Pope resigns: An atheist's reflections

Feb 11, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

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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"This pope has been a bit of a disaster for the Catholic Church. While it was pretty well known that Catholic priests have been sexually assaulting minors for a long time, the scandal really erupted during Ratzinger’s reign. Plus, his involvement in covering up these crimes prior to pope-hood and his continued obstruction of justice around the world as pope has been devastating. If that wasn’t enough, his lame attempts to blame atheism, gays, and the media didn’t help his legacy.

The Pope has been particularly vocal in his attacks on atheists. His comical attempt to reach out to atheists called, the “Courtyard of the Gentiles” was a complete failure. Then he had the audacity to associate modern atheism with the Nazis. And just a few months ago during the Winter Solstice season, the Pope tweeted that atheists deny human dignity. How’s that for spreading good will?"

After this epic failure, will we see any big changes?

Who will be the next man to wear the fabulous, chiffon-lined Dior gold lame gown over a silk Vera Wang empire waist tulle cocktail dress, accessorized with a 3-foot beaded peaked House of Whoville hat, and the ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of OZ, while telling everyone it's wrong to be Gay?

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I suspect that the current pope will be dead, before they get around to picking the next one.

After all-- they can't have two "infallible" poops around... can they?

(oops... did I spell that wrong?)

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Oh, and by dead, I mean in the traditional way that all poops go-- by being poisoned by the cardinals.

It is historically traditional, after all.

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(dang it, I keep misspelling "poopes")
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He should have retired sooner.

My lecture on religion: https://www.youtube.com/watch...

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He is the worst pope of the modern era.
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Too pooped to pope?
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Now atheists are experts on catholicism......what a pack of tards you are
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MrDesoto1 wrote:
"This pope has been a bit of a disaster for the Catholic Church. While it was pretty well known that Catholic priests have been sexually assaulting minors for a long time, the scandal really erupted during Ratzinger’s reign. Plus, his involvement in covering up these crimes prior to pope-hood and his continued obstruction of justice around the world as pope has been devastating. If that wasn’t enough, his lame attempts to blame atheism, gays, and the media didn’t help his legacy.
The Pope has been particularly vocal in his attacks on atheists. His comical attempt to reach out to atheists called, the “Courtyard of the Gentiles” was a complete failure. Then he had the audacity to associate modern atheism with the Nazis. And just a few months ago during the Winter Solstice season, the Pope tweeted that atheists deny human dignity. How’s that for spreading good will?"
After this epic failure, will we see any big changes?
Who will be the next man to wear the fabulous, chiffon-lined Dior gold lame gown over a silk Vera Wang empire waist tulle cocktail dress, accessorized with a 3-foot beaded peaked House of Whoville hat, and the ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of OZ, while telling everyone it's wrong to be Gay?
I wasn't aware until I read the article that the majority of the incidents involved in the sex scandal occurred after 2005.

What an idiot.
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Tim Minchin summed up the papacy for me.

vimeo.com/11338327
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
I suspect that the current pope will be dead, before they get around to picking the next one.
After all-- they can't have two "infallible" poops around... can they?
(oops... did I spell that wrong?)

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Is it too soon to open the champagne bottle ?
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Not until he's visited Dignitas.
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Is it too soon to open the champagne bottle ?

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Well said indeed!

The strain of people leaving the church in record numbers with plate money drying up is enough to make anyone including the former Christian youth for hitler turned pope.
MrDesoto1 wrote:
"This pope has been a bit of a disaster for the Catholic Church. While it was pretty well known that Catholic priests have been sexually assaulting minors for a long time, the scandal really erupted during Ratzinger’s reign. Plus, his involvement in covering up these crimes prior to pope-hood and his continued obstruction of justice around the world as pope has been devastating. If that wasn’t enough, his lame attempts to blame atheism, gays, and the media didn’t help his legacy.
The Pope has been particularly vocal in his attacks on atheists. His comical attempt to reach out to atheists called, the “Courtyard of the Gentiles” was a complete failure. Then he had the audacity to associate modern atheism with the Nazis. And just a few months ago during the Winter Solstice season, the Pope tweeted that atheists deny human dignity. How’s that for spreading good will?"
After this epic failure, will we see any big changes?
Who will be the next man to wear the fabulous, chiffon-lined Dior gold lame gown over a silk Vera Wang empire waist tulle cocktail dress, accessorized with a 3-foot beaded peaked House of Whoville hat, and the ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of OZ, while telling everyone it's wrong to be Gay?
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Well said indeed!
The strain of people leaving the church in record numbers with plate money drying up is enough to make anyone including the former Christian youth for hitler turned pope.
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If you let go of the factual errors, it's mildly entertaining, I guess.

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Thinking wrote:
Tim Minchin summed up the papacy for me.
vimeo.com/11338327
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I've see that one-- it's good.

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Siro wrote:
Now atheists are experts on catholicism......what a pack of tards you are
Catholic, much?

LOL!

Little by little, your True Believer™ status comes out.

Now, we see you are a catholic as well.

How do you support an organization that systematically hides child-rapers?
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Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Catholic, much?
LOL!
Little by little, your True Believer™ status comes out.
Now, we see you are a catholic as well.
How do you support an organization that systematically hides child-rapers?
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.
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You are a burka wearing Muslim who had her genitals mutilated at birth.
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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

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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
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.

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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.
they are just mad that their infallible adopted dad(God is supposed their real dad) is not as infallible as they believed he was.

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