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Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
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Many thanks for your understanding.

When I say ‘we’, I don’t mean me specifically, not being Catholic, but you get the idea. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger has been chosen as the first German Pope in almost 1,000 years, and the oldest in almost 100 years. Who says the church should be looking ‘forward, not back’?

If you’re expecting some deep and in-depth analysis of what Pope Benedict XVI will do for the church and the world, then you’re clearly not au fait with this site, and should probably browse the archives a bit more. What I will say, though, is that poor Rafael Behr from the Observer spoke a bit too soon earlier today…

It’s a quiet news day.

Oopsie. Having said that, it’s probably a good job he was under that impression, because otherwise I’d never have found out about this special flash animated non-profit eleciton message. Watch it and enjoy.

This 522nd post was filed under: News and Comment.






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Philosophy and Su Doku (published 11th May 2005)

Photo-a-day 92: Arthur’s Seat (published 1st April 2012)

No Viva! (published 10th June 2004)


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