September 14, 2006
"U of M to portray John Paul II as Heroin Addict afflicted with 'Crucifixion Stroke' "
Filed under: Culture shelray @ 12:18 am
The play, The Pope and the Witch, written by communist, Noble Prize winning (1997 - literature), atheist, Dario Fo is planned to be opening at the University of Minnesota in March of 2007. Fos also one of those creepy mime things that pretend to be stuck in an invisible box. This play is pretty much what can be expected from a Nobel Prize winning, communist mime, and the usually subdued Catholic League president, Bill Donahue, is calling for the U of M to cancel the play.
The Pope and the Witch, which will debut at U of M, March 1, 2007 has provoked outrage from the Catholic League for its sacrilegious and bigoted display, which Newsday describes as starring a heroin-addicted, paranoid Pope called John Paul II, along with scheming priests, bumbling nuns and monks. The play also describes thousands of hungry children, the fruits of the Popes birth control doctrine crying for food an irony, since the rejection by many European Catholic countries of the Churchs teaching on contraception has produced a severe dearth of children and a looming de-population catastrophe.
Here is a little more from an older "New York Times" article:
At the outset, the nameless pope, with 100,000 orphans waiting in St. Peters Square and the worlds press assembled for a news conference in the Vatican, is in the throes of paranoia, believing that the appearance of the children is sponsored by manufacturers of condoms in a plot to embarrass the Church.
The witch, in nuns habit, turns up as an aide to the doctor summoned to treat the pope, and before long the Holy Father is seized with a paralytic affliction that, among other names, is known as a crucifixion stroke,' leaving him with his arms outstretched.
And who besides the little witch, who favors abortion and legalization of drugs, can alleviate his distress? By the time matters play themselves out, the pope, in mufti, will have paid a visit to the little witchs clinic, where she dispenses free heroin from clean needles, all courtesy of a mysterious benefactor. And she and the pope will encounter a couple of gun-toting Mafiosi trying to learn who has been hijacking their drugs.
With the aid of some injections, the pope will be induced to dispense information, and by the finish back at the Vatican, evil machinations in the church hierarchy will be exposed.
Since great minds think alike, Ill quote a couple:
Plato: Atheism is a disease of the soul before it becomes an error of understanding..
Alexander Pope: Atheists put on false courage in the midst of their darkness and misaprehensions, like children who, when they fear to go in the dark, will sing or whistle to keep their courage.
[Ratzinger:"Salt of the Earth"]
May Our Papa's radiant-light continuously shine forth to illuminate Christ for the world!