While this seems really cute (and one can’t help but notice that the pope uses an iPad, what a huge endorsement for Apple), I can’t help but wonder if there’s a dark side here? This direct connection between the pope and hundreds of millions of Catholics who believe that the pope speaks with the voice of God means that it’s now a lot easier for the pope to tell people what to do. Popes used to be more powerful than kings. They used to order non-believers burned at the stake. This could start happening again.
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So far, he hasn’t said anything scary, but I’m going to be following.
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On the other hand, this could be the death blow to Catholicism if the pope can’t pull in as many followers as Lady GaGa.