Monday, December 14, 2009

Fill in the blanks: Oh My Sainted _unt

So anyway, Mary MacKillop is set to become a saint, AUSTRALIA'S FIRST!

Now, far be it from me to distract from the orgy of patriotic pride that will undoubtedly spew forth like a great burst abscess at the canonisation of the dear lady,; I enjoy the assigning of nationalistic value to arbitrary decisions of the religiously insane as much as the next man.

HOWEVER

Given that the qualification for MacKillop's sainthood is the performance of two miracles...

And given that these two miracles were performed by Sister Mary many, many years AFTER her death...

And given PM Rudd's enthusiastic support for the canonisation and the fact he is sure to pontificate on the significance of the event when it comes...

Will ANY journalist have the guts to ask the obvious question, which is:

"Prime Minister, do you actually believe that the ghosts of dead nuns heal the sick, and if your answer is yes, do you think you are of sound mind to be in charge of a sharp kitchen utensil, let alone a country?"

6 comments:

Casey said...

Oh Lame Saint....

squib said...

It's hard to believe this is 2009

alliewonder said...

Oh oh oh, someone has to say that!! I got so annoyed watching a thing about MacKillop yesterday, with Sophie Delezio's parents saying the nun helped in Sophie's healing. Pity those poor parents whose children die - they mustn't have prayed hard enough...

FUCK OFF MIRACLE LOVERS!

Margaret said...

Absobloodylutely, Ben!!

Well, well said.

Necron 99 said...

I remember this shit going on since I was a kid. If they didn't figure something fishy going on when she was alive, why in God's name make a deal out of it a hundred years after she's been dead.

On the note of questions though, do you really think an atheist or agnostic is really qualified to give us an accurate description on the finer workings of a 'miracle'?

Ben Pobjie said...

Given that miracles do not exist, I don't think anyone's qualified to give an accurate description on their finer workings.

Atheists are often quite au fait with the finer workings of reality, though.