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17191: Monsanto: Re: 17129: Gerard: The Dying Pope (fwd)

From: edner monsanto <emonsanto@worldnet.att.net>

"Castigat ridendo mores"

    Shall we try to decipher the meaning of this joke?
The Pope identifying himself as Jesus and our two 2 presidents playing the
role of the thieves [larrons: fr or lawon: Krey˛l]

Gerard, Do you know who was  seating on his right and his left side.?
They are id as good and bad thieves but in Haiti they are known as lawon
dwat / laron g˛ch
One of them went directly to Heaven.  I  was told lawon dwat was the saved
one .
Watch out if an haitian call you "lawon goch"

 Which one of the two could it be ?

 It is well known in the haitian folklore that that we, Haitian,invoke the
one who ask Jesus for a recommendation allowing him to sojourn eternally in
the celestial mansion of his Father.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Corbett <corbetre@webster.edu>
To: Haiti mailing list <haiti@lists.webster.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 8:32 AM
Subject: 17129: Gerard: The Dying Pope (fwd)

> From: Gerard <grlato@adelphia.net>
> >
> >        The Pope was dying. He sent a message for Aristide and Baby Doc,
> > both
> > actual and ex-president of Haiti respectively, to come to The Vatican.
> >
> >        When they arrived, they were ushered up to his bedroom. As they
> > entered
> > the room.the Pope held out his hands and motioned for them to sit on
> > side of the bed. The Pope grasped their hands, sighed contentedly,
> > and stared at the ceiling. For a time, no one said anything.
> >
> >        Both Aristide and Baby Doc were touched and flattered that the
> > would ask them to be with him during his final moments. They were also
> > puzzled; the Pope had never given them any indication that he
> > liked either of them. They both remembered his many long, uncomfortable
> > sermons about greed, covetousness, and avaricious behaviour that made
> > squirm in their seats.
> >
> >        Finally, Aristide said, to the Pope " why did you ask us to
> >
> >
> >        The dying Pope mustered up his strength and then said weakly,
> "Jesus
> > died between two thieves, and that's how I want to go."
> >
> >
> >