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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:13 PM

"Resigning for health issues" my ass!

Let me get this straight. Pope Maladict is the first Pope to resign in centuries, citing "health issues" after his predecessor so prominently died in the saddle after an extended illness?

Bullshit.

Why'd he really quit?
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The Child-Molesting-Priest coverup.
7 (54%)
The Vatican Financial scandal.
2 (15%)
The Corleones made him an offer he can't refuse.
1 (8%)
Other (post your theory.)
3 (23%)
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Reply "Resigning for health issues" my ass! (Original post)
backscatter712 Feb 2013 OP
defacto7 Feb 2013 #1
quinnox Feb 2013 #2
HappyMe Feb 2013 #3
Flashmann Feb 2013 #4
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #5
GeorgeGist Feb 2013 #6
Fresh_Start Feb 2013 #7
randome Feb 2013 #11
randome Feb 2013 #8
dballance Feb 2013 #9
TBF Feb 2013 #10
backscatter712 Feb 2013 #12
Bake Feb 2013 #13
Capt. Obvious Feb 2013 #14
JaneQPublic Feb 2013 #15
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #16
backscatter712 Feb 2013 #17
derby378 Feb 2013 #18
randome Feb 2013 #19
Coyotl Feb 2013 #20

Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:19 PM

1. Paradigm shift.

Jesus didn't work.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:20 PM

2. bumpng, because I'm a sucker for polls

 

my answer to the poll is: Don't know why and don't care.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:22 PM

3. I don't know.

I don't care. And I would be willing to bet most people don't.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:24 PM

4. Other

Mark me down as another don't know-don't care.....

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:27 PM

5. Other (not that I believe this, but he might)

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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The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with current pope Benedict XVI's successor, a pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.




The prophecy was first published in 1595 by Arnold de Wyon, a Benedictine historian, as part of his book Lignum Vitę. Wyon attributed the list to Saint Malachy, the 12th‑century bishop of Armagh in Ireland. According to the traditional account, in 1139, Malachy was summoned to Rome by Pope Innocent II. While in Rome, Malachy purportedly experienced a vision of future popes, which he recorded as a sequence of cryptic phrases. This manuscript was then deposited in the Roman Archive, and thereafter forgotten about until its rediscovery in 1590.




Interpretation of the mottos has generally relied on finding correspondences between the mottos and the popes' birthplaces, their personal arms, and the events of their pontificates. For example, the first motto, Ex castro Tiberis (From a castle on the Tiber), fits Pope Celestine II's birthplace in Cittą di Castello, on the Tiber.





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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:28 PM

6. Most people would prefer retirement ...

to a scandalous death.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:30 PM

7. ushering in the end of time

isn't this one supposed to be the next to last pope before Armageddon?

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:38 PM

11. Armageddon? That was last month, I believe. Did you miss it? I think it's on You-Tube.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:32 PM

8. His arthritic hands can no longer sign the thousands of checks for bribes and payoffs.

So...it is health-related.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:35 PM

9. Other - Needs to Hand-Pick Successor to Ensure His Complicity in Sex Abuse Remains Hidden

He's got to pick the next Pope to make sure he's a loyal servant that will help keep his complicity in hiding the sex abuse from authorities under wraps for as long as possible. Remember, before he was Pope he was prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. All the sex abuse issues that Rome was made aware of were referred to his office as prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

I think he hid a lot of crap that went on back then and there's probably so much we don't know that's still hidden. I think he want's to make sure the next Pope is not a reformist that might have the church come clean.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:36 PM

10. I don't think it's simply the molesting -

I think it is that he was one of the perps. Somebody probably has something on him ...

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Response to TBF (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:42 PM

12. That's certainly possible. n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:44 PM

13. I'm going with the first three ...

All of the above.

Bake

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:47 PM

14. He found a higher paying gig

with a lobbying firm on K Street

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:57 PM

15. Other: Wants to spend more time with his family. (nt)

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:16 PM

16. He wanted to spend more time with his family.

Thanks for the thread, backscatter.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:04 PM

17. From Daily Kos: Some items for David Letterman's next Top Ten List:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/11/1186301/-Top-10-Reasons-the-Pope-is-Resigning

10. Tried to bet the Vatican in Monte Carlo.

9. Richard Dawkins double-dog-dared him.

8. Converting to Scientology.

7. Flowers dying in his presence upset the staff.

6. The fifth dead hooker was the last straw for his Cardinals.

5. Plays Emperor Palpatine in flashback scenes of the new Star Wars movie.

4. White robes and vivisection don't mix.

3. Came out as Nosferatu.

2. Dick Cheney is calling in the debt on his soul.

And the number 1 reason why Pope Benedict the Whatevereth is resigning the Papacy...

1. Penn State had an opening in the administration.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:06 PM

18. ROFL!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:09 PM

19. Especially #7!

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:19 PM

20. Got fired by God!

God caught Benedict being less than infallible. So she fired him!

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