A Little Papal Perspective

Monday, December 12, 2005

A Little Papal Perspective

I know most American fundies aren't Catholic so they won't let this message from the Pope interfere with their pseudo-war-on-Christmas talking points, but here it is regardless.
"In today's consumer society, this time (of the year) is unfortunately subjected to a sort of commercial 'pollution' that is in danger of altering its true spirit, which is characterized by meditation, sobriety and by a joy that is not exterior but intimate," the pope said in his traditional Sunday blessing.
Who is ruining Christmas? Not the Jews, not the godless, not the liberals-- it's the unholy union between Christmas and the Almighty Dollar. If I were a practicing Christian I think my mantra for the "holiday season" would be "What Would Jesus Buy?" A 30" plasma tv? An ipod? A diamond necklace? Or is it more likely he'd take all that money and give it to a homeless shelter?

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