Enough already! Geez, the press coverage surrounding the Pope news is getting way overboard. Who, besides Catholics, gives a shit?
My question is WHY (do we give and pay so much attention)? What's the big deal?
First of all, the "office" itself. Ridiculous. The so-called religious leader of a major religion, relegated to "supreme commander". Gag me.
Second, his followers and admirers. The reverence they show baffles me, not to mention sickens me. I just don't understand this attachment to a "father figure". For the ages, man has worshipped a father figure--God "himself". And if that's not good enough, we have Jesus (or other male prophets). Then the Pope. We (they) are obsessed with a male figurehead. I'm surprised it's "mother nature", not father nature.
Isn't this all the silliest of sillies? Pop stars, athletes, and Popes--they get all the headlines. We're a sick society.