Pope John Paul II Gets a Little Fired Up

This kind of stuff is so good, you can’t make it up. Here it is, right there on the Internet, so it must be true…

JP II Waving From Beyond the Grave

Apparently, Pope John Paul II, not content to just die and move on, came back for a visit. His shape appeared in a bonfire, which of course freaked out/delighted Polish Catholics who happened to be hanging out at the bonfire.

How cool is that? You get your picnic stuff together along with your folding chairs, and load up the family in the minivan, and meet other families at a local park. When it’s getting dark, someone says, “Hey, let’s start a bonfire,” which is cool, because after all, who doesn’t like a bonfire? But who could have guessed that Pope JPII was apparently also a **bonfire fan.

**That statement can be taken two ways – Either he likes bonfires and is therefore a “bonfire fan,” OR, he was literally using his own deceased, glorified body to fan the flame and get it going.

 A few observations:

1.  If you’re going to appear to people from the dead, and you were a religious figure, it seems a little suspicious appear in the middle of fire. Shouldn’t you be in the other place – the one that doesn’t include fire?

2.  I’m going to have to start thinking of some cool places I want to appear after I die – probably Borders;

3.  If the Catholics had allowed our dog Mabel to be Pope, she would never do weird stuff like this;

4.  These people who think they see these whacky things are insane. Or smoking crack. Or both.

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5 Responses to Pope John Paul II Gets a Little Fired Up

  1. joannmski says:

    Oh my goodness. I was going to comment on this post but when I clicked through to the blog it’s all redesigned. I can’t even collect myself.

    Nice new design, but not the relaxed beachy Charley look! Are you moving to NYC?

  2. islandpastor says:

    Thanks for the good laugh, brother! 🙂

    Kevin

  3. charleysblog says:

    Sorry. I’m not feeling all that relaxed and beachy lately.

  4. Miss Cindy :) says:

    Is it just me, or do I spot a marshmallow at the end of his staff?? If no one is around with some graham crackers and Hersheys…this bonfire just might indicate something far more terrifying! 🙂 (No offense to this beloved man!!)

  5. Constance says:

    I read your blog because The Reverend Fairchild mentioned it on his blog and it was well worth the trip. You are a funny man, Mr. Miller…

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