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    Re: Pope resigns

    Seems a little odd to me that a job description that involves being the Vicar of Christ on Earth has a resignation clause.

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I guess that's meant to be funny because it's a ridiculous response and not what I meant.
    My apologies - I was only picking up on your humorous post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    My apologies - I was only picking up on your humorous post.
    No prob, but I was really being serious. I think there have been more social standards changed in the past 10-20 yrs than the previous 50. It's part of the rapid growth, modernization and education of civilization and partially the loss of some old values from a lack of understanding.
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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Pope Benedict to resign at the end of the month, Vatican says - CNN.com

    ADDED: Health reasons are being cited in early reports.
    I think it's because he needs more time to devote to training his Sith apprentice.

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    No prob, but I was really being serious. I think there have been more social standards changed in the past 10-20 yrs than the previous 50. It's part of the rapid growth, modernization and education of civilization and partially the loss of some old values from a lack of understanding.
    Anyone who's a Catholic or has followed the Catholic Church and its leadership knows that current social standards and mores have little impact on them - they are so buried in two millenia ago, not just one, and they are more concerned with bending people to their will than making even the slightest changes to their way of thinking.

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Anyone who's a Catholic or has followed the Catholic Church and its leadership knows that current social standards and mores have little impact on them - they are so buried in two millenia ago, not just one, and they are more concerned with bending people to their will than making even the slightest changes to their way of thinking.
    You don't think seeing the church patrons question the faith doesn't put pressure on the leadership? Are they gaining more or less by bending people and staying so far in the past that they make little sense in today's society? I think the Pope has been disgusted by what he see's in the Media and has expressed that openly and probably feels more like a figurehead than an actual force. It's only an opinion.
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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You don't think seeing the church patrons question the faith doesn't put pressure on the leadership? Are they gaining more or less by bending people and staying so far in the past that they make little sense in today's society? I think the Pope has been disgusted by what he see's in the Media and has expressed that openly and probably feels more like a figurehead than an actual force. It's only an opinion.
    The Catholic Church, as an institution, preys on ignorance. It is expanding in Latin America, South America, and Africa while losing ground in the US, Canada, and Europe. There is still ample ignorance in this world for the Church to feed off of - but there may come a time when they feel pressure - just not now.

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Don't expect its brand of conservatism to vanish. I made my peace with that. The most important part is to realign itself after a lengthy scandal. An effective spokesperson would be nice, but also one who is willing to take on the management crisis.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I have little faith (pun intended) but I can always hope.

    I won't be holding my breath though.
    There's many liberal Catholics, but the Catholic church needs to think about the Catholic Church. I respect that conceptualization of power immensely.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Pope resigns

    As long as Christ is not resigning, I think we'll be okay.

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