Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Poverty of the "Religion of the Day"

Here's "Shlomo Sher's" reaction to the selection of Benedict XVI as Pope, from a secular blog I shall not name:

"Now, personally, I'd prefer a very liberal social-crusader who views religions as helpful stories that give us a shared vision of the world and help channel our spiritual feelings - but hey, that's me."

Would anyone actually take time out from a busy life of self-realization to attend or contribute to an institution led by a person with such beliefs? I suppose that if Oprah were the guest speaker....oh wait....there *are* still a few folks left in the pews at....