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Byline: Patrick Bulger
Could Mars be the new Holy Land? BETWEEN channels the other night I found myself wondering, does God exist? And if so, why has he not yet put a stop to the racket that is organised religion? These, for me, quite deep musings came as I watched Pope Benedict XVI doing the sights of the Holy Land, including stuffing a substantial plea bargain into the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
Ever since making a few off-colour remarks about Islam a few years ago, and given that he was apparently a former member of the Hitler Youth, the Pope was always going to have an eventful pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The gaffe-prone pontiff, as the BBC called him, played it …