Thursday, March 19, 2015

Our Lady of Perpetual Agitation

KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral’s doorways.
Since the cathedral is in the news, I want to again promote the name I have heard, "Our Lady of Perpetual Agitation".

Additional Thoughts:
1) It must be frustrating, just because you claim as an institution to have access to infallible truth provided by an omnipowerful and benevolent deity, and to serve that deity by providing love and compassion and service to the weakest and neediest in the world, having on that premise one of the largest accumulations of wealth and property in the world as well as tax exempt status in most jurisdictions, to be held to that standard ALL THE TIME.

2) In fairness to the eager water spritzers, the building is in the shape of a washing machine part.

3) The church's apology is an instant classic which includes every conceivable traditional defense of the indefensible: we do other good things, somebody told us it was okay, everybody else does it, we did it for the children, "our intentions have been misunderstood", we're sorry it backfired, we didn't know it was wrong.

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