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(The New York Times)   Vatican: 'We want a Pope that is full of charisma and has an incredible grasp of how to manipulate the media for self-promotion.' If they add 'can't throw a football to save his life,' Tim Tebow might have found his next career   (nytimes.com) divider line 19
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2013-03-08 10:26:55 AM
7 votes:
Maybe look for one that hasn't directly been involved with diddling some kids. That'd be a fun place to start, too. But if thats not possible then yeah, get one that is better at steering the media.
2013-03-08 12:10:47 PM
4 votes:
They have a double problem:

(1) Most of the pool of candidates are old and crusty cardinals who, by their very age, will not be considered charismatic by most of their target audience (younger Catholics).
(2) The younger, more charismatic candidates, are more likely to be more liberal on social issues, which will make it difficult for them to get the needed support from the cardinals who will select the candidate.

Ultimately, I suspect the cardinals will to vote for a old and crusty conservative candidate who lacks charisma, instead of voting for a younger, more liberal, charismatic candidate.
2013-03-08 10:36:12 AM
3 votes:
A  Hail Mary is a kind of pass.
2013-03-08 12:29:26 PM
2 votes:
I know this has a snowball's chance in hell of happening, but what about Guy Consolmagno? Got his B.A. and his M.A. at MIT. Ph.D. at Arizone. Works for the Vatican Observatory. Hates Intelligent Design calls it "a kind of paganism". Believes science and religion need to work together. Even has an asteroid named after him.
2013-03-08 11:48:45 AM
2 votes:
The whole "not being Catholic" thing might be a sticking point.
2013-03-08 05:58:27 PM
1 votes:
More pope non-news?  Have media agencies sent reporters to the Vatican to cover the pope pick story and they are just going to make shiat up to write about every day they stay there until a new pope is actually chosen?  Or did I accidentally tuned into the pope channel?
2013-03-08 01:44:21 PM
1 votes:
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2013-03-08 12:54:23 PM
1 votes:
What would make a good pope.... I wonder.

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2013-03-08 12:49:07 PM
1 votes:

TheBigJerk: Pentaxian: I know this has a snowball's chance in hell of happening, but what about Guy Consolmagno? Got his B.A. and his M.A. at MIT. Ph.D. at Arizone. Works for the Vatican Observatory. Hates Intelligent Design calls it "a kind of paganism". Believes science and religion need to work together. Even has an asteroid named after him.

Current vatican policy is, "John Paul II was a crazy liberal and we need to reign in this 'reform' nonsense."

And here's the thing; when it comes to winning converts worldwide they've got a point.  America and Europe may be dragging themselves out of the muck of retardation and theofacist misogyny but Africa, South America, and the middle east are full of ignorant farks who'll believe just about any nonsense and LIKE that old-time religion of rape, enslavement, puritanical hypocrisy, and ritualized murder.

And those places have populations that are growing instead of shrinking.


But that's the thing about a monarchy innit "current Vatican policy" is whatever the guy with the big miter says it is, and as long as he employs food tasters, his approval ratings don;t really matter wither as he's got the gig for life.  John XXIII was supposed to a quiet, caretaker pope, who instead set the church completely on its ear.  JPII was supposed to be a a conservative choice after JP I was ushered out of the frame for being too reform-minded ( I do believe the reports that he was poisoned).  But That didn;t really work out for the church either.  Ratso was as advertised but I strong ly suspect the next guy is gonna suprise a lot of people since there is no clear front-runner, a lot of whacky things can happen in conclave, and after a couple of rounds of split ballots the next thing you know Jon Snow is suddenly Captain of the Night's Watch
2013-03-08 12:30:50 PM
1 votes:

Master Sphincter: Can't we all agree that "celibate" horny old men should not be allowed to be alone with minors. Catholics, Evangelicals... Rabbis. They all get horny and they all have interests that keep them from farking hot women, so I will keep my distance.
Thank you


Rabbis are not celibate. In fact, they are encouraged and sometimes required to marry. I'd say your statement falls flat on its face...

As for Evangelicals ... they are encouraged to marry, but that's only so they can provide a "family values" front, while they bone their mistresses and proposition young boys and men in bathrooms...
2013-03-08 12:30:29 PM
1 votes:

Pentaxian: I know this has a snowball's chance in hell of happening, but what about Guy Consolmagno? Got his B.A. and his M.A. at MIT. Ph.D. at Arizone. Works for the Vatican Observatory. Hates Intelligent Design calls it "a kind of paganism". Believes science and religion need to work together. Even has an asteroid named after him.


He should quit the superstition and get a job.
2013-03-08 12:21:25 PM
1 votes:
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2013-03-08 12:10:08 PM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: millsapian87: WhoopAssWayne: If closet homosexuals actually sought help instead of just joining the church as priests, there wouldn't be any diddled kids. This is a  gay problem, not a church problem.

So much derp here.

I never did understand the whole gay is a sin thing.  Adam and Eve only had a couple of men crotchfruit.  Was Cain boning mom to make the human race?  It would explain the state of the world.


control their crotch and you control the world. the Church wanted lots of duped faithful to breed more and raise them in the derp, brainwashed from birth. more members of the Mickey Mouse club = more tithe money coming in, more land bought up, more buildings built. this was also to the benefit of the church's good friend the Wealthy & Powerful Families that need plenty of stupid hard working hands to work in their factories & farms while buying their wares and paying them rent, etcetera.
2013-03-08 12:08:17 PM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf:  Adam and Eve only had a couple of men crotchfruit.  Was Cain boning mom to make the human race?  It would explain the state of the world.


No, see, that's one o' the (many) plot holes one finds in a close reading of the Bible.  Cain slew Abel, and YHWH cast him out.  Then Cain found a wife somehow.  But if Adam & Eve were literally created by YHWH, how could Cain have found a wife elsewhere?  The mind boggles.

"16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
"17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch."
2013-03-08 12:07:58 PM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: millsapian87: WhoopAssWayne: If closet homosexuals actually sought help instead of just joining the church as priests, there wouldn't be any diddled kids. This is a  gay problem, not a church problem.

So much derp here.

I never did understand the whole gay is a sin thing.  Adam and Eve only had a couple of men crotchfruit.  Was Cain boning mom to make the human race?  It would explain the state of the world.


They had more than two kids, was still incest though...
2013-03-08 12:00:15 PM
1 votes:

millsapian87: WhoopAssWayne: If closet homosexuals actually sought help instead of just joining the church as priests, there wouldn't be any diddled kids. This is a  gay problem, not a church problem.

So much derp here.


I never did understand the whole gay is a sin thing.  Adam and Eve only had a couple of men crotchfruit.  Was Cain boning mom to make the human race?  It would explain the state of the world.
2013-03-08 11:52:11 AM
1 votes:

Generation_D: Maybe look for one that hasn't directly been involved with diddling some kids. That'd be a fun place to start, too. But if thats not possible then yeah, get one that is better at steering the media.


If closet homosexuals actually sought help instead of just joining the church as priests, there wouldn't be any diddled kids. This is a  gay problem, not a church problem.

//see how easy that was? slinging mud and projecting your own self-hatred to others is all the atheist liberals can do, you certainly aren't capable of respecting others' beliefs or solving any problems. sling away - that's all you have, nothing more.
2013-03-08 10:55:43 AM
1 votes:
Wanted: New leader for international child rape ring/fear-based extortion racket. No chicks.
2013-03-08 10:31:47 AM
1 votes:
FTFA:Before Wednesday, when they stopped giving interviews, the cardinals frequently cited attributes the church now needs: a compelling communicator who wins souls through both his words and his holy bearing, and a fearless sheriff who can tackle the disarray and scandal in the Vatican.

Having quite the time finding one that hasn't been involved in a child scandal, huh?  It's OK, just find one that will keep blaming those sexy, sexy children for their assaults, then stand firm against the immorality of homosexuals.  It's been working great so far!
 
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