How did I miss this earlier in the month? Jeez, it’s the Jeezits all over again! People who become so emotionally vested in the story of a symbolic object as to elevate it beyond all sense of proportion, beyond rule of law, beyond humanity, beyond all reason?
“It’s not a symbol of the body and blood of Christ, but is in fact the body and blood of Christ,” said Neil MacCarthy, director of communications for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto. . .
“We believe we are holding Jesus in our hands, so to put Jesus in your pocket or to put Jesus on the ground [is serious]. If it falls on the ground it has to be consumed.
“We never throw Jesus out,” Mr. MacCarthy said.
Although as mad as the PM is about the publicity and criticism, what’s Harper really got to complain about, compared to what happened to poor Florida public university student Webster Cook? After all, Harper wasn’t thrown out of his own religion’s services after inquisitors and spies made a scene, much less impeached by his own Senate and threatened with expulsion from his home institution!
And then he even gets to meet the Pope after his offense, despite the fact that he’s not even Catholic? There’s no justice . . .
Hey, wonder if that table for four in the White House rose garden serves wine and crackers instead of just beer? We could have the president, the pope, the prime minister and — Webster Cook, or should we give the fourth seat to Joe Biden again, and leave Cook odd-man-out the way the 9-1-1 caller got left out of yesterday’s get-together, hmmm.
Somebody should pray on it and let us know . . .