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Pope Palpatine
Posted by: Mactel
Date: July 11, 2007 09:35AM
Every time I see a picture of this guy I think of the Emperor.

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Re: Pope Palpatine
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: July 11, 2007 11:40AM
He's not that clever. (Sadly.)

As time goes on, I become more convinced that is exactly why they elected him pope: They didn't want someone clever or particularly smart and independent.
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Re: Pope Palpatine
Posted by: SteveO
Date: July 11, 2007 09:44PM
Whenever I see him, I have to do a double-take. It's like somebody else is wearing the Pope [JPII} costume! "Hey, who's that weird dude in the Pope's clothes?!"

Also: the guy is an idiot. I am Catholic. I do not support him at all nor do I condone his remarks. He's kind of like the Catholic Church version of W...just a destructive moran puppet who can't think for himself, has bad judgement when he does, and with enough power to make Really Bad Things happen.
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Re: Pope Palpatine
Posted by: Gyrene
Date: July 11, 2007 10:16PM
It's strange that some should think that the Pope does not believe that the Catholic church is the only true church. Certainly you must have known that was his belief. I guess what you object to is that he voices his belief. It's what most Catholics believe.
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Re: Pope Palpatine
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: July 11, 2007 10:33PM
> I guess what you object to is that he voices his belief.

What I object to is that he's so obnoxious about it. There's no diplomacy in Benedict's church. No reaching out. He repeatedly insults and derides people of other faiths and then instead of apologies, he explains that he was "misunderstood."


[sarcasm]
I didn't insult Jews. I didn't insult Muslims. I didn't insult Protestants. I just said you're all corrupt, your prophets and leaders are liars and tools of the devil and you'll all burn in hell.
[/sarcasm]


John Paul II was eloquent.

Benedict is an oaf.
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Re: Pope Palpatine
Posted by: Carthaigh
Date: July 11, 2007 11:45PM
Well, he was a Nazi after all...



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Re: Pope Palpatine
Posted by: Pops
Date: July 12, 2007 05:07AM
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SteveO
I am Catholic. I do not support him at all nor do I condone his remarks. He's kind of like the Catholic Church version of W...just a destructive moran puppet who can't think for himself, has bad judgement when he does, and with enough power to make Really Bad Things happen.

You must be an American Catholic. That doesn't count for much in the Vatican.
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Re: Pope Palpatine
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: July 12, 2007 11:18AM
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Pops
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SteveO
I am Catholic. I do not support him at all nor do I condone his remarks. He's kind of like the Catholic Church version of W...just a destructive moran puppet who can't think for himself, has bad judgement when he does, and with enough power to make Really Bad Things happen.

You must be an American Catholic. That doesn't count for much in the Vatican.



Until it comes time to pass the collection plate.



Strength without compassion is brutality. Compassion without strength is weakness.

We must train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
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Re: Pope Palpatine
Posted by: SteveO
Date: July 12, 2007 01:47PM
Aye...hasta le colleczione plato de oro arrividerci.

>I guess what you object to is that he voices his belief.
No, as mentioned above, I object to the fact that he's an @#$%& about his belief. Beliefs are fine, right or wrong, everyone has them. It's how you communicate them that matters.

>It's what most Catholics believe.

And you're basing this statement on what? Some "most Catholics" figure you pulled out of your arse? That is such an old-school, patently ridiculous, pompous paradigm it hardly even deserves a retort. But this is that, so consider yourself retorted.
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