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2021-01-25 6:16:08 PM  
It wouldn't be the first time they had a spare Pope.
 
2021-01-25 6:22:05 PM  
On a rope?
 
2021-01-25 6:23:01 PM  
Yeah, but he lives in Manwich Village

Im not even sure that is a real place
 
2021-01-25 6:25:13 PM  
He took a couple days off because of friggin sciatica and people are writing his eulogy? Sciatica sucks, but it isn't gonna kill you.
 
2021-01-25 6:58:44 PM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Yeah, but he lives in Manwich Village

Im not even sure that is a real place


It is more than a village, Its a meal!

8.5.7

8.5.7
 
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2021-01-25 9:17:26 PM  
The Church has survived much worse popes than Benedict.
 
2021-01-25 9:30:15 PM  

blender61: It wouldn't be the first time they had a spare Pope.


We've always had one. Except for that 3 month period in 1974, but that was due to a clerical error.
 
2021-01-25 9:37:42 PM  

SurfaceTension: On a rope?


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2021-01-25 9:39:42 PM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Yeah, but he lives in Manwich Village Im not even sure that is a real place


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Does anyone have a can opener? The new pope has to be suffocating in there?
 
2021-01-25 9:40:41 PM  
So who's the real pope? Francis or the other one?

Really have no idea.
 
2021-01-25 9:41:05 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: blender61: It wouldn't be the first time they had a spare Pope.

We've always had one. Except for that 3 month period in 1974, but that was due to a clerical error.


Well there was that time in the 14th century when there was a Pope in Rome and a Pope in Istanbul. Unless you don't acknowledge those filthy iconoclast heretics.
 
2021-01-25 9:42:13 PM  

jmr61: So who's the real pope? Francis or the other one?

Really have no idea.


Neither.  All false Popes since Vatican II. No more Latin = Fake Pope.
 
2021-01-25 9:44:39 PM  

aimtastic: He took a couple days off because of friggin sciatica and people are writing his eulogy? Sciatica sucks, but it isn't gonna kill you.


I'm more concerned because they said the Pope's personal doctor has Covid.
 
2021-01-25 9:44:54 PM  
Hell Bells, even I am a card carrying pope. Who doesn't have a one of these by now.

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https://discordia.fandom.com/wiki/Pop​e​_cards
 
2021-01-25 9:47:46 PM  
Sciatica! Sciatica! Sciatica!

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2021-01-25 9:48:15 PM  
It's sad that this may be the first Pope in millennia who's an actual caring human being and he may be dead soon, whereas all the asshole popes who caused so much harm & misery on the world had lived unnaturally long lives.

God truly is a dick.
 
2021-01-25 9:48:34 PM  
Nostradamus said he would be the last Pope. I can kind of believe it now.
 
2021-01-25 9:50:29 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: It's sad that this may be the first Pope in millennia who's an actual caring human being and he may be dead soon, whereas all the asshole popes who caused so much harm & misery on the world had lived unnaturally long lives.

God truly is a dick.


John Paul I says what?
 
2021-01-25 9:51:04 PM  
I can't follow these Assassin's Creed plotlines anymore...
 
2021-01-25 9:51:28 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: AAAAGGGGHHHH: It's sad that this may be the first Pope in millennia who's an actual caring human being and he may be dead soon, whereas all the asshole popes who caused so much harm & misery on the world had lived unnaturally long lives.

God truly is a dick.

John Paul I says what?


Um...  "She loves you, ya, ya, ya"?
 
2021-01-25 9:53:07 PM  
Goddamn preppers, ready for anything.
 
2021-01-25 9:57:58 PM  
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Soon
 
2021-01-25 9:58:48 PM  
Misread that for a sec...

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2021-01-25 10:01:38 PM  
*beep-beep* I'm on my way...

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2021-01-25 10:02:15 PM  

GodComplex: I_Am_Weasel: blender61: It wouldn't be the first time they had a spare Pope.

We've always had one. Except for that 3 month period in 1974, but that was due to a clerical error.

Well there was that time in the 14th century when there was a Pope in Rome and a Pope in Istanbul. Unless you don't acknowledge those filthy iconoclast heretics.


The 14th century was an interesting time for the papacy, where it had decamped to Avignon due to a conflict with the French crown. Gregory XI, the last French pope returned to Rome in 1377, but French cardinals continued to elect their own antipopes and refused to recognise Rome as the seat of the papacy into the early 15th century.

If you look at Wikipedia's list of popes the greyed-out entries are those not considered legitimate by the Catholic Church today.
 
2021-01-25 10:03:21 PM  
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2021-01-25 10:04:17 PM  

GodComplex: I_Am_Weasel: blender61: It wouldn't be the first time they had a spare Pope.

We've always had one. Except for that 3 month period in 1974, but that was due to a clerical error.

Well there was that time in the 14th century when there was a Pope in Rome and a Pope in Istanbul. Unless you don't acknowledge those filthy iconoclast heretics.


Istanbul? Not Constantinople?
(Actually neither - that schism happened in 1054, and the 14th-15th Century split started with the Papacy moving to Avignon France, and for about five years there were Popes or Anti-Popes in Avignon, Rome, and also Pisa.)
And the last Avignon pope was a Benedict.
 
2021-01-25 10:08:32 PM  
Cat (holic) fight!
 
2021-01-25 10:12:05 PM  
If you liked Elektronic Supersonik you will love this
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2021-01-25 10:18:26 PM  

billstewart: GodComplex: I_Am_Weasel: blender61: It wouldn't be the first time they had a spare Pope.

We've always had one. Except for that 3 month period in 1974, but that was due to a clerical error.

Well there was that time in the 14th century when there was a Pope in Rome and a Pope in Istanbul. Unless you don't acknowledge those filthy iconoclast heretics.

Istanbul? Not Constantinople?
(Actually neither - that schism happened in 1054, and the 14th-15th Century split started with the Papacy moving to Avignon France, and for about five years there were Popes or Anti-Popes in Avignon, Rome, and also Pisa.)
And the last Avignon pope was a Benedict.


Eh, all I recall was that they had a dead pope on a throne for a while and something about icons causing a schism. I did not pay attention in world history.
 
2021-01-25 10:22:28 PM  
fark it, bring back Benedict. Let Catholics know what their church is really about. Francis is the anomoly and milk toast at that.
 
2021-01-25 10:24:43 PM  

SurfaceTension: On a rope?


I know, right? LoL! We should let those that want to have public sacrifices be in charge. Only a racist would not want that.

Oh wait, those people are already in charge. How many fetuses were denied an existence today? Is it the correct number? Hopefully, one day the change will occur quite soon, then hopefully no one will question the genocide, I mean the choice of someone's body. At least we don't have to hear the aborted whining about not wearing a mask because of freedom. Am I right? Eff those selfish, sexist, and racist asses!

The only way to save lives is to continue to abort life. Only a racist and facist would think differently. Why is this so hard to understand?

Make sure you at least double up on your face mask when going to the clinic so you can save another's life while ending a life.

Eff you pope.
 
2021-01-25 10:26:46 PM  
All I know is that you're not supposed to let a pope touch an antipope.
 
2021-01-25 10:29:48 PM  

aimtastic: He took a couple days off because of friggin sciatica and people are writing his eulogy? Sciatica sucks, but it isn't gonna kill you.


Something is keeping him dehydrated. Hence the back pain, which is probably crippling pain and will end the magic man's life soon.

For the lucky 10,000 today...
https://www.brainspinesurgery.com/deh​y​dration-causing-back-pain/
 
2021-01-25 10:30:32 PM  
Maybe I'm missing something but...isn't death the normal way of getting a new pope?
 
2021-01-25 10:31:09 PM  

JRoo: SurfaceTension: On a rope?

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LoL, good one.

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2021-01-25 10:34:24 PM  

jsnbase: All I know is that you're not supposed to let a pope touch an antipope.


Except in a controlled pope-antipope reaction within a properly cooled intermix chamber, at a strict 1:1 ratio.
 
2021-01-25 10:39:59 PM  

Perfectly Normal Beast: jsnbase: All I know is that you're not supposed to let a pope touch an antipope.

Except in a controlled pope-antipope reaction within a properly cooled intermix chamber, at a strict 1:1 ratio.


Yes, but the production of anti-popes is incredibly energy-intensive and the resulting generation of high-velocity posi-cardinals is difficult to manage.
 
2021-01-25 10:58:30 PM  
All I can think of is the episode of Archer where Woodhouse is the pope's double and Pam is dressed like a nun, LOL.
 
2021-01-25 11:09:02 PM  

Por que tan serioso: jmr61: So who's the real pope? Francis or the other one?

Really have no idea.

Neither.  All false Popes since Vatican II. No more Latin = Fake Pope.


It all went downhill with Constantine.  They cheaped out on the Army and went with thought leadership instead.  This is what that gets you.
 
2021-01-25 11:42:06 PM  

jmr61: So who's the real pope? Francis or the other one?

Really have no idea.


Francis is Pope, Benedict XVI did officially resign and is referred to as "Pope Emeritus".
 
2021-01-26 12:35:10 AM  

ElecricalPast: Maybe I'm missing something but...isn't death the normal way of getting a new pope?


Generally, yes.  But as of recently, not necessarily.
 
2021-01-26 12:50:50 AM  

Perfectly Normal Beast: jsnbase: All I know is that you're not supposed to let a pope touch an antipope.

Except in a controlled pope-antipope reaction within a properly cooled intermix chamber, at a strict 1:1 ratio.


Is that 1:1 by mass, or 1:1 by popeness?  I'd argue that Benedict is 1/4 or 1/5 the pope that Francis is, so you'd either have to extract and concentrate the (anti)popeness for a clean reaction, or measure by mass and take your chances.  Of course the consequences of an uncontrolled and unbalanced antipope explosion have only been theoretically explored.

Maybe that's what the "red matter" in the Star Trek reboot was.  Concentrated antipope.
 
2021-01-26 1:24:41 AM  
Maybe if they stopped electing Popes who are 150 years old, this wouldn't happen.
 
2021-01-26 3:16:08 AM  

ModernLuddite: jmr61: So who's the real pope? Francis or the other one?

Really have no idea.

Francis is Pope, Benedict XVI did officially resign and is referred to as "Pope Emeritus".


But still sounds like Blue Oyster Cult.

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/not a bad thing
 
2021-01-26 4:09:21 AM  

Mominator: Maybe if they stopped electing Popes who are 150 years old, this wouldn't happen.


That sounds dangerously like science, which I've been told has no place in religion.

/BTW, there's a movie on Netflix called The Two Popes, which is pretty cool.  Stars Anthony Hopkins as Benedict and Johnathon Price (the High Sparrow from Game of Thrones) as Franics.  It's oddly endearing and funny.
 
2021-01-26 4:36:32 AM  
If the catholic church collapses the IQ of the planet will rise and kids will be a whole lot safer.
In fact we need a big religion to eat itself, The hypocrisy will then be on show for all to see.
 
2021-01-26 4:48:33 AM  

ZAZ: The Church has survived much worse popes than Benedict.


It has.

Hilariously, TFA quoted a female author who was worried a new pope would be regressive.  Also "Francis is aware that things have to change otherwise the Church will go under... leading inevitably to the female priesthood."

I've noticed that half of these articles about the pope are basically, 'I interviewed one person about what they think of the pope, therefore, this is all fact.'

/The pope's illness to the 'liberated' Catholic female priesthood in 60 seconds!
//I am not Catholic.
 
2021-01-26 5:43:27 AM  
The person we call Pope isn't actually the pope, he's the bishop of Rome. The actual pope is the head of the Eastern orthodox church
 
2021-01-26 7:33:06 AM  

GardenWeasel: I'm more concerned because they said the Pope's personal doctor has Covid.


Not anymore...
 
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