by Anura Guruge
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This was ONE HECK of a claim especially in an unrecorded interview with an atheist (though on the whole you can trust atheists because they are, of course, being very honest).
To be fair to Francis, and I always strive for that, ‘one-in-50‘, i.e., 2% is HALF that of what they think the rate is, worldwide, for adults. Thank GOD for that. So Catholic clergy is better than the average when it comes to molesting kids.
I checked, last night, with a good friend of mine — a dedicated, Catholic priest of 40 years. As I expected he was not ‘happy’. Talk about being tarred across the board.
Crazy busy again — but what is new. Really have to finish latest book on popes — though I do deal with paedophilia, and yes, of course, I know the rumors. IF I had the time I would love to work out who the 5 paedophile cardinals are! That is BIG.
Of course as pope Francis is different to most of us. But, he does seem to be antagonizing some very powerful and dangerous people. But, matters little to him. He goes straight to heaven to sit on the right of God, a bit further to the side, albeit, than John Paul II, John XXIII, Pius X, Celestine V etc. etc.
Compared to a cardinal spurned, the maffia is but pussycats! Any day of the week, even twice on a Sunday, I will mess with the mafia than with a cardinal. But here is where it gets even more intriguing. Some, and we will not mention names, Italian cardinals have some very ‘cordial’ relationships with the Mob. Hey, come on! They can’t help it. In some cases it really is family.
So the pope has now ‘cheesed off’, within 3 weeks, both the Mob and the cardinals.
Fine with me. I am, all said and done, Mr. Next Pope! Good for me. I will start getting ready. But, PLEASE let me get “Popes: 101 Facts & Trivia” published.
The SCREAMING headlines.
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Never Realized Till Today That The ‘Crescent Moon’ Has Historic, Iconic Symbolism In South Carolina.
by Anura Guruge
Hilton Head, as far as I recall, is the only place in South Carolina that I have visited. I could, however, be wrong on that. I have, doing work for both IBM and Cisco at Research Triangle Park (RTP), spent a LOT of time in North Carolina. I have also been to Charlotte and Greensboro. So it is possible that I may have crossed the border.
But, until this morning I had no idea that the evocative ‘crescent moon’, now so readily identified with other cultures, is a ‘famous’ iconic symbol in South Carolina. We were going to Concord, N.H. and driving behind a huge, black truck with a colorful number plate that I (nor Devanee who is trying to master them) recognized. Neither of us, despite our supposed contact-lens powered 20/20 vision, could read the name on the top. The best that we could do, to begin with, was to say that it a two word state. I actually surmised that it probably was ‘South Carolina’ based on the ‘orangy’ colour scheme and the tree. When the truck stopped at lights, in Pittsfield, we nearly rear-ended it trying to get close enough to read the name. I was right: South Carolina.
Then I noticed the crescent moon. It is hard to miss. Wow.
So, I had to look it up when I got home. I did. Of course it is not a coincidence. I didn’t think it was. Interesting. Live and learn. I love that.