Pope Benedict XVI today said that the global credit crisis shows that the world’s financial systems are “built on sand” and that only the works of God have “solid reality”.
And, of course, he utters this banal observation surrounded by opulence, no doubt wearing a pretty gold cross around his neck that’s studded with diamonds and rubies and whatnot, the Catholic Church itself worth — what? — trillions? “Works of God?”
Opportunistic and wholly unconvincing. Typically.