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On Pope John Paul II

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I have never seen the the late Pope John Paul II upfront.

In fact, I have not seem in person at all. If not for the TV, pictures from newspapers and magazines, or the Internet, I would not have seen the man at all.

Such is the irony of his passing that I feel. I withheld this post up to his burial precisely because of that. His impact on world affairs and morality issues changed history. His presence lingers even after his death. His contributions to humanism, despite the conservative stance is undeniable. His liberalism on the role of the Church and the Papal office on modern society is unquestionable.

I have been most affected, and yet, I have not seen him at all. If he becomes a saint my generation will venerate him. In fact even non-catholics and non-believers cannot discount his contributions to humanity.

My philosophical self had this to say: He may not be the complete humanist in the philosophical essence of the word, but he is the best humanist that ever lived.

He is to me, the best poem I have experienced even if I have not seen him at all.

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posted by Jdavies @ 4/09/2005,

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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.


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