RE: [atheists-494] Does the Pope have a foot fetish?

From: stan k.
Sent on: Friday, March 29, 2013 4:20 AM

Rob,

I hope you really don’t expect El Papa to fly to Ethiopia to wash some local feet, on Holy Thursday, a couple of days before Easter.  The guy has a very full day planner for the next week or so, all those prayers and ceremonies, all those public appearances, eggs to dye and hide, chocolate bunnies to distribute, etc.  Just the costume changes alone take several hours out of his day.  And I think he’s got an appearance on Letterman coming up.

And don’t forget he’s pretty new to the job…give him a while to get broken in…

stan

 


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Rob
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:49 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [atheists-494] Does the Pope have a foot fetish?

 

Thanks for the correction, Stan. Still seems creepy though. I was raised catholic and I understand the symbolism as a part of Christian mythology and history, but people generally don't live in the same dusty dirty conditions - at least, that is, shoes and socks and showers are pretty common. This act would be more meaningful if it was in some poverty stricken village in Ethiopia where people literally walk around in the dirt with bare feet. You're right, it is a step in the direction of recognizing  women as equals and not property. Catholics and Republicans (with the same sex marriage thing), it looks like, both need to worry more about their membership numbers.

 

Rob

 

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 9:16 PM, stan kohls <[address removed]> wrote:

It was not a “girls’” detention center, it was a juvenile detention center, only 2 of the 12 prisoners whose feet he washed were females’.  Since the ceremony has traditionally been limited to males, this is actually a very progressive, pro-feminine act on his part, in an institution that does not usually recognize the equality of females.

stan

 


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Rob
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:33 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [atheists-494] Does the Pope have a foot fetish?

 

Seems kind of creepy to me. He's washing the feet of inmates at a girls' juvenile detention center. Check out the link to the AP article.

Enjoy,

Rob


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