Pope says mercy can save humanity and the world
Kneeling Man: Oi, God, did you see this? The Pope says mercy can save humanity and the world. Saving humanity and the world’s a big one.
God: It certainly is.
KM: You think sin and evil are as big a threat as climate change?
God: They’re difficult to compare. Different categories.
KM: Are sin and evil the same category?
God: Not exactly, but they are related.
KM: So there are three things threatening humanity and the world. Sin, evil and climate change.
KM: Oh, and Islam. Four things. And if Trump really turns out to be Putin’s puppet. That’ll be five things.
God: Let’s leave Islam out of this.
God: I’m trying to keep you safe, Neel.
God: What’s your favourite guitar sound? Maybe a Gibson Les Paul played through a Marshall amp with a fat wah wah pedal.
KM: A what? A fat wah wah… Oh yeah, right. Fat wah wah. Yep, good, right. Let’s leave Islam out of this. Okay then. Four things.
KM: I don’t see how mercy can do anything about Putin and Trump or climate change, regardless of how powerful it is.
God: Which is probably why the Pope didn’t say it could.
KM: Okay so let’s not worry about Putin and Trump and climate change for now.
God: You realise that’s exactly why things got this bad?
KM: Ha ha. Good one. Shit, you’re right. You got me there. But anyway, as far as true powers go, I’ve never seen mercy do much. It can’t lift buildings, or make things invisible can it?
KM: So what can it do as a true power?
God: It can save humanity and the world.
KM: Pretty vague answer, big boy. Maybe the Pope’s just making shit up again.
God: Look at the time, wow it’s getting late.
KM: Night, God.
God: Night, Neel. Sleep well.