More ghosts?

March 28, 2009

Have you seen the ghost pictures HERE? Really spooky

The following is taken from the Patrologia Latina and highlights just some of the charges levelled against Pope John XII:

“…he had fornicated with the widow of Rainier, with Stephana his father’s concubine, with the widow Anna, and with his own niece, and he made the sacred palace into a whorehouse. They said that he had gone hunting publicly; that he had blinded his confessor Benedict, and thereafter Benedict had died; that he had killed John, cardinal subdeacon, after castrating him; and that he had set fires, girded on a sword, and put on a helmet and cuirass. All, clerics as well as laymen, declared that he had toasted to the devil with wine.”

Times have changed. The current papal incumbent, Pope Benedict XVI is quoted as saying “The whole experience was uplifting” (becoming Pope, with its long and varied history). He also confirmed that God “has a great sense of humour” a fact the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah may not have been aware of.

He quickly put us all straight with another of his little homilies:

“Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less a strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.”

So it was with equal frankness he told the African people that condoms weren’t the answer in combating the AIDs epidemic there. A simple enough statement, but one that might kill more people than good old Pope John XII ever dreamed possible…it’s good that Benedict keeps these murderous papal traditions alive in the 21st Century.

Which is why I find it so hard to understand the Lancet’s (One of the world’s most prestigious medical journals) virulent condemnation of Benedict’s comments? In urging the Vatican to issue a retraction, the Lancet stated:

“When any influential person, be it a religious or political figure, makes a false scientific statement that could be devastating to the health of millions of people, they should retract or correct the public record.”

But what about tradition…? what about the demands following from the actions and policies of Benedict’s predecessors? Indeed, no mention of these. Instead this:

“Anything less from Pope Benedict would be an immense disservice to the public and health advocates, including many thousands of Catholics, who work tirelessly to try and prevent the spread of HIV/Aids worldwide.”

I can’t wait for Benedict’s next pronouncement…

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There are no vampires at Boston Latin School, says headmaster Lynne Moone Teta.

Seriously.

Students at the school, which was founded in 1635, began e-mailing news organizations Wednesday night with the strange story of vampires roaming the halls.”
See HERE.

The source of the vampire rumor is a student or students who dress “goth” and reportedly walk round with umbrellas up to shield them from sunlight!

Does Buffy know?

Tattoo you…

March 27, 2009

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Now this is strange…but I think most of the World’s leaders should go in for it, don’t you? See HERE.

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“As long as the outside does not put a value on you it remains outside but when it does put a value on you then it gets inside or rather if the outside puts a value on you then all your inside gets to be outside.”

Gertrude Stein

Thought for the day

March 27, 2009

“When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.”

Hermann Hesse

Fire and Ice

March 27, 2009

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“My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
how comes it then that this her cold so great
is not dissolv’d through my so hot desire,
but harder grows, the more I her entreat?

Or how comes it that my exceeding heat
is not delayed by her heart frozen cold,
but that I burn much more in boiling sweat,
and feel my flames augmented manifold?

What more miraculous thing may be told
that fire, which all thing melts, should harden ice:
and ice which is congealed with senseless cold,
should kindle fire by wonderful device?

Such is the pow’r of love in gentle mind
that it can alter all the course of kind.”

Edmund Spenser

Now this has got to be the ultimate – “You Pay, Computer Prays For You.”

Saves you time…saves your knees too. No longer do you have to remember those morning and evening prayers. A computer talks to God on your behalf –

“Information Age Prayer is a site that charges you a monthly fee to say prayers for you. A typical charge is $4.95 per month to say three prayers specified by you each day.”

Story HERE.

“A ghostly figure dressed in Victorian clothes was filmed on Google Street View – before vanishing into thin air.”

WOW! Now that’s strange…see story HERE.

“Two psychics who were given £4,500 in government cash to help grieving relatives contact the dead have sparked a public spending row.

Mediums Paul and Deborah Rees were awarded taxpayers’ money to teach people how to contact the ‘other side’ under the Government’s Want2Work job creation scheme.

But the move has been branded a ‘disgrace’ by critics who said the funding was inappropriate given the large amount of people who were losing their jobs.”

See full story HERE.