Monday, September 28, 2009
Pope Benny and the Spider
Three good reasons to declare Pope Benny's tour of the Czech Republic a total BUST.
(1) hardly anybody turned out.
The pope got a tepid response: No posters or billboards promoted his visit, and local media coverage was thin.
That came as no surprise in this nation where polls suggest half the population of 10 million don't believe in God.
(2) The country's top churchman threw in the towel...
In an astonishingly public display of self-deprecation, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk made his confession to reporters, saying: "I have achieved almost nothing during my 20 years" as archbishop.
(3) The Big Question after Benny left was why did he bother to come?
And of course, did the spider go with him?
Now I know some mean people were hoping the spider would bite him. But not me.
I think they make a lovely couple. The arachnid and the homophobe.
May they live happily ever after.
Oh yeah. And one more thing.
Long live the Czech Republic !!!