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(Globe and Mail)   Pope Benedict has his "fark you, fark you, fark you, fark you, you're cool, fark you, I'm out" moment with the College of Cardinals   ( divider line
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11496 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Feb 2013 at 10:44 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-28 10:49:24 AM  
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2013-02-28 11:03:25 AM  
6 votes:
Just to irritate conservatives, I'd like to see the College of Cardinals elect Obama as the next Pope.
2013-02-28 10:47:25 AM  
6 votes:
Jesus H. Christ, aren't these guys a little old to be in college?
2013-02-28 10:45:54 AM  
6 votes:
Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah
2013-02-28 11:04:21 AM  
4 votes:

ChrisDe: Just to irritate conservatives, I'd like to see the College of Cardinals elect Obama as the next Pope.

It'll be a cold day in hell before a Muslim is made Pope.
2013-02-28 11:07:51 AM  
3 votes: Full Size
2013-02-28 10:56:14 AM  
3 votes:
I was hoping he would jab a few cardinals in the cock with that shepherds hook on the way out the door.
`Eight ball in the side pocket, mother-f**ker!'
2013-02-28 12:26:21 PM  
2 votes:
Okay, so now that Benny's leaving, anybody know who's on the College of Cardinal's draft pick list for the upcoming season?
2013-02-28 11:42:40 AM  
2 votes:
Since he was still Pope when he got on the chopper, did Benedict take the Vatican's nuclear launch codes with him, or did he leave them behind for his successor?
2013-02-28 11:26:15 AM  
2 votes:
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Fark you, fark you, and fark you! Who's next?
2013-02-28 10:55:52 AM  
2 votes:

ruinevil: The last pope that retired before dying was hunted down, imprisoned, and died a few months later.

That pope was named Martha:
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2013-02-28 10:53:42 AM  
2 votes:
Judas Priest.
He'll still be able to fark boys, right?
2013-02-28 10:46:36 AM  
2 votes:
Did p-Benny drop the mic before saying peace out?
2013-02-28 01:49:21 PM  
1 vote:
Was the force lightning still coming out of his hands as his car drove away from the Vatican?
2013-02-28 01:47:10 PM  
1 vote:

Therion: for the first time in history, there will be a reigning pope and a former pope living side by side in the Vatican

So, which one gets to speak as the Infallible Word of God?

I read that as the Inflatable Word of God, which was an interesting mental image.
2013-02-28 01:28:15 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: "Benedict will stay until April when renovations are completed on a convent in the Vatican that will be his new home."

A convent? Will there be spankings and Oral Sex?
2013-02-28 01:01:45 PM  
1 vote:
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"Press 'X' to retire the Pope"

/reqiuescat in pace, motherfarker.
2013-02-28 12:53:08 PM  
1 vote:
Good riddance Emperor Palpatine.
2013-02-28 12:52:57 PM  
1 vote:

Baron Harkonnen: Now, back when Pope Benedictine XVI was still Cardinal Ratzinger, he convinced John Paul II to put him in charge of investigating sex crimes within the church. Before that, there was no investigative office for sex crimes. None. Benedictine created the office and took responsibility upon himself.  All the time John Paul II was standing up to Communism, standing up for Poland, nearly getting shot to death, and generally acting like a superhero, all of this stuff was brewing in the background, and not being taken care of by John Paul II. At the time Benedictine XVI went after some very high-profile targets. There was incredible political pressure from the Vatican to back off going all the way up to John Paul II himself.  I know some people want to hang responsibility for some of the cases that were mishandled on his shoulders, but if it weren't for Benedictine, I'm sure that most of the crimes he investigated wouldn't have been investigated.  So I have respect for the man.

And I'm not a Catholic.  And I don't really like the Catholic church that much.  I do think John Paul II represents a high-water mark for the Catholic church.  After him, I think it's a downward spiral for that faith until the Catholic Pope has as much worldwide influence as the Coptic Pope.

Eh. Not totally sure I agree.  Ratzinger was always the Vatican's enforcer head of the Office that used to be called the Holy Inquisition that handles things like priestly discipline, rooting out heresy etc.  he was always known as the Admin guy whereas JPII was the idea guy, and was famously hard-nosed about it (there was a joke going around the Vatican twenty years ago about Ratzinger going into the confessional with Jesus himself and Jesus coming out and starting to say Hail Marys).  The problem was, while Ratso was a real heavy when it came to doctinal disputes, particualrly with American Catholic universities and the like,  on the subject of pedophilia, he blinked big time.  His actions to spirit Cardinal Law away from Boston and into a role that gave him diplomatic immunity just as MA prosecutors were preparing to indict him speaks volumes of his approach to the scandal,  it wasn;t about cleaning house and bringing in the sunshine, it was all about closing ranks, and trying to avoid legal liability.

It was the wrong thing to do, and now it's hurting the church badly.  As for the Church's diminished role, unless you are old enough to remeber the church before JPII, you can;t really understand how he changed the role and stature of the pope on the world stage (only John XXIII in the last few centuries has had anywhere near the impact JPII did -and his influence was largely internal to the church)    before him the average non-catholic  wouldn;t have even known who the pope WAS.  Afterwards he was a major world leader in many ways.   I think a lot of that had to do with the PERSON of JPII himself (exceptional writer, fluent in 26-odd languages, fairly well-regarded philospher in academic circles) and I doubt we'll see another personality like his in our lifetimes, and crtainly not one who can get through the hardline  College of Cardinals Ratzinger created in JPII's declining years to "stuff the ballot box" for his election
2013-02-28 12:25:53 PM  
1 vote:
I thought it was- "I'm the Pope, I'm the Pope, suck a 10 year-old's dick, I'm the Pope!"
2013-02-28 12:15:25 PM  
1 vote:
Next in line?
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2013-02-28 11:14:23 AM  
1 vote:
For a guy who figured on being a "temp" for several years until he passed on and someone emerged who would be able to to take the helm of the Church for the next couple of decades or so, he did ok.  Yes, I'm aware of all the allegations made about him before he became Pope.

martid4: Jesus H. Christ, aren't these guys a little old to be in college?

Their college is older than yours.  Have you not heard of continuing adult education?  ;-)
2013-02-28 11:12:08 AM  
1 vote:

Girion47: I like that he gets to decide that he'll serve the church in "prayer" as Pope Emeritus.

It's Latin. "E" means "you're out", and "meritus" means "you deserve it".
2013-02-28 11:08:09 AM  
1 vote:
So he's adverting on Craigslist m4m casual encounters as a passive CD seeking a dom top, who can host?
2013-02-28 11:02:23 AM  
1 vote:
I like that he gets to decide that he'll serve the church in "prayer" as Pope Emeritus.

Basically, I'm retiring, I'm keeping the perks, I'm the pope and you're not so fark you I can do what I want.
2013-02-28 10:48:10 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-28 10:47:31 AM  
1 vote:
i thought it was 'fark you, fark you, fark you,  you'recool, fark you, i'm out.'
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