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    We're in trouble now, the prophecy of the last Pope will soon be upon us...

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    Point I keep making here is the news are bigging this up as him resigning, when in actual fact he is stepping down due to old age - thereby this means he is "retiring"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Point I keep making here is the news are bigging this up as him resigning, when in actual fact he is stepping down due to old age - thereby this means he is "retiring"...
    Popes don't normally 'retire' though. They die of old age, in post. ie. You don't normally retire from being the hand of God...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Popes don't normally 'retire' though. They die of old age, in post. ie. You don't normally retire from being the hand of God...
    Correct its like being "hand of the king" where you normally get murdered...just like poor old Sean Bean

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    You don't normally retire from being the hand of God...
    Surely, as the "hand of God", he can do what he likes? [Providing he follows the rules laid down by said God.]

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    Just because he's retiring dosn't mean to say he stops serving god?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_G_R2 View Post
    Just because he's retiring dosn't mean to say he stops serving god?
    Yeah it does. He'll be off down the bingo hall this afternoon... You'll see the headlines "Ex Pope seen in Mecca"
    Last edited by localzuk; 11th February 2013 at 12:57 PM.

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    JPII was going even on his deathbed, delivering Sunday Sermons from the balcony etc and he was horrendously ill, and despite dying at a younger age than the current pope, he did the job well. The post is for the remainder of your life, not just for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    The post is for the remainder of your life, not just for a few years.
    Garunteed job for life? How do I apply?

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    A Pope is for life, not just for Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    To be fair, the guy was a member of the Hitler youth,which I will admit he might have had no choice over.....
    Why mention it if you agree that he had no choice? "No smoke without fire" - is that it?

    The pope is retiring and I think he is brave to do so as normally they do go on until they die in post. He is using his judgement (presumably given to him by said God) to realise that he is not equipped to cope with the modern world in a way that the Catholic Church needs to be

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    Who or what is Pope?

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    No not saying that, but for the head member of one of the largest organised religions in the world to have been brought up with such a twisted belief billing itself as "catholic" and "christian" surely must have had some impact on his entire life. We don't know if he held onto any of that prejudice he was brainwashed into, through no fault of his own. If the man believed this was his calling in the first place he would see it through to the end? perhaps something has happened that is making him question his faith or his calling. There is only one man who will ever know and that is Pope Benedict himself.

    But there is a lot of speculation about senior cardinals such as himself, and their involvement in the child abuse cover-ups.

    Anyway, im not much for religious things. Im for science, because in the words of Neil Degrasse Tyson "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    We're in trouble now, the prophecy of the last Pope will soon be upon us...

    Prophecy of the Popes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Beat me to it.

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    Cor, this popeing eh, it's a young man's game.

    did it m'self you know, 30 years man and boy.

    hardest job in the world...

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