Friday, November 12, 2010

St Maron's statue... An Update

A few months ago I wrote about my skepticism regarding a press release from the Lebanese Maronite Church about what it called at the time a "Momentous event for the Lebanese Maronite Church and for the whole of the Catholic Church" that was supposed to take place on October 31. The event relates to the placing of a 5 m statue of St. Maron in St. Paul's Basilica in Rome in a big ceremony to be held by Pope Benedict XVI. My skepticism was based on the fact that I could only find two circular references about the so-called "Momentous event" on the internet.

October 31 has passed and I went back to Google to check whether my criticisms were well founded. My original entry still holds the number one spot on Google's results and I still cannot find any references to the event having taken place. It appears I was right all along unless someone can find me a link to the "Momentous event" Google seems intent on ignoring...

March 14 Ideology...

And yet now Aoun claims that because PM Saad Hariri did not bend to the will of the opposition, that he didn’t “do a Jumblatt,” that within his premiership there still remains some vestiges of the March 14 ideology that since 2005 has won him two parliamentary elections (and two votes of confidence by the majority of the Lebanese people), that he still believes bringing to justice those who in the space of three years picked off seven politicians, one political activist and two security figures, not to mention dozens of innocent civilians, that Hariri is being “hostile.” Three other words, “pot,” “kettle” and “black,” also spring to mind.


I always recommend NowLebanon as a daily morning read to anyone in need of early humor before the start of a stressful day. "Vestiges of March 14 ideology"! Hahahaha...

March 14 is to ideology what Tony Zahra is to German philosophy...