And this was my comment:
Mightn't the pope traveling around unprotected be a bit like throwing one's self off the pinnacle of a temple [in the belief that God will always protect us from the consequences of our stupid decisions]?
Or refusing a blood transfusion because you think it denotes a lack of faith in God?
Seen in this light, the Popemobile is an implicit confession by every pope, "God is God and I'm not."
We live in a fallen world in which caution is warranted and isn't a sign of faithlessness.I know: I'm a party-pooper. (Or is that party-poper?)
But while I totally get the humor, the fact is that our call is to be faithful, not stupid.