OK, this pope wins.

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OK, this pope wins.

Post by Magritte » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:23 am

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/1 ... -homeless/

I'm sold. This is either the best PR job ever or this guy's the real deal, even with whatever baggage he may bring with him.
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Re: OK, this pope wins.

Post by Metacrock » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:36 pm

Magritte wrote:http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/1 ... -homeless/

I'm sold. This is either the best PR job ever or this guy's the real deal, even with whatever baggage he may bring with him.

He was associated with liberation theology. He knew Gustavo Gutierrez.

all I did was pass Gutierrez on the street, didn't say word, didn't know who he was. I not only sensed greatness so strong I thought to my self "wow this guy is a great man" (it was on Campus so I did figure he was a prof) but specifically images of Latin America filled my head and I sensed death squads and protest and people enduring torture. All of that stuff he's been through. they I found out "that guy you walked by si the UMC's great liberation theologian."

so that environment weeds out the fakes form the real deal real fast.
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Re: OK, this pope wins.

Post by mdsimpson92 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:59 pm

As an added bonus. Rush Limbaugh hates him.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/0 ... ref=topbar
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Post by Metacrock » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:24 am

mdsimpson92 wrote:As an added bonus. Rush Limbaugh hates him.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/0 ... ref=topbar
ahahahahhaha, well that does it! he's in!
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Re: OK, this pope wins.

Post by Magritte » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:52 pm

Oh come on, someone pinch me. I'm dreaming.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/ ... EH20131212
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Re: OK, this pope wins.

Post by mdsimpson92 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:43 pm

Magritte wrote:Oh come on, someone pinch me. I'm dreaming.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/ ... EH20131212

lol. I think the only things left on the check list are female priesthood, married priesthood, and the pedophilia cases.
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Re: OK, this pope wins.

Post by Magritte » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:24 pm

And ponies for everyone! :D
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Post by Metacrock » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:13 pm

Magritte wrote:And ponies for everyone! :D
ahahaahha
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Re: OK, this pope wins.

Post by met » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:34 pm

Sex-crime scandals. Then financial-management scandals. Hints in the media of incredible corruption within the Vatican bureaucracy about to be exposed. Then Benedict resigns. Then they put this new much nicer guy in power who immediately takes the whole Church on an abrupt about-face!

What gives? :shock:

Do I buy it? Not completely. I still smell something.....

OTOH, Maybe Jesus really IS about to return! :) That would be great!

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Re: OK, this pope wins.

Post by Magritte » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:47 pm

You know what, even if it is a face-saving ploy, it's budging the window in terms of what kind of economic and social rhetoric is acceptable, and the world needs that more desperately than it needs Vatican scandals dragged into the open.

OK, I just defended the Vatican. I'm going to go have a quiet lie down for a few minutes.
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