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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Pope Does It Again!


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First it was the speech in a German university, which riled up all of the Muslims.

Now Pope Benedict addressed the faculty and students at a university in Rome, and told them that if they believe only in artificial intelligence and technology, ignoring a deeper vision and morality, they will be like Icarus.

The ancient Greek myth tells us that Icarus escaped Crete by making wings of wax and feathers, but his excessive pride made him fly too closely to the sun. The wax melted, and Icarus crashed to his death.

Didn’t the Pope hear about the Airbus A380 problems this week? An extra year’s delay, rampant cost overruns, and customer cancellations?

Is now a good time to talk about “crashing” and “the wings coming off?”


  • At 5:08 PM, Blogger brendalove@gmail.com said…

    Not only that, but think of the self-esteem of all the people who have wax wings!!!!!

  • At 6:09 PM, Blogger kenju said…

    No, it isn't. And it wasn't a good idea for him to speak of Muslims a few weeks ago either. I do hope he will think before he speaks in the future.

  • At 10:13 PM, Blogger Virtual Librarian said…

    Airbus seems to be the perfect example of what he was talking about. We could be getting too bold, or too greedy?

  • At 1:10 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    That AirBus could take 300 devout Guatemalan Catholics on a pilgrimage to Lourdes for $29.95 each. Roundtrip.

    Pope's gotta love that.

  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    The other 255 seats would be sold to rich drug lords from Colombia who will pay full price.


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