Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not-so-fun fact

Pope Benedict XVI served in the German military during World War II and was captured as a POW.

Throughout his career he's railed against the horrors of Nazism. He submitted to Nazi-ordered conscription with restraint and even deserted the military at the risk of his life. But still, that's pretty messed up, no? That he once put on the uniform and set to work helping Hitler's cause.

I can't help but think that when I play "Call of Duty" and I run around slaughtering random German soldiers, that the Pope was once one of those dudes!

Granted, this was the talk of the Internet three years ago and only now have I discovered the fact. Tomorrow I'll be sure to report some breaking news about Bill Clinton's extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky.

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