The Catholic Church Gets a Serving of Ex Benedict
only one pedophilia joke allowed.
- 12 February 2013 - 01:01 AM
- 12 February 2013 - 01:07 AM
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- 12 February 2013 - 01:26 AM
That's just my 2cents anyways. (Not really sure how hard this community centralizes around issues like these, so if I just made a serious post in a thread meant for jokes, whooopsiiiies)
- 12 February 2013 - 03:16 AM
- 12 February 2013 - 03:37 AM
I'm surprised he actually resigned, didn't think he was smart enough to do so.
- 12 February 2013 - 05:38 AM
Give me a call when they appoint a pope that is not a caucasian male in his later years, or one that legitimately alters the religion; that would be something worth incurring a digression over. For the time being, though, there are many more important matters which could be discussed - the least of which not being, for example, the way in which modern media sensationalizes events which truthfully bear little to no relevance to the general population to the extent that they garner conversation in practically every forum on the internet.
This post has been edited by apocryphalValidity: 12 February 2013 - 07:45 AM
- 12 February 2013 - 07:44 AM
Pope John Paul the first (who came before the second) made big changes to catholic religion and started to bring it out of their middle age mentality. John Paul II, continued his work, making lots of changes during his first years. This earned his an attempt on his life (later blamed on a Muslim scapegoat), after which he took things more slowly. Look them up on Wikipedia. Benedict on the other hand was more conservative than his two predecessors. I haven't followed him that closely, tbh. But one of his big moves was appointing several new (German) cardinals.
It tends to matter little to people of Anglo-Saxon origin because most of them are Anglican or Protestant (with exception to the Irish & descendants). But it's worth reminding you that Catholicism is still the largest Christian sect as well as the largest, richest and most influential organised religion in the world. These events bear great direct relevance to 1.2 billion people, including 49% of westerners, and indirectly affect the life of the rest of the world, too.
This post has been edited by Migrant: 12 February 2013 - 08:30 AM
- 12 February 2013 - 08:08 AM
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- 12 February 2013 - 11:04 AM
to be honest, Taeshi, the topic name was really the main reason i made the topic. other than that, the only thing interesting about it is that this is the first time a pope resigned since, like, 1400's or something.
- 12 February 2013 - 12:50 PM
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- 12 February 2013 - 11:36 PM
Also, one of the top candidates for papal succession, Turkson, is fucking terrifying on his anti gay stance Read up
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- 26 February 2013 - 06:38 AM
I was disappointed.
- 04 March 2013 - 03:56 AM
This post has been edited by Kaxbe: 04 March 2013 - 05:13 AM
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- 05 March 2013 - 01:28 AM
I will never understand such blatantly half-baked attempts at appealing to the digital age; you either make something online with a legitimate amount of effort, or make something print-worthy that is not in that atrocious comic sans. A few less pictures of Benedict in Palpatine's lightning hands pose might have made it marginally less terrible, but still, why anyone would fathom that comic sans font was a good idea for this is entirely beyond me.
Clearly, the next pope - or at least someone in the Vatican committee - needs to have attended a high-school-equivalent IT class at the bare minimum before attempting to do anything with the Internet in any way whatsoever.
- 07 March 2013 - 06:17 AM
Page 26 said:
Christians can never be sad because someone they know died... uh, I don't get it.
This post has been edited by Migrant: 07 March 2013 - 11:11 AM
- 07 March 2013 - 11:10 AM