Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Well, no, but you can SEE it from there.


Just in case you were wondering:

As a theologian, [Pope John Paul II Benedict XVI] has written about hell several times.

In the 1968 book, Introduction to Christianity, he described hell as a state of existential abandonment, "the loneliness into which love can no longer reach."

Well, actually, that's not hell -- it's Delisle, Saskatchewan. But I understand how you can get the two of those confused.

DEEP AFTERTHOUGHTS: At the risk of over-generalizing, have you ever noticed how many of those who are absolutely, positively convinced of the existence of Hell are the same people who still don't think there's enough evidence for climate change?

Just thinking out loud.

7 comments:

tb said...

Benedict XVI, not John Paul II, wrote the book to which you refer. It actually says so in the article you misquote. Try that reading comprehension course on for size, I'm sure they have one for you slow, lefty types.

theo said...

"Nitpicking for Jesus"
Actually CC doesn't specifically say PJ II said the last comment. There is a space between the two. It's called "Quote Mining" which is something you uber brains on the right are so fond of. He probably wanted to see if any of you dickheads actually follow his links.

CC said...

No, no, tb is correct -- I pooched it. It's been corrected.

Ti-Guy said...

Everyone in my family calls him Pope Ratzinger or Papa Ratzi (my mother draws the line at Nazinger though). It's just easier. Everyone has a hard time with Roman numerals above "III." That's why God invented the Muslims and Arabic numerals.

Crabgrass said...

Regarding the Deep Afterthought, have those same people been able to prove scientifically that terrorism remains a threat? 'cause I haven't seen the water-tight research on that.

theo said...

"CC said...

No, no, tb is correct -- I pooched it. It's been corrected."

I knew that. I was bored and felt like establishing some of that "Plausible Deniability" our rightish brethren are so fond of.

Scotian said...

theo said...

""CC said...

No, no, tb is correct -- I pooched it. It's been corrected."

I knew that. I was bored and felt like establishing some of that "Plausible Deniability" our rightish brethren are so fond of."

3:45 PM

That just cracked me up, and a lovely biting observation of the modern NA conservative these days.