Saturday, 9 May 2009

Pots and kettles..-hypocrisy alert

The pope has called upon Muslims to against the misuse of religion for political ends. Well, I suppose he should know -the multinational corporation he heads is, after all, the acknowledged world expert in these matters and has been honing its skills since at least the time of Constantine.

There is little more to say about this - so I will just indulge in a small, hollow, laugh.


Livia Indica said...

Wow! For someone who rejects sexuality the Pope sure has some balls! (Forgive me for lowering the tone of things but I couldn't help it!)

Idris said...

This reminds me of the the delicious story which Barbara Walker retails in the "Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets" According to this, there is an imperative that the episode of Pope Joan never be repeated. Therefore, each newly elected Pope has to sit in a chair raised on high. The seat of his chair has a hole through which his genitals must dangle. The cardinals then have to pass in procession underneath and, looking up, solemnly intone- in Latin of course (which I have forgotten for the moment) "He has testicles and they hang well"

I really do hope this story is true - it is so perfectly Pythoneaque - but fear it is apocryphal