Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Imaginary Friends from Outer Space

The Pope Says It's OK To Believe In Aliens.

Well one can never have too many imaginary friends, can one? Why does the pope believe it matters to anyone whether he thinks it's ok to believe in aliens? I don't recall anyone asking his permission.

Some folks call him a Nazi. But that wouldn't be fair, I suppose, if you were to divide Nazi's into passive, good, nazis like your Aunt Gertrude who was a German nurse in Dresden during WW2 and had no idea what that smoky stench was coming from the big concentrataion camp with ovens in the field behind her house, or an active, bad, nazi like, oh, Goebbels who actually pulled the trigger. Or maybe somewhere in between. So I drug up a little history on the man who runs the business of salvation for over a billion catholics.

At age, 14 membership in Germany's "Hitler Youth" became mandatory. So Joseph Ratzinger enrolled. He managed to get out early so he could study for the priesthood.
Two years later, when he was 16, Ratzinger was drafted again by the German Army.
Ratzinger worked as a helper in an anti-aircraft briagde. In 1945, he was put through basic training and stationed near his hometown in Bavaria. When Allied forces advanced, he deserted the German army — risking death by that act alone. After he escaped, Ratzinger was captured by American soldiers and spent the remainder of the war in a POW camp. (source:MSNBC)

So see? It was mandatory. I guess, I suppose, if one were to have the intellect to understand what was going on around him, that one would either endorse by participation or defy by rejection a culture that should, ought, to be morally repugnant to any man of good quality. That the practice of such goodness would necessarily be frought with danger and probably death is precisely what makes that practice heroic and good and for these qualities, we obviously cannot turn to the head of the roman catholic church as they were absent when needed. Naturlich, he will never accept these facts and will continue to insist in his innocence and belief that he stands for something moral and good even while the proof supports just the opposite.

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