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36. Pope Benedict XVI

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78, can't be around too long surely.  :sicktherm:

This time, will he retire at 80 as has been suggested? After only 2 years service.

He's another conservative too.

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Anyone know why Benedict?

 

He used to be Head of the Inquisition - they call it something more cuddly these days but it's the same thing.

 

Nice.

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On the BBC news they aren't giving him much of a chance. They are talking about his death already

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He's another Conservative too.

Luckily he isn't a Conservative, he's only a conservative (with a small "c"). So he probably isn't going to go about closing coal mines, raising taxes for the poor and lowering them for the rich and bragging about how much beer he can drink.

 

I say wait and see. He is a clever man and now he is pope, may not be quite the Bavarian dickhead people are expecting him to be.

 

Long for this world he can surely not be. (as Yoda might have put it)

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He's another Conservative too.

Luckily he isn't a Conservative, he's only a conservative (with a small "c"). So he probably isn't going to go about closing coal mines, raising taxes for the poor and lowering them for the rich and bragging about how much beer he can drink.

 

I say wait and see. He is a clever man and now he is pope, may not be quite the Bavarian dickhead people are expecting him to be.

 

Long for this world he can surely not be. (as Yoda might have put it)

Okay I've edited my post to use a small C.

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Yeah, he'll be around for a bit I reckon (6-10 yrs)

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Yeah, he'll be around for a bit I reckon (6-10 yrs)

I could agree but in a year would be just fine.

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Watching live footage of Pope Benedict XVI making his first papal appearance and blessing, I was reminded of the vigor and energy of the 58-year-old Pope John Paul II in 1978. While Benedict XVI's papacy will, in all likelihood, last little more than a decade at most, I believe that talk of his death is quite premature.

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This is fun: :sicktherm:

The Future and the Popes

 

The Future and the Popes

 

Around about 1139 a man called Saint Malachy O'Morgair (he was Irish) predicted Popes. Catholics have become increasingly interested in these predictions because the descriptions of Popes 109 and 110 match the pontificates of John Paul I and John Paul II and because there are only two more Popes on the list.

 

Predicted Pope 111 was described cryptically as “From the Glory of the Olive.” A Catholic website owner can logically interpret this as meaning:

 

1. Because the olive branch is a symbol of peace then this Pope will be a man of peace. He'll be famous for it.

 

2. The prophecy refers to the Order of St. Benedict, because they have a well-known group within their order called the 'Olivetans.' This does not mean that this Pope will come from the Order of St. Benedict, but rather that he will take the name of Saint Benedict and will live in imitation of him.

 

3. He will take the name Pope Benedict XVI, in imitation of Saint Benedict and also of Pope Benedict XV. Pope Benedict XV liked peace, so will Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict XV wasn't very good at getting peace, neither will Pope Benedict XVI be. WWI happened after Benedict XV's pontificate began. After the Pontificate of Benedict XVI, World War III will begin. For some reason it will be the Arabs' fault. They'll threaten the US, Europe and North Africa, they'll invade Europe and North Africa. God says so.

 

4. Pope Benedict XVI will be like Saint Benedict and Saint Benedict the Black (different Saints) Pope Benedict XVI will be a black man [whoops!] like Saint Benedict the Black. He will be a holy Pope [what else?], who reinforces the teaching of the Church in opposition to the errors of modern culture.

 

5. Pope Ben XVI is in scripture (if you squint). Pope Benedict XVI will suggest to the world that three booths be built in Jerusalem: a Temple, a Church, and a Mosque. He will suggest that the city of Jerusalem becomes a place of peace and of worship for all three religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. War breaks out amongst the Arab nations in 2009, great war in 2010. By 2040 we'll all be Catholics.

 

6. Pope Benedict XVI will die prior to, or at the very beginning of, World War III. Therefore, he will die in either 2009 or 2010. [That's authorative as far as DeathList is concerned]

I can't wait. :)

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A conservative pope is the obvious choice. He will protect the Roman Catholic Church from "modern, progressive" ideas. Who would expect anything else?

 

It is a tragedy that so many innocent children are brainwashed into believing that opinions issuing from the Vatican have the validation of God. Happily, there are many other paths available - to those who can escape the ingrained guilt.

 

Now that the Cardinals have done with their ballotting, it is up to the Roman Catholic community to follow; or to walk away.

:sicktherm:

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A conservative pope is the obvious choice.  He will protect the Roman Catholic Church from "modern, progressive" ideas. Who would expect anything else?

 

It is a tragedy that so many innocent children are brainwashed into believing that opinions issuing from the Vatican have the validation of God. Happily, there are many other paths available - to those who can escape the ingrained guilt.

 

Now that the Cardinals have done with their ballotting, it is up to the Roman Catholic community to follow; or to walk away.

:banghead:

Spot the lapsed Catholic.

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A conservative pope is the obvious choice.  He will protect the Roman Catholic Church from "modern, progressive" ideas. Who would expect anything else?

 

It is a tragedy that so many innocent children are brainwashed into believing that opinions issuing from the Vatican have the validation of God. Happily, there are many other paths available - to those who can escape the ingrained guilt.

 

Now that the Cardinals have done with their ballotting, it is up to the Roman Catholic community to follow; or to walk away.

:o

Spot the lapsed Catholic.

:banghead: Not me.

My ancestors had more sense!

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A conservative pope is the obvious choice.  He will protect the Roman Catholic Church from "modern, progressive" ideas. Who would expect anything else?

 

It is a tragedy that so many innocent children are brainwashed into believing that opinions issuing from the Vatican have the validation of God. Happily, there are many other paths available - to those who can escape the ingrained guilt.

 

Now that the Cardinals have done with their ballotting, it is up to the Roman Catholic community to follow; or to walk away.

:o

Spot the lapsed Catholic.

:banghead: Not me.

My ancestors had more sense!

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa maxima.

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Pope Benedict XVI=I expect VIP on bed

Pope Benedict XVI=Convex bidet pipe

 

and

How will Pope Benedict XVI die? = whipped in bowel, exotic devil

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Anyway... he's the first pope to have been a member of the Hitler Jugend. Deutschland ueber alles!

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Anyone else out there think this new Pope is, like, totally evil and stuff? I'm no Catholic, not religious in the slightest, although I do think religion can do some good in some instances. But this guy scares me. I could maybe overlook the Hitler youth experience as he was only 14 and claims to have quit the army in 1945 (probably only 'cos they were losing), but his fastidious opposition to homosexuality, birth control and abortion isn't exactly what the world needs at the minute. I suppose it was way too much to have hoped for someone from S. America or, gasp, Africa. In a couple of places I've seen he's being referred to as "God's Rottweiller". Charming.

 

And those maniacal, staring eyes......

 

He'll be getting my vote for DL 2006, and every year thereafter

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Anyway... he's the first pope to have been a member of the Hitler Jugend. Deutschland ueber alles!

He traded one cross in for another.

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So does being pope guarantee a spot on the deathlist?

Cistene chapel rules:

Black smoke = No Pope.

White smoke = New Pope.

 

Modified for deathlist:

Black hair on pope = No Deathlist place.

White hair on pope = Deathlist place.

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Anyone else out there think this new Pope is, like, totally evil and stuff?  I'm no Catholic, not religious in the slightest, although I do think religion can do some good in some instances.  But this guy scares me.  I could maybe overlook the Hitler youth experience as he was only 14 and claims to have quit the army in 1945 (probably only 'cos they were losing), but his fastidious opposition to homosexuality, birth control and abortion isn't exactly what the world needs at the minute.  I suppose it was way too much to have hoped for someone from S. America or, gasp, Africa.  In a couple of places I've seen he's being referred to as "God's Rottweiller".  Charming. 

 

And those maniacal, staring eyes......

 

He'll be getting my vote for DL 2006, and every year thereafter

And am I the only one who sees the resemblance to the Emperor in the Star Wars movies? Darth Benedictus!

paavi2.jpg

 

 

paavi1.jpg

 

Why can't any of these guys have any sense of humor, he should dress in a robe and skulk around the Vatican uttering things like "I find your lack of faith disturbing..." :banghead:

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he probably isn't going to go about closing coal mines, raising taxes for the poor and lowering them for the rich and bragging about how much beer he can drink

might be worth listening to what he has to say if and when he visits Liverpool, though!

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And am I the only one who sees the resemblance to the Emperor in the Star Wars movies? Darth Benedictus!

paavi2.jpg

 

 

paavi1.jpg

 

Why can't any of these guys have any sense of humor, he should dress in a robe and skulk around the Vatican uttering things like "I find your lack of faith disturbing..." :banghead:

You're not the only one, I had someone telling me yesterday for 30 minutes how much they look alike, practically screaming at me.

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You're not the only one, I had someone telling me yesterday for 30 minutes how much they look alike, practically screaming at me.

And given your avatar, I can see how that bothers you... :banghead:

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