Reason number 504 to be ashamed of where you went to school:
from "The Cabinet", Geneva's student newspaper,
"I was saddened by our school's decision to lower the flag to half-mast in honor of the pope. I do not say this because I think that we should be happy that John Paul II died, but I say this because I don't think that Geneva should honor a man who was a heretic." -- Aaron Turner
without getting into the whole heretic issue (which is fucking retarded), let's just say that lowering the flag to half-mast is a sign of respect for someone who's died, especially if he's the leader of one of the largest religions in the world (and the most-represented denomination in your school). i didn't have a problem with the flags being lowered for Regan, even though he was a bastard who fucked over minorities left and right and who's greatest contribution to the country may be that he didn't end up in "cassablanca", but i still think we should lower the flags for him. why? out of respect for a very influential President. you absolutely lower the flag for a pope's death. and i don't know if there's a current "leader" of the nation of islam, but you lower the flags for his death as well.
and people wonder why i don't brag about where i went to college.