24th September 2010

“Following the Pope’s warning about the dangers of the culture of celebrity, it is interesting to reflect that the Catholic Church may, to date, have been its most effective proponent.”

Steve Bradbury

5 Responses to “24th September 2010”

  1. Atheist MC Says:

    I’m not sure I understand the point of this quote. Context anyone?

  2. teddy Says:

    it means the catholic church has been pushing the ” CELEBRITY ” of the pope for centuries………………

    ” god’s voice (man) on earth ” oh puke.

  3. Hypatia Says:

    I thought it alluded to Christianity being just one big personality cult, but come to think of it, the Pope, the martyrs and the saints are all pushed as celebrities as well!

  4. CaptainZero Says:

    The rest of Bradbury’s letter is worth reading:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/letters/letters-liberal-democrats-2085590.html

    And yeah, it is a bit ridiculous for the leader of the biggest cult of personality in the world to decry the ‘culture of celebrity’. The non-sequiturs that have come pouring out of the holy see of late have the pathetic feel of ‘pay no attention to the man behind the curtain’ don’t they? Clearly Mr. Wizard is feeling a bit raw from the constant revelations of rot-at-the-top.

  5. teddy Says:

    to captain zero…………..thank you