Captain’s Log 6,081
What I find interesting about Republicans……….
They want to insert all sorts of God stuff into our government. Christian values this. God bless America that. Never mind that this country was founded on the SEPARATION of religion and government. Details…..
They want all the God stuff except…….
EXCEPT…………. when the God stuff is coming from this guy.
Oh whoa! Whoa up there! Not the pope’s God stuff!
They ask……”How can that damn pope be so political?”
My question is….. how can any elected government official be so religious?
Even John Boner-Head is a Catholic. He must have had a very tight sphincter during the pope’s address. Even though he was instrumental in getting the pope to visit, I’m sure he had reservations. “There’s a lot of interest in what the pope is saying, his outreach to the poor, the fact that he thinks people ought to be more religious,” he said. “He’s got other positions that are a bit more controversial, but it’s the pope.” A bit more controversial? That’s a laugh.
How dare that damn pope care about the planet? How dare he care about immigration and the poor? He’s supposed to be a figurehead, dammit! He isn’t really supposed to express his ideas! I know he is against abortion, but to his credit, he is also against poverty, ignorance, war, and the death penalty. That makes him truly more pro-life than any of the other guys who only want women to have babies even though they cannot care for them for whatever reason.
I can handle a difference of opinion if that person is consistent across the board. Don’t tell me you are pro-life and then cut off welfare funding to poor mothers or put restrictions on free lunch programs. Don’t tell me you are pro-life if you support the war. Don’t tell me you are pro-life if you are willing to inject another human being with a deadly drug. Just don’t tell me that shit.
I would like to geocaching with the pope. I don’t offer that to everyone, but I think we could have fun talking in the car while driving to the next treasure.