October 21, 2012

The fog lifts for a moment

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Some 80,000 pilgrims in flowered lei, feathered headdresses and other traditional garb flooded St. Peter's Square on Sunday as Pope Benedict XVI added seven more saints onto the roster of Catholic role models in a bid to reinvigorate the faith in parts of the world where it's lagging.
Hmmm. So the pope didn't do this because these folks are saints. Perish the thought. He did it to drum up business in areas where faith "is lagging". That's quite a church they've got there. The article goes on to say:
The canonization coincided with a Vatican meeting of the world's bishops on trying to revive Christianity in places where it's fallen by the wayside.
Coincidence? Surely. Otherwise the canonizations would be a mere marketing tool. And that can't be true. Jeebus wouldn't do stuff like that -- and the pope is his right-hand guy. Nothing to see here but saints. Move along.

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