28 November 2006

At Least This Pope Has a Crazy Sense of Humor

Today's News, courtesy of the AP: "Pope Benedict is calling on leaders of all religions to turn their backs on any form of violence in the name of faith."

From 1981 until he was elected pope, the former Cardinal Ratzinger was head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - once known as the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

What does it mean to turn your back on violence? Apparently it means to ignore it. So often religious leaders get so self-important and somber that it's good to see that this pope has an appreciation for the absurd.

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