Seeing who the pope was following (namely himself) reminded me of a Peter O’Toole quote:
When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself.
The tweets will apparently start from next week.
The Vatican has announced that the long-awaited papal Twitter account will open for business at midday on 12 December, leaving little room for random ramblings by the pope, and will kick off with a Q&A session to show it truly is his voice.
“With the Obama White House, a tweet will come out every now and then that is actually written by the president,” said Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the pontifical council for social communication (PCSC). “Here, every tweet will be seen and approved by the pope.”
The news seem to be suggesting that the use of a modern social communication platform shows the Catholic Church in a good light. Well, the Spanish Inquisition used the latest technology at their disposal. It is what you do with it that counts.
I rather hope the first tweet would start with the word “Sorry”. What follows that word is an almost inexhaustible list.
When people die for the creed espoused being refused a life saving abortion, families are torn apart because their sexual orientation is considered immoral, when sex is less sinful when sexually transmitted diseases are easier to transfer, when poorly new born babies face purgatory without a ritual, when the view of women prevents the very empowerment they need to end poverty, covering up abuse and allowing paedophiles to continue to have access to children rather than face justice …
Angry … does not being to cover it.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog