At the risk of upsetting our spiritual readers, there is truly nothing more ridiculous than the concept of religion. Contrary to all evidence and scientific reasoning, I’m supposed to believe that I was put on planet Earth by an omnipotent bearded man, and if I apply logical thinking and refuse to embrace blind faith I burn in Hell for all eternity. Thanks God; that seems fair.
But hey, it’s still cool to believe, as evidenced by God’s best mate, the Pope, notching up a whopping 10 million followers on twitter. Christ.
Tweeting yesterday, presumably taking a quick break from World of Warcraft, the Pope declared: “Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you! I thank you with all my heart and ask you to continue praying for me”.
The Pope in fact has nine twitter accounts encompassing various languages including Latin, Polish and Arabic.
The Vatican proudly says that Pope Francis, the first non-European Pope in over a thousand years, has tripled the number of followers since taking over from outgoing Pope Benedict XVI (above) in March, the latter presumably changing his mind having read Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion.
The 10 million landmark puts El Pope-a-tron roughly on par with hip-hop messiah Kanye West, but Franco has a long way to go before he tops the twitter popularity charts. He currently trails hot girl Katy Perry and teenage loonball Justin Bieber by some 36 million followers. Maybe if we form a prayer circle…