Well, it has been an interesting couple of weeks. Not only for me but for the Catholic church, what with the resignation of Pope Benedict and all, the first Pope to resign in over 600 years. The internet and mainstream media have this covered so I’ll just say that it’s an interesting time and it will be extremely interesting to see how it plays out. It did make me think though. The Incredible Hunk was watching a YouTube video the other day by someone who was saying they didn’t see themselves as religious but they were definitely a big fan of Jesus Christ. I also saw a facebook picture the other week in which a man at a marriage equality rally was holding a sign that said ‘Jesus hung out with prostitutes and men; he has more in common with me than you!’ and you know, that’s a fair point. Jesus, so it goes, was a humble man, a big believer in love, not into material possessions or wealth – he gave to the poor; like Robin Hood – minus tights, plus miracles. So, whose idea was it that the head of the Catholic Church should live in a Palace? It seems to me, lapsed Catholic though I am, that the Catholic Church has strayed far far away from where it is meant to have started. That in all the telling people how to live their lives the Church itself has gotten a bit lost. People in glass Vaticans etc.
The crimes and atrocities that have been committed in the name of God, religion and love! How messed up and distorted those concepts can get, and how self-righteous and hypocritical people can be. It blows my mind. As many of you would remember there have been previous examples of people using my Daughter’s death for their own agenda’s. Full of their own importance and ignorance. Three days away from what would have been my Daughter Number One’s twenty-forth birthday I am faced with a situation that falls into the same category except more heinous, as it is also at the expense of three innocent children. There has been blithe boasting of unconcern for the welfare of one of the children and a flagrant disregard for the well-being of the other two. It is astonishing really, the depths to which some people will sink. Why it should still surprise me I’ll never know but it does. Just like the Catholic Church situation it will be interesting to see where the chips fall.
Some things, once done, cannot be undone.