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 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.
    Haven't you ever wondered why? I'm not referring to religion. I'm meaning, for example, why humans experience pleasure? It's certainly not a requirement for survival.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    John Paul faltered quite a bit in his last 5 to 7 years of his reign, and did little to inspire Catholics.

    Ratzinger (Benedict) has not traveled much, and has done little to rectify the ongoing problems of the child abuse scandals.

    At this point, a new Pope who is outgoing, gregarious, and works diligently to bring lost Catholics back to the church and set the standards for eradication of the sex scandals is a desperately needed breath of fresh air.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Or how about:
    More like they have to stick it up the altar boys.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    1.1 billion according to the Catholic church.
    And falling every day.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    We vote according to Catholic Doctrine...........
    Meaning you let someone else think for you. Gotcha.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I really find that hard to believe. I have been military all my life, I live in Georgia in the states, I couldn't tell you where there is a catholic church. In my 20 years of active duty, I may have know only a handful of Catholics. Only in Germany on the civilian side, did I run into a bunch of them.

    I have no reason to doubt it, perhaps they are all in Europe
    Europe is going mainly secular, the Catholic Church has largely lost it's grip there. Most so-called Catholics in Europe use the term as a social tool, not as a religious one. In Spain, for example, only 1 in 5 people who term themselves Catholic go to Mass. In Germany it's 1 in 6. In France, it's 1 in 10. The Church is falling apart.
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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.
    I'm not worried about your imaginary friend in the sky. I'd be more worried about meeting a Catholic priest in a dark alley.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    As of right now, 41 people could care less... which means they do care.

    Anyway... It is news, though it is being over-reported, IMO. We don't really need wall-to-wall coverage.

    I don't really care specifically, though I do care in the sense of wanting to be aware of what happens in the world around me.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    There's an awful lot in your short little post that's highly debatable.

    However, that doesn't really answer my question.

    Is the press coverage of this "event" reasonable, or do you find it intrusive and obnoxious?

    It's not like the vote for the next pope is a public vote.
    Intrusive? No, not really. I/we can turn it off at any time. Obnoxious? Ok.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Now I want you to concentrate like a Laser so I don't have to tell you again...........I am a Conservative Independent....You can continue to bring it up but like my ancient history I won't respond to it again.
    Fair enough....and I expect that you won't comment on other people who you feel misapply labels to themselves. Afterall, NP, you
    said it yourself. What is good for the goose is good for the gander, right?
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