I'm not a Catholic and I'm not a Christian but I do like the man. No one can find a person who has bad word to say of him. The Pope fulfilled an undertaking in the service of a timeless message. We live in a post-material civilization in which hunger and material wants have been satisfied. It leaves people asking what is the meaning of life and how do I go about serving God? Truly man is not meant to live by bread alone and Pope John Paul II grasped it better than any one. As a force for good he will be much missed in this world. He has already changed history for the better and for that the world is forever in his debt.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
posted on 04/03/2005 6:52:27 AM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
I'm not a Catholic, but I am a Christian. I think Pope John Paul II was an excellent leader for the desperate age we have been living. Instead of giving in to the cultural changes, as so many urged him to do, he held strong to his faith (and to our Lord), as it says in Ephesians Chapter 6, that when you have put on all your armour, then stand. He did it well, as an example to us all, as Christ was also an example to his disciples and followers.
He stood as a religious symbol to all Christian faiths...to persevere to the end. God rest his soul in peace.
posted on 04/03/2005 7:21:39 AM PDT
(S. H. in APOland)
No one can find a person who has bad word to say of him.
Then I guess you didn't read Christopher Hitchens' piece on slate.com. Hitchens gave it to him pretty good on the whole pedophile Priest scandal.
posted on 04/04/2005 5:56:25 AM PDT
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