Allen Spooked By Vatican Symbolism
American funnyman Tim Allen found the ceremonies and rituals surrounding late POPE JOHN PAUL II's death so spooky, he felt like he was watching events beaming in from a parallel universe.
The HOME IMPROVEMENT star, who served a jail term for possessing cocaine in the late 1970s, felt the Vatican officials' costumes and accessories drew comparison to ancient empires governed by dictatorial leaders - something which baffled Allen.
He writes on his website, "I kept wondering as I watched the Pope's transition: 'What's with the hats?' It's like the Roman Empire merged with the church somewhere. It resembles a kingdom.
"Palaces, crowns, rings, capes and staffs. All that stuff. I don't know how I feel about all of it."06/05/2005 09:11