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Reply ***OFFICIAL Why the Pope Quit Internet Meme thread**** Post yours here. (Original post)
cleanhippie Feb 2013 OP
randome Feb 2013 #1
MFM008 Feb 2013 #39
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #2
cleanhippie Feb 2013 #5
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #11
Mass Feb 2013 #15
kenny blankenship Feb 2013 #35
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #38
cleanhippie Feb 2013 #17
arthritisR_US Feb 2013 #33
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #37
arthritisR_US Feb 2013 #41
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #52
KansDem Feb 2013 #3
truebluegreen Feb 2013 #53
Fresh_Start Feb 2013 #4
patrice Feb 2013 #19
randome Feb 2013 #6
leveymg Feb 2013 #7
randome Feb 2013 #10
leveymg Feb 2013 #25
randome Feb 2013 #8
burnsei sensei Feb 2013 #9
cleanhippie Feb 2013 #12
Daemonaquila Feb 2013 #42
grantcart Feb 2013 #13
patrice Feb 2013 #14
LongTomH Feb 2013 #32
BainsBane Feb 2013 #16
klook Feb 2013 #18
cleanhippie Feb 2013 #22
randome Feb 2013 #23
randome Feb 2013 #20
Coyotl Feb 2013 #57
mainstreetonce Feb 2013 #21
oldhippydude Feb 2013 #24
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #26
cleanhippie Feb 2013 #29
mainer Feb 2013 #27
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #28
Fight2Win Feb 2013 #48
NightWatcher Feb 2013 #30
JoePhilly Feb 2013 #31
ZRT2209 Feb 2013 #46
Initech Feb 2013 #51
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #34
jsr Feb 2013 #36
AzDar Feb 2013 #40
cleanhippie Feb 2013 #43
Enrique Feb 2013 #44
ZRT2209 Feb 2013 #45
HarveyDarkey Feb 2013 #47
cleanhippie Feb 2013 #63
agracie Feb 2013 #49
cleanhippie Feb 2013 #64
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #50
Coyotl Feb 2013 #54
cleanhippie Feb 2013 #65
BarbaRosa Feb 2013 #55
NoGOPZone Feb 2013 #56
lindysalsagal Feb 2013 #58
lindysalsagal Feb 2013 #59
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #60
XRubicon Feb 2013 #61
backscatter712 Feb 2013 #62

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:07 PM

1. Retiring to spend more time with his family.

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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:55 PM

39. LOL!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:07 PM

2. I just want to know if he has a 401k?

Do Popes save for retirement?

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:08 PM

5. Probably not, as they all die while being Pope.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:11 PM

11. Most. Not all.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:12 PM

15. All. This is the first one since the 15th century. No retirement at that time.

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Response to Mass (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:35 PM

35. But back in the Papal Schism era, there was always another Pope to take up the slack

Now we're down to just one Pope and this one is plumb wore out.

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Response to Mass (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:53 PM

38. "5. Probably not, as they all die while being Pope."


One resigned. Pope Gregory XII.

So they don't all die while being Pope.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:12 PM

17. When was the last one one? Hasn't it been several hundred years?

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:32 PM

33. 1415, ya it's been a few tears ;) n/t

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Response to arthritisR_US (Reply #33)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:49 PM

37. That's why I wrote Most, not all."

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:56 PM

41. I was just being facetious, sorry. n/t

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Response to arthritisR_US (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:31 PM

52. No need to apologize. I'm not looking for a fight over a Pope.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:07 PM

3. He wants to spend more time with his family?


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Response to KansDem (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:35 PM

53. DUzy!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:07 PM

4. If he were pregnant, the Pope wouldn't allow himself to quit

because service the fetus is more important than service to God

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:14 PM

19. +1!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:08 PM

6. Retiring to replace Bill O'Reilly at Fox. Shh. Don't tell Bill!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:08 PM

7. Didn't the Pope just recently go on-line? Maybe it was something he saw or posted. ;-)

He could have seen what he's been denying himself all these years. Naughty, naughty.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:10 PM

10. You mean he's really a closeted lesbian spanking enthusiast? Who could have known?

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Response to randome (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:21 PM

25. You have your fantasies. I'm sure he has his . . . ;-)

Maybe, Antonin "orgies relieve social tensions" Scalia, a good former Alter Boy, can illuminate this subject.



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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:09 PM

8. Retiring to do a photo shoot with Kate Upton.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:10 PM

9. Maybe he just doesn't want to be the Pontifex Maximus.

The way I see it, the decision's fine.
Let him go.
I think the greater disaster would be a person in a leadership positon compelled to remain there when his desires point somewhere else.
Sometimes, human misery doesn't discriminate.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:11 PM

12. Because he was outed as a Sith Lord.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:18 PM

42. Better check that cardinal for funky face tattoos!

He probably just wanted to pass on the post to his apprentice.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:12 PM

13. As litigation has decimated various local dioceses


Regular Catholics have been repreatedly asked to dig deep and help pay for legal costs and damages above their regular giving.

This even as they sell off real estate holdings and still face bankrkuptcy.

With increasing information detailing Ratzinger as the central Vatican official who actually kept all of the records and was actively involved in the cover up just starting to come out, it would be come virtually important to raise money from ordinary Catholics while the head guy in the cover up was still Pope.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:12 PM

14. Banking. Repercussions of re-alignments triggered by our '08 Derivative Crash & LIBOR???

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Response to patrice (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:31 PM

32. The scandal over the Vatican bank really isn't new!

Remember the Roberto Calvi affair in 1982? Calvi was found hanged under a bridge in London. There have been allegations ever since that "God's Banker" had ties to drug money and some shadowy secret societies.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:12 PM

16. first time in 700 years

When I saw EarlG's post, I first thought it was a joke. It's quite a shock. He obviously didn't think he could handle the job anymore. Maybe someone has dirt on him.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:14 PM

18. Will become a superhero

called Popeman.


He may need a new Popemobile and underground lair, though.

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Response to klook (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:15 PM

22. He DEFINITELY needs a new pope-mobile.

There is NOTHING superhero-ly about that thing at all.

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Response to klook (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:17 PM

23. His utility triregnum is stocked full of emergency equipment!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:14 PM

20. Retiring because David Koch SAID to retire!

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Response to randome (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:59 PM

57. Making room for the Koch brothers pick for new Pope:

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:14 PM

21. The title

Of "Quitter on Twitter " was open for new takers

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:20 PM

24. we are seeing historic use ot the "rope a Pope"...

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:25 PM

26. It's comforting...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:29 PM

29. Good one!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:29 PM

28. He started hanging with Sarah Palin

And she was all like, "screw all that pressure and responsibility shit, you can make way more money selling your own brand and you won't have to give any of it to the Vatican. And the best thing is if people get all up in your face, you can tell them to go fuck themselves!"

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:37 PM

48. Can't wait to see him rock climb on his reality show

 


and his book 'not afraid of Nazis'

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:31 PM

30. God laid him off rather than pay for his health insurance

Obama!!!!!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:31 PM

31. He's dating Taylor Swift.

No Pope has ever been featured in a break up song and he wants to be the first.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:31 PM

46. He's feuding with Lindsay Lohan

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:00 PM

51. He's going to spend more time Twittering the Grammy Awards #hisexholiness

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:33 PM

34. IF you really want to start a meme....The Prophecy of the Popes

As I posted earlier

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2352365


Maybe he thinks the end time is near and he wants the final Pope to begin his reign. This way he has a chance of still being alive when Jesus returns. It would be a shame to miss it by just a few years



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes


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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:36 PM

36. He wants to live with the nuns:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/pope-benedict-to-resign-citing-age-and-waning-energy/2013/02/11/f9e90aa6-743b-11e2-8f84-3e4b513b1a13_story.html

Pope Benedict XVI to resign, citing age and waning energy
By Anthony Faiola and Michelle Boorstein, Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013 11:32 AM

LONDON — Recognizing what he described as his failing strength of “mind and body,” Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would step down as head of the Catholic church, the first pontiff to give up his duties since 1415.

“After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” Benedict said in a statement.

Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, said Benedict will move to the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo following his abdication on Feb. 28, then return to Rome to live in a monastery of cloistered nuns inside the Vatican for a period of prayer and reflection.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:55 PM

40. To spend more time with his collection...

of Altar Boys?

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Response to AzDar (Reply #40)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:19 PM

43. Oooh, thats bad!

But I like it!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:24 PM

44. i bet it looked something like this

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:30 PM

45. Needs more time to prepare for Dancing With the Stars

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:33 PM

47. Easily explained

 

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #47)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:52 AM

63. +1

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:40 PM

49. Because he is being forced to share his recipe for holy water, which is as follows:

Pour four cups of water into a pan, and boil the Hell out of it.

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Response to agracie (Reply #49)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:52 AM

64. Very nice!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:41 PM

50. "You're QUITTING???!!!"






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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:49 PM

54. O.K., and here is a good blank file too.



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Response to Coyotl (Reply #54)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:52 AM

65. I see what you did there!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:05 PM

55. Maybe he decided he

was too pooped to pope?

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:12 PM

56. Lost entire Vatican art collection by betting on the 49ers minus three and a half. nt

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Response to NoGOPZone (Reply #56)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:05 PM

58. My personal fav.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:08 PM

59. Sorry: You're all wrong. He needs time for his recuperation after his....

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:11 PM

60. The Catholic child-abuse scandal is finally catching up to him....

Pope Benedict 'complicit in child sex abuse scandals', say victims' groups

QUOTE:

For the legions of people whose childhoods and adult lives were wrecked by sexual and physical abuse at the hands of the Roman Catholic clergy, Pope Benedict XVI is an unloved pontiff who will not be missed.

Victims of the epidemic of sex- and child-abuse scandals that erupted under Benedict's papacy reacted bitterly to his resignation, either charging the outgoing pontiff with being directly complicit in a criminal conspiracy to cover up the thousands of paedophilia cases that have come to light over the past three years, or with failing to stand up to reactionary elements in the church resolved to keep the scandals under wraps.


Boom.



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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:49 PM

61. He just finished reading Atlas Shrugged

Now we all be denied his talent since we are all a bunch of lazy takers. Boy are we going to be sorry...

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:51 PM

62. Because refilling his Viagra prescription was getting really awkward! n/t

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