Tuesday, April 19, 2005

May the Force Be Against...Cardinal Ratzinger

Here's my favorite off-handed comment so far today, coming just eight feet to my left from none other than my blog-hating Washington Monthly colleague Justin Peters, "Did you notice Cardinal Ratzinger looks exactly like the evil Emperor from Star Wars."

I didn't, but it's truly eerie. Take a look.

All Ratzinger, aka Pope Benedict XVI, needs is the hood and he's good.

All joking aside, I've already heard Ratzinger called a "nazi" today, while the Washington Post wrote that he worked to squash liberation theology, the only recent movement in the Church that took Jesus's social ministry to the destitute and outcast seriously in my opinion.

To be honest, I don't know all that much about the man. I'll take a look over the next few days to see how true all these accusations are.