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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 Ray410 View Post
    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.
    I've found that progressives, in general, are unhappy with their lot in life. That's why they crave change.

    I've found that conservatives, in general, are content with their lot in life. That's why they resist change.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    I wonder how many of you people who voted I could care less are actually Roman Cattholic.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'm thinking you want it not to be true. I'm not even Catholic, so what do I care?
    The Chi-Rho is a popular Catholic symbol. The symbol of Christ, no?

    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.
    The U.S. also has far more economic, military, and political influence than the pope.

    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.
    As must the pope. The pope must answer to Catholic dogma and "god" - the President doesn't.

    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.
    And what do you call the conclave of cardinals? His electorate.

    So yes, the pope is more powerful, quite clearly.
    ... or so you say. I say nay.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    The Chi-Rho is a popular Catholic symbol. The symbol of Christ, no?.
    Chi and Rho are the first two letters in the word "Christ." It's a general symbol of Christianity, kind of like the cross or the fish. I'm protestant.


    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    The U.S. also has far more economic, military, and political influence than the pope.?.
    The president is not the US.

    The president's power is fractional.


    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post

    As must the pope. The pope must answer to Catholic dogma and "god" - the President doesn't. .?.
    The president must answer to the constitution. Presumably.




    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post

    And what do you call the conclave of cardinals? His electorate.



    ... or so you say. I say nay.
    Once a pope is elected, he no longer answers to the conclave. The president, on the other hand, is always thinking about re-election, about getting the next democrat/republican elected, about the special interst groups that bought his election, about congress/supreme court/ states/ etc.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Liberals...wut?


    Liberals are not at the root of all your demons...regardless what Rush and Sean tell you. You may want to sniff the air outside the RW bubble every now and then to see what's really happening in the place the rest of us call reality.
    To me a lot of Liberals beliefs are not in line with the Catholic Church..SSM and Abortion come to mind. That is why so many from the left have been refused the Sacrament of Holy Communion and some even EX Communicated from the Catholic Religion.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Chi and Rho are the first two letters in the word "Christ." It's a general symbol of Christianity, kind of like the cross or the fish. I'm protestant.
    Mind if I inquire on your denomination (or are you non-denominational)?

    The president is not the US.

    The president's power is fractional.
    As is the pope's.

    The president must answer to the constitution. Presumably.
    Well, not always this one. But I'll agree.

    Once a pope is elected, he no longer answers to the conclave. The president, on the other hand, is always thinking about re-election, about getting the next democrat/republican elected, about the special interst groups that bought his election, about congress/supreme court/ states/ etc.
    The pope answers to "god," too, by de facto belief. The President doesn't, necessarily. The Pope can't be impeached by the conclave, but he is responsible to the World's Leaders, too, just as the President is.
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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.
    The timid, afraid, phobic humans resist change. It takes strength, and courage, to change, and a moral conviction to do so.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    That is your opinion and opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.
    That's not very catholic like of you. Shame!

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Chi and Rho are the first two letters in the word "Christ." It's a general symbol of Christianity, kind of like the cross or the fish. I'm protestant.

    The president is not the US.

    The president's power is fractional.




    The president must answer to the constitution. Presumably.






    Once a pope is elected, he no longer answers to the conclave. The president, on the other hand, is always thinking about re-election, about getting the next democrat/republican elected, about the special interst groups that bought his election, about congress/supreme court/ states/ etc.

    You guys have always had a penchant for dictatorship.
    Nothing in excess.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    To me a lot of Liberals beliefs are not in line with the Catholic Church..SSM and Abortion come to mind. That is why so many from the left have been refused the Sacrament of Holy Communion and some even EX Communicated from the Catholic Religion.
    We really don't care what you guys do, until you try to make it law.

    Posts like yours give credence to the fear of the Vatican running this country. And it ain't gonna happen.
    Nothing in excess.

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