Nothing in excess.
A good day to all.
Nothing in excess.
If these two groups can put aside their differences and unite on something that is important to them, would it be too much to expect the two parties in Congress to do the same for the American people, instead of playing the "blame the other guy" game? A little cooperation and negotiation could work wonders, once the egos and partisanship are kicked out of the way, IMO!
I'm a completely secular Jew, so the selection of the Pope has no personal resonance with me. However he is the religious leader of 1 out of every 6 humans on this planet, and his influence over cultural and religious mores has a profound impact on politics, society, and even economic thought. The selection of the Pope is a major news event.
I grew up in a Catholic neighborhood, and my Mom's side of the family are all Mary worshipers. Back then, who became Pope was huge stuff. Today...I couldn't care less who the new Pope is, but I do think that the guy who was the last Pope should go to jail for obstruction of justice and running a continuous criminal enterprise---RICO.
Sadly, this country with it's stupid concept of bending over in the the name of "Freedom of Religion" fails to enforce anything remotely conspiratorial when it comes to the Church's misdeed. So, instead of watching OJ trials with priests, bishops, cardinals and popes, we can find some solace in the idea that few people care about who becomes Pope anymore.
Agree or not, like it or not, many people on this planet are influenced to some degree by the Pope. The world needs a world class Pope right about now.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
I think the news coverage of most things is overblown - they have lots of airtime to fill - and this is o exception.
That said the pope is a head of state and the spiritual leader of a quarter of the planet. He has lots of influence, so like it or not the pope is a big player on the world stage.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?