bill-swift - December 13, 2012
Pope Benedict 16th has started tweeting. Let that sink in. The supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church is joining the ranks of Snooki and Tia Tequila in blabbing on social media. Old man Ratzinger- because the guy is seriously 8 thousand years old - is being forced kicking and screaming into the 21st century, probably by some punk 21 year old hipster priest. People have been making fun of him for it, but I feel really sorry for him. My mother, who is only 63, has NO CLUE what Twitter even is. Old people shouldn't be bullied into using something as silly and alien as Twitter. How can he possibly synthesize 2000 years of Catholic teaching into 160 characters? Look at the picture above of this old man using an iPad. It looks like a dog operating the super hadron collider. 150 years ago the pope ruled half of Italy and today he's some guy sending Tweets. If you want to follow this travesty you can follow him on @Pontifex.