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Pontiff Wants a Green Popemobile

The geeks shall inherit the earth?

by on Dec.29, 2011

The current Popemobile.

“The geeks shall inherit the earth”?

We’re not wont to quote from scripture very often — and for obvious reasons — but we’ve heard some intriguing interpretations, of late, from those who insist that the Bible would have us all driving electric vehicles.  Among the many citations from the King James edition we’ve heard is that while the supreme being has reserved the heavens for himself, “the earth hath he given to the children of men.”

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We’ll leave the rest of the debate to the theologians but it appears that Pope Benedict XVI is taking the concept quite seriously, and wants the next “popemobile” to go green.

The current vehicle, a modified Mercedes-Benz, features a decidedly heavy and aero-inefficient bulletproof cabin in which the pontiff – and up to two guests – can sit and wave at the crowds.

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