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(CNN)   The new pope, a humble man of the people, just received a new $565,000 magic car   (cnn.com) divider line 175
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2013-03-14 11:30:10 AM  

Raharu: MyRandomName: Does subby complain of the price for the presidential limo too?


The President (at least this one, unlike the last guy) doesn't claim to have a direct communication line to god.


Tangentially related cool story bro:

My English comp 2 teacher had a direct line to god in his classroom. He was....different.
 
2013-03-14 11:30:12 AM  

Raharu: MyRandomName: Does subby complain of the price for the presidential limo too?


The President (at least this one, unlike the last guy) doesn't claim to have a direct communication line to god.


I don't think the new guy is exactly ecstatic about all this.  People are making it sound like he was given the Vatican checkbook and tooled himself right down to the Bugatti dealership.  He prefers the bus.  Security prefers to not have a heart attack.  Somewhere in the middle, they're going to sort it out.

/not catholic
//not looking for ginned up excuses to shiatfit either.
 
2013-03-14 11:30:15 AM  

snowybunting: This is not surprising, as the pope is part of a pentavirate of the richest people in the world, along with the Queen, the Rothchilds, the Gettys, and Colonel Sanders before he went tets-up.


You forgot the Build-A-Bear Group.
 
2013-03-14 11:30:38 AM  
Boy an event like this brings all the trolls out from under their rocks....
 
2013-03-14 11:31:24 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Yeah, they're not going to let him keep taking the bus to work.


that's the thing.  if he wasn't trying to dodge wingnuts trying to take him out now, he probably still would try to take the bus to work.
 
2013-03-14 11:32:24 AM  

SlothB77: Rev. Skarekroe: Yeah, they're not going to let him keep taking the bus to work.

that's the thing.  if he wasn't trying to dodge wingnuts trying to take him out now, he probably still would try to take the bus to work.


This.
 
2013-03-14 11:32:33 AM  
<b>FTFA: One of the first questions many people ask when they start a new job is: what type of car will I get? </b>

No, nobody ever really asks that CNN...
 
2013-03-14 11:32:37 AM  

Ukab the Great: The bullets are real. Your God is not.

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2013-03-14 11:32:38 AM  
It's a 2007, so it's slightly used.
 
2013-03-14 11:32:41 AM  

OddLlama: xanadian: When you got a bunch of nut bars gunning for you, a $500k bullet-proof car might be in order.

/not sure why it has to be $500k, but eh.

God will protect him. Right?


God is protecting him. God made sure he got a bullet proof car.
 
2013-03-14 11:34:17 AM  
Subby is a dickhead.

Unless he's willing to throw his monkey shiat back on our famous leaders and expect Obama to tool around in a standard-issue Malibu.  But I think not.

/Did I mention subby is a dickhead?
 
2013-03-14 11:35:03 AM  
In the Pope's car, he feels safest of all, he can lock all the doors.
 
2013-03-14 11:35:04 AM  

fickenchucker: Subby is a dickhead.

Unless he's willing to throw his monkey shiat back on our famous leaders and expect Obama to tool around in a standard-issue Malibu.  But I think not.

/Did I mention subby is a dickhead?


You mad bro?
 
2013-03-14 11:36:18 AM  

MyRandomName: Does subby complain of the price for the presidential limo too?


At least the pope's car is payed for with money voluntarily donated by the faithful. The presidential limo is payed for with money seized at gunpoint. Don't pay your taxes and don't show up for court -- you'll see what I'm talking about.
 
2013-03-14 11:37:33 AM  
Yeah when two of the previous three predecessors are shot in office, security tends to happen.  Add in that it needs to be capable of presenting a state leader who averages 70 for six hour parades, give him a little break.
 
2013-03-14 11:38:13 AM  
I was hoping for
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2013-03-14 11:38:21 AM  
Wake me up when he brings back the Holy Crusades.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 11:39:46 AM  

Robert1966: WTF Indeed: Catholic haters are in for a shock when they realize what the Jesuits are all about.

Yeah, after they do a little research and consider its implications, I'm sure their opinions will change. Despite never having done that about anything before, ever.


Yes, the Jesuits are wonderful.
 
2013-03-14 11:42:16 AM  

vpb: Robert1966: WTF Indeed: Catholic haters are in for a shock when they realize what the Jesuits are all about.

Yeah, after they do a little research and consider its implications, I'm sure their opinions will change. Despite never having done that about anything before, ever.

Yes, the Jesuits are wonderful.


Does that not cause wonder?.
 
2013-03-14 11:43:37 AM  

Walker: fickenchucker: Subby is a dickhead.

Unless he's willing to throw his monkey shiat back on our famous leaders and expect Obama to tool around in a standard-issue Malibu.  But I think not.

/Did I mention subby is a dickhead?

You mad bro?


Yeah.  When anyone makes up something to complain about it pisses me off.  Right-wing, left-wing, it doesn't matter.  The world has enough to complain about that has a legitimate foundation of hypocrisy or unfairness.  Making crap up and advertising one's stupidity irritates me.  It reminds me subby is most likely old enough to vote and breed, which saddens me.
 
2013-03-14 11:46:19 AM  
And yet some dioceses are filing for bankruptcy protection to avoid paying victims of abuse.

Ride in style new Pope. Ride in style!
 
2013-03-14 11:46:23 AM  

vpb: Robert1966: WTF Indeed: Catholic haters are in for a shock when they realize what the Jesuits are all about.

Yeah, after they do a little research and consider its implications, I'm sure their opinions will change. Despite never having done that about anything before, ever.

Yes, the Jesuits are wonderful.


Man, those 16th Century Jesuits were assholes.
 
2013-03-14 11:47:11 AM  

Giltric: OddLlama: God will protect him. Right?

He is. Who do you think gave man the ability to think about things like designing vehicles that can stop a bullet or bomb from injuring the vehicles occupants?


The same person who gave children the ability to prevent rape. Oh.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 11:47:39 AM  
fickenchucker:

Yeah.  When anyone makes up something to complain about it pisses me off.  Right-wing, left-wing, it doesn't matter.  The world has enough to complain about that has a legitimate foundation of hypocrisy or unfairness.  Making crap up and advertising one's stupidity irritates me.  It reminds me subby is most likely old enough to vote and breed, which saddens me.

So then, what do you think Fark is for?
 
2013-03-14 11:47:51 AM  

vpb: Robert1966: WTF Indeed: Catholic haters are in for a shock when they realize what the Jesuits are all about.

Yeah, after they do a little research and consider its implications, I'm sure their opinions will change. Despite never having done that about anything before, ever.

Yes, the Jesuits are wonderful.


Wow in 500 years of existence there has been some controversy - that freaking changes EVERYTHING!

If we had to create a new group name for every organization that ever had a single member commit a crime or otherwise fail to be a 100% perfect human being we'd be forced to name groups the way we do stars because we would have used up every word in every language on the planet by now.

"Hello, my name is Fred, I belong to the Order of A2012E9G12"

Remember kids, once you make a single mistake you and everyone you ever associated with is, by extension, guilty till the end of time.  Please try to be perfect.
 
2013-03-14 11:48:20 AM  

fickenchucker: Walker: fickenchucker: Subby is a dickhead.

Unless he's willing to throw his monkey shiat back on our famous leaders and expect Obama to tool around in a standard-issue Malibu.  But I think not.

/Did I mention subby is a dickhead?

You mad bro?

Yeah.  When anyone makes up something to complain about it pisses me off.  Right-wing, left-wing, it doesn't matter.  The world has enough to complain about that has a legitimate foundation of hypocrisy or unfairness.  Making crap up and advertising one's stupidity irritates me.  It reminds me subby is most likely old enough to vote and breed, which saddens me.


{you must be new here .jpg}  Do yourself a favor and don't go into the politics tab.
 
2013-03-14 11:48:42 AM  
throw the money up in the air, and whatever God wants, he keeps!

/woo! habemus papam!
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 11:49:34 AM  
Fizpez:

Remember kids, once you make a single mistake you and everyone you ever associated with is, by extension, guilty till the end of time.  Please try to be perfect.

Or at least stop being evil?
 
2013-03-14 11:52:55 AM  

WTF Indeed: vpb: Robert1966: WTF Indeed: Catholic haters are in for a shock when they realize what the Jesuits are all about.

Yeah, after they do a little research and consider its implications, I'm sure their opinions will change. Despite never having done that about anything before, ever.

Yes, the Jesuits are wonderful.

Man, those 16th Century Jesuits were assholes.


The Church was entirely made up of assholes (with some exceptions), now it's mostly just dicks.
 
2013-03-14 11:53:00 AM  

vpb: Or at least stop being evil?


lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-03-14 11:53:46 AM  

WTF Indeed: Man, those 16th Century Jesuits were assholes.


Are they as bad as Illinois Jesuits? Cause man, those guys are assholes!
 
2013-03-14 11:54:01 AM  

vpb: Fizpez:

Remember kids, once you make a single mistake you and everyone you ever associated with is, by extension, guilty till the end of time.  Please try to be perfect.

Or at least stop being evil?


Oh, bless your heart.
 
2013-03-14 11:58:05 AM  
That would be an ecumenical matter!
 
2013-03-14 12:07:16 PM  

fickenchucker: Unless he's willing to throw his monkey shiat back on our famous leaders and expect Obama to tool around in a standard-issue Malibu. But I think not.


Though some on this site might disagree, I don't remember Obama claiming to be the infallible Earthly representative of an omnipotent being.  That's quite a masher to have in your corner to be afraid of puny secular slings and arrows.  It's rather similar to the devout going into hysterics when they think their lives are in real danger, or praying for the god to remove a terminal illness.  When they get down to where the cheese binds, there isn't a lot of real faith on display.

Giltric: OddLlama: God will protect him. Right?

He is. Who do you think gave man the ability to think about things like designing vehicles that can stop a bullet or bomb from injuring the vehicles occupants?


Thanks for helping us design that car to protect me from those weapons you helped us design!

media.comicvine.com
 
2013-03-14 12:11:34 PM  
Equally rudimentary was the Leyland Motors truck supplied for the pope's 1982 visit to the UK.
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I'm not sure 'rudimentary' is the word that springs to mind.
 
2013-03-14 12:13:19 PM  

vpb: When anyone makes up something to complain about it


Nabb1: When anyone makes up something to complain about



The key words are above.  I'm all for highlighting errors, wrongdoings, and just plain bad judgement calls by the Catholic Church or any other entity.  But even joking that the Pope doesn't need an armored vehicle is just plain dumb.
 
2013-03-14 12:14:29 PM  

Precision Boobery: Thanks for helping us design that car to protect me from those weapons you helped us design!



Oh, shut it! I just gave you the know-how, not the intent. Whatever you sods do with what you learn is not my bloody problem! Every time I try to talk to someone it's "sorry this" and "forgive me that" and "I'm not worthy"...

gretachristina.typepad.com
 
2013-03-14 12:15:18 PM  

FarkinNortherner: Equally rudimentary was the Leyland Motors truck supplied for the pope's 1982 visit to the UK.
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I'm not sure 'rudimentary' is the word that springs to mind.


Holy Monster-truck?.
 
2013-03-14 12:20:15 PM  

fickenchucker: vpb: When anyone makes up something to complain about it

Nabb1: When anyone makes up something to complain about


The key words are above.  I'm all for highlighting errors, wrongdoings, and just plain bad judgement calls by the Catholic Church or any other entity.  But even joking that the Pope doesn't need an armored vehicle is just plain dumb.


I agree.  My point was that manufactured outrage based on little more than perceived hypocrisy arising from even the tiniest minutiae are de rigeur for some folks on FARK, especially in the politics tab.
 
2013-03-14 12:21:50 PM  

vpb: fickenchucker:

Yeah.  When anyone makes up something to complain about it pisses me off.  Right-wing, left-wing, it doesn't matter.  The world has enough to complain about that has a legitimate foundation of hypocrisy or unfairness.  Making crap up and advertising one's stupidity irritates me.  It reminds me subby is most likely old enough to vote and breed, which saddens me.

So then, what do you think Fark is for?


Seriously? You're not even going to attempt an actual argument or discussion? I thought he had a good point.
 
2013-03-14 12:30:36 PM  
FTA: One of the first questions many people ask when they start a new job is: what type of car will I get?

I've had many jobs in my life, some low paying, some not.  I've never once asked this.  I'm sure I'm not alone.  With that in mind I think the use of the word many here is inappropriate.
 
2013-03-14 12:30:44 PM  

sethen320: vpb: fickenchucker:

Yeah.  When anyone makes up something to complain about it pisses me off.  Right-wing, left-wing, it doesn't matter.  The world has enough to complain about that has a legitimate foundation of hypocrisy or unfairness.  Making crap up and advertising one's stupidity irritates me.  It reminds me subby is most likely old enough to vote and breed, which saddens me.

So then, what do you think Fark is for?

Seriously? You're not even going to attempt an actual argument or discussion? I thought he had a good point.


www.troll.me
 
2013-03-14 12:31:55 PM  

OddLlama: xanadian: When you got a bunch of nut bars gunning for you, a $500k bullet-proof car might be in order.

/not sure why it has to be $500k, but eh.

God will protect him. Right?


Why? He didn't even protect Jesus.
 
2013-03-14 12:33:15 PM  

Mad_Radhu: WTF Indeed: Catholic haters are in for a shock when they realize what the Jesuits are all about.

Yeah, it's going to be VERY interesting to have one of "God's Marines" as Pope.

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Going to have to have a reformation first...

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-14 12:34:21 PM  
They're afraid he might die and go to Heaven.
 
2013-03-14 12:35:54 PM  
There are indeed many intellectually legitimate, sound, logical, philosophical and theological arguments to be made against the existence of the Divine.  The fact that the Pope has a bullet-proof car is not one of them.
 
2013-03-14 12:42:57 PM  
Words of wisdom from St. Ignatius himself:  "I will believe that the white that I see is black if the hierarchical Church so defines it."

It will be business as usual for the Catholics.  No contraception, no abortion under ANY circumstances, and gays are an abomination.

/They've all got their heads in the sand
//ostracized by my family for not adhering to Catholic/Christian dogma
///seriously.  I have nieces and nephews who wouldn't know me if they saw me on the street cuz I'm bad
 
2013-03-14 12:47:33 PM  
I don't begrudge him the popemobile; man's a head of state and he's got to get around after all.

But I am already completely sick of the "oooo, he actually CARRIED his OWN luggage! And paid for his OWN coffee! He's just sooooo humble!!" press fawning, and its only been less than 24 hours.

Its gonna be a long papacy.
 
2013-03-14 01:00:31 PM  

Melvin Lovecraft: It will be business as usual for the Catholics. No contraception, no abortion under ANY circumstances, and gays are an abomination.


Because those are the only things that matter in the world.

/To Americans
 
2013-03-14 01:06:40 PM  

Nabb1: There are indeed many intellectually legitimate, sound, logical, philosophical and theological arguments to be made against the existence of the Divine.  The fact that the Pope has a bullet-proof car is not one of them.


To be fair, the car is an admission that god is not all-powerful, so it actually does undermine Christian theology pretty thoroughly.

Not that you get a medal for that or anything, undermining Christianity by pointing out the Theodicy problem isn't really new or exciting, it was logically invalidated centuries before Christianity was even a thing when a Greek philosopher pointed it out with regards to a similar local monotheistic cult.

Yes, that's right, even the people that thought their gods were a bunch of drunk idiots obsessed with sex and petty vengeance conclusively logically proved that their religion made more sense than yours.  Eat it, Catholics.
 
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