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(France 24)   This is so like Francis: We schedule our prayer and fasting day, like, 3000 years in advance, then at the last minute he decides that he and his friends are going to have their prayer and fasting day the Saturday before ours   (france24.com ) divider line
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2013-09-01 11:29:33 AM  
Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm
 
2013-09-01 11:34:24 AM  

Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm


"Moral support" is all the guy can do, and he's doing it.

*shrug*
 
2013-09-01 11:39:12 AM  

Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm


What exactly is the Pope supposed to do?

/derp
 
2013-09-01 11:41:03 AM  
What else is he gonna do, send the Vatican guards?
uvcarmel.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-01 11:41:58 AM  

Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm


fark YOU.

dv-ous: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

"Moral support" is all the guy can do, and he's doing it.

*shrug*


Sort of fark YOU
 
2013-09-01 11:43:02 AM  
firedaily.com
 
2013-09-01 11:47:08 AM  
"Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

Pope Francis rules.
 
2013-09-01 11:47:24 AM  
That is so Norman!

24.media.tumblr.com
/obscure?
 
2013-09-01 11:48:36 AM  

King Something: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

Pope Francis rules.




War leads to unmanaged land.
 
2013-09-01 11:52:26 AM  
"Pope Francis, holding with a cross made from the wood of rickety fishing boats..."

Someone's fishing for a kickstarter campaign to get a new.
 
2013-09-01 11:54:51 AM  
FTFA: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

I don't know, World War II seemed to end war for a few countries for a long time.
 
2013-09-01 11:55:24 AM  

dryknife: "Pope Francis, holding with a cross made from the wood of rickety fishing boats..."

Someone's fishing for a kickstarter campaign to get a new.


He's so steampunk
 
2013-09-01 11:58:31 AM  

dryknife: "Pope Francis, holding with a cross made from the wood of rickety fishing boats..."

Someone's fishing for a kickstarter campaign to get a new.


Nope. It's made out of fishing boats on purpose. He was given the cross on his latest trip to Africa. It's actually made of pieces of ships that tried to make it to Europe; but, failed. It's a pretty symbolic cross; all in all.
 
2013-09-01 12:02:29 PM  

PainfulItching: What else is he gonna do, send the Vatican guards?
[uvcarmel.files.wordpress.com image 400x233]




It's the Swiss guard. The pomp and pageantry is for tourists. Sorta like the Beefeaters. The real guys are more like the secret service.
 
2013-09-01 12:02:32 PM  
His heart is in the right place.   I think he could do a lot more within his own House, but his heart remains in the right place.
 
2013-09-01 12:02:50 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: King Something: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

Pope Francis rules.

War leads to unmanaged land.


Unmanaged land leads to marmots.
 
2013-09-01 12:05:40 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: StoPPeRmobile: King Something: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

Pope Francis rules.

War leads to unmanaged land.

Unmanaged land leads to marmots.


Unmanaged marmots lead to the Black Plague.
 
2013-09-01 12:05:42 PM  

King Something: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

Pope Francis rules.


Pope Urban II would like a word with both of you, in his office, ASAP.
 
2013-09-01 12:07:38 PM  

sweet-daddy-2: Pope Urban II would like a word with both of you, in his office, ASAP.


What's the most important thing about Pope Urban II?

He's dead.
 
2013-09-01 12:09:45 PM  

megarian: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: StoPPeRmobile: King Something: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

Pope Francis rules.

War leads to unmanaged land.

Unmanaged land leads to marmots.

Unmanaged marmots lead to the Black Plague.


There are bylaws concerning the posession of an amphibious rodent
 
2013-09-01 12:10:36 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: PainfulItching: What else is he gonna do, send the Vatican guards?
[uvcarmel.files.wordpress.com image 400x233]

It's the Swiss guard. The pomp and pageantry is for tourists. Sorta like the Beefeaters. The real guys are more like the secret service.


Joseph Stalin - "How many Divisions does the Pope have?" Of course, the Council on Foreign Relations took a swing at it ...
 
2013-09-01 12:11:23 PM  

Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm


would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?
 
2013-09-01 12:17:23 PM  
Subby, AWESOME headline. +1 internets.
 
2013-09-01 12:20:32 PM  

libranoelrose: There are bylaws concerning the posession of an amphibious rodent


Some places have (or had) a bounty on woodchuck noses.

Why noses?  Because there's only one.  If not noses, you'd have to use the other end of the animal.
 
2013-09-01 12:25:06 PM  

bubo_sibiricus: libranoelrose: There are bylaws concerning the posession of an amphibious rodent

Some places have (or had) a bounty on woodchuck noses.

Why noses?  Because there's only one.  If not noses, you'd have to use the other end of the animal.


WTF
 
2013-09-01 12:28:51 PM  

Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm


No kidding.  We should just cruise missile the shiat outta em.  That will bring peace.  So sayeth the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

I get it.  Some of us are hostile to religion.  Maybe this guy isn't the one to take exception to though.
 
2013-09-01 12:31:53 PM  

libranoelrose: megarian: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: StoPPeRmobile: King Something: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

Pope Francis rules.

War leads to unmanaged land.

Unmanaged land leads to marmots.

Unmanaged marmots lead to the Black Plague.

There are bylaws concerning the posession of an amphibious rodent




images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-01 12:32:55 PM  
fark the catholic heathens.
 
2013-09-01 12:40:48 PM  

stevarooni: FTFA: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

I don't know, World War II seemed to end war for a few countries for a long time.


Germany and Japan were left with no doubt they'd lost. And unlike Syria, Iraq, etc., they didn't have outside influences coming in to stir things back up. We could go in right now, bomb the whole country into the stone age, and the next day some nutbags from Riyadh, Tehran, and Karachi would be there convincing survivors to grab an AK-47 or strap on some dynamite.
 
2013-09-01 12:57:23 PM  

libranoelrose: megarian: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: StoPPeRmobile: King Something: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

Pope Francis rules.

War leads to unmanaged land.

Unmanaged land leads to marmots.

Unmanaged marmots lead to the Black Plague.

There are bylaws concerning the posession of an amphibious rodent


Unmanaged bylaws lead to overzealous HOA administrators.
 
2013-09-01 01:00:34 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Mid_mo_mad_man: PainfulItching: What else is he gonna do, send the Vatican guards?
[uvcarmel.files.wordpress.com image 400x233]

It's the Swiss guard. The pomp and pageantry is for tourists. Sorta like the Beefeaters. The real guys are more like the secret service.

Joseph Stalin - "How many Divisions does the Pope have?" Of course, the Council on Foreign Relations took a swing at it ...


For diplomatic purpose, as a Cleric. His Charisma points will determine his success in "Turn/Rebuke Undead" and Diplomacy checks;  Has a pope, I imagine he must pretty high in Charisma and, as such, It would not be wise to get him to do a Charisma check. He could very well be immune to "Charm Person" spells

For warring purposes, we have to consider his abilities to cast melee spells, such as "Holy Aura", "Create Greater Undead" and "Cure Serious Wounds, Mass". The ability to cast spells are determine by the cleric's Wisdom. As pope, I can imagine his Wisdom points to be pretty high; a such, prepare for him to be able to cast a LOT of level 8-9 spells.

I would not attacks a pope without at least few clerics on my sides in the background casting , some "Cloak of Chaos" or "Spell Immunity, Greater" to protect my men.
 
2013-09-01 01:03:29 PM  

loonatic112358: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?


Well; there hasn't been a good crusade in what, 600 or 700 years? Maybe, it's about time...

/ not serious

// it would be a nice vacation though; you'd get to see all the sites of the holy land, get some trinkets, get some mead from busty wenches.
 
2013-09-01 01:05:12 PM  

Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm


How many divisions does the Pope have?
 
2013-09-01 01:05:43 PM  

leevis: stevarooni: FTFA: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

I don't know, World War II seemed to end war for a few countries for a long time.

Germany and Japan were left with no doubt they'd lost. And unlike Syria, Iraq, etc., they didn't have outside influences coming in to stir things back up. We could go in right now, bomb the whole country into the stone age, and the next day some nutbags from Riyadh, Tehran, and Karachi would be there convincing survivors to grab an AK-47 or strap on some dynamite.


The end of WWII led to the end of shooting wars in Western Europe. Elsewhere, it led to the Korean war, the war in Indochina which became the Vietnam war, war in Algeria, countless and continuing wars in subsaharan Africa, repeated wars in the Middle East, bloody communist coups all over Eastern Europe, bloody put downs of demands for more open societies in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany.
 
2013-09-01 01:07:02 PM  
Oh, I see  Clemkadidlefark got here before me.  Carry on...
 
2013-09-01 01:20:54 PM  
I thought the Church historically encouraged the taking up of weapons against those of the Mohammedan persuasion.
 
2013-09-01 01:25:56 PM  

capt.hollister: leevis: stevarooni: FTFA: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

I don't know, World War II seemed to end war for a few countries for a long time.

Germany and Japan were left with no doubt they'd lost. And unlike Syria, Iraq, etc., they didn't have outside influences coming in to stir things back up. We could go in right now, bomb the whole country into the stone age, and the next day some nutbags from Riyadh, Tehran, and Karachi would be there convincing survivors to grab an AK-47 or strap on some dynamite.

The end of WWII led to the end of shooting wars in Western Europe. Elsewhere, it led to the Korean war, the war in Indochina which became the Vietnam war, war in Algeria, countless and continuing wars in subsaharan Africa, repeated wars in the Middle East, bloody communist coups all over Eastern Europe, bloody put downs of demands for more open societies in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany.


WW2 also led to the end of some 30, 40 million people.

Those numbers are so large there's really no way to comprehend how bad it was, except to say that it was the worst human-initiated disaster in history.

So yeah WW2 should be our model.
 
2013-09-01 01:26:36 PM  

capt.hollister: leevis: stevarooni: FTFA: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

I don't know, World War II seemed to end war for a few countries for a long time.

Germany and Japan were left with no doubt they'd lost. And unlike Syria, Iraq, etc., they didn't have outside influences coming in to stir things back up. We could go in right now, bomb the whole country into the stone age, and the next day some nutbags from Riyadh, Tehran, and Karachi would be there convincing survivors to grab an AK-47 or strap on some dynamite.

The end of WWII led to the end of shooting wars in Western Europe. Elsewhere, it led to the Korean war, the war in Indochina which became the Vietnam war, war in Algeria, countless and continuing wars in subsaharan Africa, repeated wars in the Middle East, bloody communist coups all over Eastern Europe, bloody put downs of demands for more open societies in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany.


Most of those conflicts were the result of colonialism that occurred centuries prior to WWII, not because of WWII.
 
2013-09-01 01:54:36 PM  

stevarooni: FTFA: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

I don't know, World War II seemed to end war for a few countries for a long time.


The Cold War was a real war to me, dammit.
 
2013-09-01 02:12:37 PM  

megarian: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: StoPPeRmobile: King Something: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

Pope Francis rules.

War leads to unmanaged land.

Unmanaged land leads to marmots.

Unmanaged marmots lead to the Black Plague.


The Black Plague leads to peace. Full circle.
 
2013-09-01 02:25:01 PM  

Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm


I guess he could make inane comments on the Internet to a much narrower audience, but you seem to have that covered.
 
2013-09-01 02:34:47 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: PainfulItching: What else is he gonna do, send the Vatican guards?
[uvcarmel.files.wordpress.com image 400x233]

It's the Swiss guard. The pomp and pageantry is for tourists. Sorta like the Beefeaters. The real guys are more like the secret service.


The pomp and pageantry ones aren't pushovers, either. Those are trained members of the Swiss army, not actors.
 
2013-09-01 02:41:18 PM  

bubo_sibiricus: libranoelrose: There are bylaws concerning the posession of an amphibious rodent

Some places have (or had) a bounty on woodchuck noses.

Why noses?  Because there's only one.  If not noses, you'd have to use the other end of the animal.


31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-01 03:08:31 PM  

Moopy Mac: capt.hollister: leevis: stevarooni: FTFA: "Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.

I don't know, World War II seemed to end war for a few countries for a long time.

Germany and Japan were left with no doubt they'd lost. And unlike Syria, Iraq, etc., they didn't have outside influences coming in to stir things back up. We could go in right now, bomb the whole country into the stone age, and the next day some nutbags from Riyadh, Tehran, and Karachi would be there convincing survivors to grab an AK-47 or strap on some dynamite.

The end of WWII led to the end of shooting wars in Western Europe. Elsewhere, it led to the Korean war, the war in Indochina which became the Vietnam war, war in Algeria, countless and continuing wars in subsaharan Africa, repeated wars in the Middle East, bloody communist coups all over Eastern Europe, bloody put downs of demands for more open societies in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany.

Most of those conflicts were the result of colonialism that occurred centuries prior to WWII, not because of WWII.


The end of WWII precipitated the end of colonialism which in turn created the sudden instabilities which precipitated those wars.  Colonialism, especially in Africa, had its own very special brand of evil, but a proper preparation to decolonization, especially in the drawing of national and (sad, but necessary) ethnic boundaries, might have prevented some of the bloodshed.

In Asia, the end of WWII enabled the Chinese revolution which in turn left a strong and aggressive communist presence which led to both the Korean and Indochinese wars.
 
2013-09-01 03:17:38 PM  
I see some farkers already canonized new Pope
 
2013-09-01 03:20:28 PM  
Cardinal: You Holiness, this doing nothing doesn't seem to be working.
Pope: Perhaps if we got more people to do nothing
Cardinal: Brilliant
 
2013-09-01 03:27:43 PM  
The pope announced that the prayers would be led by a five-hour vigil in St Peter's Square

i think he's just fishing for a sponsorship deal

comerecommended.com
 
2013-09-01 03:36:13 PM  

The Pumpkin Eater: I thought the Church historically encouraged the taking up of weapons against those of the Mohammedan persuasion.


Especially in Syria, as the Syrian Catholic community is pretty much lined up behind Assad and his boys.  They know that if the Sunni rebels come to power, it's ethnic cleansing time.
 
2013-09-01 04:03:31 PM  

NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.


Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.
 
2013-09-01 04:06:08 PM  

loonatic112358: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?


I would rather he actually do something useful and productive, such as spending some of the church's money to purchase relief supplies to help out those in need.  Prayer is just a way the fools delude themselves into thinking that they are actually doing something to help, when in fact they are doing absolutely nothing at all.
 
2013-09-01 04:09:02 PM  

AngryDragon: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

No kidding.  We should just cruise missile the shiat outta em.  That will bring peace.  So sayeth the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

I get it.  Some of us are hostile to religion.  Maybe this guy isn't the one to take exception to though.


Not so much hostile to religion, just hostile to useless gestures.  I would much rather people actually try to do something to help instead of something as useless as praying.  All it does it make people feel useful when they are doing nothing useful.
 
2013-09-01 04:09:56 PM  

Nabb1: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

I guess he could make inane comments on the Internet to a much narrower audience, but you seem to have that covered.


My inane words will have just as much effect tand bringing about peace to Syria as will someone's prayers.
 
2013-09-01 04:31:46 PM  

FloydA: War leads to unmanaged land.

Unmanaged land leads to marmots.

Unmanaged marmots lead to the Black Plague.

There are bylaws concerning the posession of an amphibious rodent

Unmanaged bylaws lead to overzealous HOA administrators.


Unmanaged code leads to memory leaks.
 
2013-09-01 04:37:03 PM  
Why didn't somebody think of this sooner?
 
2013-09-01 04:38:35 PM  
Religion: Alternating between doing absolutely nothing, and severely farking things up for thousands of years.
 
2013-09-01 04:54:51 PM  

Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.


Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.
 
2013-09-01 05:03:52 PM  

Mock26: AngryDragon: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

No kidding.  We should just cruise missile the shiat outta em.  That will bring peace.  So sayeth the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

I get it.  Some of us are hostile to religion.  Maybe this guy isn't the one to take exception to though.

Not so much hostile to religion, just hostile to useless gestures.  I would much rather people actually try to do something to help instead of something as useless as praying.  All it does it make people feel useful when they are doing nothing useful.


I'm agnostic so I agree with you.  However, it's still better than lobbing missiles all over the place.
 
2013-09-01 05:15:18 PM  

AngryDragon: However, it's still better than lobbing missiles all over the place.


AngryDragon: However, it's still better than lobbing missiles all over the place.


AMEN!

/No Sarcasm!
 
2013-09-01 06:24:00 PM  
crasstalk.com
 
2013-09-01 07:53:32 PM  
Mock26:
Not so much hostile to religion, just hostile to useless gestures.  I would much rather people actually try to do something to help instead of something as useless as praying.  All it does it make people feel useful when they are doing nothing useful.

And yet here you are, arguing on Fark, while likely doing nothing useful to help Syria.

Also, if you want to talk about 'doing something useful' a quick google search of catholic charities syria comes back with literally dozens of Catholic organizations both near Syria (assisting refugees) and abroad acting and raising money directly for Syria.  Directing charity isn't the pope's job, directing theology and prayer is.

But you know, keep on pretending you are somehow superior, it seems to be serving you well.
 
2013-09-01 07:59:14 PM  

NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.


Heard this on the radio driving home this evening.

When I was back there in seminary school
There was a person there
Who put forth the proposition
That you can petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the lord with prayer.
Petition the lord with prayer'
You cannot petition the lord..with prayer!
 
2013-09-01 08:12:55 PM  
The soft parade has now begun.
 
2013-09-01 08:16:21 PM  
Fark is having a prayer and fasting day next Saturday?
 
2013-09-01 08:25:15 PM  

NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.


I would find an animated "rolling your eyes" gif, but some as brainwashed as yourself is not worth the effort.
 
2013-09-01 08:38:43 PM  

foxy_canuck: Mock26:
Not so much hostile to religion, just hostile to useless gestures.  I would much rather people actually try to do something to help instead of something as useless as praying.  All it does it make people feel useful when they are doing nothing useful.

And yet here you are, arguing on Fark, while likely doing nothing useful to help Syria.

Also, if you want to talk about 'doing something useful' a quick google search of catholic charities syria comes back with literally dozens of Catholic organizations both near Syria (assisting refugees) and abroad acting and raising money directly for Syria.  Directing charity isn't the pope's job, directing theology and prayer is.

But you know, keep on pretending you are somehow superior, it seems to be serving you well.


I arguing here on Fark and not doing anything useful about Syria because I do not give a rat's arse about Syria.

Yeah, there area  lot of catholic charities helping out in Syria.  But how many of those are directly funded by the vatican?  Most of those catholic charities are not official church charities, but rather are charities founded by people who happen to be catholic and are funded by catholics.  And I have a ton of respect for anyone, regardless of faith (or lack thereof) who actually donates time or money to any charity.  But, the pope calling for prayer to help the region is a hollow, useless gesture.  If he wants to make a difference he should reach into the vatican coffers and put his money where his mouth is.  Or, at the very least, he should tell people to donate to some specific charities that are helping out in the region.

Nor do I think that I am superior.  But, I know that when it comes to actions I am superior to someone who just sits on their damned ass and does nothing but pray.  When I care enough to do something I will actually get up and do something about it.  For example, I volunteer at a local animal shelter, where I socialize with the animals, exercise them, feed them, and clean out their cages.  And I can guarantee you that what I am doing is infinitely better than someone who just sits at home and prays for the welfare of those animals.  If someone prays and donates money to that shelter, then I will shake their hands and thank them for their help.  If someone prays and volunteers at that shelter, then I will shake their hands and thank them for their help.  If someone does nothing except prays for the shelter, then I will mock and ridicule them.
 
2013-09-01 08:48:28 PM  
Cool story time.

Up until I saw this story, I had no idea what the new pope's name was or who was elected.
 
2013-09-01 09:13:47 PM  

Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.

I would find an animated "rolling your eyes" gif, but some as brainwashed as yourself is not worth the effort.


Bless your heart.
 
2013-09-01 09:32:57 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: That is so Norman!

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x380]
/obscure?


I guess so...

/was hoping one person on this thread went to see RiffTrax Live, other than me
 
2013-09-01 09:58:13 PM  

LewDux: I see some farkers already canonized new Pope


Considering how he's been cool with shaking up the Italian establishment, I'd be fine with canonization if he lives long enough to seriously address the child rape thing. Put some serious work into that, get a more refined approach in Africa (and not tying aid to evangelism like protestant brethren), and generally present a message of peace/love/unity, he'd be a fine choice for sainthood. Hell, the Medici family has some saints, I think the Big Guy's exclusive club could use some new members.

/Not a Christian
//Likes Il Papa
 
2013-09-01 10:32:34 PM  

Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm


At this point, I'm willing to give Il Padre his shot.

If the Muslim world had a guy shouting this stuff down at them from a similar position... you'd have to wonder just how violent some sects could be while maintaining legitimacy.
 
2013-09-01 10:38:33 PM  

Mock26: loonatic112358: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?

I would rather he actually do something useful and productive, such as spending some of the church's money to purchase relief supplies to help out those in need.  Prayer is just a way the fools delude themselves into thinking that they are actually doing something to help, when in fact they are doing absolutely nothing at all.


You mean like this.

I'm sure you just donated so you don't feel like a hypocrite.
 
2013-09-02 01:00:26 AM  

genner: Mock26: loonatic112358: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?

I would rather he actually do something useful and productive, such as spending some of the church's money to purchase relief supplies to help out those in need.  Prayer is just a way the fools delude themselves into thinking that they are actually doing something to help, when in fact they are doing absolutely nothing at all.

You mean like this.

I'm sure you just donated so you don't feel like a hypocrite.


 If I cared and did not donate then yeah, I would be a hypocrite.  But, I do not care about Syria. Not caring and not doing anything is not hypocritical.  Saying you care and not doing anything is hypocritical.  See how that works?

Also, Catholic Relief Charities was founded by U.S. bishops and is not an official charity of the vatican.  But nice try.
 
2013-09-02 08:50:28 AM  

Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.

I would find an animated "rolling your eyes" gif, but some as brainwashed as yourself is not worth the effort.


I will pray for you.  God bless.

/Not Sarcasm
 
2013-09-02 10:34:15 AM  

Mock26: genner: Mock26: loonatic112358: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?

I would rather he actually do something useful and productive, such as spending some of the church's money to purchase relief supplies to help out those in need.  Prayer is just a way the fools delude themselves into thinking that they are actually doing something to help, when in fact they are doing absolutely nothing at all.

You mean like this.

I'm sure you just donated so you don't feel like a hypocrite.

 If I cared and did not donate then yeah, I would be a hypocrite.  But, I do not care about Syria. Not caring and not doing anything is not hypocritical.  Saying you care and not doing anything is hypocritical.  See how that works?

Also, Catholic Relief Charities was founded by U.S. bishops and is not an official charity of the vatican.  But nice try.


Well, not caring about 100,000 people dead is your prerogative.. I wouldn't recommend it.

Whether or not it's founded by a bunch of American bishops is irrelevant. Someone in the church is trying to help. It's more than what Dawkins is doing, that's for damn sure.
 
2013-09-02 12:16:42 PM  

Marine1: Mock26: genner: Mock26: loonatic112358: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?

I would rather he actually do something useful and productive, such as spending some of the church's money to purchase relief supplies to help out those in need.  Prayer is just a way the fools delude themselves into thinking that they are actually doing something to help, when in fact they are doing absolutely nothing at all.

You mean like this.

I'm sure you just donated so you don't feel like a hypocrite.

 If I cared and did not donate then yeah, I would be a hypocrite.  But, I do not care about Syria. Not caring and not doing anything is not hypocritical.  Saying you care and not doing anything is hypocritical.  See how that works?

Also, Catholic Relief Charities was founded by U.S. bishops and is not an official charity of the vatican.  But nice try.

Well, not caring about 100,000 people dead is your prerogative.. I wouldn't recommend it.

Whether or not it's founded by a bunch of American bishops is irrelevant. Someone in the church is trying to help. It's more than what Dawkins is doing, that's for damn sure.


So, what, we now have to care for every single suffering group of people in the world?  Yeah, right.  Somehow I think that even you do not care about every single group in the world that is suffering.  You only care about the Syrians at the moment because it is big news.  It makes you feel special, right?  I bet you get this warm fuzzy glow because you care and it makes you feel all special and superior to everyone else.  And that right there is probably the only reason you care about things like this, because it gives you a sense of smug superiority.  Well, sue me for caring about things happening closer to home, in my own community.  I understand that as a world community we do need to help those in other countries and that world stability is very important to American interests, but at the moment I am focused on my own community.  If others want to help out the Syrians, then that is great.  No, seriously.  That is great.  Like I said up-thread, I respect anyone who donates money and/or time to charities.  But, I simply do not care about this particular situation.

As for the the catholic relief services, it is great that the bishops founded that charity, and it is great that people donate money to it, but how much of that money is coming from the church itself?  I will give you a hint: $0.  The church itself does not contribute to its own charity.  Seems a bit odd that the U.S. roman catholic church, which are so much about helping out people in need, does not itself contribute anything to this charity.  They do not even pay anything to run it.  Everything is paid for by private donations and government grants (which makes up roughly 2/3rds of its revenue).  So yeah, it is great that they started this charity, but I think it pretty damning that they do not actually contribute any money to it.

And the same is true of the pope.  He says he cares and that he is praying for those suffering in Syria, but he is not doing a damned thing to actually help them.  He could authorize the release of Vatican funds (estimated by some to be in excess of $1 billion), but he does not.  His sincerity is probably genuine, but the reality is that he is doing nothing to actually help.
 
2013-09-02 12:23:37 PM  

Marine1: It's more than what Dawkins is doing, that's for damn sure.


What the hell does Richard Dawkins have to do with any of this?  I am not just blindly lashing out at the pope.  I am attacking him because his actions do not support his words.  Now, find me some quotes where Richard Dawkins is calling on the atheists of the world to sing songs of love and hope (or something else equally useless to help out those in Syria and I will attack him for it.  But, I am guessing that you just wanted to get in some sort of dig at Dawkins because he it would make you feel all smug and superior.  Hades, you probably thought, "Ha!  This guy is probably an atheist and if I attack his hero Dawkins then that will really show him that I am better than he is!"  Like I said, find some quotes where Richard Dawkins is calling on atheists to do something futile and useless to help those suffering in Syria.  You can do that, right?  You will do that, right?
 
2013-09-02 12:27:17 PM  

NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.

I would find an animated "rolling your eyes" gif, but some as brainwashed as yourself is not worth the effort.

I will pray for you.  God bless.

/Not Sarcasm


So, has god answered your prayers and tied your shoe laces for you yet?  No?  Yeah, see how useful your prayers are?  Go ahead and waste your breath.  I will actually go out and do something productive and useful instead of sitting at home and deluding myself into thinking that I am actually helping people with my thoughts.
 
2013-09-02 12:45:11 PM  
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2013-09-02 11:09:40 PM  

Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.

I would find an animated "rolling your eyes" gif, but some as brainwashed as yourself is not worth the effort.

I will pray for you.  God bless.

/Not Sarcasm

So, has god answered your prayers and tied your shoe laces for you yet?  No?  Yeah, see how useful your prayers are?  Go ahead and waste your breath.  I will actually go out and do something productive and useful instead of sitting at home and deluding myself into thinking that I am actually helping people with my thoughts.


No, I did not pray for that.  I prayed that God have mercy on your soul.  All you have is the hope that God does not exist, I have the faith that he does.  What you must ask yourself is what if he does exist.
 
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