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(Salon)   The Pope says that if priests want to drive fancy cars, they should "think about how many children are dying of hunger in the world." I give him six months to a year   (salon.com) divider line 305
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2013-07-08 11:21:39 AM  
you know, i'm an atheist, but i'm really liking this pope. his focus on the poor and on setting a good example really harkens back to the mission of living a more christ-like existence.
 
2013-07-08 11:30:51 AM  
Okay, but did he then hop into his bulletproof popemobile and tool around his jewel-encrusted city?

/glass houses and stones, people
 
2013-07-08 11:39:25 AM  

FlashHarry: you know, i'm an atheist, but i'm really liking this pope. his focus on the poor and on setting a good example really harkens back to the mission of living a more christ-like existence.


If it weren't for some of his comments about gay marriage and adoption, I might agree with you
 
2013-07-08 11:39:48 AM  

FlashHarry: you know, i'm an atheist, but i'm really liking this pope. his focus on the poor and on setting a good example really harkens back to the mission of living a more christ-like existence.


Yeah, I'm a fan of that aspect of his papacy as well.
 
2013-07-08 11:43:10 AM  
imageshack.us

Good luck with that image overhaul Popey.
 
2013-07-08 11:46:06 AM  
I'll believe him when he liquidates the Vatican Bank and all of the assets of the Vatican.

/and opens the Vatican library to the public
 
2013-07-08 11:54:39 AM  

dj_bigbird: I'll believe him when he liquidates the Vatican Bank and all of the assets of the Vatican.

/and opens the Vatican library to the public


ok, dan brown...
 
2013-07-08 11:57:48 AM  

dj_bigbird: I'll believe him when he liquidates the Vatican Bank and all of the assets of the Vatican.

/and opens the Vatican library to the public


This. They need to learn that they must start with themselves if they want anybody else to take their crap seriously.

/this pope is very good at making squishy, warm sounding statements
//he is just as full of shiat as his predecessors
 
2013-07-08 12:01:29 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: This. They need to learn that they must start with themselves if they want anybody else to take their crap seriously.


That's what he's advocating, dude.
 
2013-07-08 12:03:10 PM  

dj_bigbird: I'll believe him when he liquidates the Vatican Bank and all of the assets of the Vatican.

/and opens the Vatican library to the public


Oh my gosh I would LOVE that!!!!     Might be enough of a draw to bring me back to the Vatican.   Honestly, they should do a start-over with their museum, as well.   How about labeling things, giving a provenance to those artifacts, loaning out objects to other museums...the Vatican does none of that.   Pissed me off as an archaeologist....
 
2013-07-08 12:06:50 PM  

Aarontology: The My Little Pony Killer: This. They need to learn that they must start with themselves if they want anybody else to take their crap seriously.

That's what he's advocating, dude.


No, he's telling his UNDERLINGS to think about what they're doing. He needs to start with himself. He is the star of their show, after all.

Otherwise, it's just a bunch of "do as I say, not as I do" hot air that we've been hearing from popes since the beginning of popedom.
 
2013-07-08 12:14:49 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Aarontology: The My Little Pony Killer: This. They need to learn that they must start with themselves if they want anybody else to take their crap seriously.

That's what he's advocating, dude.

No, he's telling his UNDERLINGS to think about what they're doing. He needs to start with himself. He is the star of their show, after all.

Otherwise, it's just a bunch of "do as I say, not as I do" hot air that we've been hearing from popes since the beginning of popedom.


Well he's not living in the fancy papal house and he's driving around a Ford Focus.

But I do agree that simply not using the fancy stuff doesn't accomplish very much. The luxuries are still there, they're just gathering dust instead of being used.
 
2013-07-08 12:19:07 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: He needs to start with himself. He is the star of their show, after all.


i believe he is leading by example. didn't he eschew the fancy papal residence? and i do think he is calling for a thorough independent investigation of the vatican bank. it's not much, but it's something. and it's significant.
 
2013-07-08 12:21:22 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: No, he's telling his UNDERLINGS to think about what they're doing. He needs to start with himself. He is the star of their show, after all.


He has. Aside from his not using the normal papal residence and eschewing the normal ostentatious Papal garb, while he was Archbishop, he lived pretty humbly, did all his chores himself instead of having an underling do them for him, and rode a bike or took a bus to work.

You're not going to change an institution like the Catholic Church overnight. You have to start somewhere, and leading by example, from the Papacy down to a local parish priest is a good way to start.
 
2013-07-08 12:53:49 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Okay, but did he then hop into his bulletproof popemobile and tool around his jewel-encrusted city?

/glass houses and stones, people


He's lived a very austere life by pope standards, even since being elevated.
 
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2013-07-08 01:20:26 PM  
They do, and it gives them a chuckle.
 
2013-07-08 01:22:32 PM  

FlashHarry: you know, i'm an atheist, but i'm really liking this pope. his focus on the poor and on setting a good example really harkens back to the mission of living a more christ-like existence.


Me too. I wasn't expecting much from a new Pope but this guy has potential.
 
2013-07-08 01:25:14 PM  

raerae1980: dj_bigbird: I'll believe him when he liquidates the Vatican Bank and all of the assets of the Vatican.

/and opens the Vatican library to the public

Oh my gosh I would LOVE that!!!!     Might be enough of a draw to bring me back to the Vatican.   Honestly, they should do a start-over with their museum, as well.   How about labeling things, giving a provenance to those artifacts, loaning out objects to other museums...the Vatican does none of that.   Pissed me off as an archaeologist....


Actually, I've seen several shows based on Vadican artifacts loans.
 
2013-07-08 01:25:16 PM  
Let me know when they stop excommunicating gay priests and start excommunicating child rapists.
 
2013-07-08 01:43:57 PM  

FlashHarry: The My Little Pony Killer: He needs to start with himself. He is the star of their show, after all.

i believe he is leading by example. didn't he eschew the fancy papal residence? and i do think he is calling for a thorough independent investigation of the vatican bank. it's not much, but it's something. and it's significant.


www.straitstimes.com

It's not the popemobile we all know and love, but it's also not a 1995 Ford Taurus with chipped paint and a small dent in the rear bumper.
/$400 OBO BTW.  EIP
 
2013-07-08 01:45:15 PM  
Also I just noticed the license plate on the popemobile is "SCV 1".  Maybe he'll mine some vespene gas while he's out there.
 
2013-07-08 01:47:53 PM  

serial_crusher: Also I just noticed the license plate on the popemobile is "SCV 1".  Maybe he'll mine some vespene gas while he's out there.


POPE RUSH! KEKEKE
 
2013-07-08 01:52:24 PM  
i hope his next trick is putting cardinal dolan's head on a farking spike.
 
2013-07-08 01:52:35 PM  

Shostie: serial_crusher: Also I just noticed the license plate on the popemobile is "SCV 1".  Maybe he'll mine some vespene gas while he's out there.

POPE RUSH! KEKEKE


WE REQUIRE MORE CONGREGANTS
 
2013-07-08 01:56:52 PM  
The Vatican has been a corrupt institution for how long?

This guy's been Pope for how long?

I think his pace is lightning fast so far, considering those two factors alone.
 
2013-07-08 02:00:03 PM  

Aarontology: Shostie: serial_crusher: Also I just noticed the license plate on the popemobile is "SCV 1".  Maybe he'll mine some vespene gas while he's out there.

POPE RUSH! KEKEKE

WE REQUIRE MORE CONGREGANTS


YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PAPALS
 
2013-07-08 02:29:57 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: If it weren't for some of his comments about gay marriage and adoption, I might agree with you


The Catholic church won't change their stance on that...but for the head honcho of the Catholic church, he's an improvement.
 
2013-07-08 02:31:45 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Aarontology: Shostie: serial_crusher: Also I just noticed the license plate on the popemobile is "SCV 1".  Maybe he'll mine some vespene gas while he's out there.

POPE RUSH! KEKEKE

WE REQUIRE MORE CONGREGANTS

YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PAPALS


In the pews, five-by-five.
 
2013-07-08 02:33:20 PM  

Ambivalence: The My Little Pony Killer: Okay, but did he then hop into his bulletproof popemobile and tool around his jewel-encrusted city?

/glass houses and stones, people

He's lived a very austere life by pope standards, even since being elevated.


In his day to day pope stuff, he drives a Ford Focus.
 
2013-07-08 02:33:35 PM  
Catholic Church was never about helping the poor; it was only about spreading the religion. Look at Mother Theresa.

Glad to see this Pope is attempting to be different.
 
2013-07-08 02:33:55 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Aarontology: Shostie: serial_crusher: Also I just noticed the license plate on the popemobile is "SCV 1".  Maybe he'll mine some vespene gas while he's out there.

POPE RUSH! KEKEKE

WE REQUIRE MORE CONGREGANTS

YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PAPALS


SPAWN MORE.... yeah, it works... OVERLORDS
 
2013-07-08 02:34:12 PM  
Explain to me how driving Yugos will feed the starving masses.
 
2013-07-08 02:34:13 PM  
"You may think of the starving children. But unlike recent times you may not be aroused by these thoughts. Even though the children are so thin, helpless, pliable and have those eyes that just say "I need you" do not be aroused.
 
2013-07-08 02:34:59 PM  
Supply Side Jesus says that buying expensive cars is the only way to take care of starving children.  The money trickles down, you see.  The only way that this happens.
 
2013-07-08 02:35:04 PM  

FlashHarry: you know, i'm an atheist, but i'm really liking this pope. his focus on the poor and on setting a good example really harkens back to the mission of living a more christ-like existence.


^^^

The church should be doing good for people rather than condemning them for being wretched sinners.

More Jesus. Less Leviticus.
 
2013-07-08 02:35:13 PM  
farm6.staticflickr.com
I miss my Benz.
 
2013-07-08 02:35:22 PM  
This is exactly the Pope needed to help the Church survive.

More focus on helping those in need; less focus on anything sexual.  Between pedophile priests, a disproportionate amount of time spent waging war on homosexuality and an almost Victorian viewpoint on sexuality in general (particularly in contraception) the Church has become ridiculously obsessed with sex.
 
2013-07-08 02:35:48 PM  
That is a huge problem that I have with ministers and preachers.  Like that TD Jakes person.  When someone told me that he lives in a mansion and has a bunch of cars, my first question was "So, there are no homeless people in his town and no starving children?"  The answer was no.

I'm not saying that ministers and other church leaders should live in poverty, but at the same time, they shouldn't drive high end luxury cars and live in mansions and wear Rolex watches if there are people hitting up the food banks, living on the streets etc...  They need to be setting the example by giving to the community, not hoarding it all.
 
2013-07-08 02:36:22 PM  
We'll see what happens if/when Ferrari sends over one of these:

www.digitaldaily.de
One of the popes got an Enzo when it was produced.
 
2013-07-08 02:36:43 PM  
What surprises me is how little effect(maybe, just maybe, affect too?) having the pope swing from radical conservative to moderate progressive has on the membership of the church.  If the pope is the representation of god's will on earth, wouldn't your faith be shaken by such dramatic mood swings?

//But I don't really understand religion to begin with.
 
2013-07-08 02:36:53 PM  

Yogimus: Explain to me how driving Yugos will feed the starving masses.


math isn't your strong suit, is it.
 
2013-07-08 02:36:59 PM  

FlashHarry: you know, i'm an atheist, but i'm really liking this pope. his focus on the poor and on setting a good example really harkens back to the mission of living a more christ-like existence.


I'll believe that when he starts living more like christ, and starts giving his possessions away.  He can start with his Mercedes and gold staffs.
 
2013-07-08 02:37:04 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: No, he's telling his UNDERLINGS to think about what they're doing.


Why does he even need to tell them to think about it, can't he just tell them what to do?  Or is being pope not really like being the boss of an organization.
 
2013-07-08 02:37:14 PM  

Yogimus: Explain to me how driving Yugos will feed the starving masses.


Consider the following 2 examples:

Priest buys a new Mercedes for 35,000.

Priest buys a new Chevy for 15,000, and donates 15,000 to a soup kitchen or homeless shelter.

That's how.
 
2013-07-08 02:37:42 PM  
Do something substantive about priests farking kids.  Then I'll be impressed.
 
2013-07-08 02:38:19 PM  

manimal2878: The My Little Pony Killer: No, he's telling his UNDERLINGS to think about what they're doing.

Why does he even need to tell them to think about it, can't he just tell them what to do?  Or is being pope not really like being the boss of an organization.


Much like God, he allows them free will and then shames and punishes later.
 
2013-07-08 02:38:31 PM  

dj_bigbird: I'll believe him when he liquidates the Vatican Bank and all of the assets of the Vatican.

/and opens the Vatican library to the public


The Vatican Library, like *every other research library in Europe* is a closed collection, and you need credentials for access. Biatch about the British Library too, then, or learn about things before you shoot off your mouth.
 
2013-07-08 02:38:47 PM  

Alphakronik: FlashHarry: you know, i'm an atheist, but i'm really liking this pope. his focus on the poor and on setting a good example really harkens back to the mission of living a more christ-like existence.

I'll believe that when he starts living more like christ, and starts giving his possessions away.  He can start with his Mercedes and gold staffs.


He lives in an apartment and takes the bus to work.  Much like the President does not own his limo, that car does not belong to him.  Not that you care about factual accuracy, and not that you wouldn't find some other reason to hate him.
 
2013-07-08 02:38:56 PM  
I really love progressives who actually expect the Catholic church to give up its 2000 doctrainal views on Marriage and Homosexuality.  As if the Church should changes its views to accomidate Western Progressives.  No one in the media says, great, now that we have a new chief Rabbi in Isreal, may be the Jews will relax its views on eating pork and working on the weekend.  No expects the Muslems to give up any of their views either.   The Pope is not evil because he is against gay marriage or gay priests, that is the doctrine of the Church.  A group that includes more than Western liberals.  You know, I love Fark, and have been on since the beginning, but I am really sick of the rank anti-Catholic bigotry that exists on this site.  No one would tolerate any comments like this against Jews, so why all the hate against Catholics?  Every major religon preaches against homosexulaity and gay marriage, so why pick on Catholics?  Drew, seriously, I know that you are looking for more commerical sponsors ont this page, please consider that attacking Christians is not "hip" its is just biogtry.
 
2013-07-08 02:39:39 PM  
Did the college even know what Jesuit meant when they elected this guy?
 
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