Pope Decries Evil Energy
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
(SSN Rome) Today, in his third speaking engagement since his election last month, Pope Benedict (16) made claims that Satan is still at work in the world unleashing "evil energy".
Satan is still at work in the world unleashing "evil energy"
"History, in fact, is not in the hands of dark forces, left to chance or just human choices," he told thousands of people in St. Peter's Square. "Above the unleashing of evil energy, above the vehement interruptions of Satan, above the so many scourges of evil, rises the Lord, supreme arbiter of history," the Pope said in an address reflecting on the Book of Revelation in the Bible.
Many believe that evil energy could be America’s best chance for ridding itself of dependence of foreign oil. It is estimated that Las Vegas could easily handle the energy needs of the entire West Coast if its vast resources of evil energy were tapped.
Evil energy does have its detractors even outside of the Vatican.
But evil energy does have its detractors even outside of the Vatican. For starters, there is the waste produced by an evil energy plant. While everyone wants cheap evil energy, people tend to take a “not in my backyard” view to evil waste. Then there is the awkward fact that the waste of evil energy plants can be refined into weapons grade evil.
If President Bush wants evil energy plants to be built, he will have to assure the American people that evil waste will not fall into the hands of terrorists. Finally, one familiar impediment to evil energy, the high capital costs required up front, could remain troublesome, unless the cost of competing fuels soars higher.
None of these concerns need rule out this promising source of energy. But they will need to be addressed.