Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pope Francis reminds me of Jesus

But not in a good way. Watching the growing adulation focused on this pope, and the fawning media coverage of his every move, it's easy to see how a Jesus figure could sprout up among an ignorant population.

Look! He's walking among the people! Gasp! He kissed a baby! Yes, it's very easy to fool people. We only have to look around the human landscape to see the same sort of nonsense everywhere.

Well, would you look at that! Kate got her heel caught in a sidewalk crack! And now, OMG! She's freeing the heel!!! It's almost as if she's human, like us! Oh, and wasn't she dignified as she reached down for her strap? Sigh. Only royalty can do such a thing!

Yes, exclamation points all over the place. Because people want to get excited, they want to believe in fairytales, they want to think there's something or someone higher than them. In other words, they're nitwits.

And that's how a Jesus can appear at various times in human history. It's all about people's gullibility -- and there's plenty of that to go around. Trust me on this: if this popeyguy plays his cards right, he could become the next Jesus.

Oh, look! I think Francis is at the window! Everyone kneel!