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2014-01-14 04:12:05 AM
3 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Good.  It's at least kind of a start.

... not that this pope isn't  conceivably a nice guy, but the only thing he's gotten props for that  actually means anything or represents any kind of change in the standard procedure so far is firing a bunch of Cardinals and Bishops for being dicks... if he replaces them with actual reasonable people, I may actually but into the whole "no, this one's a good person for reals" hype.


If he fired a bunch of cardinals and bishops "for being dicks" why would he bother if he's only going to replace them with more of the same?

Until then, all this sucking of his dick for unremarkable things is basically the greatest modern example of "protesting too much".

Maybe it's on account of it being really late or else it's just me getting old and senile (or maybe it's both), but what the fark does that sentence even mean?

A healthy dose of skepticism is all well and good, but at least try to make some sense with it. Please and thank you.
2014-01-14 03:01:04 AM
3 votes:
They are estimating 20k for a sales price? You would figure the "custom built for and owned by the pope" thing would bring at least 4 times that
2014-01-14 03:00:37 AM
3 votes:
Despite years of staunch opposition to organized religion and a more specific disdain for the Catholic church, I find myself really liking this guy. Never thought I'd say that about a Pope, but damned if he isn't coming across as a pretty cool person.
2014-01-14 02:49:03 AM
3 votes:
What the Pope SHOULD do is ride it from Milwaukee to Sturgis in August and auction it off there...
2014-01-14 02:05:19 AM
3 votes:
Can we just move on now to the Pope Francis/Jennifer Lawrence fan fiction and get it over with?
2014-01-14 07:42:19 AM
2 votes:

Elegy: Capo Del Bandito: robohobo: But he won't.

You mean like the how he spoke out this weekend about how he finds abortion horrid and the like? How he attributes it to a 'culture of waste'.

You cynics are silly folk, making judgements based on feelings instead of logic.

Ohyou.jpeg.

Rorschach pope?

Sometimes a pope is just a pope.

/but in this case I think you're right.


It seems quite probable that this guy who lived and worked in shiatty poor areas of a developed country saw that poor people suffer and it's *possible* that it had an effect on him. It doesn't hurt that he's a Jesuit, and if the naysayers knew anything about that particular group they'd probably be a bit more understanding on why it's not that shocking to see a Jesuit Pope be different and mean it.

So you have a Jesuit guy who worked and lived among the poor, possibly had a bit of an impact on his world view and now he's focusing on 'Take care of the poor dammit!".

I'd say it'd be more believable as a PR move if it were another European and didn't say things that are slightly different from the last Pope as well as some action insofar as dealing with current problems as they arise in the church.

But with Frankie I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for now simply because it is a possibility.
2014-01-14 02:40:07 AM
2 votes:

HotWingAgenda: Why in the flying fark did the pope have a motorcycle in the first place?


The article, read it mutherfarker!
2014-01-14 11:56:45 AM
1 votes:

Alphakronik: So, sell a custom $30,000 bike for charity, keep the gold?  Wow, how christian of you, pontiff.


Did you RTFA?

The money raised will go toward Catholic charity Caritas Roma's renovations of a hostel and soup kitchen in Rome.

Look, I know a lot of farkers are blatantly anti-catholic/religion/God/what have you, but don't be so quick to judgement.
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2014-01-14 09:58:47 AM
1 votes:

tgambitg: Came here to say pretty much this. Jesuits are a special breed. The teachings of Jesus are really big for them. The whole 'humble, help the poor, love everyone' thing is kinda their thing.


They also tend to reaaaalllyyy irritate the other wings of the catholic church by reminding them of stuff like "Well, technically, the ban on priests marrying has no basis in the bible, but actually came about as a solution to a land-rights issue the church was experiencing in the..."

Which tends to make the rest of the church go "AAUUGHGHH SHUT UP SHUT UPPPP".

/I'm sorta amazed they elected one pope.
//Not Catholic, but went to a jesuit undergrad.
///GO XAVIER
2014-01-14 09:31:00 AM
1 votes:

To The Escape Zeppelin!: robohobo:But he won't. He's the pop single Pope. Designed to appeal to the broadest audience he can. The pat on the back, you're a-ok Pope. He's all about the ratings. Which is why he isn't considered Pope by many a true Catholic. In a business sense, he was a smart choice.

I haven't heard a bad word about him from even diehard Catholics who don't drink and go to church every day. I'm sure you could find someone who hates him but he seems like a big success with the overwhelming majority of even Catholics who are normally assholes.


he has been pretty much an ideal pope for us california catholics on the left coast... latin american, a lot of social justice stuff, less dogmatic but not contrary about sanctity of life & issues like that.
2014-01-14 09:25:16 AM
1 votes:

SordidEuphemism: SordidEuphemism: Jim_Callahan: ... not that this pope isn't conceivably a nice guy, but the only thing he's gotten props for that actually means anything or represents any kind of change in the standard procedure so far is firing a bunch of Cardinals and Bishops for being dicks... if he replaces them with actual reasonable people, I may actually but into the whole "no, this one's a good person for reals" hype.

Until then, all this sucking of his dick for unremarkable things is basically the greatest modern example of "protesting too much".

How about pursuing criminal charges for sexual abuse? Yeah? You DO know he's doing that, right?

Just to make it easy to find:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/vatican-moves-to-try-poli sh -archbishop-josef-wesolowski-for-abuse/story-fnb64oi6-1226800961540


Fraggin awesome. It will never be enough for the haters, but this non-Catholic salutes you, Frankie da Pope.
2014-01-14 09:25:11 AM
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Good.  It's at least kind of a start.

... not that this pope isn't  conceivably a nice guy, but the only thing he's gotten props for that  actually means anything or represents any kind of change in the standard procedure so far is firing a bunch of Cardinals and Bishops for being dicks... if he replaces them with actual reasonable people, I may actually but into the whole "no, this one's a good person for reals" hype.

Until then, all this sucking of his dick for unremarkable things is basically the greatest modern example of "protesting too much".


He has a whole industry/organizational structure to overcome. Right now it might appear that he is doing the religious equivalence of when GE-owned NBC showed they were being environmentally friendly by changing the logos to green on Earth Day and dimming studio lights on MSNBC shows. But these baby steps are a beginning. He can't just change the culture of the Church overnight. If he moves too fast he'd either be canonized by his former detractors or cannonized by his former supporters. Every move he makes today towards a more inclusive, less offensive Church will make it more difficult for the next guy to backtrack.
2014-01-14 09:13:03 AM
1 votes:

To The Escape Zeppelin!: I haven't heard a bad word about him from even diehard Catholics who don't drink and go to church every day. I'm sure you could find someone who hates him but he seems like a big success with the overwhelming majority of even Catholics who are normally assholes.


Well that's good to hear! I don't know many Catholics (or at least those who really give a shiat about some figurehead in Rome).
This is how I felt about Obama being elected; at first I was like, this cannot end well.  Someone's gonna get all hatey and shiat's gonna go back to being the same as before.  But hell, maybe there is hope in this world.
Neither of these two people can solve all of the problems of what they lead, but they are trying.  And they're being cool whilst doing so.
2014-01-14 09:01:24 AM
1 votes:

SordidEuphemism: Jim_Callahan: ... not that this pope isn't conceivably a nice guy, but the only thing he's gotten props for that actually means anything or represents any kind of change in the standard procedure so far is firing a bunch of Cardinals and Bishops for being dicks... if he replaces them with actual reasonable people, I may actually but into the whole "no, this one's a good person for reals" hype.

Until then, all this sucking of his dick for unremarkable things is basically the greatest modern example of "protesting too much".

How about pursuing criminal charges for sexual abuse? Yeah? You DO know he's doing that, right?


Just to make it easy to find:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/vatican-moves-to-try-poli sh -archbishop-josef-wesolowski-for-abuse/story-fnb64oi6-1226800961540
2014-01-14 08:54:01 AM
1 votes:
robohobo:But he won't. He's the pop single Pope. Designed to appeal to the broadest audience he can. The pat on the back, you're a-ok Pope. He's all about the ratings. Which is why he isn't considered Pope by many a true Catholic. In a business sense, he was a smart choice.

I haven't heard a bad word about him from even diehard Catholics who don't drink and go to church every day. I'm sure you could find someone who hates him but he seems like a big success with the overwhelming majority of even Catholics who are normally assholes.
2014-01-14 08:52:21 AM
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: ... not that this pope isn't conceivably a nice guy, but the only thing he's gotten props for that actually means anything or represents any kind of change in the standard procedure so far is firing a bunch of Cardinals and Bishops for being dicks... if he replaces them with actual reasonable people, I may actually but into the whole "no, this one's a good person for reals" hype.

Until then, all this sucking of his dick for unremarkable things is basically the greatest modern example of "protesting too much".


How about pursuing criminal charges for sexual abuse? Yeah? You DO know he's doing that, right?
2014-01-14 06:37:34 AM
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: DrBenway: Can we just move on now to the Pope Francis/Jennifer Lawrence fan fiction and get it over with?


Don't worry. As soon as he starts making strong anti-abortion speeches, the love for him will fade fast amongst the Fark liberals.


But he won't. He's the pop single Pope. Designed to appeal to the broadest audience he can. The pat on the back, you're a-ok Pope. He's all about the ratings. Which is why he isn't considered Pope by many a true Catholic. In a business sense, he was a smart choice.
2014-01-14 06:31:24 AM
1 votes:

DrBenway: Can we just move on now to the Pope Francis/Jennifer Lawrence fan fiction and get it over with?



Don't worry. As soon as he starts making strong anti-abortion speeches, the love for him will fade fast amongst the Fark liberals.
2014-01-14 06:18:04 AM
1 votes:

nulluspixiusdemonica: Oh look... another mindless pope-PR post...

It's almost as if it were... intentional....


Thank god we have psychics like yourself who can read the minds and intentions of other humans without ever having met them and can use your fine tuned powers to weed out true believers from what your years of experience and mastery of telepathy has obviously shown you.
2014-01-14 06:12:00 AM
1 votes:
Oh look... another mindless pope-PR post...

It's almost as if it were... intentional....
2014-01-14 05:30:41 AM
1 votes:
Awesome!  A pope acting pope-ish.
2014-01-14 04:52:29 AM
1 votes:
If he wanted to be Christ-like, he'd have driven it off a cliff and into the sea.
2014-01-14 04:50:55 AM
1 votes:
"Good. It's at least kind of a start.

... not that this pope isn't conceivably a nice guy, but the only thing he's gotten props for that actually means anything or represents any kind of change in the standard procedure so far is firing a bunch of Cardinals and Bishops for being dicks... if he replaces them with actual reasonable people, I may actually but into the whole "no, this one's a good person for reals" hype.

Until then, all this sucking of his dick for unremarkable things is basically the greatest modern example of "protesting too much"."

Somehow I think you will never be satisfied.
2014-01-14 04:43:13 AM
1 votes:

Piizzadude: Captain James T. Smirk: Despite years of staunch opposition to organized religion and a more specific disdain for the Catholic church, I find myself really liking this guy. Never thought I'd say that about a Pope, but damned if he isn't coming across as a pretty cool person.

Every time I see one of these threads I think exactly that.


This, that and the other.
2014-01-14 03:30:57 AM
1 votes:
It's going to be a sad day when the catholic faithful decide to assassinate*/martyr** him.

*Assassinate if a more 'traditional' catholic pope replaces him and reinstitutes child rape, slut-shaming, and greed as catholic virtues.

**Martyr if someone who holds his beliefs takes his place, unwilling to be a bedwetting coward for the sake of pushing a more Christ-like agenda.
2014-01-14 03:06:47 AM
1 votes:
This pope must live under a bridge because he is a god damn master troll.
2014-01-14 03:06:42 AM
1 votes:

I sound fat: They are estimating 20k for a sales price? You would figure the "custom built for and owned by the pope" thing would bring at least 4 times that


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2014-01-14 02:54:20 AM
1 votes:
Isn't the dispersal of worldly possessions one of the warning signs of suicide?
2014-01-14 02:47:52 AM
1 votes:

m00: HotWingAgenda: Why in the flying fark did the pope have a motorcycle in the first place?

3rd sentence of the article: The bike was originally gifted to Pope Francis by the company last June in celebration of the 110th anniversary of the motorcycle brand.


johnny_vegas: HotWingAgenda: Why in the flying fark did the pope have a motorcycle in the first place?

The article, read it mutherfarker!


Why bother when I can get you guys to do it for me?
2014-01-14 02:31:34 AM
1 votes:
Coolest. Pope. Evar.
m00
2014-01-14 02:29:23 AM
1 votes:

HotWingAgenda: Why in the flying fark did the pope have a motorcycle in the first place?


3rd sentence of the article: The bike was originally gifted to Pope Francis by the company last June in celebration of the 110th anniversary of the motorcycle brand.
2014-01-14 02:25:27 AM
1 votes:
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