Why the next pope should be African

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Editor's note: Stan Chu Ilo is professor of religion and education, director of field education, at St Michael's College, University of Toronto, Canada.

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Feb 13, 2013
 
Is this a joke or what?
pope caught with bj

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black men can lick hairy balls as good as any white pope---ask obama.
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Yeah right another black to screw things up.
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Feb 13, 2013
 
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Why! Because he is black? Another stupid azz reason.
What will a kneegro teach us? How to wear his pants wrong. Osama bin Laden is a better teacher than any kneegro.

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Feb 13, 2013
 
wow.
do you people even know who they're talking about?

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Feb 13, 2013
 
and, from a "numbers" point of view, many AA will join the Catholic Church if he is elected.
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he should not get the job simply because he is black. that would be reverse profiling.

we should not live in a culture of white guilt over a two hundred year old justice, to the extent we surrender our positions to them because of something bad some guy did to their ggggggrandfather two hundred years ago.

thats just trying to take advantage of people's sympathies with polite theft.
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Feb 14, 2013
 
two hundred year old injustice (correction)
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further... ifyou are not of the catholic faith, then it really does not matter who gets the position. the faith i was raised in as a child did not respect persons in flowing robes claiming to have a more direct inspired contact leadership right with God. from that denominational perspective the catholic faith is an inaccurate interpretation and therefore does not justify support. further... they need to terminate employment of offender priests. no other job can you molest children and retain the job by being shuffled around to other facilities where they have not heard of the problem. thats negligence in managment, and very much man inspired inperfection that cheapens the work of the Lord. if that faith doesnt have enough sense to definitively protect their own children from molestation then how can they be trusted with telling others whta to do. grow a pair and terminate those pedophile pastors. its not rocket science.

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Feb 14, 2013
 
Africans don't look good in the long dresses and lace the pope wears......
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bishops, cardinals, and priests only like to molest WHITE boys, so they wont vote for any black pope, cause they cant get a hard on for a black pope

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Feb 14, 2013
 
There is an interesting clue in Pope Benedict XVI's coat of arms that the next pope may, indeed, be a black man from Africa:

On few things are images more symbolic or as personally representative than on a coat of arms. The symbols are carefully chosen and simplified to say,“This is who I am. This is my personal and professional logo.” Among the roughly one-hundred coats of arms designed for popes, Benedict XVI’s is the only one to feature a human being. The left side of his shield bears the head of a black man wearing a crown. Many have asked questions about why this unusual charge, as such images on a shield are called, is there. Parts of Benedict XVI’s coat of arms are typical to papal coats of arms. At the crest is the papal crown. On all other coats of arms, the papal tiara is used, but Benedict XVI chose the mitre of the Bishop of Rome. Behind the shield one always finds the “Keys of Heaven,” spoken of in the Book of Revelation and understood by Catholics as given from Christ to Peter as the symbol of papal authority. It is the shield in the coat of arms that represents the individual most of all.

The Black man with the crown is the “Moor of Freising” from the coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising where Joseph Ratzinger was archbishop sometime prior to becoming pope. The bear on the right represents the patron saint of Munich and Freising. So, these may only be there to connect Benedict XVI to his former career path and homeland. The pope’s own written comments on the subject indicate he doesn’t know where the image came from originally, but apparently he liked it. In his 1998 book Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977, he wrote,“For me,[the African king] is an expression of the universality of the Church.”

If that universality is so central to him as a person that he wanted it on his coat of arms, he may want to see that universality expressed more concretely in the Church via the election of a black pope. He may want to “see that through,” so to speak. Since the “Moor’s head” has been on his own coat of arms during two different ministerial posts, he has undoubtedly seen it a lot and thought about what it means to him a lot. In fact, it was so important to him that, on his coat of arms as cardinal, he had it placed twice.

I can't put everything about the most interesting black and, I think, likely Black, African papal candidate here because of lack of space, but he also has a VERY strong tie to one of the oldest and best-known Catholic prophecies about the succession of popes, which I've posted here:

http://thegreatrecession.info/blog/who-will-b...

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Feb 15, 2013
 
First seven posts - absolute racist crapola. That's how you know a thread's been seized by righties, Repubs, and racist nitwits.

Maybe a black Pope wouldn't try to prevent the use of condoms to fight AIDS in the continent worst-hit by that disease, huh?

Sure, bring on the black Pope. No skin off my nose.

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Feb 15, 2013
 
just the fax wrote:
he should not get the job simply because he is black. that would be reverse profiling.
we should not live in a culture of white guilt over a two hundred year old justice, to the extent we surrender our positions to them because of something bad some guy did to their ggggggrandfather two hundred years ago.
thats just trying to take advantage of people's sympathies with polite theft.
LOL...new depths in rightie stupidity. Brilliant. "Reverse profiling," what a genius!

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sorry they were treated bad, but that was 40-240 years ago.

i got news for you fella, the southern half of america may have enslaved blacks, but the other half the northern half fought and died killing their own kind to help them to freedom. northern decendant american whites dont have any more to feel sorry about. they paid with their own blood and deaths to get them what they needed. that white guilt routine and neverending salad bar of free welfare hand outs has its limits, especially when they are elected president of the nation that use to enslave them.

the whites you are wanting to blame have been dead a long time now. this is the wrong century and society for that kind of mind games of free housing, food, eucation and cheese. at some time if they really are going to embrace equality, then they are going to have to let that entitlement philosophy go.
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The new pope must be a white male. God made his son a white male because God is white. :]
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Feb 16, 2013
 
they should not "give" the job position to anyone, red yellow black or white. the job position of pope should go to the most qualified. last time i checked the pope application does not require the voluntary minority status form that we all know really does go into the job hire decision making process no matter how much they lie and say it doesnt. shouldnt god be making the decision. isnt it supposed to be a divinely inspired title. sure sounds like a lot of man made bureacratic rules and regulations by old school italian church power mafia brokers that like raking in that money from the docile field workers.

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Clem wrote:
The new pope must be a white male. God made his son a white male because God is white.:]
you're kidding right?
Jesus was Jewish, which means he had BROWN skin.
(sorry to point out the obvious)

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Feb 16, 2013
 
"What did he say?"
"He said "the sheriff is near"!"
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anneutral wrote:
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you're kidding right?
Jesus was Jewish, which means he had BROWN skin.
(sorry to point out the obvious)
U was 99.9999999% correct, butta B4 recarnation!!!;-000

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