Pope John XII

What’s Up Pope?

I don’t know what it is. I can’t remember if this happened yesterday or on Tuesday, but I found myself overcome with emotion at the mere mention of the pope. Don’t ask me why this atheist was getting teary-eyed hearing reports on the radio about his visit. But it happened.

I don’t need a lecture on why it’s stupid to get all worked up. It’s not like I’m extolling all the virtues of the pope and the Catholic Church. Sometimes I just like succumbing to the emotions of things. The best part is that I don’t have to take part of the dogma and beliefs and all that stupid shit. Win! Win! Win!

Today I was a bit transfixed by the pope in the popemobile heading down 5th Ave towards St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I kept thinking that a Latin American being driven through Midtown Manhattan while not wearing a seatbelt, shouldn’t the NYPD be beating him to within an inch of his life?