Tuesday, April 19, 2005

There is a new Pope. There is a new pope. At 77, he was mostly chosen for his youth and vigor. "It is time that we represent the Catholic youth," said Vatican officials. What we know about the new Pope is that he is a firm believer in classical Church dogmas (the dogmas that produced witch-hunts, crusades, anti-Semitism, homophobia, intolerance, and misogyny). He is reportedly fiercely opposed to the "moderate approach" pursued by the last Pope toward Islam and Muslims. Am I bitter because I was not selected for the papacy? You be the judge.