First and foremost I want to wish all of you a happy 4-20!! :D
Then I want to ask you to take a moment to think about the Columbine tragedy.
And now that we got all the housekeeping stuff out of the way, I have to take a moment to bitch and whine about Ratzinger as Pope.
Okay, so maybe I’m not exactly a poster child for Catholicism, but still…I have to get this off my chest. Now, I have nothing against Germans as a whole (I love them!), but I do wonder why they picked as Pope someone who comes from a country where only 35% of the population is Roman Catholic and from a continent where Catholicism is in decline when some of the other candidates for the papacy came from areas like Africa and Latin America where Catholicism is either growing tremendously or is the number one religion. I also wonder why they would pick as Pope someone with such intolerant views on things such as people’s sexual orientation and who thought it was okay that Cardinal Bernard Law said a mourning mass for John Paul II.
I understand that Catholicism is very intolerant of very many things, which is very unfortunate because it could use it’s sphere of influence to do far more good than it has thus far, and one would think that given this chance to select a Pope who moves with the times, they would have jumped at the chance. However, it seems to me that instead of providing us with a Pope who can show some kind of progressive thinking that can somehow be woven into religious doctrine, the Church is looking to remain as if we were living in an alternative time in an alternative space. Hmmm….
That’s my opinion.
Anyway, last night I realized that I’ve once again become a vegetarian. I am still wondering if that’s a good thing.