Friday, April 08, 2005

Did the Pope have a soul and where is it now?

I can't believe reporters aren't addressing or soliciting outside comment on this. I mean, wasn't the official statement of the Catholic Church in Poland upon the death of John Paul II something to the effect that he'd devoted himself to the message of "eternal life"? What a scandal if it turns out that the man is simply dead! Talk about dereliction of journalistic duty: How about a little investigation and fact checking here guys?

6 comments:

. o O M e l i S e r O o . said...

That's an excellent question. I don't know how reporters are not trying to answer it right now! Those CNN guys always leave out the most important things...
(just like when everybody was praying for the pope's soul... I mean... come on! he's the pope, he's got a first calss ticket to heaven... doesn't he?)

Mel.

Nick said...

How about a little compassion for a man who devoted his life to freedom, equality and tolerance for everyone?

Murky Thoughts said...
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Murky Thoughts said...

I don't believe John Paul II will ever encounter or be made aware of the words here. I do understand that it's easy to offend living people by getting near such subjects as "the Pope," the death of a beloved and in particular the death of a beloved Pope. If you find my post to be expressing disrespect toward John Paul II, then I think you're reading into it and I think you're reading wrong. I happen to find the idea of life after death preposterous, but that's my right. I'm sympathetic to the desire to believe.

Murky Thoughts said...

"Preposterous" but also immensely consequential to society and politics, which is why I see humor in the press seeming to take the idea of life after death for granted (i.e. by publishing the idea all over the place without comment)

Nick said...

fair enuff, but i doubt His Holiness was a wife beater. and i think the world outpouring of grief, and the people who knew him best, his parisheners from Krakow, and the fact that about 1 million or so Poles trekked all the way to the Vatican, show exactly what the ppl who knew him best thought of him. I think ur right tho, world leaders flaws need to be factored as well, but i just think the tremendous amount fo good he did outweighs that, and merits a little respect.