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    I think some people have picked up on an alternate reason for his resignation, which is having difficulty accepting rapidly changing social values. Many things that were taboo and unacceptable to Catholics and people in general are changing and I think it is a strain for older people, set in their ways to emotionally deal with. I believe his age and health could be factors but not the sole reason for his stepping down.
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    The other shoe I am waiting to drop is his involvement in the sex abuse stuff under his predecessor. I had the distinct impression he was John Paul II's cleaner which was why he got the job.

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Good.

    Now let's see if the CC can get somebody in power who thinks more like a 21st century realist.

    These ancient relics that are trying to hold on to centuries old tradition need to step aside and enjoy their old age.
    Don't count on it. The College of Cardinals are not exactly young turks, itching to change. American "liberalism", doesn't hold much sway in the scheme of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Don't count on it. The College of Cardinals are not exactly young turks, itching to change. American "liberalism", doesn't hold much sway in the scheme of things.
    I have little faith (pun intended) but I can always hope.

    I won't be holding my breath though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post

    Now let's see if the CC can get somebody in power who thinks more like a 21st century realist.

    Unlikely. Most of the current Cardinals were created by either John Paul II or Ratzinger (Benny the 16th).

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    I am not a Catholic but I am not under the impression the Pope yields much to political pressure of Catholics. He does, I beleive get his diretions from The Big Guy, so I am not sure how outside pressure would sway him.
    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I think some people have picked up on an alternate reason for his resignation, which is having difficulty accepting rapidly changing social values. Many things that were taboo and unacceptable to Catholics and people in general are changing and I think it is a strain for older people, set in their ways to emotionally deal with. I believe his age and health could be factors but not the sole reason for his stepping down.
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    First one in over 600 years.
    Yes, but not necessarily the first one that should have resigned in that time period.

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I think some people have picked up on an alternate reason for his resignation, which is having difficulty accepting rapidly changing social values. Many things that were taboo and unacceptable to Catholics and people in general are changing and I think it is a strain for older people, set in their ways to emotionally deal with. I believe his age and health could be factors but not the sole reason for his stepping down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I am not a Catholic but I am not under the impression the Pope yields much to political pressure of Catholics. He does, I beleive get his diretions from The Big Guy, so I am not sure how outside pressure would sway him.
    He's human, regardless of where he gets his directions and so trying to keep a religion that's ways are becoming dated in the popular scheme of things creates a lot of pressure. I could be wrong but from some of his public announcements to the world and it's leaders to be more Christian sounded to me like someone losing their faith in the church a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Every serious person who takes up Tweeting is doomed.


    I guess that's meant to be funny because it's a ridiculous response and not what I meant.
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