Sunday, April 03, 2005

Pope John Paul II has died

Frankly, I couldn't care less. He had his full life expectancy, he did a job that he loved, and he had more power and influence than we ordinary people can ever hope to achieve, all made possible by the credulity of centuries.

Lots of blather is filling the airwaves about his achievements, how he liberated Poland and so on. But there is one thing his papacy may be remembered for, and that is the equation of abortion issues with death penalty issues, so that the Catholic church now supposedly opposes the death penalty. That will mark a sea-change if it lasts.

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