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"...
Just because he's retiring dosn't mean to say he stops serving god?
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.
hardtailstar (11th February 2013)
A Pope is for life, not just for Christmas
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
E_G_R2 (11th February 2013)
Who or what is Pope?
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"
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...
nephilim (11th February 2013)
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