprecedented mass crimes were committed against God and man, is almost impossible"
"Almost impossible" but not for Superpope! as he added:
"and it is particularly difficult and troubling for a Christian, for a pope from Germany."

Yes, my heart bleeds for the poor guy. Just how horrible it must have been growing up non-Jewish in Germany in the 1930's!

"In a place like this, words fail; in the end, there can be only a dread silence,"
Ah, yes. Silence. Only silence. Only a Dread Pirate Silence. Oh, wait. There's more:
"a silence which itself is a heartfelt cry to God: Why, Lord, did you remain silent? How could you tolerate all this?"
Now this is very important. Notice that he is indicating that the silence is questioning God and that by yapping away he is explicitly not questioning God. Clever girl.*

* - "Clever girl" is a quote from Jurassic Park. It is spoken by the Game Warden when, while hunting a velociraptor, he finds a second velociraptor has snuck up beside him. He then gets the Timothy Treadwell treatment.

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