Tuesday, October 06, 2009

On the other hand

I'm slightly worried that the African Synod will make my head explode.

A Congolese choir, with bongo drums, electric guitars and swaying, ululating singers, filled St Peter's Basilica with African hymns as the pope formally opened the synod..
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That faint popping sound you hear over in N. America might just be me, later this week.
“If the election of a black as head of the United States of America was a ‘divine sign’ and ‘a sign from the Holy Spirit for the reconciliation of races and ethnic groups, for peaceful human relations ..." Monsengwo said, “this Synod and the universal church would gain from not ignoring this primordial event of contemporary history, which is far from being a banal game of political alliances.”


"reconciliation of races and ethnic groups"...

Unless they haven't been born yet, of course.

4 comments:

Simon Platt said...

"Reconciliation of races and ethic groups"?

I tend to believe the graphics I saw in the British newspapers (well, the one I read anyway) which showed that the electorate divided strongly on racial grounds when Obarma was elected.

Anonymous said...

did they sacrifice any chickens?

Adam said...

I have an adamantine rule that admits of no exception, having been proven right in every case: viz., every person who uses the phrase "primordial event" is a fatuous dolt to whom no attention should ever again be paid.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

...unless they're talking about the Big Bang...

you know, an actual primordial event.

I wish we could get the idea back into people's heads that words

ACTUALLY MEAN SOMETHING!!!

grrrr...