A great historical and religious figure passes away, yet it is barely spoken of here on SEB. Why? Are you afraid to admit that while he was a bit too conservative and a bit prejudice against gays, he really was a great guy? Are you just lost for words?
Sure, the anti-gay rhetoric pissed me off, but Jesus Tap Dancing Christ, he forgave the guy who tried to kill him!
People want him to be made a saint. That’s silly; he doesn’t need the title ‘Saint’. Giving the meaning of Saint (from Latin Santo, meaning ‘holy’), I’d say he’s holy enough without an extra title.
The conclave (pronounced ‘cone-clah-vay’) begins in one week. Giving historical trends in pope elections, the next pope will probably, hopefully be a bit more liberal.
As long as it’s not an American pope. Then we’d have a 5th Crusade. I vote for the Pope form County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Ireland is Catholic town, it’s time for an Irish pope.
So long, JP2. I’m sure at least a few of us at SEB will miss you.