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
    Hey my friend. How ya doin?
    I'm well thanks - hope you are too and having fun.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, Chuckberry.

    I am reasonably certain that the pedophile priest problem has a very long history, and didn't start with John Paul II, but it is strange that it became an issue under his watch. The timing bothers me. Did we suddenly become more morally aware of things, or could it have been a propaganda ploy on the part of those who are anti-religion, who delight in calling attention to anything that would make the church look bad?
    As with all things good Lady... The institution may look bad, but those who really do Christian things... Do not.

    There are many good priests and laymen. But only they, and who they help, know it.

    That's the way it should be.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    A good day to all.
    Nothing in excess.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fog hit View Post
    Interesting that the two factions, which are most vocal on abortion, are allies only on this issue.

    The Catholic Church, and the Southern Evangelist are, for the most part, antagonist to each other. The Catholics believe that the Baptist Protestants are not going to heaven, and the Jones University Protestants Protestants believe that the Catholic Church is a cult.

    It is indeed a strange alliance.

    Both lockstep in making sure that the secularists are put in check by codifying the pro life stance.

    With the SCOTUS Catholic majority... They just might pull it off. After all... This has overtly been the objective for years.

    Let's see... A SCOTUS decision to over turn Roe V Wade
    enacted by the Catholics on the bench. Wonder how thats gonna fly?
    "Politics make strange bedfellows." Charles Dudley Warner

    If these two groups can put aside their differences and unite on something that is important to them, would it be too much to expect the two parties in Congress to do the same for the American people, instead of playing the "blame the other guy" game? A little cooperation and negotiation could work wonders, once the egos and partisanship are kicked out of the way, IMO!

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fog hit View Post
    A good day to all.
    The same to you, good friend!

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    I'm a completely secular Jew, so the selection of the Pope has no personal resonance with me. However he is the religious leader of 1 out of every 6 humans on this planet, and his influence over cultural and religious mores has a profound impact on politics, society, and even economic thought. The selection of the Pope is a major news event.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    I grew up in a Catholic neighborhood, and my Mom's side of the family are all Mary worshipers. Back then, who became Pope was huge stuff. Today...I couldn't care less who the new Pope is, but I do think that the guy who was the last Pope should go to jail for obstruction of justice and running a continuous criminal enterprise---RICO.

    Sadly, this country with it's stupid concept of bending over in the the name of "Freedom of Religion" fails to enforce anything remotely conspiratorial when it comes to the Church's misdeed. So, instead of watching OJ trials with priests, bishops, cardinals and popes, we can find some solace in the idea that few people care about who becomes Pope anymore.

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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I couldn't care less... but unfortunately you didn't have that option available.
    Bingo!










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    Re: Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    Agree or not, like it or not, many people on this planet are influenced to some degree by the Pope. The world needs a world class Pope right about now.










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    Do you REALLY care about the next Pope?

    I think the news coverage of most things is overblown - they have lots of airtime to fill - and this is o exception.

    That said the pope is a head of state and the spiritual leader of a quarter of the planet. He has lots of influence, so like it or not the pope is a big player on the world stage.
    Don't be a grammar nazi - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 1 #7

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