Faith conquers all until it comes to bullets

September 16th, 2010


I just saw the Pope on the telly wandering around Edinburgh in his bullet-proof Popemobile.

After a little while he got out and went for a stroll among the throngs of people who had come out in their tens to see him. There were more bodyguards around him than spectators. So what is it about the Pope and bodyguards? Is his faith not strong enough? Why does he have the Swiss Guard? Why does the UK need to spend £1.5 million on security? Surely the combined prayers of the Catholics in the UK alone would be enough to keep the bullets at bay. Surely if all the faithful around the world prayed hard at the same time, potential evil-doers would be inspired by the Holy Spirit to turn themselves in at their local police station.

That’s the thing about faith. It’s all very well having God’s ear, but when it comes to the crunch, even the Pope prefers bullet-proof glass to prayer.

The Pope demonstrates his tremendous faith on his trip to the UK

One Response to “Faith conquers all until it comes to bullets”

  1. Rowan Manahanon 16 Sep 2010 at

    “Trust in god but steer away from the rocks.” “Place your faith and trust in Allah’s hands, but tether your camel firmly.”

    Yeah, wadevah …

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