Monday, January 27, 2014

Angry birds vs peace doves

I don't know why I think this is funny - it probably wasn't very funny for those two doves - but I had to laugh:
Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.

As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic Palace.

One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove.

It was not clear what happened to the doves as they flew off.

You know what's really funny? This same thing happened last year! Heh, heh. I guess the Vatican doesn't learn from experience, huh?

And why shouldn't I laugh? Releasing doves? That was nothing but a carefully choreographed spectacle to promote the Catholic Church. Children? Check. News cameras? Check. 'Tens of thousands' of adoring fans below the window? Check and double-check.

What did they think was going to happen to the doves, anyway? Were they just releasing tame doves into the wild? How long do you think they would last?

That would be like releasing white chickens into the wild. These pure-white doves are no less artificial, no less domesticated. Now, I don't know, maybe the plan was that they'd return home on their own - if they survived. But if not, it would be far kinder just to wring their necks.

And what did those 'tens of thousands' of superstitious Catholics think of this? Did they imagine that magic was involved? Remember, these are the same people who believe in exorcisms. Did they think that Satan was just playing Angry Birds?

Then what about 'God'? Is he such a wimp that he can't even protect peace doves released by the Pope? You see why I laugh?


gatesofthecity said...

You asked, "Then what about 'God'? Is he such a wimp that he can't even protect peace doves released by the Pope? You see why I laugh?"

Perhaps it is because God is wearied by apostate religious systems and is prophetically revealing His sentiments about the vain tradition of the papacy.

Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

Jeremiah 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. 12 Were they ashamed when they had done an abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed, nor could they blush; therefore they shall fall among those who fall; in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, says the LORD.

1Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety! Then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail upon a woman with child. And they shall not escape.

WCG said...

Or perhaps God is just imaginary, an invention of primitive people who didn't know any better?

The funny thing is that even Christians can't agree among themselves about their god and their 'holy book,' let alone all the other religious believers in the world. That's because it's not based on anything but the desire to believe.

Scientists come to a worldwide consensus on what's true and what isn't, because science is evidence-based. Religion never does, because 'faith' is just believing whatever you want (almost always based on what you were raised as a child to believe).

I don't think much of the Catholic Church, but I have to laugh at remarks like yours. Right, your religion is true. How do you know that? The same way every other believer thinks that his religion is the true one.