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The New Pope is chosen...
« on: March 13, 2013, 01:34:09 PM »
... within the hour he'll ( no women allowed apparently ) appear on the balcony....and if he sees his own shadow there'll be 6 more years of pedophilia in the church!
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 01:57:02 PM »
Good...now the world can get back in balance. ;)
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 02:31:20 PM »
And an excellent choice it is.  If Catholicism has a future, it is in Latin America.   Sadly, everyone from Mormons to Seventh Day Adventists, to plain old generic evangelicals have been successfully vying for those latino souls for quite a while now.  But an Argentinian pope will sure as hell bring those souls back to the church of the saints!

And nobody needs or deserves a native born pope as much as Argentina does.  I mean, Argentinians have refined the art of hero worship in a way that far surpasses the rest of the civilized world.  The general population has (unofficially) canonized their favorite soccer player.  And they are a forgiving people.  Whenever he screws up, they think about their own sins, and forgive him.







And besides.  It is such a great way for the church to thumb its nose at those British infidels for leaving the church so many centuries ago.

A win win for everyone. 
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 02:33:39 PM »
that was a pretty fast popification.  I was hoping it would be a long drawn out thing.  Well, the geezer is 76 years old.  We'll be doing this again before you know it.
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 02:58:38 PM »
that was a pretty fast popification.  I was hoping it would be a long drawn out thing.  Well, the geezer is 76 years old.  We'll be doing this again before you know it.

And why wouldn't they?  I mean, you don't need to be a marketing research expert to know that the Catholic Church has gotten more free press out of this than they could have doing anything else.

I mean, I watched CNN a bit this morning, and the ONLY news in the whole wide world today is that the cardinals were selecting a new pope, and that Valerie Harper has terminal cancer. 

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 03:15:46 PM »
I like how they are acting like the choice of a guy from South America has nothing to do with "worldly affairs"-- like the fact that half of the world's Catholics are Latin American. Check out this cool map:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/02/11/world/europe/the-catholic-church-shifted-southward-over-the-past-century.html?ref=europe

If Francis, aka Jorge, allows contraception, gay marriage, the ordination of women and for priests to marry, he will ensure the survival of the Catholic Church for the forseeable future. If not, all bets are off.  :-\
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 03:30:28 PM »
I like how they are acting like the choice of a guy from South America has nothing to do with "worldly affairs"-- like the fact that half of the world's Catholics are Latin American. Check out this cool map:


Now now now, we all know that this was not a political decision.  God knew who he wanted, and he whispered the right answer into the Cardinals' ears, and some of the Cardinals, being sinful and whatnot, misheard the right answer the first few times. 

This is GOD's choice!

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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 03:36:08 PM »

If Francis, aka Jorge, allows contraception, gay marriage, the ordination of women and for priests to marry, he will ensure the survival of the Catholic Church for the forseeable future. If not, all bets are off.  :-\

I don't know a damn thing about the fellow, but a Colombian friend of mine, (whose wife and stepson are Argentinian), just posted a picture of the new pope with Pinochet.  I'm kind of thinking that this might not be an endorsement of the sort of values we might hope for...


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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 04:12:00 PM »
The BBC say the new pope is conservative on sexual matters so no change from the last doddery pope on these topics.
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2013, 04:25:22 PM »
Picking Francis for a name is an interesting move.  I also hear he took many priests in Argentina to task for refusing to baptize babies of single mothers.  If he shakes things up and the church starts to care about people instead of who they live, love, etc. that might be a good thing.  Wound not hold my breath.  Even if this guy wants to change things he has a huge wall in front of him.

Irony is that the Catholic missionaries came across with the Spanish to the new world and helped bring plague,destruction of culture, and forced Catholicism.  Now a Hispanic is head of the Church.
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2013, 05:10:03 PM »
I learn so many things on facebook. He sounds like a really good guy:

Horacio Verbitsky, a noted Argentinean journalist, alleged in his 2005 book El Silenco that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, just elected Pope Francis I, collaborated with the Argentinian military regime in concealing political prisoners from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission. Hugh O'Shaughnessy reported on the Roman Catholic Church's close relationship with the Argentinean military regime for the Guardian in 2011.

Bergoglio has also been accused of aiding the regime in asserting its control over the clergy. From PolicyMic:

In 2005, a human rights lawyer filed a criminal complaint against Bergoglio, accusing him of conspiring with the junta in 1976 to kidnap two Jesuit priests, whom he, as superior of the Society of Jesus of Argentina in 1976, had asked to leave their pastoral work following conflict within the Society over how to respond to the new military dictatorship, with some priests advocating a violent overthrow. Bergoglio's spokesman has flatly denied the allegations. No evidence was presented linking the cardinal to this crime.


http://hnn.us/articles/did-pope-francis-i-collaborate-argentinean-junta

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 05:28:16 PM »
According to Joy Behar, Donald Trump is already asking  to see the new pope's birth certificate. ;)
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2013, 06:12:57 PM »
Picking Francis for a name is an interesting move.  I also hear he took many priests in Argentina to task for refusing to baptize babies of single mothers.
Did any of them suggest that he "lighten up?"

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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 07:54:27 PM »
Oh good, they did this on my birthday and he choose my oldest brother's name, the world is surely going to Fa Kin end.
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2013, 08:19:08 PM »
Happy Birthday. :D
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2013, 03:13:40 AM »
According to the Prophesy of the Popes, this is the last pope.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes


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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2013, 07:57:12 AM »
I'm glad this nonsense is over.  It's been painful to watch the media fall over themselves covering this story ad nauseum.  Every time I attempted to watch the news on TV, it was taken over by this story of the pope and the masses of delusional people, forgetting all of the other issues going on in the world.

My local channel was interviewing some people on the street yesterday, and it was so very sad to see a grown man (50-60) get all emotional while stating that for the last while (without a pope) he's felt like he didn't have a father; and now......"I have a father".......as he nearly cried.  This displayed the state of infancy christianity can keep people.

Watching the millions of sheep-like people watching & waiting for their new "leader" convinces me that most people on our planet are dumber than a sack of hammers.
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 08:01:52 AM »
Indeed! one old man replaces another old man. Hardly news in any other context!

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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 11:23:52 AM »
Another pope, another scandal. Just another day in the life of Catholic hierarchy.


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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2013, 03:34:57 PM »
The Pope is dead (well, almost) long live the Pope. Apparently some people like the idea of a king: accepting the moral authority of someone they did not choose, can't remove from power, who operates in secrecy and does whatever he wants.

I honestly like the medieval pageantry of the whole thing, but I wish people did not take it seriously. The Pope should be like the Queen of England, purely ceremonial with no real power.  :P
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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2013, 03:41:40 PM »
Apparently some people like the idea of a king: accepting the moral authority.....

And yet we hear many Catholics today saying that the Catholic church needs to "change" and get with modern times and update it's stance on various issues.  What?  You need someone to tell you what to do, yet what that is, is what you tell it to tell you!?!?

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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2013, 03:47:31 PM »
According to the Prophesy of the Popes, this is the last pope.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes
I thought the last one had to have the name of Peter?  Maybe not.  Each Bishop of Rome is seen as Peter.  That is why I thought  it would have been cool to have the black guy from Africa as pope.  His name was Peter.
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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2013, 03:48:41 PM »
Pope Francis is 76 years old and only has one lung.  I guess he lst one as a kid to infection.  He may not be around more than 8 to 10 years if that.
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2013, 07:08:18 AM »
I honestly like the medieval pageantry of the whole thing, but I wish people did not take it seriously. The Pope should be like the Queen of England, purely ceremonial with no real power.

I think a lot of catholics, if not most of them, think of it that way. When I was catholic, I had not special reverence for the pope.  Pope-shmope was my attitude.  I don't know of any catholics who thought differently.  Even my old granny, who thinks well of popes, generally feels empowered to disregard them where her judgments conflict with theirs.

I read an interesting article a little while ago on the American Conservative site.  I think it was by Rod Dreher, who is a social conservative, religious zealot and all around prude.  But he's not stupid and he makes some good points.  The article was titled something like "everyone is protestant now".  The point was he knew few people, even amongst catholics, who acknowledged they were subject to a higher moral authority.

here it is: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/we-are-almost-all-protestants-now/
the concept of SPAG plays heavily in it, though he does not call it such.
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2013, 07:31:01 AM »
On the positive side, he is a Jesuit (vows of poverty) who always took the subway - so I look forward to him striding into the Vatican, and loudly proclaiming "take all these treasures, sell them, and given the money to the needy".....
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2013, 07:45:45 AM »
just a thought here...

I have known several hispanic guys named jesus.  And since the new pope is hispanic, I sort of thought it would be cool for him to take jesus as his pope name.  pope jesus II.   
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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2013, 08:28:38 AM »
just a thought here...

I have known several hispanic guys named jesus.  And since the new pope is hispanic, I sort of thought it would be cool for him to take jesus as his pope name.  pope jesus II.

And in his acceptance speech, he would have to say "nobody fucks with the Jesus".
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Re: The New Pope is chosen...
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2013, 08:33:25 AM »
On the positive side, he is a Jesuit (vows of poverty) who always took the subway - so I look forward to him striding into the Vatican, and loudly proclaiming "take all these treasures, sell them, and given the money to the needy".....


John Paul #1 did this, he died within weeks... I don't think this pope, who's mettle was tested ( and came up short ) during the Argentinian dictatorship era, will be espousing anything of the sort. Or else he'll be meeting his maker sooner than expected...
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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2013, 09:44:24 AM »
On the positive side, he is a Jesuit (vows of poverty) who always took the subway - so I look forward to him striding into the Vatican, and loudly proclaiming "take all these treasures, sell them, and given the money to the needy".....

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