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(BBC)   Okay Pope Francis, we get it, you're really humble   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 85
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2013-03-27 09:07:17 AM  
#humblebrag
 
2013-03-27 09:11:38 AM  
Did you know that he used to cook his own meal?
Wow!!
 
2013-03-27 09:15:02 AM  
So why does the Catholic church still maintain tremendous wealth for no good reason while people around the world are in great need of help?
 
2013-03-27 09:15:46 AM  
So, there's a unoccupied, plush vacant apartment up for grabs then?
 
2013-03-27 09:16:11 AM  
Call my pie in the sky optimist, but this just may be the cat to turn the church around since he's one of those crazy Jesuit folks who often talk the talk and walk the walk
 
2013-03-27 09:16:45 AM  
Great, popey, now you just put a bunch of staff out of work. Good jorb.

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2013-03-27 09:16:51 AM  
Until he starts selling off the gold and jewels and uses that money to help the impoverished, the suffering, and the Church's hundreds of thousands of rape victims, this is all just meaningless tinsel.
 
2013-03-27 09:17:32 AM  
He should really lighten up.
 
2013-03-27 09:18:29 AM  
Pope Humblebrag I
 
2013-03-27 09:18:46 AM  
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2013-03-27 09:20:06 AM  

nekom: So why does the Catholic church still maintain tremendous wealth for no good reason while people around the world are in great need of help?


Feeding the poor is help.   Catholic help is CONVERTING the poor, so that they can spend eternity with their god.    They're not trying to solve the world's problems, they're trying to milk the opportunities to COVERT all the desperate folks they can.
 
2013-03-27 09:20:32 AM  
As critical as I am to the RCC, If he's going to walk the walk you gotta give it up to him.
 
2013-03-27 09:22:14 AM  
Think you're really righteous? Think you're pure in heart? Well, he knows he's a million times as humble as thou art. He's the pious guy the little Catholics wanna be like, on his knees day and night scorin' points for the afterlife.
 
2013-03-27 09:22:48 AM  
Yeah, whatever. That chair still probably cost more than my house.
 
2013-03-27 09:23:29 AM  
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2013-03-27 09:23:58 AM  

Rhypskallion: nekom: So why does the Catholic church still maintain tremendous wealth for no good reason while people around the world are in great need of help?

Feeding the poor is help.   Catholic help is CONVERTING the poor, so that they can spend eternity with their god.    They're not trying to solve the world's problems, they're trying to milk the opportunities to COVERT all the desperate folks they can.


While all religions try to convert people to their view, Catholics don't go around trying to convert people.

Catholics barely spend any time being catholic, you think we have time to try to make others sign up?
 
2013-03-27 09:24:29 AM  

jayhawk88: Yeah, whatever. That chair still probably cost more than my house.


A headline from newsthump, something like the UK's equivalent of the Onion sums it up: Man on gold throne somehow keeps straight face whilst telling others to help the poor.
 
2013-03-27 09:24:32 AM  

jayhawk88: Yeah, whatever. That chair still probably cost more than my house.



I doubt the Vatican has many ikea Billy bookcases and chairs just kicking about.
 
2013-03-27 09:25:11 AM  
Fark: Why can't the Pope be more humble?Pope is extremely humble.Fark: The Pope is too humble. He is faking it.
 
2013-03-27 09:25:18 AM  
I'm starting to call him Pope Uriah Heep.
 
2013-03-27 09:32:54 AM  
It doesn't surprise me at all that we now have a hipster Pope. It's very trendy.
 
2013-03-27 09:33:41 AM  
Maybe those priests throw some good parties?
 
2013-03-27 09:34:43 AM  

nekom: So why does the Catholic church still maintain tremendous wealth for no good reason while people around the world are in great need of help?


Hark! A wild theophobe appears!
 
2013-03-27 09:35:42 AM  
Well, that's marginally better than Pope Sweet Lorraine.
 
2013-03-27 09:36:03 AM  
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Absolutely gorgeous wood floors, though.
 
2013-03-27 09:36:47 AM  
But not as good as Pope Hawkwind, or Pope Jethro Tull.
 
2013-03-27 09:37:05 AM  

nekom: So why does the Catholic church still maintain tremendous wealth for no good reason while people around the world are in great need of help?


If only that hypocrite of a Pope would do something about....oh wait.
 
2013-03-27 09:37:22 AM  
I bet Benedict is fuming that he's being made to look like a vainglorious bellend.
 
2013-03-27 09:38:16 AM  
It's hard for the pope to watch American Idol, because there's a water bug on the channel changer.
 
2013-03-27 09:38:47 AM  

xen0blue: nekom: So why does the Catholic church still maintain tremendous wealth for no good reason while people around the world are in great need of help?

Hark! A wild theophobe appears!


I'm no theophobe, though I'm not especially religious. My philosophy is something of a hybrid between red letter Christian and Buddhism. Now Christianity, that's about Jesus, yes? The man who many believe was the son of god who was sent to save us and to teach us the way of righteous living, yes? The motto of the red letter Christians: What if Jesus actually meant what he said?
 
2013-03-27 09:39:11 AM  
Lapsed as I am, the more I hear about this guy the more I like him.

(Factoring out the backward attitudes he takes institutinoally toward women and homosexuals, of course).
 
2013-03-27 09:40:31 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
Absolutely gorgeous wood floors, though.


I hear Pope Francis licks them clean himself every day.
 
2013-03-27 09:40:38 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Lapsed as I am, the more I hear about this guy the more I like him.

(Factoring out the backward attitudes he takes institutinoally toward women and homosexuals, of course).



He's a pope.... that's pretty much unavoidable par for the course.
 
2013-03-27 09:42:15 AM  
Dog Man:

While all religions try to convert people to their view, Catholics don't go around trying to convert people.


Wat?
 
2013-03-27 09:43:36 AM  
Well ... it's a start. But, let's wait a while. Right up to the point where we get the news that Mr. Humble Pie Pope *quietly moved into the palatial, 12-room penthouse apartment that's been occupied by every pope since the beginning of the 20th Century*, six months ago.
 
2013-03-27 09:44:16 AM  

globalwarmingpraiser: Fark: Why can't the Pope be more humble?Pope is extremely humble.Fark: The Pope is too humble. He is faking it.


Haters gonna hate.
 
2013-03-27 09:46:30 AM  

loki see loki do: Well, that's marginally better than Pope Sweet Lorraine.


Hah! The Wizard of a thousand kings frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2013-03-27 09:47:44 AM  
nekom:
I'm no theophobe, though I'm not especially religious. My philosophy is something of a hybrid between red letter Christian and Buddhism. Now Christianity, that's about Jesus, yes? The man who many believe was the son of god who was sent to save us and to teach us the way of righteous living, yes? The motto of the red letter Christians: What if Jesus actually meant what he said?

Christs message about wealth was more along the lines of wealth/power is a corrupting force than that wealth is bad in and of itself. And a lot of the really ostentatious symbols of the Vatican's wealth(jewels, Vatican City, etc) are leftovers from when the Church was a nation-state in it's own right. While I agree with you that the Catholic Church should refocus on their charity work(hopefully Francis will do that) I don't think that selling off all the church's wealth is really going to be a helpful thing to do.
 
2013-03-27 09:48:28 AM  
I will accept his humility when he and the College of Cardinals publicly practice the mortification of the flesh
 
2013-03-27 09:49:18 AM  

biglot: Well ... it's a start. But, let's wait a while. Right up to the point where we get the news that Mr. Humble Pie Pope *quietly moved into the palatial, 12-room penthouse apartment that's been occupied by every pope since the beginning of the 20th Century*, six months ago.


Benedict already called dibs. Did you read down to the end of the article where Benedict the Retired still needs room for his "staff"?
 
2013-03-27 09:49:43 AM  
Why tell us?

(reminds me of the quip -  the more he spoke of his honor the faster we counted our spoons ...)
 
2013-03-27 09:50:17 AM  
He's so humble he's ditching the Gucci loafers and going with these:
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2013-03-27 09:51:09 AM  
I think the important part of this is that Francis is going to be living among regular people - long-term Vatican residents, visitors, and even groundskeepers - instead of it just being himself, the bishops on his staff, and some servants.  Which, I think, is a good sign.  A lot of people in important positions - politicians, CEO's, academics, celebrities, etc. - end up living in bubbles surrounded by people whose only job is to agree with them and take care of their every need. The problem is that isolation also cuts you off from people who are different than you or who disagree with you.  Seeing someone with power refuse this trap is a good sign.

/Jesus would definitely approve
 
2013-03-27 09:55:32 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Christs message about wealth was more along the lines of wealth/power is a corrupting force than that wealth is bad in and of itself. And a lot of the really ostentatious symbols of the Vatican's wealth(jewels, Vatican City, etc) are leftovers from when the Church was a nation-state in it's own right. While I agree with you that the Catholic Church should refocus on their charity work(hopefully Francis will do that) I don't think that selling off all the church's wealth is really going to be a helpful thing to do.


Everyone was looking for this pope to be the one to be the reformer, in a social way but honestly I think he won't be. He'll still be a reformer, just not in the way many progressive Catholics were hoping for. I think we'll see a massive reformation of the Bishops and responsibilities, an opening of the church books and bank, and a refocusing on poverty ministries in developing nations with a recommendation to established parishes to refocus locally on their under class as well.

I'd like to see the face of Pope Clement though, the one who suppressed the Jesuits
 
2013-03-27 09:57:26 AM  
It's going to be tough for the next guy to go back to the gold chair, plush apartment and Gucci shoes. Thanks a lot, Francis.
 
2013-03-27 09:58:06 AM  

MasterThief: I think the important part of this is that Francis is going to be living among regular people


You didn't RTFA. He will be living in Domus Santa Marta, which is where resident and visiting cardinals stay. No "regular people" will be allowed anywhere near that building.
 
2013-03-27 10:01:46 AM  
He is probably the most humble person he knows.
 
2013-03-27 10:02:04 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Voiceofreason01: Christs message about wealth was more along the lines of wealth/power is a corrupting force than that wealth is bad in and of itself. And a lot of the really ostentatious symbols of the Vatican's wealth(jewels, Vatican City, etc) are leftovers from when the Church was a nation-state in it's own right. While I agree with you that the Catholic Church should refocus on their charity work(hopefully Francis will do that) I don't think that selling off all the church's wealth is really going to be a helpful thing to do.

Everyone was looking for this pope to be the one to be the reformer, in a social way but honestly I think he won't be. He'll still be a reformer, just not in the way many progressive Catholics were hoping for. I think we'll see a massive reformation of the Bishops and responsibilities, an opening of the church books and bank, and a refocusing on poverty ministries in developing nations with a recommendation to established parishes to refocus locally on their under class as well.

I'd like to see the face of Pope Clement though, the one who suppressed the Jesuits


If he opens every Catholic Church in the western world from midnight to 7am, and puts out cribs between the pews... he's just ended sleeping rough in the West, at a stroke.

Ta da! Church being good! Being humble! Using its resources for the poor!
 
2013-03-27 10:07:44 AM  
I seem to remember one of the things about the anti-christ is evrybody liking him.  Doing great things and then when everyone is all happy and comfortable....the hammer falls.  Maybe I'm wrong.
 
2013-03-27 10:11:43 AM  

airplane_mech2: I seem to remember one of the things about the anti-christ is evrybody liking him.  Doing great things and then when everyone is all happy and comfortable....the hammer falls.  Maybe I'm wrong.


I think you've based your theological knowledge on the 1981 film The Omen III, rather than, you know, the bible.
 
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