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?

    Being that over 17% of the world and 25% of Americans claim to be Catholic, yeah I think that we can give him a day. I know it isn't more urgent than finding out who the latest hollywood strumpet is banging, or what overpaid athletes are playing shoot'em up, or the next gizmo that's coming out to further allow for self enslavement, but we can be charitable, can't we?

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Yeah. Like watching life on an alien planet with sex scenes......................
    No, I'm serious.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Being that over 17% of the world and 25% of Americans claim to be Catholic, yeah I think that we can give him a day. I know it isn't more urgent than finding out who the latest hollywood strumpet is banging, or what overpaid athletes are playing shoot'em up, or the next gizmo that's coming out to further allow for self enslavement, but we can be charitable, can't we?
    It's your freedom, and your choice... Be my guest.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I'm already sick to death about all the attention the election of the next Pope is getting. It's headline news all over the internet.
    You'd think there's nothing else in the world that's of any importance.

    Cardinals head to conclave to elect pope for troubled Church - Yahoo! News

    Why the hell is this such a HUGE news item?

    Outside of Vatican City, who really cares?

    Do you?
    Does a pope really effect your daily life?
    Do you honestly have a personal stake in who the pope is?
    Does your day change at all depending on what the pope says or does?

    Is this "next pope" phenomena really that big of a deal?
    Nah. It's getting way more coverage than its worth. It's a semi-important, semi-interesting event, but it's not at all worthy of all the television interruptions, special reports and other crap that's been happening because of it. Catholics make up about 17% of the world population and 50% of the Christian population. Those are significant numbers. However, the Church doesn't have a great deal of political influence in the developed world and it's losing influence even over its members in much of the world. I guess it's most important in the developing world where education is still in trouble.

    Because of all that, the news coverage is entirely out of proportion to the significance of the event in the world, particularly in the United States. Catholicism has very little influence here so the fact that our media has such a hard on for the Pope is stupid.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fog hit View Post
    No, I'm serious.
    No, I agree. It's one of the few movies I've seen that I think should be required viewing for people .....................

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Being that over 17% of the world and 25% of Americans claim to be Catholic, yeah I think that we can give him a day. I know it isn't more urgent than finding out who the latest hollywood strumpet is banging, or what overpaid athletes are playing shoot'em up, or the next gizmo that's coming out to further allow for self enslavement, but we can be charitable, can't we?
    Let's not be forgetting they control the Vatican Bank and one of the World's largest investment portfolios. When times are tough, stoke up the guilt messages to stoke up the collection baskets. Institutional guilt aimed at the parishioners, really large tax-free real estate investments, and a closet full of pedophiles. What could go wrong?

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fog hit View Post
    It's your freedom, and your choice... Be my guest.
    Well, I do appreciate your consent...

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Nah. It's getting way more coverage than its worth. It's a semi-important, semi-interesting event, but it's not at all worthy of all the television interruptions, special reports and other crap that's been happening because of it. Catholics make up about 17% of the world population and 50% of the Christian population. Those are significant numbers. However, the Church doesn't have a great deal of political influence in the developed world and it's losing influence even over its members in much of the world. I guess it's most important in the developing world where education is still in trouble.

    Because of all that, the news coverage is entirely out of proportion to the significance of the event in the world, particularly in the United States. Catholicism has very little influence here so the fact that our media has such a hard on for the Pope is stupid.
    I think the attention being paid makes me think that the "media" (of any persuasion) have no real understanding of what role religion really plays in the modern world............Which is odd...................

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    No, I agree. It's one of the few movies I've seen that I think should be required viewing for people .....................
    I thought that you were, with a metaphysical twist on it.

    I didn't see it, but my sister gave me a critique of the film.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Well, I do appreciate your consent...
    At least there is one polite person in the crowd... you're welcome.
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