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 Bodhisattva View Post
    What is wrong with pants and a t-shirt? They all dress like it is the 1200's. Time to get with the times...
    I guess it depends on how you view uniforms and special occasions. Cops can get the job done in pants and a t-shirt, ditto any minister. But clothes can invest a circumstance with dignity and distinguish one and his or her role from others appropriately.

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    Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Not sure why you would ask me this question in response to my stating that scientific fact has not been established. It has not. Would you like to respond to what I actually said, or would you prefer to kid yourself that your question is some sort of test?
    I am responding directly to what you said. "Lifestyle choice" implies a conscious decision made by an individual. For the vast majority of people I'm willing to wager that it isn't a conscious decision but rather something innate to the person. I didn't decide to be attracted to women and not men, i just was. It should be plainly obvious for most people from personal experience that this is true.

    Searching for, and not finding, biological mechanisms doesn't invalidate that.
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    Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    There are psychological reasons that obfuscate a person's choice from everyone including them.
    Even assuming this to be the case it doesn't mean that the individual had any conscious say in the matter or that he can change it even if he wanted to.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I guess it depends on how you view uniforms and special occasions. Cops can get the job done in pants and a t-shirt, ditto any minister. But clothes can invest a circumstance with dignity and distinguish one and his or her role from others appropriately.
    I think that a suit and tie is actually the right attire...
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Even assuming this to be the case it doesn't mean that the individual had any conscious say in the matter or that he can change it even if he wanted to.
    That is absolutely possible. I was only refuting the "born that way" claim.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I think that a suit and tie is actually the right attire...
    Why? Is this your denomination's preference?

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    I don't but 1.3 billion people (my wife included) do. That alone makes it newsworthy.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    I read somewhere a couple of days ago that 5500 reporters converged on Rome, so I guess their editors thought this was newsworthy too.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Good and evil are absolute.

    Murder is bad. Charity is good.

    To say that morality is subjective is just a cop out.

    Not so...

    None of us can so much as share a fart with one another...

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    It's an assumption for you to say "murder is bad" and "charity is good." You're just assuming that's true.
    Are you saying murder could possibly be good, and charity could be evil?

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