Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A sort of scandal

A gentlemen here finds the Vatican response to Saddam Hussein's execution a reason to push him away from the Church. I find his conclusion rather . . . odd:

Good Lord. Child molestors get a slap on the wrist, if that; a mass-murdering dictatorial warmonger can't be executed or else it's a crime? What do we do with him then? Suppose we put him in jail and there's an earthquake which crumbles one of the walls and he escapes? Suppose his supporters bust him out of jail? Suppose the guards are bribed to release him? What then, oh Vatican? "Oh well?"

Indeed, "Oh well" would be the correct response. However, I do have some sympathy for his sentiment. Given that the Vatican, as a soverign nation, has executed people in the past, I find Cardinal Martino's statement quite strong.

He also has an insightful post about the SF zoo tiger incident, where a zookeeper was mauled by a tiger. The zoo spokesman said

"We're still trying to figure out what happened and why it happened," Jenkins said.

He responded:

Here's a possible explanation of what happened and why: It's a God damned tiger.

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