Knowledge is, indeed, power

Will Crawley valiantly attempts to mediate between the President of the National Secular Society, Terry Sanderson, and Emperor Constantine Pope Benedict XVI. The dispute, such as it is, centres on a recent papal address. I think Will’s right that Terry Sanderson’s statement was an attempt to instigate a media driven furore, “aided and abetted by secret sects, satanic groups and New Age movements” no doubt, although I haven’t seen many takers yet.. But whatever Benedict had in mind with his most recent comments, he’s already made it clear who he blames for fundamentally altering “the human creature’s relationship with the Creator” and any subsequent “inconsiderate use of creation”. It was Sir Francis Bacon’s fault. [I’ll get the fake beards ready – Ed]