Last night, as we were lying in bed waging a losing battle against insomnia we read an AP news story on our iPhone about the former Pope John Paul II being on the fast track to sainthood.
As all but the schmucks know, Pope John Paul II, the former head of the Catholic Child-Molesters Church know, suffered from Parkinson’s disease in his last years, the ravages of which made it impossible to discern what he was saying or trying to say.
Now comes the ridiculous news that John Paul II is on a fast-track to sainthood for, don’t laugh now, curing a nun of Parkinson’s disease. 😉
Somebody, please explain this to us: If this bigoted Polack Pope could cure a nun’s debilitating Parkinson’s after his death why couldn’t he do the same for himself when he was alive (at least, that way we wouldn’t have the current Nazi Pope Benedict XVI of condoms aggravate AIDS fame).
Helllooo, we’re waiting for an answer.
By the way, here’s the excerpt from the AP story on the Nun’s ‘miraculous’ Parkinson’s cure:
Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, who works at a Paris maternity clinic, told reporters in a rare appearance Monday that she felt “reborn” on waking June 3, 2005 after she had prayed for healing to John Paul.
“There was a new strength inside me, and my body was rediscovering its vitality and fluidity,” Simon-Pierre, appearing in good health, told reporters in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence.
The 49-year-old nun — who has largely been shielded from the media — said she still sometimes talks to John Paul.
“For this news conference, I told him to stay right beside me!” said Simon-Pierre, who appeared smiling and wearing a white habit at the news conference.
Pope Benedict XVI has set May 1 as the date for his predecessor’s beatification, a step toward possible sainthood.
Church authorities have studied Simon-Pierre’s cure and determined it was inexplicable and due to the intercession of John Paul, who also suffered from Parkinson’s. Benedict approved the miracle last week, paving the way for the beatification.
Last year, there were some questions about whether the nun’s original diagnosis was correct. But in a statement Friday, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints said Vatican-appointed doctors had “scrupulously” studied the case and determined that her cure had no scientific explanation.
And this nun Marie Simon-Pierre says she still talks to a dead man a.k.a John Paul II.
Yeah, right! We’re also talking to Alexander the Great and Catherine the Great and Ivan the Terrible every day as we respond to our readers’ ‘informed’ comments.
In a sane world, we’d call the soft in the head twit Marie Simon-Pierre a loony and provide her some badly needed psychiatric assistance. But the Catholic Child-Molesters Church relies on her rants to put John Paul II on the fast-track to sainthood.
Just so you know, dementia is one of the effects of advanced Parkinson’s disease. And following from recent weird behavior we think the Catholic Child-Molesters Church and its Vatican masters are suffering from advanced Parkinson’s.
Who says all the idiots live only in India or that the nut cases are to be found only among the la ilaha il Allah Muslims.
We tell y’all, religion (every single one) has made monkeys of 6.8 billion out of the world’s 6.9 billion people.
Nun tells of healing after praying to John Paul II
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And to make Pope John Paul II more creepier, his blood is a relic.
Yeah, saw that nonsense earlier today.
Like that Gangajal bilge the stupid Hindus keep in their homes.
Most vaishnava’s dont use gangajal,they usually use GANGAJI instead.
some saiva’s do use the stuff,but according to the nimbharkacharaji “anyone who either eats meat or uses drugs is NOT a hindu”
1. No idea what Gangaji is. What is it?
2. You write: “anyone who either eats meat or uses drugs is NOT a hindu”
Alas, you left out hookers! 😉
ganga is the river that runs through banares and through mayapur(bengal),remember its the one shivji caught in his hair? the story is told in bhagawatam canto 3.
Right, we were talking of the same Gangajal (ganga water) that many Hindus have in tiny copper vessels.
Hi Ramadas and SI,
Perhaps you are not aware of the significance of Ganges water.
Ganges water is rich in oxygen and contains viruses called Bacteriophages or T4-Bacteriophages as scientists call them. These viruses are the enemy of bacteria that causes skin diseases in humans. When people bath in ganges, they expose the disease-causing bacteria to these bacteriophages which instantly kill the bacteria thus making the skin healthy.
Apart from this fact, Ganges also has other curing properties that the other rivers don’t.
Please refer to this link:
If you are not satisfied, google Ganges + Bacteriophages.
If you are still not satisfied, the only way to get convinced is to take a sample of the ganges water and send it to the lab for testing.
Note: Today, ganges has been polluted to the very specific reason that millions of people from India take bath in the river every year. So the significance of the ganges water may wane or may be void by the next decade.
No, thanks. We’ll stick to our shower.
At least standing under our shower we’re unlikely to bump into a half-burned dead body! 🙁
Scathing attack on the Vatican. well done SI. The best part is what the investigators did.
Church authorities have studied Simon-Pierre’s cure and determined it was inexplicable and due to the intercession of John Paul, who also suffered from Parkinson’s.
WTF! How can it be both inexplicable and due to JP?? Its a bit like the Akbar Birbal story where a poor man was deemed to have gotten warmth from a distant lantern.
Take it from us, the coming years will see the Vatican pouring more resources in India, fertile soil for all kinds of mountebanks.
Christianity, despite the political rhetoric of the right-wing in the American South, is losing ground in the U.S. and already weak in Europe.
this comment doesnt really belong here but i thought i would post this anyway.watch this video(or dont) and look at the lovely comments one of our moderate pakistani “brothers” left for us
Watched the video and read some of the comments below the video. Mostly junk.
Video too is junk. Nothing in it…blah blah blah.
BTW, why do women have to sit separately at Swaminarayan temples? 😉 Doesn’t make sense to us.
Again, we think all religions are nonsense. Crutches for weaklings.
its more or less to keep the men from having lusy thoughts and concentrating on the women instead of bhagawan(shakta temples are more or less based on the philosophy of women worship whearas vaishnava ones are different).Masjid’s keep women and men on separate floors,gurudwar’s keep men and women separate,some jewish orthodox keep a curtain between men and women,so its not like we’re the first religion in history to do something like this,in fact compared to some of the ones i just mentioned,our “separation” is actually liberal(masjid’s wont even let men and women on the same floor).i have personal experience that when your in a place of worship,and a cute gujju or punjabi auntieji comes and sits down in front of you,its almost imposible not to focus on her(i had this problem when i went to the toledo mundir,couldnt keep my eyes off this one tamil auntieji).so thats why we keep them separate.if we wanted to meditate on women,we would become shakta’s like ramkrishna who used to worship women everyday.
But we’re not convinced that just because Meenakshi Seshadri, Zeenat Aman, Jennifer Lawrence or Vimala Raman are not sitting near us we can’t harbor lustful thoughts about them.
2. Ramakrishna Mission in India seems to be doing some good work through schools, colleges, flood relief et al.
yes they(ramakrishna mission) even have a center in chicago that has a residential swami who helped open the new vivekananda meditation hall in lemont hindu mundir. baps had this thing where they sent 10,000 kids to “de-addict” people in india,aparently it worked as,im told,thy contacted over 800,000 people and de addicted around 600,000 people,not bad for a bunch of 7 year olds!!!
Ha ha ha a bunch of Hindu kids got 630,000 people to pledge to give up their addictions to cigarettes, tobacco, masala, alcohol and other destructive habits.
Wonderful. Maybe, we ought to send them to Ciudad Juarez where the drug violence is out of control.
But the thought of the kids
doingattempting something worthy is nice, feel-good stuff. Perhaps, we ought not to be so cynical.
True, Ramakrishna mission indeed does lot of charity work and other sort of social service. The Ramakrishna Mission at Chennai has a special building, Ramakrishna Mutt, where they have a specialized meditation hall where people from all communities can come and participate. Also, the members of the Ramakrishna Mission (Some of them, not ALL) volunteered to teach poor students on saturdays and sundays. They conduct blood donation camps, medical camps, and work with the local NSS (National Service Scheme) to distribute food, clothes, and money to the needy.
Many alumni of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College or Vivekananda college as it is known, have contributed in many ways for Social Welfare. Apart from a few “egoistic Swamijis (Mostly those who are ex-IITians or Ph.Ds), most of the Ramakrishna mutt people do good work”. In case you are wondering how I know this, I am an alumni of the RKMV college.
Thank you Swamiji for sharing that bit about the good work being done by Ramakrishna Mission.
We raise the first Coors Light of our life in respectful toast to the Mission.
Now with your permission we’ll start on the review of The Way Back.
Coors light?? This beer may be more apt for you. Had it today. Liked it.
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As we’ve intoned ad nauseum, ad infinitum, humility is our last name.
We don’t usually drink American beer or even a lot of beer for that matter.
But a friend left behind one bottle and we ran out of Seltzer water for Gin…so drank what was on hand (Coors Light).
We’ll check tomorrow if they sell AB Beer in our parts.
I find protestants are more religious and easier to talk to and make friends with than catholics.I have also noticed that most about 89% of catholics my age have never even read one whole book of the bible on their own compared to protestants.i have only a handfull of catholic friends,all indian,no whites.not to be racist but indians in general are easier to get along with,regardless of so called religion than white anglo saxon’s(italians included)