The POPE is gone..But is he and why??

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The POPE is gone..But is he and why??

Post by balonny » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:18 pm

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation.
Me thinks there's a conscience issue in his case - he knows he's done something wrong, finally "feels" it and therefore considers he no longer can be the first among equal, as they say.. Possibly we need to ask some "nice boys and fellows in their 40s and 50s now, yea??!!

"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry."
Old age he said, or is it?? As a matter of fact I never had a good feeling about this fellow in the first place..Gut feeling..

Let us wait and see, for some people the truth comes out only after they die as with the case of BBC DJ/personality recently..
Seems it came out before its time a bit?!!
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Re: The POPE is gone..But is he and why??

Post by mikemc » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:03 pm

Ah, i think he is being crafty in his battle against evil, he's only *pretending* to be worn out...

yes, just like Muhammad Ali...

it's...

that is, he's...

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Re: The POPE is gone..But is he and why??

Post by mikemc » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:04 pm

...but, more seriously, do Roman Catholics become zombies in the absence of a pope???

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Post by balonny » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:05 pm

mikemc wrote:Ah, i think he is being crafty in his battle against evil, he's only *pretending* to be worn out...

yes, just like Muhammad Ali...

it's...

that is, he's...

pulling a


























































POPE-A-DOPE
Ahhhh cheeky he is :mrgreen:
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Re: The POPE is gone..But is he and why??

Post by balonny » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:07 pm

mikemc wrote:...but, more seriously, do Roman Catholics become zombies in the absence of a pope???
They sure look a bit zombastic and out of this time :D
This one was perhaps a wee bit Bombastic, surely not Fantastic
:mrgreen:
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Post by d.reamonn » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:20 pm

As a high ranking priest in the Russian clergy, I spoke to his holiness last week, and I can assure that you're way off on this one.
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Post by Tarekith » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:52 pm

mikemc wrote:...but, more seriously, do Roman Catholics become zombies in the absence of a pope???

I thought it odd his resignation came so close to the new episodes of The Walking Dead airing myself. You might be on to something.

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Post by myrnova » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:45 am

The reasons are very simple (at least for us, italians):
(a) The Church is a corporation, such as Apple, Microsoft, General Motors etc.
(b) The Church, as any other corporation, is in a very deep crises: loss of customers (churches are almost empty nowadays), nobody wants to become a priest or a nun anymore, no one believes in the "holy bible" kind of superstitions hype anymore (because of science, technology, philosophy, medicine, instruction etc.). Corruption, bankrupt, vatican's banks scandals etc.
(c) The Church now needs money and power (as any other corporation), for people are not interested in the "holy product" anymore. The "CEO" (Ratzinger) is not like Steve Jobs, who has lots of fans who believe he was a genious and all the crap. What's more, he is a very conservative fellow, against homos, sex, women, muslims etc. Not the right one, then. They tried to "update" him with funny things like "the pope on twitter" but in a few days he received 70% insulting messages, filthy jokes etc. (seems the world is in satan's hands, lol).
(d) In Italy we have to vote for a new government in two weeks and the Church is very worried, because it has always influenced italian politics (abortion, divorce, instruction etc.). For instance, we, as italians, have to give 10 bilions euro every year to the church through our taxes, there is no way to escape. Well, the likeliest elections winner will be a leftish one this time, and (as happened in Spain), the new government will approve gay marriage, biogenetics and all those other civil improvements italian people want but the Church does not approve. Now: the only way to leave things as they are is: let the right wing win (Berlusconi and such crap). Observers tell this "coup de theatre" will move votes from left to right ("waking up" the catholic forces). This is very important for the Church, because of $$$.

That's all: they need money (nothing else).

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Re: The POPE is gone..But is he and why??

Post by balonny » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:59 am

Good, he likes cats and cooking :D
He’s also fluent in Latin—something his successor might need some tutoring in. In fact, when Benedict made his resignation announcement to a group of cardinals in Latin, very few understood what he meant.. :mrgreen: Smart fellow ha!!

Among the many snags is what to call him. The artist formerly known as pope?
:roll: :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: The POPE is gone..But is he and why??

Post by d.reamonn » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:41 pm

It could be argued that the catholic church is bleeding followers specifically because, by adopting progressive values, it has lost its status a moral authority. But then I'd be accused of trolling.
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Post by d.reamonn » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:59 pm

funken wrote:
d.reamonn wrote:But then I'd be accused of trolling.
or total political blinkeredness. Which is no surprise.
Were you to read Allan Carr's book, you may find giving up the Lounge easier...
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Re: The POPE is gone..But is he and why??

Post by crumhorn » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:27 pm

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