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This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how 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 very well have changed in the 13 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

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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