Friday, July 15, 2005
Slouching towards the Middle Ages
Some time back I suggested that Pope Benedict, the erstwhile Josef Ratzinger, may not have been the best choice to help Christianity broaden its appeal in secular Western societies. Condemning gay marriage and casting doubt on evolution, for starters, wouldn't seem to be effective strategies. Now it appears he might be going for the trifecta: coming down against Harry Potter (via The American Sector).
I can just imagine the throngs of affluent secular Europeans, fed up with privacy rights and modern science and imaginative children's literature, returning to the arms of the Church in droves. Another strategic setback for the atheist agenda.
Update: Okay, now it makes more sense.