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More from Pope Francis
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:28:22 PM »
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/10/21/pope-francis-right-wing-christians/

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Pope Francis called right-wing Christian fundamentalism a sickness.
During a daily Mass last week, Pope Francis called ideological Christianity “an illness” that doesn’t serve Jesus Christ. Instead, it “frightens” people and pushes them away from religion.

He certainly has at least a few things right.

Either that or it's demons ;)
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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 03:11:31 PM »
Wow.  I still don't like him, but I'm starting to.

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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 01:37:03 PM »
I like much of what he said so far.  But has he done anything to effectively change the RCC?  That's what I want to know.
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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 01:57:38 PM »
While I still think he's delusional...his hypocrisy is a lot lot lower than other religious figures, and in direct contrast to the previous pope.

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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 03:09:04 PM »
You know, if it weren't totally ridiculous, I'd think he's read a bit of stuff from this site.  I mean, one of the ideas that periodically gets kicked around here is that moderate and liberal Christians enable the fundamentalists by not condemning their behavior as being un-Christian.

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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 05:45:18 PM »
I'm willing to hear this guy out. He seems to be gaining steam. Who knows, in 5 years he may just be like, "This whole shit is a farce, sorry guys, but I'm keeping the hat."

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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 06:22:57 PM »
I'm willing to hear this guy out. He seems to be gaining steam. Who knows, in 5 years he may just be like, "This whole shit is a farce, sorry guys, but I'm keeping the hat."
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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 09:52:17 PM »
I'm willing to hear this guy out. He seems to be gaining steam. Who knows, in 5 years he may just be like, "This whole shit is a farce, sorry guys, but I'm keeping the hat."

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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 07:03:47 AM »
My fantasy of Don Corleone, Pope Franky, Sarah Palin, beatrice Kiddo and Spartacus squaring off with various sharp implements in the Roman Colosseum is coming ever closer, it seems.

That said, anyone remember what happened to the last pope who actually tried to change things up a bit ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_I

On, the other hand, this guy is catering to Latin America (and to a lesser extent, Africa) ... the only place on the planet where the RCC is still going strong. So, even conservative curiae might see him as a necessary evil[1].
 1. Evil ... because he trying to do good ... yes, people THAT's how fucked up the RCC is
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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 10:23:56 AM »
My fantasy of Don Corleone, Pope Franky, Sarah Palin, beatrice Kiddo and Spartacus squaring off with various sharp implements in the Roman Colosseum is coming ever closer, it seems.

That said, anyone remember what happened to the last pope who actually tried to change things up a bit ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_I

On, the other hand, this guy is catering to Latin America (and to a lesser extent, Africa) ... the only place on the planet where the RCC is still going strong. So, even conservative curiae might see him as a necessary evil[1].
 1. Evil ... because he trying to do good ... yes, people THAT's how fucked up the RCC is

Haha :laugh: now I remember what happened to that pope... ;) Sarah Palin has great hunting skills so I think she would win the battle. ;

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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 10:44:02 AM »
I must admit that of all the popes that I have bothered to take an interest in, this guy seems to be the most reasonable and most like what I imagine a Christian should be. But still you get the impression that behind the scenes the plotting and intrigue continues and it’s a question of who will come out on top.

The Vatican has fingers in many pies, only the minority are religious, its wealth and secrecy remain to the advantage of many a Mammon-worshipping oligarch. You only need look for articles on the manoeuvrings of the creepily named Institute for the Works of ReligionWiki (Vatican Bank) to see what this pope is up against.

And for conspiracists and historians, there are traditional ways of removing popes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_murdered_popes
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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 04:18:19 AM »
I must admit that of all the popes that I have bothered to take an interest in, this guy seems to be the most reasonable and most like what I imagine a Christian should be. But still you get the impression that behind the scenes the plotting and intrigue continues and it’s a question of who will come out on top.

The Vatican has fingers in many pies, only the minority are religious, its wealth and secrecy remain to the advantage of many a Mammon-worshipping oligarch. You only need look for articles on the manoeuvrings of the creepily named Institute for the Works of ReligionWiki (Vatican Bank) to see what this pope is up against.

And for conspiracists and historians, there are traditional ways of removing popes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_murdered_popes
Are you suggesting Pope Frank use the Fruit of Islam for personal protection? That would be a site to see, no?


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Re: More from Pope Francis
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2013, 07:55:24 AM »
Wow.  I still don't like him, but I'm starting to.

At this point I actually do like him a lot. His stance against the ideologues of Christianism, even within his own Catholicism, is amazing and greatly needed. He might be able to pull the world to Lite Christianity with a bit more charity, but time will tell.

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