Pope resigns: An atheist's reflections

Feb 11, 2013 Full story: Examiner.com 326

On Feb. 11, Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger , announced his retirement. He is the first pope in 600 years to resign from the position.

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Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#24 Feb 13, 2013
More Syrian taqiyya.
Siro wrote:
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Did I say I was catholic?
Stop making up crap like you maltheist brethren.
Catholic, Christian and Muslim you apostates have called me,....and all at the same time.
Idiots
Siro

Seven Hills, Australia

#25 Feb 13, 2013
Thinking wrote:
More Syrian taqiyya.
<quoted text>
You can type nothing and let people assume youre stupid
Or you can make more posts like these and remove all doubt

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#26 Feb 13, 2013
Siro wrote:
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You can type nothing and let people assume youre stupid
Or you can make more posts like these and remove all doubt
There was no doubt when you entered the forum, you lying theist with no proof of god.
Siro

Sydney, Australia

#27 Feb 13, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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There was no doubt when you entered the forum, you lying theist with no proof of god.
I bet you wear a nappy when you post because you sh!t yourself while throwing your tantrums.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#28 Feb 13, 2013
And you wear a burka.
Siro wrote:
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I bet you wear a nappy when you post because you sh!t yourself while throwing your tantrums.

“Tis the Season for Reason!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#29 Feb 13, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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they are just mad that their infallible adopted dad(God is supposed their real dad) is not as infallible as they believed he was.
That raises a couple questions:

How can they have 2 infallible popes at the same time, especially if they disagree on a subject?

Does being tired and wore out mean you are not all that infallable after all?

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#30 Feb 13, 2013
Yahoo! News: "Pope recalls Nazi terror in WW2"

'So there I was, turning on the gas tap'.

“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Nottingham, UK

#31 Feb 13, 2013
I get the feeling this isn't about his age and heath but scandals.

“Tis the Season for Reason!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#32 Feb 13, 2013

Since: Mar 11

United States

#33 Feb 13, 2013
Lmfao! Awesome!
MrDesoto1 wrote:

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#35 Feb 13, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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they are just mad that their infallible adopted dad(God is supposed their real dad) is not as infallible as they believed he was.
I'm sure there's some of that, too.

You'd think that the Ultimate Spokes-weenie for God?(according to the Genuine Catholic Church™ of course)

You'd think that such a person would be more...

... more something.

This current quitter-pope certainly does not measure up, does he?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#36 Feb 13, 2013
MrDesoto1 wrote:
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That raises a couple questions:
How can they have 2 infallible popes at the same time, especially if they disagree on a subject?
Does being tired and wore out mean you are not all that infallable after all?
I thought of that myself.

My prediction?

The current pope will "die" of "natural causes", likely from an overdose of something or other for his "health".

This would be in keeping with a long, long tradition of moving popes along to make room for the next one.

Especially if the current one has become...

... rather an embarrassment.

I suspect his sudden announcement to quit came when he realized he was about to "die of natural causes" and he hoped to forestall such a "blessed" event.

Not that it will help him in the end...

... do I feel the slightest bit sorry for him?

Not a chance: he is an unmitigated <expletive> who wrote the Genuine Catholic™ manual on how to coverup pedophile-priests.

He cannot get enough punishment.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37 Feb 13, 2013
swerty wrote:
Yahoo! News: "Pope recalls Nazi terror in WW2"
'So there I was, turning on the gas tap'.
... yeah...

... the Nazi-Pope tie ins are legendary.

And well documented.

" http://anticlerical.multiply.com/photos/album... ;
Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#39 Feb 13, 2013
You're projecting again, poppet.
Siro wrote:
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I bet you wear a nappy when you post because you sh!t yourself while throwing your tantrums.
nOgOd

Rockford, IL

#40 Feb 14, 2013
I believe he is just another shrimp on the barbie.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Yes-- it is quite obvious you are a Genuine Catholic™ pope lover.
Your quick defense of the ugliness that is the Genuine Catholic™ church is quite revealing.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#41 Feb 14, 2013
MrDesoto1 wrote:
A young one I see.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#42 Feb 14, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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A young one I see.
Pope Jerry the First?
I suppose it had to happen
:-)
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#43 Feb 14, 2013
I've not been following this as I don't care who's Pope.
From:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/world/p...
John Paul II asks the person elected not to refuse the papacy, but to submit humbly to divine will: "God who imposes the burden will sustain him with his hand, so that he will be able to bear it.."
Unquote.
I suppose they're all that crazy?

And they will still have a Chief Exorcist?...
http://ihubbub.com/vatican-chief-exorcist-war...
Surely people see through this nonsense? Most RCs I know are fairly reasonable people and often intelligent. For many, there must be some attraction to the tribal nature of religionism. Support for Roman Catholicism (and for Islam or any other sect) is divisive and revolting sectarianism, in my view.

Religion = superstition

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#44 Feb 14, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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I thought of that myself.
My prediction?
The current pope will "die" of "natural causes", likely from an overdose of something or other for his "health".
This would be in keeping with a long, long tradition of moving popes along to make room for the next one.
Especially if the current one has become...
... rather an embarrassment.
I suspect his sudden announcement to quit came when he realized he was about to "die of natural causes" and he hoped to forestall such a "blessed" event.
Not that it will help him in the end...
... do I feel the slightest bit sorry for him?
Not a chance: he is an unmitigated <expletive> who wrote the Genuine Catholic™ manual on how to coverup pedophile-priests.
He cannot get enough punishment.
Hi there BOQF! I still find it interesting that Ratz got all his cardinals in place and loose ends tied and sealed right after the butler got into his secret documents and info
from his diary. I think his resignation due to health is used to deflect from the usual Vatican dirty laundry.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#45 Feb 14, 2013
Earth Child 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Hi there BOQF! I still find it interesting that Ratz got all his cardinals in place and loose ends tied and sealed right after the butler got into his secret documents and info
from his diary. I think his resignation due to health is used to deflect from the usual Vatican dirty laundry.
But all such speculation can sound like love for conspiricy theory. There are surely enough proven scandals in the RC Church to remove any need for idle speculation.

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