View Poll Results: How much do you care about who the next Pope is?

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  • I care a lot. It means everything to me.

    8 5.76%
  • I could care less.

    70 50.36%
  • What's a pope?

    5 3.60%
  • I care, but it doesn't need as much press as it's getting.

    23 16.55%
  • Who won the hockey game last night is far more important.

    20 14.39%
  • other - please explain

    27 19.42%
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    I have lived in the north and the south and it is a fact there are many more Catholics in the north then in the south........There are states in the NE and East where Catholics outnumber every other religion
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    That is probably true, I am trying to recollect where I last saw a catholic church down here in Georgia and I can't. Now when I was stationed in Germany, it seemed everyone was catholic. Vietnam had its share, but Thailand and Laos were almost all Buddhist. I was stationed in Missouri and Kentucky and I don't remember seeing any catholic churches there either. Probably all depends on where you live or are. Still one out of six isn't bad.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If you add all the protestants faiths together they are probably pretty close to the Catholics.
    I never keep track of these things, actually I never even thought of how many were what in the world. I was just kind of shocked when the reporter covering the election of the new pope said there were over a billion Catholics. I never dreamed there were so many.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I would argue that you vote in a way that agrees with how you interpret catholic doctrine, among other things. That's splitting hairs though. I suspect (based on the ones I know) that the majority of Catholics in the US are influenced to some degree or another by their faith when voting, but it's hardly the only thing that matters to them.

    And I can't see the new pope being too much different than the old one, so I don't see anything really changing much. The Catholic church tends to be extremely conservative and slow to change with the times, and the popes reflect that.

    You might be surprised to hear that there have been many changes in the church in the last 50 years such as the Mass in English, Altar girls. fasting before communion, etc....They have tried to bring it into the 21st century but there are some that fight the changes...........
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    So long as it's not the "last" prophesied Pope, I don't give a damn. Religion, to me, is bunk.
    I am always sorry to here a statement like that. I would hope you might change before you meet your creator on judgment day.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    That is probably true, I am trying to recollect where I last saw a catholic church down here in Georgia and I can't. Now when I was stationed in Germany, it seemed everyone was catholic. Vietnam had its share, but Thailand and Laos were almost all Buddhist. I was stationed in Missouri and Kentucky and I don't remember seeing any catholic churches there either. Probably all depends on where you live or are. Still one out of six isn't bad.

    You could say the same for Italy, Spain and the Phillipines....they are actually born Catholic.........
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am always sorry to here a statement like that. I would hope you might change before you meet your creator on judgment day.
    Well, I'm agnostic, so I am open to the possibility of a divine creator, but without concrete evidence, I cannot make a precise judgment. However, organized religion, which is what I was referring to, is problematic, and has been since its invention. The problem, if you're wondering, is the overall human element involved.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    You could say the same for Italy, Spain and the Phillipines....they are actually born Catholic.........
    I should have realized that. But like I said, I never thought about it before. What is the church of England, is it protestant or catholic? France I suppose is mostly catholic, Eastern Europe use to be before communism.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Well, I'm agnostic, so I am open to the possibility of a divine creator, but without concrete evidence, I cannot make a precise judgment. However, organized religion, which is what I was referring to, is problematic, and has been since its invention. The problem, if you're wondering, is the overall human element involved.

    It takes a great deal of faith to believe in something that you can't touch or see........
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I should have realized that. But like I said, I never thought about it before. What is the church of England, is it protestant or catholic? France I suppose is mostly catholic, Eastern Europe use to be before communism.

    England is mostly Protestant, Episcopalian I believe........
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    I'm just wondering what the new pope is going to change his name to. A Pope Hilarius existed in the first millenia, maybe this one should be Hilarius II
    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
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