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2013-12-20 08:48:39 AM  
I have no love for Rush or Palin but the Pope might a little more cred if he you know, didn't have his own country.
 
2013-12-20 08:50:12 AM  

Mugato: I have no love for Rush or Palin but the Pope might a little more cred if he you know, didn't have his own country.


???
 
2013-12-20 08:50:16 AM  
We should have a Francis I tab.
 
2013-12-20 08:52:07 AM  

Speaker2Animals: Mugato: I have no love for Rush or Palin but the Pope might a little more cred if he you know, didn't have his own country.

???


I think he's saying the Pope should allow them all to emigrate to the Pope's country
 
2013-12-20 08:53:17 AM  

RexTalionis: We should have a Francis I tab.


Rotating tab of the month: Jennifer Lawrence, George Zimmerman, Pope Francis, etc.
 
2013-12-20 08:55:23 AM  

Mugato: I have no love for Rush or Palin but the Pope might a little more cred if he you know, didn't have his own country.


It's not a country, it's a city state. Even so, it's not the Medieval period or the Renaissance anymore. The Pontiff doesn't have plenary powers to raid Vatican coffers as his own.
 
2013-12-20 08:57:13 AM  
This pope is going to be a real challenge for the us evangelical community. He isn't with the program, he's actually highlighting the fraud and hypocrisy endemic to this countries powerful semi-Christian organizations. It's going to make the mega churches look pretty bad. Oh they'll lie and say the pope doesn't matter...but the catholic church is pretty influential and everyone knows it.

I honestly don't know how limbaugh is gonna handle this one. It's a lose/lose situation for him and his prosperity gospel buddies.
 
2013-12-20 08:58:58 AM  

Weaver95: This pope is going to be a real challenge for the us evangelical community. He isn't with the program, he's actually highlighting the fraud and hypocrisy endemic to this countries powerful semi-Christian organizations. It's going to make the mega churches look pretty bad. Oh they'll lie and say the pope doesn't matter...but the catholic church is pretty influential and everyone knows it.

I honestly don't know how limbaugh is gonna handle this one. It's a lose/lose situation for him and his prosperity gospel buddies.


I hope not the same way they "handled" John Paul I.
 
2013-12-20 09:06:30 AM  

Speaker2Animals: Weaver95: This pope is going to be a real challenge for the us evangelical community. He isn't with the program, he's actually highlighting the fraud and hypocrisy endemic to this countries powerful semi-Christian organizations. It's going to make the mega churches look pretty bad. Oh they'll lie and say the pope doesn't matter...but the catholic church is pretty influential and everyone knows it.

I honestly don't know how limbaugh is gonna handle this one. It's a lose/lose situation for him and his prosperity gospel buddies.

I hope not the same way they "handled" John Paul I.


I think they'll try to point and laugh, then try to quietly redefine the popes comments. When that doesn't work, they'll likely say he isn't the real pope, or just ignore him as much as possible. Thing is, this pope seems like he wants to get in people's faces about the social justice aspects of catholic doctrine. That sort of thing makes robber baron amoral capitalists very uncomfortable. They'd prefer us to accept our role as techno feudal serfs and not get uppity on the whole money issue.
 
2013-12-20 09:13:07 AM  
Somehow, I don't think the Pope had them in mind when he did this.
 
2013-12-20 09:14:59 AM  

Weaver95: Speaker2Animals: Weaver95: This pope is going to be a real challenge for the us evangelical community. He isn't with the program, he's actually highlighting the fraud and hypocrisy endemic to this countries powerful semi-Christian organizations. It's going to make the mega churches look pretty bad. Oh they'll lie and say the pope doesn't matter...but the catholic church is pretty influential and everyone knows it.

I honestly don't know how limbaugh is gonna handle this one. It's a lose/lose situation for him and his prosperity gospel buddies.

I hope not the same way they "handled" John Paul I.

I think they'll try to point and laugh, then try to quietly redefine the popes comments. When that doesn't work, they'll likely say he isn't the real pope, or just ignore him as much as possible. Thing is, this pope seems like he wants to get in people's faces about the social justice aspects of catholic doctrine. That sort of thing makes robber baron amoral capitalists very uncomfortable. They'd prefer us to accept our role as techno feudal serfs and not get uppity on the whole money issue.


Nah this is the writing on the wall for them and they know it. They've had a good run but this is the end of a unified christian prosperity gospel. Seriously, the corruption under the last popester must have been so awful and so provable that the church needed to put this guy in charge or lose the whole thing. I dunno - it's a miracle really. However it happened its a serious shift in the zeitgeist to which I can only say Hallelujah!
 
2013-12-20 09:15:52 AM  

Nabb1: Somehow, I don't think the Pope had them in mind when he did this.


Has anyone told you you seem a tad literal-minded?
 
2013-12-20 09:18:31 AM  

Nabb1: Somehow, I don't think the Pope had them in mind when he did this.


This.  And I might add that I believe him to be 100% sincere.  He's got no one to answer to, so his being all Jesus-like is what he believes is right, and I applaud him for it.
 
2013-12-20 09:19:57 AM  

quickdraw: Nabb1: Somehow, I don't think the Pope had them in mind when he did this.

Has anyone told you you seem a tad literal-minded?


Among other things, sure. Also, I don't see why some people think this is going to create controversy with evangelicals. Protestants don't really follow what the Pope says. That's sort of the point. And evangelicals loathe the Catholic Church and I remember when many considered JPII the Anti-Christ.
 
2013-12-20 09:25:10 AM  

Nabb1: quickdraw: Nabb1: Somehow, I don't think the Pope had them in mind when he did this.

Has anyone told you you seem a tad literal-minded?

Among other things, sure. Also, I don't see why some people think this is going to create controversy with evangelicals. Protestants don't really follow what the Pope says. That's sort of the point. And evangelicals loathe the Catholic Church and I remember when many considered JPII the Anti-Christ.


They might despise the catholic church but they still respect that the church has a lot of influence around the world. And therein lies the problem....the evangelicals know they're screwed if they get into a slap fight with Francis over doctrine.
 
2013-12-20 09:25:18 AM  
It's not always about the U.S.. Really it isn't. That sort of arrogance is known to irk a large number of people.
 
2013-12-20 09:34:50 AM  
I really like the Pope.
 
2013-12-20 09:36:37 AM  
I'm going to enjoy watching Bill Donahue's head slowly explode
 
2013-12-20 09:39:03 AM  

BunkoSquad: I'm going to enjoy watching Bill Donahue's head slowly explode


i would pay to see that. him and bryan fischer.
 
2013-12-20 09:40:09 AM  

2wolves: It's not always about the U.S.. Really it isn't. That sort of arrogance is known to irk a large number of people.


Lighten up.
~Francis.
 
2013-12-20 09:43:52 AM  

Mugato: I have no love for Rush or Palin but the Pope might a little more cred if he you know, didn't have his own country.


Pope caught sayof?
 
2013-12-20 09:46:01 AM  

Weaver95: Nabb1: quickdraw: Nabb1: Somehow, I don't think the Pope had them in mind when he did this.

Has anyone told you you seem a tad literal-minded?

Among other things, sure. Also, I don't see why some people think this is going to create controversy with evangelicals. Protestants don't really follow what the Pope says. That's sort of the point. And evangelicals loathe the Catholic Church and I remember when many considered JPII the Anti-Christ.

They might despise the catholic church but they still respect that the church has a lot of influence around the world. And therein lies the problem....the evangelicals know they're screwed if they get into a slap fight with Francis over doctrine.


The alliance between Evangelicals and Catholics is shaky at best--in part, because a lot of Evangelicals just don't like Catholics, their Church, and the loudest and proudest voices among them don't even consider Catholics Christians--but they have some shared goals, and despite the lack of respect between the two, they've been able to point to their unity of message, as being "all" of Christandom--conveniently forgetting what a lot of Methodists, Episcopals, and Unitarians consider themselves Christians. The Evangelicals lose the Catholic portion of their alliance, they're looking at a lot of folks who are going to likewise remember some of the truly f*cked up sh*t that they've said in the past about the Mother Church.

quickdraw:  Nah this is the writing on the wall for them and they know it. They've had a good run but this is the end of a unified christian prosperity gospel. Seriously, the corruption under the last popester must have been so awful and so provable that the church needed to put this guy in charge or lose the whole thing. I dunno - it's a miracle really. However it happened its a serious shift in the zeitgeist to which I can only say Hallelujah!

Which is perhaps why the Church chose a Jesuit to lead them. This was a ballsy move within the Church to go with someone like Francis. The Church has been bleeding for some time--money, losing parishoners, and suffering scandal after scandal across the globe--and when the Church needs someone to defend her, to champion her, they turn to the Jesuits who have been loyal to the Pope and the message, and who do their best to try to keep the Church honest.

2wolves: It's not always about the U.S.. Really it isn't. That sort of arrogance is known to irk a large number of people.


Pretty much. That folks are taking the Pope's commentary to be about the US alone shows that the ills that we have here, are widespread, and the folks who are most "offended" and defensive, that is somewhat telling all on its own.
 
2013-12-20 09:51:55 AM  

2wolves: It's not always about the U.S.. Really it isn't. That sort of arrogance is known to irk a large number of people.


Very much this. He is setting an example for the faithful around the world as well as trying to display compassion for humanity to inspire believers and non-believers alike. It is foolish to view this myopically in terms of the US and our own internal politics.
 
2013-12-20 10:03:45 AM  
She musta havea bigga tits!
 
2013-12-20 10:04:15 AM  
Subs I don't think the pope gives a fark about palin and limpbaugh
 
2013-12-20 10:05:50 AM  

Mugato: I have no love for Rush or Palin but the Pope might a little more cred if he you know, didn't have his own country.


Been hitting the eggnog a little early, have we? :)
 
2013-12-20 10:07:00 AM  

Nabb1: 2wolves: It's not always about the U.S.. Really it isn't. That sort of arrogance is known to irk a large number of people.

Very much this. He is setting an example for the faithful around the world as well as trying to display compassion for humanity to inspire believers and non-believers alike. It is foolish to view this myopically in terms of the US and our own internal politics.


welcome to farkmurica.
 
2013-12-20 10:09:26 AM  

hubiestubert: Which is perhaps why the Church chose a Jesuit to lead them. This was a ballsy move within the Church to go with someone like Francis. The Church has been bleeding for some time--money, losing parishoners, and suffering scandal after scandal across the globe--and when the Church needs someone to defend her, to champion her, they turn to the Jesuits who have been loyal to the Pope and the message, and who do their best to try to keep the Church honest.


At this point I am so cynical that I thought the only reason a Jesuit got elected pope was because they had finally been corrupted too. I am pleased to see him acting like a real Jesuit.
 
2013-12-20 10:09:44 AM  

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2013-12-20 10:11:37 AM  

2wolves: It's not always about the U.S.. Really it isn't. That sort of arrogance is known to irk a large number of people.


And I am sure they are all reading fark.
 
2013-12-20 10:13:58 AM  
Great.  An international calling card and a day pass for the metro.  And some stamps.

What about the other hmm...hmm billion people living in poverty and the other 364 days of the year?
 
2013-12-20 10:14:42 AM  
I like the other francis link shown at the top of TFA:

Link
 
2013-12-20 10:14:59 AM  

RexTalionis: We should have a Francis I tab.



I concur.
 
2013-12-20 10:15:03 AM  

Nabb1: 2wolves: It's not always about the U.S.. Really it isn't. That sort of arrogance is known to irk a large number of people.

Very much this. He is setting an example for the faithful around the world as well as trying to display compassion for humanity to inspire believers and non-believers alike. It is foolish to view this myopically in terms of the US and our own internal politics.


It's an article written by an American outlet for a (primarily) American audience. Fark is an American-hosted site, and subby is likely American (just based on the fact that he called out the American King & Queen of the Potato Prom).

I bet Ha'aretz wrote a different story.
 
2013-12-20 10:16:05 AM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com
Good
 
2013-12-20 10:16:07 AM  
RTFA

Well, somebody is trolling, but it ain't the Pope.
 
2013-12-20 10:16:55 AM  
USA Jesus wouldn't give things to immigrants, he would take things away to inspire them to work harder. That's how it works here, you work hard in a servile role when you're a minority, and as a reward you're reincarnated as a White person to work hard at a desk job. Eventually you'll be reincarnated as a rich white republican and you don't have work hard at all, and you get to chastise the masses for wanting more and not working hard enough.
 
2013-12-20 10:17:02 AM  

Nabb1: quickdraw: Nabb1: Somehow, I don't think the Pope had them in mind when he did this.

Has anyone told you you seem a tad literal-minded?

Among other things, sure. Also, I don't see why some people think this is going to create controversy with evangelicals. Protestants don't really follow what the Pope says. That's sort of the point. And evangelicals loathe the Catholic Church and I remember when many considered JPII the Anti-Christ.


The point is the US right has drifted so far into a sea of derp, that the Pope seems like a libtard to them.
 
2013-12-20 10:17:06 AM  

Speaker2Animals: Mugato: I have no love for Rush or Palin but the Pope might a little more cred if he you know, didn't have his own country.

???


Yeah, I know. He's been in charge for like three months. You'd think he would've divested almost two millennia of accumulated wealth already. It's not like he's running into any opposition or anything. Hypocrite slacker.

/not Catholic, love this Pope
//he's headed in the right direction
///hope they let him live long enough
 
2013-12-20 10:17:11 AM  

Phinn: Great.  An international calling card and a day pass for the metro.  And some stamps.

What about the other hmm...hmm billion people living in poverty and the other 364 days of the year?


Why should we celebrate a glimmer of light when the rest of the world is darkness?
 
2013-12-20 10:17:36 AM  
Apos: Like a Boss

H
ad not seen that before. Hombre has swagger. I wish he would stop moviing for just a moment to get an estimable moment on a grand frigor,
 
2013-12-20 10:18:03 AM  

Weaver95: I honestly don't know how limbaugh is gonna handle this one. It's a lose/lose situation for him and his prosperity gospel buddies.


He'll probably follow S.O.P. and deflect that focus.

Talking about the systemic coverups of pedophiles will allow them to stink up the echo chamber for quite a while.

They usually just ignore uncomfortable facts anyway.
 
2013-12-20 10:20:21 AM  

MayoSlather: USA Jesus wouldn't give things to immigrants, he would take things away to inspire them to work harder.


And then he wouldn't work and live off social security, just like Ayn Rand.
 
2013-12-20 10:20:23 AM  

Phinn: Great.  An international calling card and a day pass for the metro.  And some stamps.

What about the other hmm...hmm billion people living in poverty and the other 364 days of the year?


What's your plan for them? Sounds like you have some alternatives.
 
2013-12-20 10:20:37 AM  
This pope is merely the hottest marketer the Catholic church has had in centuries. Yes, it's all marketing. Washing the feet of the poor, carrying a populist message, not spouting homophobia (in an era when acceptance is widespread); everything is attention whorish and intended to fill pew seats.
 
2013-12-20 10:20:38 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Rotating tab of the month: Jennifer Lawrence, George Zimmerman, Pope Francis, etc.


Good idea. Don't forget about that actor dude that died in a car crash. I can't think of his name . . .
 
2013-12-20 10:20:40 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Phinn: Great.  An international calling card and a day pass for the metro.  And some stamps.

What about the other hmm...hmm billion people living in poverty and the other 364 days of the year?

Why should we celebrate a glimmer of light when the rest of the world is darkness?



Because you're wasting time, all while you're failing to uinderstand basic economic mechanisms that cause a nearly infinite multiple of hardship greater than this PR stunt alleviated.

But if time-wasting were the only problem, it would be minor.  There is also the affirmative harm caused by disseminating propaganda for religion, which will only serve the interests of religion, the irrationality of which will keep the world in darkness and lies and therefore misery for yet another generation.

But sure, so long as a few people got some stamps and a Christmas card.  It's all cool.
 
2013-12-20 10:21:12 AM  
Considering how many immigrants the Vatican accepts every year, I don't think the pope would be in a position to criticize any country's immigration policy.
 
2013-12-20 10:21:16 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: Great.  An international calling card and a day pass for the metro.  And some stamps.

What about the other hmm...hmm billion people living in poverty and the other 364 days of the year?

What's your plan for them? Sounds like you have some alternatives.



Reason.  Evidence.  Science.  Freedom.
 
2013-12-20 10:21:59 AM  

vernonFL: I really like the Pope.


For the first time in my life, there's a Pope I'd like to meet.

/was born during Pope Paul VI's reign
 
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