Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Mourning for the pope

Everybody's at it. Tony, Cherie, Michael Howard, Charles Kennedy, Charles and Camilla, every newpaper columnist and quasi-religious leader this side of the Milky Way (I shall refrain from links, if you have eyes you've seen the outpouring of "grief" on all sides).

Its sad when someone dies. I am still mourning the millions of Africans who could have been saved if the Pope had not so fervently opposed the idea of using condoms to combat AIDS. And of course the women dying in illegal backstreet abortion clinics because the legal ones have closed down or been outlawed thanks to ideas he advocated and promoted.

Sure he had some good ideas too but on balance I reckon he was a pretty rubbish pope. I hope they get a better one next time.

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