April 4, 2005

Right On Cue!

Just like I said... The CNN John Paul II Obituary was primed and waiting.. and now, it's been unveiled! Why, they've got a whole "Remembering the Pope" interactive! Yes, we are probably all going to die, and it's a good idea to get the web guys and writers working on obits that may not happen for years to come.. I mean sometimes it's a slow celebrity death season. Now that this is done, Pope John Paul II can enjoy the benefits that come with a near mid-year death... Time's Man of the Year... an MTV Lifetime Achievement Award...Sexiest Man of 2005... a Grammy, and maybe even a Nobel Peace Prize! I'd like to get in on the action and purchase some stock in the company that produces little Pope fridge magnets! Yes... you thought that the Schiavo thing was going to go on forever.. now the "out with the old and in with the new" Pope fiasco will have us drooling for new coverage from the "give 'em what they want, but not necessarily the actual news" media. So.. farewell guy.. you were a great man who truly cared for humanity. Maybe misguided with mumbo jumbo cultish beliefs, but still a good intentioned guy. I admire that. I respect that. But I don't believe that you represent my religious leader in any way. Just another good man, who just happened to be adored by millions.

Looks as alive as ever!

Posted by Reese at April 4, 2005 10:29 AM

The surprising thing is they've had Pope fridge magnets for years. I had a Pope comic book in 3rd grade. Every grandma I know has a picture of him in their kitchen.

He was a tireless advocate for human dignity and almost certainly had more to do with the collapse of eastern european Stalinism than Reagan ever did.

On the other hand his policies against divorce and contraceptives were quite reactionary. As was the laissez faire attitude toward priest child abuse, limbo and the devil's advocate. Not to mention that whole Christianity kick he was on.

Nonetheless mostly good.

Posted by: Spicolli at April 4, 2005 1:26 PM