August 21, 2005

Pope Links Liberal Democracy With Fascism

The pope has been in the news a great deal lately. First, he is hoping to obtain immunity for ignoring the pedophiles under his control. I wonder how W will play this. Given his fairly obvious desire to merge church and state, I'll be somewhat surprised if he doesn't grant the pope's request. After all, he wouldn't want to appear hostile to religion, would he?

While fascism is something that this particular pope knows a great deal about, it appears that he knows little about democracy. He is making a mistake by equating lack of religious belief with fascism (although I suspect Christian extremists will be happy to hear this).

Now he's calling for increased displays of religion in public as a solution for curbing violence. Yeah, I'm sure that will help.

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