Sunday, January 1, 2012

Snake eyes did it too. (It's becoming to be a habit.)

Money doesn’t leave the church once it’s in it.

Q. Yes way?  No way?

A. No way.

In early two thousand and five, shortly after the terrible, terrifying and catastrophic tsunami that hit land in south east Asia and killed so many people and left even more homeless, good old Jean-Paul II asked that more money be channeled to the disaster area by countries that had already contributed and that countries that had yet to send money, to do so.

In two thousand and eleven, on July second to be exact, history has repeated itself. Yes indeed, old “snake eyes”, Benoit XVI that is, (have you ever seen such an untrustworthy  pair of eyes as his?) has called on the world to send more money to the famine struck corn of Africa out of compassion and fraternal solidarity in order to help save the twelve million people who are threatened to die.

Have you ever in your life herd or seen written somewhere that the Vatican, a debt free and world-wide tax-exempt city-country, worth in the vicinity of one trillion dollars, has sent money to any catastrophe-stricken area of the world? No and you never will. The catholic church being the well organized, tightly-ran business that it is doesn’t let one penny go once it has made its way into the system. People can die of starvation or for any other reason around that church, it just doesn’t give a dam.

How can a church (any church for that matter) that claims to be the height of compassion and charity be so bloody cheap and lack so much human charity when it comes to disasters of that proportion? It’s simply because a church is a business and businesses don’t give money away unless there’s a promise of a good return. One thing is sure however. It hasn’t received money from me in many, many years and it won’t in any future.

I’m an atheist because I think! Therefore I think because I’m an atheist.

© 2012 Jean-Paul Gosselin

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Take this with you.

The pope goes to visit the Seven Dwarfs. As he is finishing his speech on comparative religions, Dopey raises his hand to ask a question.

"Mr. Pope, are there any dwarf nuns in Rome?".

"No Dopey," responds the Pontiff, "there are not".

"Mr. Pope, are there any dwarf nuns anywhere in Italy?", Dopey questions.

"No Dopey," chuckles the Pope, "there are no dwarf nuns in Italy."

"Mr. Pope," Dopey asks pleadingly, "are there any dwarf nuns anywhere in the world?"

"No Dopey," the Pope says sadly, "there are no dwarf nuns anywhere in the world."

And softly in the background the six remaining dwarves start chanting, "Dopey screwed a penguin, Dopey screwed a penguin."

Have a swell day, stay relaxed, have a beer and don’t forget: keep smiling. Life is good. Buena la vida. La vie est belle.


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