New Pope: Same Dumb Old Man
File under: Back-Room Gurudom
The world's Catholic population has a new guru: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany. And just like the pope before him, he's pretty much completely out of touch with the realities of life in modern global society.
But much more glamorous is the fact that Ratzinger was the head of the Inquisition, now lovingly renamed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Sure, they killed tens of thousands over the last thousand years or so. But now with the kinder and gentler branding, they at least offer you a glass of water before they burn you at the stake.