Bishop ordered to recant Holocaust denial
Vatican acts to deal with global storm over Pope's effort to rehabilitate Richard WilliamsonEven German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined the outcry for some good common sense on this matter.
But let us pause for a moment and consider the Good Bishop and his life.
Food, clothing, lodging accounted for.
Never has to worry about a mortgage or a spat with the little woman/partner/significant other.
What is that creamy old saying?
"Idle hands are the devil's workshop?" Something like that.
So here you have this deeply insecure schmok who has rushed to the embrace of an immense pre-built structure called The Church.
Having no real matters to worry about, no real problems to solve and learn from, he can pass away the sunlit days with dreamy conjecture.
How evil are those Jews anyway?
Who really believes there were ovens and gas chambers? Come on! Really?
Which deacon should I bless this afternoon?
Did I miss matins again? Oh, my.
To truly help this sorry soul The Holy Father should do this.
Send the man away from the walls of the Church. Order him to a life of ordinary toil amongst the peasants and journeymen and kings of the realm.
Ask him to report back in, in say, 20 years.
Play bridge with your new Jewish friends.
Dance at a potlach. Bake bread, dig a ditch, solve a logarithm.
But mostly, be quiet.
Then, in 10, 000 words or less, tell us what you have learned.
We can hardly wait.