|These guys think a blindfolded child is the answer to spiritual questions.|
At least the Copts aren’t bothering to pretend their faith is anything other than semi-organized insanity.
Picking a Pope, for the Copts, is so easy a blindfolded child can do it.
Here’s how it works: a bunch of grownups get together and pick out three people who they think could be the next leader of the Coptic Church. Then they write the names down on pieces of paper, mix them up, blindfold a child, and draw the names out of a box.
Seriously. If the names are already in a box, why does the kid have to be blindfolded? And why does it have to be a child?
It’s the spiritual version of pin the tail on the donkey.
The lucky winner will be “enthroned” as Pope of the Copts in November. There will be much rejoicing.
Their last Pope, Shenouda III, died in March at the age of 88 after struggling with cancer.
A blindfolded child was overseeing his medical treatment.