Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The pinnacle of pointlessness

In idle moments, I sometimes contemplate what might be the ultimate symbol of uselessness.

Up to this point, my leading contender was an empty ice-tray in the freezer.

But I think this tops that: a headline from Spiegel Online that reads (my translation) "Catholic Doctors Want to Cure Homosexuals with Homeopathy".

Amazing: doctors trying to cure something that is not a disease with something that is not medicine.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new champion in the world of meaninglessness.

3 comments:

Francis Sedgemore said...

The article's quite amusing too. My pseudo-catholic stepfather, who sits next to me as I type, reassures me that the sugar cube touting medics are unlikely to have the imprimatur of the Holy See. So that's all right then.

The Honourable Husband said...

Homo-sexuals. Hom(e)o-thapy. See? It follows hermenuitc principles.

For added irony, my word verification for this comment is "micky"

John Carter Wood said...

I had thought for a moment that, perhaps, by re-naming 'homosexuality' as 'homeosexuality' one might increase its religious acceptability.

But your comments, Francis, suggest otherwise.

I suppose it's not going to be that easy.