Following the apparently hugely successful World Youth Day, it is a tremendous relief to me to hear the end of the overworked use of the word ‘pilgrims,’ as well as that of the phrase ‘the faithful’ in reference to the many Roman Catholics and hangers on that were in Sydney over the last couple of weeks. I am over it as most can possibly discern. Not a big supporter of the event at all – actually, not a supporter of it to any degree. Of course I’m not, I am a Protestant after all and a Reformed one at that.

I already have the feeling that a good number of people out there in cyber world are already flexing their fingers as they eagerly prepare to engage this old fashioned Calvinist over his anti-Rome attitude. Before you do though I should warn you that I’m not about to engage in any slanging matches with Papists and their poorly informed attack dogs. This is a Blog after all and I’m allowed to rant and rave and ramble on about pretty much anything should I feel the urge.

You have to remember that the forefathers of this heretical crowd used to burn my spiritual forefathers and carry out all manner of other atrocities on Protestants. ‘Oh, but their different now.’ How soon we forget that this mob’s claim is that they never change and given the opportunity this crowd would be only so happy to do the same to me and others like me (Protestants) as they did to the early non-conformist Protestants.

I am truly thankful that the Pope has now left these shores and gone back to his superfluous sized home and barns, more than likely satisfied at his recent performance and blinded flocks of sheep that incoherently followed about various pieces of wood and old pictures.

An interesting postscript to the recent Catholic activities was what I read today in the newspaper – apparently the brothels are very keen for the event to return to Sydney again. There was a massive increase in earning during the time of the Pope’s visit and the celebrations in Sydney. Strange what ‘pilgrims’ and ‘the faithful’ are into these days.


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