Haven't written for a while; not much going on I felt like writing about.
Pope Benedict announced that he is resigning on the 28th of Feb, 2013. I'm not Catholic, so it doesn't really affect me one way or another, but I have a thought.....
He was elected Pope back in 2005 when he was 78 years old. And now, 8 years later, he is saying he is too old to fulfill his duties. The "party line" cites his "lack of strength of mind and body."
Well. it seems to me that maybe there should be an age limit on who can be elected Pope. Since the average age of retirement (in the U.S. anyway) is around 65 or 66, maybe that should be the cutoff age for being chosen. That way, whoever is Pope will have many years left before infirmary or senility sets in.