Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Pulling The Pin

Some Catholic priest has been unmasked as an IRA bomber. I suggest that on the general scale of Catholic atrocities, blowing up nine people is pretty small fry and not something the Pope would be unduly concerned about. In any case, I would imagine the priest concerned confessed his sins to a mate, was forgiven by God and is sitting at Jesus’ right hand this very minute with a smug smile on his face.

However, having said that, I don’t suppose you can blame the entire Catholic Church for the actions of one man, or the entire Catholic Church.

Hay was trying to describe her aunty Mabel who died in the 80s. She struggled for words and eventually said: “Imagine the kind of woman who wears hatpins.” That simple phrase conjured up an immediate mental image worthy of half a page of highly descriptive paragraphs.

1 comment:

  1. I note with incredulity that Catholics are up in arms about the ridicule being offered to the Pope in the context of his forthcoming visit to the UK (perish the thought that we hurt his feelings!) - these are people who claim to have privileged access to the absolute moral code of the creator of the universe, and wonder why the rest of us laugh at them.