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Cheerio Pope.
« on: February 11, 2013, 06:43:13 AM »
The pope is to resign, apparently.

I suppose it'd be too much to hope that he's deconverted.
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 06:46:11 AM »
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 07:02:53 AM »
Doesn't he first have to pass a Papal bull saying he can do so?
Then again, Popes tend to be rather good as passing bull.
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 07:44:43 AM »
I didn't think Popes were allowed to resign.  After all, this chap is Christ's Representative on Earth - how could you decide to give up THAT job, if you were a true believer?
Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 07:48:51 AM »
Maybe he got a better offer from Krishna?
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 08:16:44 AM »
oooh ooooh oooh, I know! God was giving him the silent treatment so he figured, "I might as well not bother."
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 08:33:49 AM »
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 08:36:22 AM »
2 more questions.....

Why would god let the pope get sick in the first place?

Why didn't the pope just pray to be helaed or given the strength to continue?

If the POPE doesn't get any slack from god, then what hope anyone else?   :o
Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 08:47:49 AM »
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 08:53:15 AM »
Dude's losing his shit.

Best time to make some insane Catholic decrees. I think he's lost touch with his arrogance. Why else would he resign?
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 09:08:28 AM »
Has not happened in over 600 years.  He is old and looks weak but still popes have been pretty ill but still hung on.  Something seems strange with this.

Now if you want to get into the "end times" stuff...this next pope is suppose to be the last and will usher in the anti Christ.  Good times ahead!!! ;)
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 09:17:00 AM »
Hey...I am/was Catholic.  Went to Catholic school 1st thru 12th grades.  Was a good Catholic kid.  I wonder if I could campaign to be picked to be pope.  Pope Nicholas III.  Man...the changes I could bring and I would open up the Vatican vault to all the secrets they have kept from mankind for 2000 years.
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 10:34:20 AM »
Yep, seems weird. Chosen by god and then quitting. Strange. Of course god hasn't done much protecting of the dudes over the course of history. The last one got shot. You'd think god could have done a little more protecting. Guess if I had such an important job and realized that my boss didn't have my back I'd think about a career change too.

They'll have to find someone else though, Nick. You're overqualified. You know stuff.
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 10:37:33 AM »
*Rage quit*

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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 10:52:14 AM »
Now it's Yhwh's turn to resign: "I'm too old and irrelevant for this job. I quit. I chose to shift all my responsibilities to someone else. You have to chose between Richard Dawkins and Leo Messi."
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2013, 11:02:21 AM »
Didn't think I'd be having Ex Benedict for breakfast this morning....
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2013, 11:35:24 AM »
Why didn't the pope just pray to be helaed or given the strength to continue?
Sith Lords are notoriously incapable when it comes to the healing arts.
Seriously though... What would happen if the Great Green Arkleseizure didn't fram up the rammastam before the hermite curve achieved maximum nurdfurdle velocity? Now THAT would be something. AmIrite?

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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2013, 12:22:36 PM »
Someone must have the negatives...
Nobody says “There are many things that we thought were natural processes, but now know that a god did them.”

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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2013, 12:33:32 PM »
Latest rumor: He is resigning in disgrace for having sex with an adult. Woman.

You can't buck tradition and expect to survive. Even if you are a "former" nazi.
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2013, 12:44:19 PM »
Latest rumor: He is resigning in disgrace for having sex with an adult. Woman.
What? At his age?
Nobody says “There are many things that we thought were natural processes, but now know that a god did them.”

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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2013, 01:03:45 PM »
Latest rumor: He is resigning in disgrace for having sex with an adult. Woman.
What? At his age?

When he took office he got a free lifetime supply of Viagra. They caught him misusing it...

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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2013, 01:05:26 PM »
Joking aside, I actually think this is a good idea. The last pope went on and on looking frailer and frailer and it was hardly fair on the guy, The current guy is going whilst he doesn't look so bad. I hope he manages to enjoy what life is left to him.

Of course the resignation could be an attempt to put the 'kiddy fiddling' behind the church. For right or wrong, Raztinger has been seen as the chief of those who tried to cover it all up and keep it from the police. Maybe he thinks if he goes he will take the problems with him and leave the church with a clean slate. Some hope!

now as to the predication that the next pope is to be the last and the world is going to end... sounds like we are living in interesting time, unless the guy who predicted this is Harold Camping in which case the fun is over.
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2013, 01:29:27 PM »
Latest rumor: He is resigning in disgrace for having sex with an adult. Woman.
What? At his age?
She must have been a damn slow walker.
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2013, 01:37:39 PM »
Joking aside, I actually think this is a good idea. The last pope went on and on looking frailer and frailer and it was hardly fair on the guy, The current guy is going whilst he doesn't look so bad. I hope he manages to enjoy what life is left to him.

To the faithful, it must look as if he is rejecting God's blessing and saying that God made a mistake in appointing him.

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Of course the resignation could be an attempt to put the 'kiddy fiddling' behind the church.
That crossed my mind too. However, I think it is more likely that Ratslinger will not change his mind on some Catholic dogma/issue; the rest of the church want it and he has been persuaded to resign to make room for a change of course.

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now as to the predication that the next pope is to be the last and the world is going to end

I missed that! I will save the world by putting my name forward.
Nobody says “There are many things that we thought were natural processes, but now know that a god did them.”

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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2013, 03:24:45 PM »
Here's a link to the predictions made a long time ago about the whole line of popes culminating in the successor to the current one.
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2013, 04:08:57 PM »
I'm hoping the new Pope is from the Planet Kolob. ;)
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2013, 04:41:17 PM »
This has not happened since 1415.  That is 77 years before Columbus discovered America.  Amazing if you like history.
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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2013, 04:58:21 PM »
I think it was the third pope back that died very shortly after taking office. Rumors that he had been knocked off by his own people for not being popish enough or something swirled around, but it was pre-internet, so things didn't swirl around as much back then. But that has me thinking that if they did indeed off that guy, they could off this one if he was being a bad boy. Maybe he just wants more time to surf the web.

 
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Re: Cheerio Pope.
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2013, 05:00:58 PM »
I had heard that Pope Paul I was going to make ratical progressive changes so they offed him.  But you would have thought that they might have known about him before electing him.  Its not like any of them are new kids on the block.
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