The Force is strong with the Pope

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by ezekielrage_99, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Being in Sydney for WYD08 has made me question religion more than ever, but after seeing the Pope in the SMH I did have an LOL moment because he reminded me of Palpatine from Star Wars.

    And yes I am aware that I am going to hell.
     

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    Yep, do not pass Go and do not collect $200. :p
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    You are not going to Hell.

    The Pope is but a man, elected by other men.

    How are you different??
     
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    There are always two, a master and an apprentice.

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  5. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Oh man I laughed for a good minute. You dont happen to have a bigger image of the comparison?
     
  6. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Now Tom Cruise scares me as the head of a "religion".

    I am so sued....
     
  7. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Indeed I do.
     

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  8. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    That's freakin' sweet
     
  9. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    May Lord Xenu have mercy on your soul.
     
  10. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Now, young Skywalker... you will die.
     

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  11. TSE macrumors 68030

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    The pope is a beast, he is like my favorite person in the world.
     
  12. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hehehehe that animal...
     
  13. djellison macrumors 68020

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7510862.stm
    "The pontiff also warned that the world's natural resources were being squandered"

    ...after flying all the way to Australia.

    A hypocritical old con-man. Nothing more.

    "the tedium of false idols and piecemeal responses, and the pain of false promises"

    Someone needs to remind him that as the Pope - those three things are actually in his job description.
     
  14. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Not that anybody else who has ever shared a message of energy conservation/global warming/natural resource preservation has ever flown somewhere before making a statement.

    I don't imagine that this was the entire reason for his trip to Australia. I'm sure that meeting with the members of Catholic church may have happened at some point.

    Wow. What did he or the Church at large do to you to incite this kind of anger?
     
  15. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Jeez. I'm with nbs2, what did the Church ever do to you? The Pope seems to evoke quite a response in you.
     
  16. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Many view him as a charlatan.

    And to be honest, the money his little business earns is outrageous.
     
  17. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Me directly, nothing. To humanity? The death of tens of millions of people, the repression of science, the slowing of social progress, the abuse of thousands and thousands of children, given cause for war and the persecution of women - whilst living in a massive, artwork filled edifice of hypocrisy called the Vatican. You could say I'm not fan.
     
  18. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, we all know that some members of the Church have done horrible things. It's what happens when you give nearly unlimited power to mere humans. That's one reason I'm very glad that the Church itself doesn't hold near as much political power as it used to. The Church losing all of that political power was a much-needed slap in the face with humility.

    But at the same time, nearly any society or group at large has done bad things to good people. It doesn't mean that the entire organization deserves nothing but vilification for all eternity.
     
  19. TSE macrumors 68030

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    First of all, let me say that there are bad people in every organization in the world, as there are good people.

    You cannot say the whole Catholic Church is evil just because of how some people used their power in politics for the worse. That is like saying that I am evil because of what white people did to blacks years ago.

    The church does a lot of good things nowadays, and I am personally Catholic. That doesn't mean I hate all protestants because of the problems we've had in the past, does it?
     
  20. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    ^ The symbolism of the Pope in all his diamond-encrusted glory remains abhorrent.
     
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    Anyway, he's Down Under now, and is that not Nirvana for most Catholic priests??

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  22. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The pope touched me down under.
     
  23. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Ooh...I didn't get what iJohnHenry meant until I saw your comment.

    Just one word....nice.
     
  24. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The are people walking around the city with T-Shirts "The Pope Touched Me Down Under" I'm not sure if they are intending it to be dirty but it's funny as...
     
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    This was todays light entertainment at world youth day:
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    And an authentic glow in the dark cross:
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    Here's some quote from the pilgrims watching;

    This one's fun if you take it out of context;
     

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