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Now They Have John Paul Performing Miracles From the Grave

Posted on Mar 13, 2006

The Vatican is investigating whether the late Pope John Paul II performed a miracle after his death.

A French nun inflicted with Parkinson’s disease is suddenly cured—after fellow nuns pray to the dead pope.
The Associated Press ran this story without a hint of irony or skepticism.
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ROME - The sudden recovery of a young French nun suffering from Parkinson’s disease is at the heart of the sainthood case for Pope John Paul II, the Polish priest who heads the inquiry said Monday.

The Vatican needs to confirm a miracle after John Paul’s death for the pontiff to be beatified, the first step toward his possible canonization.

Monsignor Slawomir Oder told The Associated Press in an interview that an official inquiry into the nun’s inexplicable recovery was beginning this week.

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By R. A. Earl, March 19, 2006 at 8:13 pm Link to this comment
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That’s funny! A Pope-shaped condom. Ha. Ha. Ha.

I’m still trying to get my head around that one.

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By C. M. Baxter, March 17, 2006 at 12:31 pm Link to this comment
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See what I get for trying to be funny?  I told a friend that if someone grabbed the idea and made a million bucks off it, I’d be sorry.  Reminds me of the guy on the TV commercial who laments, “I didn’t get a patent.”  Earlier, I had thought of marketing a Pope-shaped condom.  Well, didn’t get a patent on that one either.

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By R. A. Earl, March 15, 2006 at 11:57 am Link to this comment
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C. M. Baxter can’t be a true American otherise he/she would have the statues in production (in China, of course) by now, ready for the Easter season market.

Yes, Baxter, there are MILLIONS of “nut jobs” out there, most of whom are way overpaid and have ready cash to blow on your statues.

A suggestion… I noticed that Febreeze now has an automatic dispenser that will periodically emit a small squirt of what they think is a “de-ordorizer” (the stench actually makes me ill… but that’s just me). Perhaps you could license the mechanism and fit them in the higher priced “Weeping Popa” statues. HEY… even better idea… have Febreeze market your statues under license so shoppers would have a choice of “styles”... flower, Mickey Mouse, Saint Poppa John Paul…

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By C. M. Baxter, March 14, 2006 at 6:53 pm Link to this comment
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How long before we see “miraculous weeping statues” of Pope Paul II on E-Bay?  Hey, it’d be simple.  All you gotta do is make a tiny little slit under each of his eyes, then put some kinda pressure button on his back so when you push it, water oozes out of his face and Presto, you got a Miraculous Weeping Pope!  Or, listen to this, you could even use cranberry juice or something, maybe Kool Aid, and make the Pope miraculously weep “Tears Of Blood!”  Eh? What’s that?  You like the idea?  Yeah but…no, I was only kidding…It’s only a joke, see…No, wait…Oh no, we can’t do that!  Do you realize how many nut jobs there are who’d like nothing better than their own personal Miraculous Weeping Pope?  Why, there’d be more Miraculous Weeping Popes in circulation than rearview mirrors to hang’em from!  So let’s just forget about it, ok?  OK??  Good.

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By R. A. Earl, March 13, 2006 at 8:02 pm Link to this comment
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Oh why not?

The entire religion is so far “over the top” already that this preposterous notion will hardly be noticed.

Believers are relentless. They have to be. They KNOW, deep down, that what they believe is a mind-numbing load of glib opinions and unsubstantiated assumptions mixed together with phenomenal amounts of fear and deliberate ignorance, but they’ve committed to the dogma and must go to their graves supporting their brand of nonsense. To do otherwise would expose them to all the world as the fools that they are… and most people would rather die than to do that.

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