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I’m only going to write a short piece about the beatification of Pope John Paul 2nd, because frankly I am mystified by it.

Beatification is apparently the prelude to sainthood, and to qualify the candidate has to perform a miracle.

In John Paul’s case, a 49-year-old French nun, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre Normand, said she and her fellow nuns prayed for the intercession of the pope after his death to cure her from Parkinson’s Disease
Her sudden cure had no logical medical explanation and she later resumed her work as a maternity nurse, the Vatican says.

There have been reports that Sister Marie has fallen ill again since her recovery and that her diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease may have been incorrect.


Can I ask something here? If the departed pope wanted in the afterlife to perform a real verifiable miracle, why not a cure for cancer for the whole human race? Or maybe removing everyone from poverty? Why the seemingly doubtful ‘cure’ of a disease in one nun? A disease she may not have had in the first place?

I am of course a complete heathen with not one fraction of an ounce of religious belief.

The more I hear about religion and its absurd machinations, the more I become entrenched in that view.

They are quite frankly, making it up as they go along.