The new Pope has apparently warned against "the dangers of secularism"! Now if he got up and warned about the dangers of Islam, the dangers of Judaism or the dangers of Hinduism I think there'd be a bit of a kerfuffle. He doesn't seem to have pointed out what any of those "dangers" actually are but weirdly he warns that of minority breakaway religious groups "some are even able to make a profit from it". Mmmm, I can't help thinking he's not doing too badly out of organised religion himself. Nice house, private cinema, bowling alleys (seriously he has private ones in the vatican), nice car, lots of big jewellery, etc.
The real issue though is that he's trying to encourage catholics to listen to everything he says not just the bits that suit them. Now the number one area where I don't know a single catholic who really does what the Pope says is contraception. And good. I'm glad no-one listens to the old Nazi whinge-bag. Partly because I don't like to see thousands of people dying of AIDS, but also because the less kids born into religious families, the less religious people in the next generation! Statistically (got this from the NSS) two religious parents gives 50-50 secularist and religious children, one religious parent gives 25% chance of the child being religious and when neither parent is religious there is an almost 0% chance of the child being religious. Like it or not we secularists will eventually take over the world! [Manaical laughter...]