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Hey, everyone has to grow up eventually—it’s just a part of life.

Halirous Satire Commentary from (now retired) Pope Benedict XVI. It may be satire but its oh so true!

For the past eight years, it has been my distinct pleasure to serve as head of the Roman Catholic Church. Spreading the message of the Bible around the world and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ is an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything. Honestly, I had a ball. But at some point, you just have to face the facts and realize that you can’t play make-believe forever.

Hey, everyone has to grow up eventually—it’s just a part of life. And several weeks ago, I decided it was time for me to finally move on and put all this pretend, fantasy stuff behind me.

Don’t get me wrong, serving as pope was loads of fun. For starters, as pontiff you’re always treated very well, you get to live in a palace, and millions of adoring people gather to hear you tell all sorts of silly old stories about a super-powerful being and other made-up nonsense about everlasting life in paradise. It’s enjoyable, it’s not particularly difficult, and you can say whatever you want. It really is a fun gig. You basically get to come into work and act like a little kid playing pretend.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/being-pope-was-great-but-yo...



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How does the Onion do it?

It is absolutely hysterical 90% of the time. NOTHING is that consistently funny these days!

My old Dad always said,

growing old was compulsory, but growing up was optional!