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Sniper
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Posted:It seems that half an hour ago the cardinals have elected then new pope. Congrats to catholics everywhere and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now known as Pope Benedict XVI

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coleman
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Posted:he sounds nice... umm



the new pope



well done by the way sniper - i couldn't find out who it was at all.





cole. x


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Sniper
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Posted:the joys of bbc2 biggrin nearly simpsons time anyhoo

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Gelfling
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Posted:Hmmmm he seems like a mixed bag; sometimes good (issues such as Turkey being admitted into the EU) and sometimes bad (issues such as contraception). Hopefully, he will do a lot of good as Pope.

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Tao Star


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Posted:eek he sounds......strict.

but i will withold judgement until i hear him speak for himself.

good luck to him!


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quiet


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Posted:oh, no

another conservative pope. just what the world doesn't need.

[censored].


ture na sig

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Analemma


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Posted:Never met him personally and becoming pope can change your life and perspective I think.


From my side:

All the best and may the Dao guide him well ubbangel



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Pink...?
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Posted:It was bound to be a conservative pope as John Paul 2 chose most of the Cardinals...

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Konsti


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Posted:my honest oppinion:

another conservative old fart that assumes spiritual authority on the grounds of jumping through beaurocratic hoops in the vatican....


"is optimism in austria just a lack of information?"
-Alfred Dorfer

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Sniper
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Posted:well it looks like he's gonna be short-term anyway, come on he's 78

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mcp
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Posted:I think it's going to be impossible to get a young pope. The prvious one just lived far far too long, and all his successors are very old, as will the successors of this new one wil be too. I blame the popemobile...

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Sniper
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Posted:i blame the guy who keeps spiking the communal wine with formaldehyde

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PK_
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Posted:he is a nazi!..... lets face it he is a bad choice!!!! ....a friend of hitlers!... and for the fact of his age.... we will be burying him in 3 years. confused mio dio..... i hate religion..... confused why o why

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Sym
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Posted:Written by: pk
he is a nazi!



Written by: wikipedia
the son of a police officer who was staunchly anti-Nazi. In 1937 Ratzinger's father retired and settled in the town of Traunstein. When Ratzinger turned 14 in 1941, he was required by law to join the Hitler Youth, but according to his biographer John Allen he was not an enthusiastic member.



you're not making assumptions about old germans are you? umm


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peter pan


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Posted:Written by: pk ....:

he is a nazi!..... lets face it he is a bad choice!!!! ....a friend of hitlers!... and for the fact of his age.... we will be burying him in 3 years. confused mio dio..... i hate religion..... confused why o why



where do you get the idea that he is a nazi and a friend of hitlers??? Maybe it is true, i really do not know much about him, but i did read in the link up there that he was drafted into the german army. I don't think that makes him a nazi, it just makes him german


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Gelfling
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Posted:pk - what have you based your information on to come up with a post like that? I hope its not due to the fact that he is German. 78 - That would mean that he was 18 at the END of the Second World War so you better have a good reference for your comments or it will be dismissed as bigotry.



Edited to express how offended I am at your post pk. I hope that its just a simple case of you not expressing your viewpoint properly (due to whatever reason), although after reading your post regarding the flaming unicycle I fear that this is not the case.

EDITED_BY: Gelfling (1113940642)


>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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KaelGotRice
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Posted:Homosexuality a trend towards intristic moral evil?

I thought I once heard 10% of animals and humans in nature have homosexual tendencies due to inbalances in brain chemistry. Some people can't choose, how does that work? evil?


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Sym
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Posted:Lets face it, IMHO whoever the pope was it would have changed much. As soon as people start looking for some greater being about the world someone else has power over them and will tell them how to live. If you think thats a good way to run your life then great, but it's not for me.

Again, IMHO.


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Konsti


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Posted:Written by: Sniper

i blame the guy who keeps spiking the communal wine with formaldehyde



ubblol

pk- ive heard him and hitler used to steal used smelly lederhosen and sell them to old japanese imperialists....
wink


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Birgit
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Posted:ouch pk... that was more than just a bit silly! eek



If he's 78 now he was drafted as a minor (quite common by the end of WW 2 by the way), was 6 years old when Hitler was first elected, and 12 when Poland was invaded... I hope you're not gonna say that I'm a friend of Hitler as well just because I'm German and lived at the same time as Ratzinger??? I also hope you realise that the "he's old and German so he's a Nazi" reasoning is actually fascist in itself... I'll stop the actual rant here cause otherwise I'd go on forever.



Also, I think that (wrong as I think Catholics are about many things) someone who dedicates his life to a religion that tries to encompass people of all races and nationalities is probably quite unlikely to be a Nazi. And it was the German cardinals who opposed him the most as far as I know.



On a funnier note, I read this interview with a German catholic female theologist who'd studied at uni with him, and she said it was always clear he was going to be a cardinal, because apparently he was highly intelligent and completely asexual ubblol



And BBC says:



"In 1966 he took a chair in dogmatic theology at the University of Tuebingen.

However, he was appalled at the prevalence of Marxism among his students."


Hahaha... so very true... I studied there, all Bavarian profs I've had have been complaining about the lack of conservative thinking among the students biggrin



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Konsti


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Posted:im sorry, but im sure that pk did not mean that seriously, so can we please stop wetting ourselves now....

"is optimism in austria just a lack of information?"
-Alfred Dorfer

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chase
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

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Posted:Written by: Birgit


"In 1966 he took a chair in dogmatic theology at the University of Tuebingen.
However, he was appalled at the prevalence of Marxism among his students."

Hahaha... so very true... I studied there, all Bavarian profs I've had have been complaining about the lack of conservative thinking among the students biggrin




ubblol sounds quite different then here, the conservative stronghold of canada ubblol but being worried about the preliferation of marxist thought makes me a little worried about this new pope. Of course, thats also because i've been hearing rumours and reports that he is conservative himself...ouch, more conservatives in power... confused...but then i'm more of a socialist in a capitalist province biggrin


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DoktorSkell
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Posted:so why did his name change to benedict when he became la popa?

and why did the old popes name change to john paul?

CONFUSION!!!


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Lycanthrope


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Posted:*puts poster of new pope on wall next to bed, looks at it thoufhtfully*

Lycan:are you a citrus fruit?
Orange:no
Lycan:dam, i wanted to make citrus fruit pie.
*Lycan walks off completely unaware he has once again been outwitted by the intellectual orange*

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DoktorSkell
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Posted:You sure you want the pope to stare at you while you sleep?

What if you decide to masturbate? surelly you dont want the pope to see that.

I think i might be breaking the boundary's of a family forum a bit here
*hisss*


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Birgit
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Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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Posted:Written by: chase

ouch, more conservatives in power...



*grins*

I suspect it may be a while until a non-conservative pope is elected... for my taste it'd be a start if contraception (especially the type that protects from HIV...) got approved and encouraged. But that's probably too much of a revolutionary thing to ask for frown


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JauntyJames
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Posted:damn, i was hoping it'd be Malcolm. everybody with more than 10,000 HoP points becomes a bishop!

-James

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Lycanthrope


Lycanthrope

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Posted:*sees oppurtunity for altar boy joke but refrains*

Lycan:are you a citrus fruit?
Orange:no
Lycan:dam, i wanted to make citrus fruit pie.
*Lycan walks off completely unaware he has once again been outwitted by the intellectual orange*

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Lycanthrope


Lycanthrope

The original drunk/stoned/vegetarian shapeshifter
Location: Blackhill, Australia

Total posts: 209
Posted:*sees obvious cue for altar boy joke but refrains*

Lycan:are you a citrus fruit?
Orange:no
Lycan:dam, i wanted to make citrus fruit pie.
*Lycan walks off completely unaware he has once again been outwitted by the intellectual orange*

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Lycanthrope


Lycanthrope

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Location: Blackhill, Australia

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Posted:Written by: DoktorSkell

You sure you want the pope to stare at you while you sleep?

What if you decide to masturbate? surelly you dont want the pope to see that.

I think i might be breaking the boundary's of a family forum a bit here
*hisss*


in reference to that, sry 4 double postin,


Lycan:are you a citrus fruit?
Orange:no
Lycan:dam, i wanted to make citrus fruit pie.
*Lycan walks off completely unaware he has once again been outwitted by the intellectual orange*

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Sym
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Sym

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Posted:ubblol well seeing as God sees everything, I guess his 2nd in command gets to know about it anyway after a bit...

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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