After reading this article, and doing some poking around in regards to Oriana Falluci, I am much less certain now the Pope was being merely excessively academic. His boo-boo of a citation now takes on a sinister and calculated aspect – reminding me of GWB, even, in the sense that his rhetorical goal is often no more complex than polarization of the world and the consolidation of his power structure.
Maybe we need to add another amendment to the Constitution, just in case, that actually says â€œseperation of church and stateâ€ rather than the mere implication in the 1st. The Popeâ€™s view, hidden behind a facade of embracing reason, is that there is an acceptable middle-ground between the two, and that must not ever take a good grip here. Not that it hasnâ€™t alreadyâ€¦