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 Fog hit View Post
    For anyone hoping that the new Pope will be more modern, and in line with many American Catholics... Your perpetual hope has been dashed again.

    The conservative Cardinals have once again elected a dried up prune, with a penchant for no married priests, no birth control, no change, no nuthin... period.

    Good luck boys and girls, because every thing in this world is changing constantly... Except the Catholic Church.
    Which is the strength of the catholic church.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    If you're not Catholic, then the first premise is probably false.
    The pope is more important whether you're catholic or not. He is more influential, leads a greater number of people, etc.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The pope is more important whether you're catholic or not. He is more influential, leads a greater number of people, etc.
    Importance is ascribed, PG. I can place more importance to my dog than the pope. You're also falsely assuming that the greatest number of people have the greatest amount of importance. As an American, how someone in Brazil feels about an issue, doesn't effect voting in America. Catholic population in America is, what, 65 - 70 million? Protestants have closer to 150 million. I doubt Protestants place a higher importance on the pope than the POTUS.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Importance is ascribed, PG. I can place more importance to my dog than the pope. You're also falsely assuming that the greatest number of people have the greatest amount of importance. As an American, how someone in Brazil feels about an issue, doesn't effect voting in America. Catholic population in America is, what, 65 - 70 million? Protestants have closer to 150 million. I doubt Protestants place a higher importance on the pope than the POTUS.
    I'm talking about importance to world stability and world affairs.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Which is the strength of the catholic church.
    Strength?... Okay, if you say so.

    Even if it flies in the face of what lies right in front of you.
    Nothing in excess.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'm talking about importance to world stability and world affairs.
    Well, to my knowledge, the Pontifical Swiss Guard isn't exactly a military powerhouse. The Vatican has little economic control and is noncommercial, being supporting onl through contributions. I'm thinking you want your statement to be true, but it's not.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The pope is more important whether you're catholic or not. He is more influential, leads a greater number of people, etc.
    WOW... You mean to say that he is more influential to non Catholics, than the president?
    Nothing in excess.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fog hit View Post
    Strength?... Okay, if you say so.

    Even if it flies in the face of what lies right in front of you.
    Change is a sign of weakness. The weak change to conform to the strong. So yes, conservatism is a strength almost by definition.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Change is a sign of weakness. The weak change to conform to the strong. So yes, conservatism is a strength almost by definition.
    That's a great thought, which might explain why the Liberals remain so angry and resentful even after winning elections; The Conservatives don't change to Liberal viewpoints, they simply increase their ridicule.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Well, to my knowledge, the Pontifical Swiss Guard isn't exactly a military powerhouse. The Vatican has little economic control and is noncommercial, being supporting onl through contributions. I'm thinking you want your statement to be true, but it's not.
    I'm thinking you want it not to be true. I'm not even Catholic, so what do I care?

    The president of the US is an elected executive official of one country. His power is far from absolute. We have, in the United States, a division of power among the President, the Congress, the Supreme Court, and of course the states.

    When you really look at it, the president doesn't have all that much pull. Even within his limited scope of power, he must answer to the electorate. He must answer to special interests.

    The pope, on the other hand, has the spiritual devotion of over 1 billion people. He has no donors or special interest groups to answer to. He has no electorate to answer to.

    So yes, the pope is more powerful, quite clearly.

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