Validation, thank you Pope Benedict XVI

I reported it here first, that maybe my God (or god) may not inhabit my time zone.  Back in Post 221 (dated February 5, 2012) I wrote the following..

Politics and religion, two subjects to be avoided in polite company. Two subjects never to be argued with a drunk or crazy person.  You also might consider the phase of the moon (as in a full moon) before bring up these subjects.  So I asked the question, “What time zone is your God in?” of my middle child today. He is the one with the philosophy minor in college. His answer was that his God was a metaphysical being that existed in all time zones.  And his God does not have the physical limitations of needing sleep.

Ah, that gets to the real reason why I asked him (and you) this question. Do you say prayers at night before you go to sleep?  I do. It is a habit ingrained into me as a child going to Catholic school for the first four years.  I pray for my family. Sometimes when I waste a few dollars on a lottery ticket, I will pray that I win. So far that has not worked out well for me.  Today I was in Scranton to visit my two younger children. Part of visit was attending mass where DS2 played his trumpet. During the homily the priest was telling us to “tell Jesus” our problems. He went through some serious and some humorous examples.

At night when I am saying my prayers, maybe my God has already gone to sleep. He probably needs a break from the constant chatter from us. He may be in a time zone east of New Jersey and he has already gone to bed.  Maybe I should pray in the morning or the evening. I really don’t know. This discussion is certainly “tongue in cheek”, but I am open to finding a more direct connection.  It seems that some religions pray several times a day.  They would be covering multiple time zones that way.


Today the current pope gave his last audience before resigning as the pope.  The NY Times article can be found here.

In tonight’s blog we are paying particular attention to the following passage from the article..

His eight-year papacy held moments of “joy and light,” at times resembling the boat carrying Peter and the other apostles on the Sea of Galilee, enjoying many days of sun, gentle breezes and abundant fish, Benedict told tens of thousands of people during his general audience, which was moved to a sun-soaked St. Peter’s Square from the usual auditorium to accommodate the crowd.

“There were also moments in which the waters were agitated and the wind contrary,” he said. “The Lord seemed to be sleeping.”

If I get struck by a lightning bolt, you will know why. So, the pope felt that Jesus was sleeping during some of the trying times of his papacy. That isn’t news to me. We just aren’t in the same time zone. It appears tha Vatican isn’t in the correct time zone either.

Go figure.

Make sure you smile everyday! 


My DW in Tarpon Springs Saturday afternoon

My DW in Tarpon Springs Saturday afternoon



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brian
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 21:24:46

    I would like to change my answer regarding god and time zones.

    In the event that god exists, god would exist timelessly. God is (at best) an abstract particular. Thus, existing outside of time. Effectively making time zones irrelevant.


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