Saturday, December 02, 2006


According to the BBC News web site, Pope Benedict's visit to Turkey has been a relative success compared to the complete disaster that everyone was expecting. I almost feel sorry for the Pope. Everyone liked John Paul II because he smiled a lot and knew how to work a crowd. His reactionary views on birth control probably caused thousands of unnecessary deaths and helped the spread of AIDS, but people were content to turn a blind eye to that. However, no-one likes Benedict because he bears such a strong resemblance to the evil Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars:

If you look up religion in the official 2001 population census of Great Britain, several hundred thousand people have declared themselves Jedi Knights. Where are they now?


dovegreyreader said...

It was hearing he wore a Rolex watch that did for me I'm afraid!

Steerforth said...

Yes, Jesus would have been more of a Timex man.

I always remember that Spitting Image sketch where it was announced that Jesus had returned. The Pope ran around in terror shouting 'Quick, hide the oil paintings...and the silverware...oh God!'

Also, His Holiness wears designer clothes.