Well, at Least Pope Benedict Is Sticking to the Company Line

By Joelle Casteix
Worthy Adversary
January 25, 2012

Pope Benedict yesterday espoused the virtues of silence:

    By remaining silent, we allow the other person to speak, to express him or herself, and we avoid being tied simply to our own words and ideas without them being adequately tested.
Ah, the irony. I am honestly surprised I didn't receive a signed copy of the speech in the mail with a gift-wrapped roll of duct tape.

Here's my favorite:
    The most authentic communication takes place between people who are in love: gestures, facial expressions and body language are signs by which they reveal themselves to each other.
I could say so many things but apparently, I need to remain silent and let the utter irony scream for itself.


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