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Pope Resigns

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by humanguerrilla, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. humanguerrilla


    Jul 25, 2006
    the woods
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  2. pugman


    May 16, 2003
    I'm surprised he lasted this long-not so much his age but at the time of his election didn't they say Pope John Paul II was so loved they wanted someone in there for only a short period of time sort of like a "buffer?"

    On the date of his election he was quoted as saying ""At a certain point, I prayed to God 'please don't do this to me'...Evidently, this time He didn't listen to me."

    The man didn't want the job in the first place.
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  3. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

    Nov 1, 2002
    It's been 600 years since a pope resigned. It's just not done. My guess is an internal political power stuggle in the church.
  4. Roering

    Roering Sorting nuts

    Feb 14, 2008
    Costa Mesa
    Surprising but understandable. Typically you do keep the position until your last breath but I've always thought it a bad practice to maintain the position when you are clearly not capable of functioning at the necessary level.

    On a personal note I'll miss having him as my Pope. He was in some ways perfect for the position and a much needed flavor of orthodoxy after JPII.
  5. Roering

    Roering Sorting nuts

    Feb 14, 2008
    Costa Mesa
    Is this going to turn in to a tinfoil hat/Davinci Code thread?
  6. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

    Nov 1, 2002
    No need for a conspiracy theory for what can be explained by ordinary politics. At least they didn't poison him like they did in the old days.
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  7. The problem with orthodoxy is that it tends to be inflexible in a world that is in constant and ever accelerating change.
  8. Gunhaver

    Gunhaver the wrong hands

    Jan 24, 2012
    A replacement has already been chosen...

  9. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Not exactly...

    There are rules regarding when a Pope can resign, saw an article today. He cannot be forced or pressured, and he must be of sound mind. That's the good news.

    On the other hand it means if he was not of sound mind, he'd still be Pope... ;)


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  10. WT

    WT Millennium Member

    Jan 12, 1999
    I heard he got a better offer from the Lutherans. The Protestants pay better.
  11. The Catholic Church has been infiltraded by satan. You are right, there is an internal struggle, but it is not politics. This has been warned by many signs. One of them, are the letters of Fatima, as well as some other visionaries that has been proved to be somewhat legit by the Catholic Church. It is my understanding that Benedict knew he was the pope that was to flee the church. Just as John Paul II knew they were going to try to kill him. Just like the next Pope will know he will be the last pope. My question is more of "If they already know, why not try to change course or resist to it?" Do they want for things to run its course to prove the prophesies were right? or there is really nothing they can do to stop the chain of events?:dunno:
  12. scottz0369


    Dec 16, 2011
    Tomah, WI
    Check out Windswept House by Malachi Martin for a "fictional" account of the church infiltrated. Funny, just last month I read "Petrus Romanus". I'm skeptical of the thesis of the book (the veracity of the Malachy Prophecy of the Popes), but it makes an interesting read. I'm listening to a podcast with the co-author (Cris Putnam) on PID Radio right now.

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  13. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

    Apr 22, 2007
    North Idaho
    Maybe they should have let the old dude walk once in a while and not cart him around on the remote controlled Segway all the time. Like a holy puppet, even in church he was on the cart most of the time. Heck my father in law is 93 and still out and about, having drinks in the evening, dancing and playing like he's a kid. Well not that much but he's still the life of the party during the holidays.
  14. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Pay is about the same, but Lutherans can marry. Its the "fringe" benefits.


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  15. John_NJ


    Jan 15, 2013
    I'm Protestant and do not recognize many Catholic doctrines as being able to hold up to the scrutiny of scripture.

    That said, I believe these people are my brothers and sisters so I hope they will get a new leader that will not back down to the social/liberal agenda.

    This Pope did not have the Charisma that John Paul II did but he did stay faithful to solid, fundamental, values of the church.

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  16. hooligan74


    Aug 15, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Protecting child molesters is staying faithful to the solid, fundamental values of the church?

    Wowza! I'm glad I'm not Catholic!
  17. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Not Enough Gun

    Mar 22, 2004
    What if the solid, fundamental values of the church are wrong, should one still stay faithful to them?
  18. dhoomonyou


    Mar 20, 2002
    Whats his pension package look like?
  19. This is where the Protestants came from. Two basic foundational tenants.

    1. The Bible as the standard if faith and practice .

    2. The right of individual conscience .