Last night we were discussing the Pope and Storm mentioned them smoking to vote, joking about them sitting in a room and saying 'blow it out the window!' The toon was born.
I'm not sure I'd have been able to draw Pope John Paul in the same situation, I liked him. The Pope is just a man. Clearly one who is capable of making some serious mistakes. Of which I am so disgusted it has really had me thinking twice about attending church ever again; I go for the people, community and friends as well as I enjoy the message from time to time... I don't need to go to church to spend time with God. I also have issues with Jesus (I❤Jesus) and everything he stood for... about giving to the poor? Perhaps the pope does not have internet and is not aware of starving HUMANS all over the world as they eat off gold plates.... the riches organization in the world. Good luck finding a needle for that camel.
I am not his judge and to be honest with you, drawing this cartoon today I felt sorry for him. A man of God... do not suffer the children. Well, his judgment day is coming and I bet he is doing some serious thinking.
I lost respect of the 'church' with this POPE.
BUT - It does not men I don't have hope in a POPE! A new Pope.
Someone commented "oh, they are all the same, it's just an excuse -
every priest is a peto- "
I said "Stop right there stoner!"
I said this to medical patient who hates to be thought of as a stoner.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch baby.. I have known a few good priests who I still miss to this day. Father Yves and Father Hull - I think of them often and consider my life blessed because they were both in it.
Many men do good and many are NOT all about the bling. So, Let's hope when we see the smoke it will the to announce a new, caring, compassionate man - who truly wants to do Gods work and make this world a better place.
Just a man.
Who works for God...
so do I, just in a different department. ;-)
I sent this toon to a friend and his reply:
"I wish they would smoke...it would probably make them more compassionate."
I was thinking exactly the same thing when I drew it.
I think I will write to the new POPE to get his opinion on Cannabis ;-)
You can do that I hear... I wonder if I can e mail him.
I think it will be interesting if he is Black! I do not care what color he is as long as he is a good man with a good heart. From what I understand they are all very intelligent, well... appear to be.
This Pope resigning... may he rest in peace in hiding.
I hope I have not offended anyone, especially my women friends but this is a cartoon with a pope smoking cannabis. Not a real life situation where the pope did much worse.