One of those things for me is the near certainty that sooner or later the catholic church will make a bizarre statement which is likely to give me a good laugh. True to form...
Pope Benedict XVI has said that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction.
He explained that defending God's creation was not limited to saving the environment, but also about protecting man from self-destruction.
What is particularly comical here is that he has decided to dress this intolerance up with science and sociology - that is doubly bizarre because the church still has an attitude to those subjects that is schizophrenic at best.
It is not "out-of-date metaphysics" to "speak of human nature as 'man' or woman'", he told scores of prelates gathered in the Vatican's sumptuous Clementine Hall.
I don't think anyone thinks it is out of date to consider that there are two sexes, especially given that human hermaphrodites are relatively rare, so what is he talking about?
"We need something like human ecology, meant in the right way."
Ahhh. This is classic. "Meant in the right way" - right way according to whom? God, via the catholic church presumably. After all, they still have that infallibility thing - eating fish on Friday was wrong, but now it isn't. And just ask Galileo who is happily in heaven now after receiving a papal sort-of-pardon.... in 1992 - they might not be fast but they get there in the end.
The BBC story also pointed out that...
The Catholic Church opposes gay marriage. It teaches that while homosexuality is not sinful, homosexual acts are.
...which is something like a rerun of what they said to Galileo "we aren't saying you are wrong, you are probably right, but you can't go around telling anyone that or we will set fire to you." [I am paraphrasing a little there].
I wonder if this means that they are going to be preaching to the 1,500 animal species that have had their gay behaviour observed? Probably though, we just won't be able to eat gay animals on a Friday.
I have never had a gay episode in my life. I did once fall asleep in a gay bar in Seoul. I was there with some gay friends and the only thing of note that happened was that I was woken up by the barman an hour later asking if I wanted another drink.
But maybe I have been on the wrong bus all of my life because all of this struck me as a good way for gays to promote their culture.
The human race really doesn't need more people at the moment. Quite simply, there are far too many of us already. So why not 'Gay is the new Green' campaigns. If almost everyone goes gay for 25 years then the population will reduce over time giving us an opportunity to feed, house and water the people already here and the ones to come in the future.
On many occasions the church has exhorted young men to lay down their lives in uniform for the greater good so why not encourage them to lay down their DNA in sequins?