The Catholic Church in Germany has been through a lot recently. A new website attempts to capitalize on the turmoil:
You can rate your restaurant meal, your make-up, your teacher online and now in Germany your priest.
Hirtenbarometer or the “shepherds’ barometer” is the first online platform where priests can be rated for their performance at church services, on projects for youths and the elderly, on their credibility and on how up to date they are.
… Ratings for priests on the site are represented by sheep, whose woolly coats range from white to black to visually express a priest’s rating. The pope and other prominent German priests so far sport light to middle grey wool. [Reuters]
I poked around the website and found Pope Benedict’s rating:
And here are the details:
Of course, it’s always easier to “rate” other people than it is to acknowledge our own faults.
What do you think — is this a completely bad idea, or does it have some merits?