Nobody Has Dinner With the Pope!
Yes I did! For the first time in America, a Pope (Pope Benedict XVI) gave mass on all the cable stations, right exactly at dinner time here in Middle America. I’m not sure if all the different time zones saw this event at exactly 5:30 pm, but most likely they did.
Someone obviously wanted all of America and all radical Islam also to see it.
That’s my opinion.
The news of the day wasn’t as important it seems. FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and the local channels all had the Pope on during primetime evening news. And it was more than a news event, it was a regular ceremony! Dining with the Pope!
I was waiting for my holy wafer to come flying out of my TV set, while I ate my meatloaf.
Okay, you can tell I’m not Catholic. I have nothing against Catholics. But please---if they are going to start giving religious services at dinnertime on all our main TV cable channel networks, then let’s give equal time to the Episcopalians, Methodists, Mormons, Baptists, Jews, and Quakers.
Let’s forget the news and have “Dining with the Pastors” on. I’m sure we can all agree that the news is pretty depressing. Maybe a Mass at dinnertime would inspire the nation to finally throw away their Prozac.
On the other hand, some would say the Hillary and Obama contest is getting very boring; the Pope was a nice diversion…sort of like elevator music. An hour of some religion was a nice reprieve…some might say.
But last night wasn’t enough. Today, they showed his fund raising talents on national TV. To think…46,000 people came to see Pope Benedict XVI at the new National Baseball Stadium, and they all had to pay to get in. He even had a ceremony where you could come up and bring him “gifts” while he blessed you. Gifts of envelops, filled no doubt with big fact checks and hundred dollar bills.
What would Jesus say? Heck, what would Martin Luther say? (Sorry, have said.)
Speaking of “sayings,” the Pope had the nerve to say that America has short-chained the blacks and the Native Americans---they have no hope.
Well, Mr. Benedict Pope, the Bishops have short-chained thousands of young boys that were sexually abused by the Catholic bishops, and that wasn’t so very long ago.
Oh…well…that’s America’s fault according to Pope Benedict. It’s our fault that his bishops are “over sexualized.”
Meanwhile, even though the bishops went unpunished, the church was forced to hand over $2 billion dollars in court fees for those abusive crimes performed by overly sexual bishops.
Therefore, there was a much needed trip to America to raise some money, and baseball stadiums will do just fine. Frankly, I don’t know why he doesn’t just make the tour. We have a lot of ball stadiums here. Think of the money he could raise for all those lost dollars in lawsuits due to putting oversexed bishops into his many churches.
Not too long ago, I remembered watching Bill Clinton and George W. Bush at the funeral of the last Pope. They were standing together in the crowd looking as if they were having the best of times…almost like two frat buddies getting ready to do a Skull and Bones raid. Who knows--- maybe they took the old guys skull back to the castle at Yale?
I liked the last Pope…John Paul. I remember Bill Clinton following him around when he was here in St. Louis, down at our convention center…like a puppy dog, looking for a treat. You could tell the Pope didn’t much care for him. At least the guy was not at the beck and call of just anybody.
No doubt this Pope has some strong points. He looks like a really nice guy. But really--- do we need to have to sit through his mass on our local evening news spot?
There are religious stations that could have put him on…which makes you wonder…
How many people while turning on their sets after a hard day at work, watching for their nightly news fix at their dinner table---how many Americans would have said, “Hey honey, the Pope is on the religious channel, let’s watch…oh pass the potatoes.”
Yeah---not as many.
So, just how independent are the major media channels?
Pass the holy water, and dose yourself good.