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 Navy Pride View Post
    How do you know the previous popes knew about the Gay Pedophile priests?
    So you are saying the Popes came up through the system never hearing a word about child molesting priests and once in the Vatican were kept in Ivory Towers?

    You also think that when USofA Catholic Church fought the charges, hid priests and then declared bankruptcy it did that all WITHOUT Papal Approval?

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    How do you know the previous popes knew about the Gay Pedophile priests?
    We already know for a fact that various diocese have extensive paperwork on pedophile priests, given the release of over 12,000 pages from the Los Angeles Diocese. Are you suggesting that the Vatican has nothing? Seriously?
    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 nota bene View Post
    I thought some pedophiles were gay while some were straight.
    Of those with a defined sexuality beyond being attracted to young children, > 90 % are straight.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    How do you know the previous popes knew about the Gay Pedophile priests?
    That's what's known as, as the "Nuremberg defense".

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    What I think is that you have very little understanding of the purpose, the process, or the point.
    Considering how silly, sad, and in many way pathetic, I find the whole "system" - you're most likely correct.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    I care insofar as the new Pope might do something to alleviate poverty. I'm also hoping against hope that he actually does something to curb the child molestations by priests. Ya know, like maybe if a priest molests a child, ex-communicate him and turn him over to law enforcement? Think that might be a better approach than covering up the crime and letting the priest continue practicing?

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Why? Is this your denomination's preference?
    I don't have a denomination... I think they are an abomination, tbh.
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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Are you saying murder could possibly be good, and charity could be evil?
    I don't know if he is but I will chime in and say that.
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    Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Of those with a defined sexuality beyond being attracted to young children, > 90 % are straight.
    Another fun statistic: ~4.8% of Catholic priests abused kids. The other ~95% didn't. The rate is actually higher in American public schools.

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    Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    So you are saying the Popes came up through the system never hearing a word about child molesting priests and once in the Vatican were kept in Ivory Towers?

    You also think that when USofA Catholic Church fought the charges, hid priests and then declared bankruptcy it did that all WITHOUT Papal Approval?
    Prior to 2001, the primary responsibility for investigating allegations of sexual abuse and disciplining perpetrators rested with the individual dioceses. In 2001, Ratzinger convinced John Paul II to put the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in charge of all investigations and policies surrounding sexual abuse in order to combat such abuse more efficiently

    WIKI

    Shortly after Ratzinger (later Benedict XVI) was put in charge of the sex abuse cases he began prosecuting them and changed canon law.

    The pope is not an absolute monarch, contrary to popular opinion. He is the head of over 1 billion followers, but power is primarily concentrated by archbishops and bishops in the various dioceses throughout the world.

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