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2013-08-22 12:02:55 PM
Nah he was just afraid of being thrown down an airshaft by an intern.
 
2013-08-22 12:10:09 PM
What God giveth, God taketh away.
 
2013-08-22 12:12:24 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-08-22 12:19:01 PM
Hitler?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-22 12:19:19 PM
I would imagine he tells a lot of religious leaders to do that, and they tell him to fark off.
 
2013-08-22 12:19:20 PM
www.latimes.com
 
2013-08-22 12:19:29 PM
The new guy seems a lot better.  God was probably right.
 
2013-08-22 12:20:36 PM
I'm pretty sure the actual message was "Just kill yourself".
 
2013-08-22 12:20:59 PM
Or else he would've been force retired sortve things.
 
2013-08-22 12:22:42 PM

cfroelic: The new guy seems a lot better.  God was probably right.


Definitely.
 
2013-08-22 12:24:20 PM
i238.photobucket.com
Knows a few things about messages from God
 
2013-08-22 12:27:05 PM
So God hands out golden parachutes to failed execs now?  Man, you've changed, God, you've changed.
 
2013-08-22 12:28:57 PM
God keeps telling me to take my pants off.
 
2013-08-22 12:29:06 PM
When you start hearing voices, it's probably right to step down. Unless you're a serial killer.
 
2013-08-22 12:29:30 PM
From this scenario I picture god to be like Donald Trump, fluffy hair and all, sneering the words 'you're FIRED!' at old pope Benedict...
 
2013-08-22 12:30:54 PM
Dammit Obama!
 
2013-08-22 12:38:00 PM
There was a fair bit of Heat coming down on the guy. He was the Cardinal in Charge for years of making sure those pedophile Priests were shipped to a new diocese when they got caught and any scrutiny of their predilections swept under the rug as quietly as possible. As soon as they started being outed as perverts, ol' Ratz would "reassign" them to another diocese where their activities weren't known and they could continue to pork little kids in the Name of God. Some Priests were transferred several times. Ratz was the boss man in charge of making sure they never had to be investigated or brought to justice.
 
2013-08-22 12:43:45 PM
Smart rat bastard, when you think about it. Become Pope, serve for almost no time at all, then retire and enjoy all of this ridiculous opulence without having to do any work for it.

I concur with others here that the FNG seems to be a MUCH better Christian.
 
2013-08-22 12:44:52 PM

cfroelic: The new guy seems a lot better.  God was probably right.


Think about that statement.

God was cool with Pope Stephen VI, the guy who conducted the infamous "Cadaver Synod."
God accepted Pope Benedict XI, the guy who actually sold his papacy.
God didn't tell Pope Sergius III, the only pope known to have ordered the murder of another pope and father an illegitimate son.
God was fine with Pope John XII, a friggin' serial rapist and pagan, beaten to death by the husband of yet another woman he was schtupping.
God didn't tell Pope Alexander VI to resign, even though he used the papacy to basically elevate the Borgias.

But, God somehow felt it necessary to tell Pope Benedict to resign?

Does anyone else think this is utter grandstanding bullshiat, or is it just me?
 
2013-08-22 12:47:18 PM

Mikey1969: Smart rat bastard, when you think about it. Become Pope, serve for almost no time at all, then retire and enjoy all of this ridiculous opulence without having to do any work for it.

I concur with others here that the FNG seems to be a MUCH better Christian.


Damning with faint praise. He's promising, but time will tell.
 
2013-08-22 12:47:56 PM
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His boss? Didn't he mean godfather?

/John Paul I just didn't get the message.
 
2013-08-22 12:52:38 PM

FormlessOne: cfroelic: The new guy seems a lot better.  God was probably right.

Think about that statement.

God was cool with Pope Stephen VI, the guy who conducted the infamous "Cadaver Synod."
God accepted Pope Benedict XI, the guy who actually sold his papacy.
God didn't tell Pope Sergius III, the only pope known to have ordered the murder of another pope and father an illegitimate son.
God was fine with Pope John XII, a friggin' serial rapist and pagan, beaten to death by the husband of yet another woman he was schtupping.
God didn't tell Pope Alexander VI to resign, even though he used the papacy to basically elevate the Borgias.

But, God somehow felt it necessary to tell Pope Benedict to resign?

Does anyone else think this is utter grandstanding bullshiat, or is it just me?


Isn't that what dogmatic belief systems are all about? Manufacture a need, then manufacture the supply that answers that need. The entire concept of religion is spelled out in Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid".
 
2013-08-22 12:54:50 PM

FormlessOne: Does anyone else think this is utter grandstanding bullshiat, or is it just me?


what makes you think (if there is a god) that he has anything to do with the Catholic church or the papacy?
 
2013-08-22 12:57:25 PM

FormlessOne: cfroelic: The new guy seems a lot better.  God was probably right.

Think about that statement.

God was cool with Pope Stephen VI, the guy who conducted the infamous "Cadaver Synod."
God accepted Pope Benedict XI, the guy who actually sold his papacy.
God didn't tell Pope Sergius III, the only pope known to have ordered the murder of another pope and father an illegitimate son.
God was fine with Pope John XII, a friggin' serial rapist and pagan, beaten to death by the husband of yet another woman he was schtupping.
God didn't tell Pope Alexander VI to resign, even though he used the papacy to basically elevate the Borgias.

But, God somehow felt it necessary to tell Pope Benedict to resign?

Does anyone else think this is utter grandstanding bullshiat, or is it just me?


How do you know?

I don't believe in God but for the sake of this argument he gave Benedict a suggestion.  He might very well have given those other guys the same suggestion every night which they chose to ignore. Not like they were good people.

My own personal belief is that Benedict's conscience was bothering him because he was screwing up the job, naturally as a religious man his subconscious manifested this as a dream about God telling him to step down. He followed his heart and because of that a better man is now in charge so good job Benedict
 
2013-08-22 12:57:36 PM
Did he also tell Ben to stop touching himself?

/it was hot and the Pope was hungry
 
2013-08-22 12:58:01 PM

Red_Fox: cfroelic: The new guy seems a lot better.  God was probably right.

Definitely.


The old guy was involved in some horrifyingly scandalous corruption, that was nearly revealed by his damn butler, ffs.. "God gave me a 'Mystical Experience' that made me realise that giving up my role as The Leader of the Catholic Church, God's Earthly Representative, His Divine Holiness, etc, etc.. would be prudent". Yeah, the first resignation of the cushiest, best paid jerb in the world (outside of being Monarch of England), in 600 effing years? No, nothing shady got covered up there, no-sire-e-bob.

The 'new guy' is the ultimate Spin Doctor for the Catholic Church - totally a good guy, with a proper clean record. Best Front Man they've stuck up there in ages. A proper-smart move of their newly hired PR department.

The Catholic Church has a record of seeing (almost too late) that it's about to make a serious public blunder, and backtracks and re-aligns it's public stance on things (think about it's stance on the Big Bang. Yeah, no contradictory reversal of Company Policy there, no-sire-e-bob)

Dammit... why is the world so blind to all this?!? If this were a late-game change of CEO for Enron, you'd all be busting their chops for such an obvious play... SMH
 
2013-08-22 01:05:42 PM
ajw.me
 
2013-08-22 01:10:38 PM
God always tells you to do things you were planning on doing anyway.
 
2013-08-22 01:12:13 PM

Mikey1969: Smart rat bastard, when you think about it. Become Pope, serve for almost no time at all, then retire and enjoy all of this ridiculous opulence without having to do any work for it.


Even worse, the ex-pope Josef lives more opulently than Pope Francis. What does that tell you about the character of the man?
 
2013-08-22 01:12:46 PM

uttertosh: (think about it's stance on the Big Bang. Yeah, no contradictory reversal of Company Policy there, no-sire-e-bob)


You mean the theory they came up with?  Next time pick an example of something the Church didn't come up with (the original rejection of the BBT was it was too much "God did it" for the record).
 
2013-08-22 01:15:09 PM

Tom_Slick: Nah he was just afraid of being thrown down an airshaft by an intern.


Done in one!

/I lol'ed much harder than I should have.
 
2013-08-22 01:31:53 PM
I wanna play to.

My invisible sky wizard says  (shakes magic 8-crucifix)
Wizard: Party on! Weed, alcohol, women, and the internet were put on Earth for your pleasure.


Funny how everyone's god seems to say exactly what they expected him to say.
 
2013-08-22 01:33:02 PM
So was God wrong when he said that dude should be Pope? Or is he wrong now?

So much for Ex Cathedra.
 
2013-08-22 01:33:50 PM

Deathfrogg: There was a fair bit of Heat coming down on the guy. He was the Cardinal in Charge for years of making sure those pedophile Priests were shipped to a new diocese when they got caught and any scrutiny of their predilections swept under the rug as quietly as possible. As soon as they started being outed as perverts, ol' Ratz would "reassign" them to another diocese where their activities weren't known and they could continue to pork little kids in the Name of God. Some Priests were transferred several times. Ratz was the boss man in charge of making sure they never had to be investigated or brought to justice.


Funny how "god" picks the Pope but never saw this coming.
 
2013-08-22 01:59:38 PM

FormlessOne: cfroelic: The new guy seems a lot better.  God was probably right.

Think about that statement.

God was cool with Pope Stephen VI, the guy who conducted the infamous "Cadaver Synod."
God accepted Pope Benedict XI, the guy who actually sold his papacy.
God didn't tell Pope Sergius III, the only pope known to have ordered the murder of another pope and father an illegitimate son.
God was fine with Pope John XII, a friggin' serial rapist and pagan, beaten to death by the husband of yet another woman he was schtupping.
God didn't tell Pope Alexander VI to resign, even though he used the papacy to basically elevate the Borgias.

But, God somehow felt it necessary to tell Pope Benedict to resign?

Does anyone else think this is utter grandstanding bullshiat, or is it just me?


Considering God ordered a couple of different genocides in the OT, I'd say He's improving.
 
2013-08-22 02:30:55 PM

FormlessOne: Think about that statement.

God was cool with Pope Stephen VI, the guy who conducted the infamous "Cadaver Synod."
God accepted Pope Benedict XI, the guy who actually sold his papacy.
God didn't tell Pope Sergius III, the only pope known to have ordered the murder of another pope and father an illegitimate son.
God was fine with Pope John XII, a friggin' serial rapist and pagan, beaten to death by the husband of yet another woman he was schtupping.
God didn't tell Pope Alexander VI to resign, even though he used the papacy to basically elevate the Borgias.

But, God somehow felt it necessary to tell Pope Benedict to resign?

Does anyone else think this is utter grandstanding bullshiat, or is it just me?



Maybe he told those other asshats to resign too, and they just didn't do it.

(I don't disagree with you, but your argument is not air tight when you introduce the notion of free will)

God: hey! Pope Sergius III ,  you totally suck and I am gonna have to ask you to quit.
Sergius:  Bite me! I'm balls-deep in choir boys and I ain't leaving.
 
2013-08-22 02:31:32 PM
anongallery.org
 
2013-08-22 02:43:38 PM

FormlessOne: cfroelic: The new guy seems a lot better.  God was probably right.

Think about that statement.

God was cool with Pope Stephen VI, the guy who conducted the infamous "Cadaver Synod."
God accepted Pope Benedict XI, the guy who actually sold his papacy.
God didn't tell Pope Sergius III, the only pope known to have ordered the murder of another pope and father an illegitimate son.
God was fine with Pope John XII, a friggin' serial rapist and pagan, beaten to death by the husband of yet another woman he was schtupping.
God didn't tell Pope Alexander VI to resign, even though he used the papacy to basically elevate the Borgias.

But, God somehow felt it necessary to tell Pope Benedict to resign?

Does anyone else think this is utter grandstanding bullshiat, or is it just me?



What about Celestine I, who resigned and then dissapeared?

how about John XXII who was a foaming at the mouth crazy sort who thought everyone in the world was out to get them and as such tried to have everyone killed.   His reign brought us the Illuminati.

and as to Alexander VI, without him we would not have had his Grandson.  Alexander wrote a bull saying he was the father.    the kid became St. Francis de Borgia.  Out of merit he was offered the job of Pope, but turned it down so he could live out his life as a simple monk.
 
2013-08-22 03:15:13 PM

Al_Ed: God keeps telling me to take my pants off.


But enough about your dog.
 
2013-08-22 03:35:38 PM

vpb: I would imagine he tells a lot of religious leaders to do that, and they tell him to fark off.


Look at some of the jackasses he told to run for president last time

/the guy's a huge troll
 
2013-08-22 04:20:10 PM
I remeber asking an old Irish Jesuit during my confirmation training about the Doctrine of Papal Infaliability.  He Of course first Clarified that it was ONLY on matters of faith and morals and ONLY when formally speaking ex cathedra something that's only happened twice.

Being an annoying 13 year old and a future Lawyer I of course pressed him with the "what ifs" and asked what if the Pope used this power to say something planly erroneous about Dogma.  he then explained to me how there was a complicated process that had to be followed to set up sucha pronouncement, how advisors and Cannon lawyers would have to vet the statement and of course dissaude him from making it...

"yeah but what if he STILL tried to make the pronouncement?"

The with utter seriousness he said to me "Then I believe that God would 'Call him home' before he was able to do so"

Moral of the story:  if you a pope, and You think maybe God wants you to do something, mebbe not so smart to ignore him
 
2013-08-22 05:15:32 PM
Holy moly. That Weeners in FTA is *quite* something.
 
2013-08-22 05:17:11 PM
Huh. That should read the Weeners in FTA is quite something. I *know* I never typed a W.
 
2013-08-22 05:18:48 PM

armanox: uttertosh: (think about it's stance on the Big Bang. Yeah, no contradictory reversal of Company Policy there, no-sire-e-bob)

You mean the theory they came up with?  Next time pick an example of something the Church didn't come up with


sorry, what? You're telling me that, and lemme get this straight here, The Catholic Church was the original creator (pun) of the BBT? Do you have any citation to this effect? (cos your tack here is confounding me somewhat)

(the original rejection of the BBT was it was too much "God did it" for the record).

And how could they possibly reject their own theory because of the reason you state?!?

Is your hair a bird, perhaps?
 
2013-08-22 05:54:59 PM

Mangonel: Holy moly. That Weeners in FTA is *quite* something.


Mangonel: Huh. That should read the Weeners in FTA is quite something. I *know* I never typed a W.


we get it already... you really, really like weeners.  enough already. this isn't that kind of thread.
 
2013-08-22 06:16:30 PM

cfroelic: The new guy seems a lot better.  God was probably right.


He usually is.
 
2013-08-22 08:58:31 PM

uttertosh: do you have any citation to this effect?


Here, have a citation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre
 
2013-08-23 05:50:54 AM
Rockstone: uttertosh: do you have any citation to this effect?

Here, have a citation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtr


Lemaître published those scientific theories in the name of the Catholic Church?!? Who knew! Oh, wait, that's right, he didn't.

Was he a catholic? Sure! but in 1920, The Catholic Church was pretty steadfast in it's 'knowledge' of creation. It took 30 years for The Catholic Church to recognise the theory proper, and re-align it's standpoint to suit the new physical theory (like I said)

By 1951, Pope Pius XII declared that Lemaître's theory provided a scientific validation for Creationism and Catholicism. However, Lemaître resented the Pope's proclamation.[ When Lemaître and Daniel O'Connell, the Pope's science advisor, tried to persuade the Pope not to mention Creationism publicly anymore, the Pope agreed. He convinced the Pope to stop making proclamations about cosmology.[18] While a devoted Roman Catholic, he was against mixing science with religion.[19
]

Do you concede?
 
2013-08-23 05:57:11 AM

Rockstone: uttertosh: do you have any citation to this effect?

Here, have a citation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre


Also: oh, hey, Mr Rockstone! :-)) Hope you're good IRL - I haven't forgotten our previous exchanges, so I'm glad, and not surprised, to see you answer that question. ;-)

*waves internet hand*
 
2013-08-23 11:55:34 AM
Whew ! This is the clearest sign the economy's in the toilet . . . if God can't afford to pay the pope . . . . .!
 
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