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2013-03-13 02:41:13 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Serious question: Why don't they just pick Jesus as Pope? Am I missing something?


He's Jewish. Pope needs to be Catholic.
 
2013-03-13 02:41:14 PM  
Have they told Scotty? Does he know yet?

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"Take yo' mits off them boys!"

/England five, Germany one....
 
2013-03-13 02:41:14 PM  
Do you suppose that Swiss Guard unit has been standing around in their parade uniforms for 2 days waiting for an announcement?
 
2013-03-13 02:41:14 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Actually is Pope Dolan?

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A Dolan pick would cement the idea that the Vatican has no interest in either reform, or clean up of their scandals.
 
2013-03-13 02:41:15 PM  
Notified by PopeAlert
 
2013-03-13 02:41:21 PM  
Yippie, an new head babby molester
Be sure to tell them to breed like flies
Al life is precious, you freaking pedos.
 
2013-03-13 02:41:22 PM  
 
2013-03-13 02:41:27 PM  
How long till we find out? I NEED TO KNOW IF WE HAVE A BLOPE.
 
2013-03-13 02:41:31 PM  
God help us if its (a) that guy from Ghana who's named Peter or (b) its an American.  But especially (a).  Then we may need to re-calculate the Apocalypse.
 
2013-03-13 02:41:40 PM  
Wow, that's a lot of military parade for the hippie peacenik religion Jesus founded. It must be heartwarming for Catholics to know that their religious donations are being spent on mercenaries with automatic weapons. Come to think on it, you'd think Catholicism would be on the rise in America for that reason alone.
 
2013-03-13 02:41:43 PM  
TheShavingofOccam123:

A LOT of American frontier women died from "her petticoats catching fire at the hearth".  Yeah, wool and cotton just explode into flames.


Wool generally isn't flammable.  In fact, you can buy natural flame-retardent mattresses made from wool.

Cotton, on the other hand, is.
 
2013-03-13 02:41:44 PM  

Edwardo17: Can you imagine if the Church ended up selecting a moderate or even - gasp - a reformer?


JPII only died like 5 years ago. He was a reformer.
 
2013-03-13 02:41:51 PM  

WinoRhino: I expected the Pope's music to be more... regal and less "Hurry, hurry hurrrry! Step right up and ride the tilt-a-whirl!"


I was hoping they'd play the Imperial March,
 
2013-03-13 02:41:54 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]



YES!  I came here for the Eurotrip reference, and I leave satisfied.

Bonus points for your Fark handle.

Fun fact:

IIRC, HBO was going to show Eurotrip back in 2005, and then opted not to.....because Pope John Paul II had just passed away.
 
2013-03-13 02:41:56 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]


Soooo Close to a simulpost.
 
2013-03-13 02:42:03 PM  
I'm watching this and can't help but think of great places for Ezio to air assassinate from.
 
2013-03-13 02:42:11 PM  
www.fwb21.com
 
2013-03-13 02:42:27 PM  
We no longer needemus Papam!
 
2013-03-13 02:42:29 PM  

rev. dave: MNguy: rev. dave:   I would prefer someone who would allow women Bishops and Cardinals.  Women would have a better chance at fixing the messes they have gotten into.


Haha.  Oh, wait, are you serious?  Because that is not going to happen.

I'm serious.  It will happen.  Just when is the question.  It is needed.


You really don't know much about the Catholic Church, do you?

/That question has been answered, infallibly. It's a closed issue. Forever.
 
2013-03-13 02:42:36 PM  
You know, watching this, they could use a big crystal ball dropping and have the crowd chanting 10...9...8...7...
 
2013-03-13 02:42:37 PM  

Petey4335: Weaver95: August11: What the hell is taking him so long? Put on the gown and get on the balcony! Sheesh.

they had to put the mind control parasite on first.

So, we're going to get a 15 year rein of this pope, he's going to die by the hands of G'kar and Vir will be the next pope?


pretty much, yeah.
 
2013-03-13 02:42:48 PM  

digitalrain: Agreed. I don't want a NoAm Pope though. Most of the child molestation coverups occurred over here. I don't
want that kind of complicity sitting on the Pope throne.


Same here.  I would rather the boring European Pope who would change nothing over an American Pope.
 
2013-03-13 02:42:54 PM  

digitalrain: [www.fwb21.com image 290x290]


Nice!
 
2013-03-13 02:42:58 PM  
This might take a while, any one up for some Popecorn?
 
2013-03-13 02:43:06 PM  
i hope its Lionel Messi.... or Bono!
Bono would be an awesome pope. He can get young people back to the chruch, focus the mission on poverty and change his name to Bonodict.
 
2013-03-13 02:43:07 PM  

cgraves67: Do you suppose that Swiss Guard unit has been standing around in their parade uniforms for 2 days waiting for an announcement?


Those arent parade uniforms, they wear them every day.
 
2013-03-13 02:43:11 PM  
Hummm, should I know the lyrics?
 
2013-03-13 02:43:13 PM  
It's the Italian guy. Burlesconni needs a new location for his Bunga Bunga parties
 
2013-03-13 02:43:14 PM  
The CNN.com guy left his mic on.  Got to hear the production manager talking with someone named Emma about how "the last announcement with Ratzinger was in Latin, so it's important that someone knows it."
 
2013-03-13 02:43:19 PM  
Why don;t they just have a press conference. I don't get the smoke thing I have to say.
 
2013-03-13 02:43:46 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

The new Pope?

/That was an awful storyline
 
2013-03-13 02:43:49 PM  

Weaver95: Petey4335: Weaver95: August11: What the hell is taking him so long? Put on the gown and get on the balcony! Sheesh.

they had to put the mind control parasite on first.

So, we're going to get a 15 year rein of this pope, he's going to die by the hands of G'kar and Vir will be the next pope?

pretty much, yeah.


Depends on if the Duras Sisters intent to interfere.
 
2013-03-13 02:43:52 PM  
What I really wonder is what the spread is like for the Conclave meals
 
2013-03-13 02:44:01 PM  
C'MOOOOON BLACK GUY!
 
2013-03-13 02:44:08 PM  

robsul82: The CNN.com guy left his mic on.  Got to hear the production manager talking with someone named Emma about how "the last announcement with Ratzinger was in Latin, so it's important that someone knows it."


The Beeb covered that 10 minutes ago, about how they need to be quick on the translation.
 
2013-03-13 02:44:09 PM  
 
2013-03-13 02:44:11 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: This might take a while, any one up for some Popecorn?


I was thinking something more reminiscent of the white smoke might help pass the time.
 
2013-03-13 02:44:14 PM  
If the band takes requests, I'd like to hear The Final Countdown
 
2013-03-13 02:44:18 PM  
Christ, I despise conductors who don't actually show a beat...
 
2013-03-13 02:44:18 PM  
Fabulous--I hope it is someone who can hide the bad shiat they do without throwing up.
 
2013-03-13 02:44:22 PM  

digitalrain: Most of the child molestation coverups occurred over here


Actually in parts of Europe it was at least as bad as in the US.
 
2013-03-13 02:44:26 PM  
I am not one to get stage fright...that being said...I do not know if I would want to go up, live...in front of all those people and the world.  I mean, there are literally hundreds of millions of people watching this, perhaps even a couple billion....

that just blows my mind...
 
2013-03-13 02:44:26 PM  
The whole thing is just complete nonsense.
 
2013-03-13 02:44:41 PM  
Lots of funny hats!
 
2013-03-13 02:44:43 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Weaver95: Petey4335: Weaver95: August11: What the hell is taking him so long? Put on the gown and get on the balcony! Sheesh.

they had to put the mind control parasite on first.

So, we're going to get a 15 year rein of this pope, he's going to die by the hands of G'kar and Vir will be the next pope?

pretty much, yeah.

Depends on if the Duras Sisters intent to interfere.


geez.  papal elections have more rules than calvinball....
 
2013-03-13 02:44:43 PM  

KingKauff: What I really wonder is what the spread is like for the Conclave meals


Probably a bunch of old meat between new buns.
 
2013-03-13 02:44:45 PM  

texdent: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x333]

The new Pope?

/That was an awful storyline


To be fair, all X-Men storylines (with the exception of Grant Morrison's run) have been horrible since the mid-80s.
 
2013-03-13 02:44:50 PM  
Sweet a Battle of the Bands
 
2013-03-13 02:44:50 PM  

durbnpoisn: Edwardo17: durbnpoisn: Good.  Can we just get over this already?

Speaking as a non-Catholic, I find it completely absurd that the news media is portraying this as some sort of gigantic event for all of humanity.  My coffee will still taste the same tomorrow...  In other words, it means less than nothing to me.

Also speaking as a non-Catholic; the fact that you happen to think that it's not a big event says nothing about whether or not is actually is a major event. The Catholic Church is one of the largest, oldest, and most influential organizations in the history of civilization. Period. There are over 1.2 billion Catholics, and over 400,000 priests in the Church - not including the monastic orders, lay orders, and other affiliated organizations. The Pope has a remarkable amount of influence in the doctrinal decisions of the church, and church policy influences state policy in dozens of nations all over the world. The political and theological positions of the next pope will help to shape the church's stance on contraception, abortion, the status of women, and a host of other social and theological issues for the next several decades at least.

You can think it's absurd; you're free to feel that it means nothing to you. But let's be honest; the election of a new pope isa big deal.

I understand you're (and every one else's) point on this.  But let's also be honest about this...   There are almost 4.5 billion people that couldn't care less about the Pope or what what he has to say.  Thusly why I think it's so absurd that people think the world is going to change.

So, in response to the other person condemiing my coffee analogy...  If best Korea attacked any country in the world, THAT would be a world changing event.  Because the response could almost certainly start a very large war.


I hear you, but consider this: 6.5 billion humans aren't Americans and yet many of them care who is elected President. Sure, the president has nukes at his disposal, but even if he didn't, his actions have an effect that ripples out far beyond the borders of his country. The church is the same; when healthcare debates pop up in the United States, the Church has a representative there; when anti-HIV/AIDS groups in Africa engage in their work, they run headlong into the Church. The Church runs hospitals, schools, universities, orphanages; just about any social service you can imagine, and all of them are, to some extent, bound by the dictates of Rome.

The Church is a funky sort of political animal; it has little physical might, yet it continues to wield massive influence - even in institutions like the UN, where it has 'official observer' status. The election of a new pope is a rarer event than the election of a new national leader, and it has the added effect of having ramifications in just about every single nation on earth where more than a few thousands Catholics live.
 
2013-03-13 02:44:52 PM  

MNguy: neritz:

Acceptable, but the butt hurt will be much greater with a black one.

/non-Catholic here.


Non-practicing Catholic here.  Chance of black Pope = <0%  Latin = 3%  Old white guy = 96.7%


I can live with that if the "old white guy" is a Jesuit.  That is the only hope that the Catholic Church has any real upheaval and modernization.  Real modernization, not Vatican II (ugh)
 
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