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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:09 PM

Pic Of The Moment: Pope Resigns, Search For New Pope Begins



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Pope Resigns, Search For New Pope Begins (Original post)
EarlG Feb 2013 OP
BlueManFan Feb 2013 #1
Cleita Feb 2013 #3
BlueManFan Feb 2013 #5
Cleita Feb 2013 #6
Raster Feb 2013 #4
Cleita Feb 2013 #2
Coyotl Feb 2013 #11
valerief Feb 2013 #7
renate Feb 2013 #8
Bucky Feb 2013 #9
siligut Feb 2013 #16
Coyotl Feb 2013 #10
lindysalsagal Feb 2013 #27
plethoro Feb 2013 #12
rosesaylavee Feb 2013 #13
defacto7 Feb 2013 #14
sebastianj333 Feb 2013 #15
LiberalLovinLug Feb 2013 #21
Wolf Frankula Feb 2013 #17
lindysalsagal Feb 2013 #28
Wolf Frankula Feb 2013 #33
freshwest Feb 2013 #43
hue Feb 2013 #18
redwitch Feb 2013 #19
Fuddnik Feb 2013 #20
calimary Feb 2013 #22
april Feb 2013 #23
lindysalsagal Feb 2013 #30
april Feb 2013 #24
liberaltrucker Feb 2013 #25
rightsideout Feb 2013 #26
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #29
lindysalsagal Feb 2013 #31
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #44
lindysalsagal Feb 2013 #32
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #41
lindysalsagal Feb 2013 #45
tclambert Feb 2013 #34
Motley Michelle Feb 2013 #35
Motley Michelle Feb 2013 #36
Swede Atlanta Feb 2013 #37
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #38
WheelWalker Feb 2013 #39
Bolo Boffin Feb 2013 #40
Raster Feb 2013 #46
backscatter712 Feb 2013 #42

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:20 PM

1. Like A Rat On A Sinking Ship

Pope "Benny the Rat" Rattzinger sees the handwriting on the wall. The Vatican loses its ridiculous statehood, the archives open up, and we see Benny and his thugs have been protecting thousands and thousands of pedo priests, at the expense of tens of thousands of innocent victims. And before y'all flame me about criticizing "the church", I know an organization as big as the RCC is going to have some bad apples. The sin is the shameful cover-up and horrible toll on the victims. Church leaders knew these priests were sexually abusing kids and they obstructed any investigation. If you and/or I know a kid is being abused and do nothing, we commit a crime. So does "the church."

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Response to BlueManFan (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:22 PM

3. My cat Benny resents the rat reference in regard to his name. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:30 PM

5. Please Extend My Deepest Apology to Benny the Cat

which is more than pedo victims will ever get from Benny the Rat.

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Response to BlueManFan (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:33 PM

6. He accepts your apology and even though he's a celibate himself

and a bird murderer he agrees with you about the Rat.

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Response to BlueManFan (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:27 PM

4. Pope Rattzi the Nazi was JP2's hand-picked man to "deal with" the 3P scandals....

...unfortunately, "deal with" meant moving predator, pedophile priests from diocese-to-diocese and parish-to-parish to avoid detection and prosecution. "Deal with" did NOT mean identifying the perps, defrocking them and then handing them over to authorities for prosecution. At THE HIGHEST LEVELS of the Cathlic Church, it was thought that silence was the best policity, even if it meant that known pedophile pedator priests would abuse again and again.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:21 PM

2. This is Hugh!?! eom

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Response to Cleita (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:21 PM

11. ^^^^ this ^^^^

is esoteric

I'm considering running for Pope. What's the pay? Can I wear jeans and a bandana, and if not, humble robes? I'm eligible, baptized, etc. Where do i apply?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:47 PM

7. Love, love, love the graphic!!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:58 PM

8. "celibacy a plus"

Awesome!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:04 PM

9. Don't draw a conclusion yet. Just think about it: Pope Mel

Just... think about it, okay?

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Response to Bucky (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:09 PM

16. The celibacy thing?

I know, it is only a suggestion.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:16 PM

10. Did he see this image and realize

he might be gay?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:20 PM

27. You forgot: the delicate pointing of the toe....

But I'LL forgive you.

Because I, too, am all-knowing and all-powerful.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:28 PM

12. Didn't Nostradamas predict something like this?...........nft

 

dddddddd

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:42 PM

13. Very funny

One of the best so far - made me laugh out loud.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:48 PM

14. Sounds to me like someone's paradigm has shifted.

Popes don't quit because they are physically or mentally unfit. Either they die, other people speak for them, or they get bumped off.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:01 PM

15. Wasn't the Pope chosen by GOD???

and he quits on GOD? Who does he think he is, Sarah Palin???

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Response to sebastianj333 (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:03 PM

21. LOL

but yeah, doesn't this just prove that God got it wrong this time? He didn't pick someone who could last out his full term.

I mean, from what I understand, the pope has an exclusive personal intercom system set up with the Lord Almighty doesn't he? Isn't he supposed to tough it out or make God look bad?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:11 PM

17. You Don't Have to Be Celibate

The Cardinals (not the St. Louis Cardinals btw) can elect anybody they want. He just has to be a baptized Catholic, male, and never have been convicted or plausibly accused of heresy. They can take Sam Burd, the garage mechanic if they want.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:22 PM

28. Wolf for Pope!

....He knows EVERYTHING!

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:58 PM

33. Can't be Me

I'm not Catholic.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:51 AM

43. I keep thinking at those standards, it'll be Tony Blair, who converted when he left office.

Rather old for changing religions, but there it is and he's a lot younger than any of those Cardinals.

Thing I wonder about, if anyone knows, is that there was supposed to a famous prophecy that said that this going to be was the LAST Pope, period.

Which was odd, but it was pushed about for a while on the internet. Not being a Catholic, I don't know who, if anyone took it seriously. It appears to be wrong.

I didn't expect this to happen, but did notice on another thread that there have been Pope who left before death. So it's not like it never happened before.

And he does look sickly. Doubt he's going to be among the living much longer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:27 PM

18. Celibacy regarding women, children are exceptions of course..

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:45 PM

19. EarlG I do love you!

Thanks for the laugh.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:53 PM

20. The Pope Smokes Dope!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:06 PM

22. OMG!!! Another heart for YOU, EarlG!

This longtime (and lapsed for a long time, too) Catholic thinks this is HILARIOUS!!!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:17 PM

23. I left the church a log time ago..and shame on the pope for the cover up of

of all of the sexual abuses!
this is a very sad that it has been covered up not just by this pope but others before him..hell may be waiting for them

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Response to april (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:29 PM

30. If you can leave the church, you can leave the entire blame/punishment paradigm, too.

It's your choice to believe in hell.

I don't personally know anyone who actually lives as though hell is real, and to be avoided at all costs.

Hell is the same kind of human construct as unicorns, the easter bunny, the tooth fairy and barney.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:31 PM

24. also known a Ratenzinger ( sp )/who looked the other way w all of the sexual abuses

check out HBO Mea Maxima Culpa so much to take in about the sexual abuses

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:50 PM

25. Have you considered a career in stand-up?

You'd knock 'em dead!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:08 PM

26. You got to add in there "DDF"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:24 PM

29. If They Cannot Find A Qualified Candidate, Will They Outsource the Job? n/t

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:30 PM

31. Maybe the Dali Lama?

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:04 AM

44. I think that they're going to want someone a little cheaper. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:31 PM

32. Apparently, he's downsizing from his own golden city to a room in a monastery out back.

Wonder if he'll reconsider? That's gotta hurt.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:17 AM

41. The priest Colbert interviewed said he was going to a nunnery. Can it get weirder?

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #41)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:38 PM

45. I know: What's up with that?????

Will it make the Nun's lives easier or harder? Maybe he'll bring his own cook, or maybe he'll sit there with his steak and eggs while they chew their gruel.

Wouldn't put it past him.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:01 PM

34. He's retiring to spend more time with his family.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:47 PM

35. ... Brought to you by "The Best of Craig's List"

I'm so damned....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:00 PM

36. ...This really is not going to look good on his resume....

"So, Mr Former-Pope Benedict. I see that you quit your last job. Would you mind explaining why?"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:37 PM

37. Well his real name wasn't "Ratz"inger for nothing........

 

He realizes he is too frail to drag the church further to the right and to continue to cover-up the church's involvement in the mass abuse of young boys and girls, so this is his next game.

He is going to be sure he installs his preferred right-wing candidate as pope before he goes off to la-la land. What a sorry excuse for a church leader.

I have nothing against him resigning when he can no longer fulfill his responsibilities. I wish some of our Congress critters and the likes of Queen Liz accept the appropriateness of leaving before you have no business remaining. I think Liz still has all her faculties and is still able to "rule" but I feel for her as her husband ages and attending to him should be more important than her reign.

But "Ratz"inger should never have been pope given his close ties to the abuse coverups. I only hope the cardinals can break free and elect someone from a different continent and different generation. I still think Ratty has fixed the game and already has a similar hard right candidate pre-selected to fill his slippers. I hope I am wrong.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:12 PM

38. I nominate EarlG to be the next Pope.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:43 PM

39. Holy Smoke (in the immortal words of my deceased padre)... EarlG, that is brutal !!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:12 AM

40. I guess someone is abstaining from covering up for pedophile priests for Lent this year. n/t

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #40)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:56 AM

46. Ouch!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:31 AM

42. I think he found that refilling his Viagra prescription was getting really awkward... n/t

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