How I see the new Pope. .


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User avatar #134 - I Am Monkey (10/28/2013) [-]
I just read in the news today that he found out a German Bishop was living in a multi-million dollar mansion and he suspended him and turned it into a soup kitchen/refugee center.
By God can this man Pope.
#157 to #134 - avarius (10/28/2013) [-]
do you mean this scum? if so, the pope just suspended him apparently
I'd prefer your version though
#308 to #157 - breekibree (10/28/2013) [-]
I'm from Germany and I can confirm that. His Name is Franz-Peter Tebartz van Elst. He build himself a 31 Million Euro mansion and the construction is currently on delay, because the pope is discussing the oppertunities they can turn that thing into. Many catholics are upset here, because they now really see what their "churchmoney" is used for.
#320 to #308 - tesarrior (10/28/2013) [-]
that is the most punchable face i ever seen in my life.. jesus penus
that is the most punchable face i ever seen in my life.. jesus penus
#335 to #308 - futtef (10/28/2013) [-]
his personal bathtub alone costs 15.000 €.
User avatar #376 to #335 - trivdiego (10/28/2013) [-]
15 dollars seems pretty cheap for a bathtub. wait dont you guys use periods instead of commas over there?
#73 - fzbarbeque (10/28/2013) [-]
Is the Pope perfect? No, of course not, but he is moving the Church in the right direction and is a major improvement over Benedict.
User avatar #294 to #73 - stcronin (10/28/2013) [-]
The church has always believed this though, he hasn't changed anything so far
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User avatar #447 to #434 - stcronin (11/02/2013) [-]
Thats not true at all
User avatar #448 to #447 - quotes (11/02/2013) [-]
whats not true about it and i will gladly correct it i dont really know much about the topic
User avatar #449 to #448 - stcronin (11/02/2013) [-]
"the church even goes against him on it" The church for a very long time have believed in everything the pope has said. He isn't changing our views on beliefs at all he is just restating them. Plus he is more accountable and getting more done. But as far as faith he is following what has been said for 2000 years
User avatar #450 to #449 - quotes (11/02/2013) [-]
well look its 2am im tired i cant sleep and im coughing a lot so im not in the mood to debate with you
i dont want to look and try and find the source of what i said so ill assume i was wrong
thanks for correcting me ill have to look more into it some other time
also im taking down my other comment
User avatar #451 to #450 - stcronin (11/02/2013) [-]
Well goodnight sir. Many people have misinformation its okay Or they read the information incorrectly and assume things, but this is for another time.
User avatar #452 to #451 - quotes (11/02/2013) [-]
its based on something that happened a while ago its not worth much and its probably changed even if it was true origionally cya around
User avatar #453 to #452 - cya (11/02/2013) [-]
you have an interesting username
User avatar #454 to #453 - quotes (11/02/2013) [-]
you do as well
User avatar #459 to #454 - cya (11/07/2013) [-]
thanks (:
User avatar #319 to #73 - daentraya (10/28/2013) [-]
He seems to be a good guy. The major flaws he still have seems to be bound in the religion he believes in, so he believes he believe the right thing, but beyond that, he seems humble and such
Also, he uses twitter.
I find this fact utterly hilarious.
User avatar #328 to #73 - thekame (10/28/2013) [-]
but Benedict saved us against Hitler, how can you improve upon that?
#93 to #73 - bobfaget (10/28/2013) [-]
Church doctrine never changed. He's just restating what we already believed.
User avatar #131 to #93 - iamnuff (10/28/2013) [-]
well, the old pope would disagree with you.

diffrent people and diffrent preists have diffrent views on stuff like this, but the previous pope's official stance was

non-Christians burn in hell, no contraceptives, people in Africa shouldn't use condoms to prevent the spread of aids, no abortions and defending child-molesters (not a joke, he actually said for years that it never happend, then when it was proven, he said he would "forgive" them, and so should everyone else.)
User avatar #247 to #131 - rockamekishiko (10/28/2013) [-]
me and all my family are christians. my best friend is atheist i don't think he would go to hell. he's a good person. I've always believed that your actions are what save you, not your beliefs
User avatar #416 to #247 - iamnuff (10/28/2013) [-]
that's nice I guess.

Completely besides the point though.

lots of Christians believe like you do, and some believe completely different things

but the official stance of the Catholic Church is whatever the current pope says it is.

Benedict (the previous one) held all the views that I have just mentioned, Thus, they were the official views of the Catholic Church.
#422 to #416 - bobfaget (10/28/2013) [-]
This is actually 100% false. Well, 80% false haha Church teachings don't change. Its just a matter of what the Pope brings out to the media. I would like you to find one quote in which Pop Benedict said that non-Christians should burn in hell. He never said that, nor would he say something of the sort. All Catholics, at least the practicing ones, believe contraceptives are wrong. All Catholics, including Francis, would believe that condoms are bad, they prevent the miracle of child birth. Pope Francis would also say to forgive the child molesters, I'm not sure why Benedict didn't excommunicate those priests right away, but he didn't. Also, Benedict is more of a philosopher. He specialized in what is called "Platonic" philosophy. So he was more of a "Sit in the office and write letters" kind of guy. Francis is more of a Jesuit, and a Jesuit will go out and try to help the poor. So he's more of a "In your face" kind of guy. He is also using social media very well to his advantage. But he gets taken out of context sometimes. Yes, atheists can go to heaven. Benedict never said they couldn't. Its just much more difficult because you won't really know how to live correctly according to Church teaching. That's the basics of it, but all Popes most certainly believe in forgiveness. Like Pope John Paul the Second said, the Church isn't filled with perfect people, it is more of a hospital for the spiritually hurt and the sinners.
User avatar #423 to #422 - iamnuff (10/29/2013) [-]
hmm. nope.

the stance of the catholic church has changes dozens of times on the same issues, every time a new pope comes in.

#424 to #423 - bobfaget (10/29/2013) [-]
Please name some haha It doesn't change. Doctrine doesn't change. The last time we really altered the Church was Vatican 2 which was in the 60's. And that only changed the way we celebrated mass. The changes you are probably referring to are very miniscule. The Church doesn't really change its views. And it probably never will since they've been the same for 2000 years...
User avatar #425 to #424 - iamnuff (10/29/2013) [-]
"Doctrine doesn't change"

so the pope still advocates burning witches and stoning gays?
#426 to #425 - bobfaget (10/29/2013) [-]
Haha he never did. That was protestant stuff along with single priests in that area. But there was never Church doctrine that said "Hey, if you see any witches make sure you kill them. Especially the gay ones." We are a religion of sinners. We don't kill people because they mess around with toads.
#427 to #426 - iamnuff (10/29/2013) [-]
Something tells me you don't know your religion as well as you think you do.

#428 to #427 - bobfaget (10/29/2013) [-]
I never said there were bad popes haha Like I said before there are sinners in the Church, such as the molesting priests, but we never claimed to be perfect. We just follow a set of laws that Jesus basically spelled out for us. Again, I don't see any doctrine saying to kill someone because of their religion or something. The people in the Church have flaws. The morals, catechism, and doctrine are all correct.
User avatar #429 to #428 - iamnuff (10/29/2013) [-]
"all popes believe the same things, their views never changed"

"there were some bad popes"

******* pick one.
#430 to #429 - bobfaget (10/29/2013) [-]
You're not understanding what I'm saying. Okay, so there were bad popes okay? They cannot change Church doctrine without the Bishops of the world coming together. The Church was at one point corrupt. That was before the protestant reformation. As far as being the religious leader, they believe all the same things. They believe that gay marriage is wrong, they believe atheism is wrong, however, and you could literally ask any pope this with the exception of like 2 of the bad ones, and they would all say that an atheist person could go to heaven. They would all say abortion is bad. Abortion is not a new subject in the Church, it has been around since the beginning. The Church has always been against it. So when I say they believe the same things I mean as far as doctrine goes, with the exception of like 2 as I said before, they were not all holy men. But saying that Pope Benedict hated gays, and saying that Pope Francis thinks that being in a gay marriage is perfectly fine is 100% wrong. They both believe that it is fine to be gay, however practicing gay tendencies is wrong. Am I making any sense to you?
User avatar #431 to #430 - iamnuff (10/29/2013) [-]
the pope doesn't "change" church docterine, he completely changes it.

which is why the standards of christianity have changed so much, and some of the more ... shall we say "socially unacceptable" parts from the bible are politely ignored.

like the ones about burning witches, or stoning gays, or whipping disobedient children, or executing people who work on the sabath and all the passages about slavery.

don't you sit there and say the stance of the catholic church has never changed, that just makes you sound ignorant about your own religion.
#432 to #431 - bobfaget (10/29/2013) [-]
It doesn't change hahaha Its funny that you are trying to make me sound stupid when you yourself cannot find any flaws in what I am saying. Please cite one thing. All that stuff about the witches or whatever took place in Spain. I assume you are referring to the Spanish inquisition btw. Even then, there was nothing in the Church's Canon law that said it was okay. People thought they were doing God's work by killing gays and "Witches." I don't recall anywhere in history about Catholics stoning people who work Sunday.. Whipping disobedient children huh? Protestant one room school houses back in the 1800's are notorious for that. Sure there were mean Nuns who would smack kids with rulers, but that wasn't in Church doctrine.. That was just a was to discipline.. I think there is one passage in the bible about slavery.. And it just says to be obedient. Actually the Catholic Church has always been against slavery. Look up when the Spanish came to America and enslaved all those people. Catholic missionaries tried to stop it, and also set up schools for the indigenous people. It didn't change, and you still haven't proven anything. You're the one sounding stupid here buddy.
User avatar #433 to #432 - iamnuff (10/30/2013) [-]
umm, no. i was referring to the Catholic Church Doctrine, and passages taken directly from the bible.

exactly like i said i was.

listen, if you don't have any way to refute what i'm saying, then thats fine, admit that you were wrong, saying "you can't poke flaws in this" when I obviously just did, just makes you sound like you don't know your own religion.

You should not let a sorceress live. (Exodus 22:17 NAB)
"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)
If even then you remain hostile toward me and refuse to obey, I will inflict you with seven more disasters for your sins. I will release wild animals that will kill your children and destroy your cattle, so your numbers will dwindle and your roads will be deserted. (Leviticus 26:21-22 NLT)

shall I go on?

yes, most of these quotes are from old testament, but jesus himself said it stil applies, thus until the last couple of hundred years, the church still supported murdering gays and people of the wrong religion.

rape victims and babies who cry too loud, ect ect ect.

#440 to #433 - bobfaget (10/30/2013) [-]
Is that so? Do you also believe that Catholics shouldn't eat pork? Do you think that we celebrate passover every year? According to you it still applies. Its funny how you refer to Jesus but fail to realize that he brought mercy to the world. He was actually friends with the tax collectors, which at the time, were about as bad as it got. He forgives prostitutes. Did Jesus seem like a man of hatred to you? That is a very protestant way of looking at things, and if I were Lutheran I would probably have to agree with you. Many of the laws of the Old Testament don't apply to Catholics anymore. Actually if you look at the Old Testament you will see a great deal of violence. And it makes sense if you look at the time period. The people then were very barbaric, and having a strong army would do wonders for a country. Especially a nomadic one like Moses in the desert. Anyway, I will not deny that the Bible says that. If anyone knows about the law of the Jews its the early Christian. Look at Stephen the Deacon, he was stoned for preaching Christianity. Also, if you look at the Muslim religion, they actually send Jehads at the Christians long before the Crusades. Even then, only the first Crusade was commissioned by the Pope. I just think it is weird that you are trying to say the religion that supports the lives of unborn babies hates gays and "Witches." Have you ever actually looked at a Catechism?
User avatar #441 to #440 - iamnuff (10/31/2013) [-]
yes, because i said all these things still apply. that was my point.

oh wait, no it was exactly the opposite.

my point was that church doctrine has changed dozens of times, as easily evidenced by the fact that the church can no longer get away with endorsing things like murder of gays.

don't try and move the goalposts, you were wrong,
#458 to #441 - bobfaget (11/02/2013) [-]
Alright, we'll call it quits. Interesting arguing with you sir.
#456 to #441 - bobfaget (11/02/2013) [-]
If you are suggesting that we never added onto our doctrine you would be 100% false. The religion does grow. We never had backtracking.

I would like to know some of these things, and please cite church doctrine that said to do that. Like idk, the Catechism. Or any other canon law or Dogma. Islam is much much much different that Catholicism. The only thing we believe in together is the same God, but even then Islam has a totally different stance on who that God is. The only way the stance of the Church changed is if we added something to it. But that is just to explains something mostly. Did the early Christians kill gays? No! I honestly don't know where you get this stuff from, but your original argument that says the Church changes with the Pope is false. All the Doctrine stays the same unless some council adds something to it. Like the First Council of Nicaea or the Council of Constantinople, more recently the Second Vatican Council. During these councils, we add to the doctrine, but never take away.
User avatar #457 to #456 - iamnuff (11/02/2013) [-]
so if you "never took away" then how do you explain all those parts that used to apply and don't anymore?

because it ******* looks like they were taken away to me!

"did early Christians kill gays, no!"

ok, that settles it, you either have no idea what your own religion has done/condoned in the past, or you are just trolling me now.

either way, theres nothing to be gained from continuing this.
#446 to #441 - bobfaget (11/02/2013) [-]
What do you mean everything applies or it doesn't? Yeah the Church changed, I will admit that. But not in the way you think. Our teachings have grown, but never have backtracked. Yeah, we believe in the God of the Jews, but we don't believe in killing gay people. That's a dumb argument you are making.
User avatar #455 to #446 - iamnuff (11/02/2013) [-]
you yourself said that your religion's teachings have changed, but they haven't "grown" that would imply ADDING something, not removing it.

thats the very deffinition of backtracking.

things used to be said by the pope, and by priests during mass, which are no longer culturally acceptable, so they don't say them any more.

the Church Stance has changed with the times.
it had to, if it didn't then we would still be living by the Catholic equivalent of sharia law.
#444 to #441 - bobfaget (11/01/2013) [-]
No goal posts were moved haha Actually the doctrine never changed. To be exact, they built on each other. We never agreed on doctrine and then took it away. We never had doctrine that said killing gays was okay. That's a very literal sense of the bible you are taking, and the Church never said that the killing of gays was okay. Maybe in Jewish law it was okay, but actually a lot of Jewish laws never carried into Christianity. Just think, do you really think that Jesus would have wanted us to kill gays? Probably not. He was actually a very merciful person. Also, you have failed to point out any dogma or doctrine that the Church put out saying that we should kill gays.. Probably because it doesn't exist. Even Martin Luther, the guy that was fed up with the Church, still called himself Catholic till his death.
User avatar #445 to #444 - iamnuff (11/01/2013) [-]
either everything still applies, or it doesn't.

either things changed or they didn't.

make up your mind.
User avatar #196 to #91 - merrymarvelite (10/28/2013) [-]
Well, he does seem less... you know... evil... than the last guy.
#218 to #91 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
User avatar #302 to #91 - zahnrad (10/28/2013) [-]
Agnostic, but yes. I follow.
User avatar #341 to #91 - monkeysniper (10/28/2013) [-]
Yep, I'm atheist and I love the new pope, rather than say we're condemned or something he's the way he is and I can respect him greatly
#106 to #91 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
Considering that he excommunicated an Australian priest for endorsing female priests...

User avatar #142 to #106 - apurpleliger (10/28/2013) [-]
If a Catholic priest is publicly going against Catholic dogma, what defense does he have against being excommunicated? Catholicism doesn't allow women to be priests, and "fired" someone who broke his vows to upheld and spread the Catholic faith? Oh the horror!
User avatar #125 to #106 - reginleif (10/28/2013) [-]
Let's disregard someone's positive traits because he doesn't abide by ALL my personal beliefs.

Because we don't all end up with unreasonable standards, and a world full of people who we feel are assholes.
User avatar #167 to #106 - rocksteady (10/28/2013) [-]
this anon is mentally retarded
#326 to #91 - nextnextnextnext (10/28/2013) [-]
I like him, but he's just a single person, and a single person, doesn't matter how nice, isn't the whole church.

If he manages to actually change something about the church I'll respect him, I'm speaking things like removing celibate.

He is a decent guy - and the fact that being a decent guy is enough to be such an improvement over Palpatine speaks for itself.

For example acknowledging the fact that you don't need to believe in God to be a good person - doing it isn't anything special. You'd expect to hear it from any good-willed human being with IQ>75. But the church got us used to hearing things like "Hurrr durrr, atheists are unredeemable sinners" medieval ******** so when the pope turns out to be a logical guy everybody flips their **** .

The one thing I truly admire about the pope is his modesty, he's basically trolling the bishops from my country who have no shame about their wealth.

TL;DR The pope gains good publicity by simply avoiding being a cunt and I don't loathe believers just because they believe it's the most retarded thing that both 'sides' do , so yes, I like the new pope.
User avatar #100 to #91 - therealdiscord (10/28/2013) [-]
He's alright.
He's at least a good person.
User avatar #164 to #91 - thebestpieever (10/28/2013) [-]
I am not a cristian, but I really liked John Paul 2 and I kind of like this dude.
#200 to #91 - TCRCPRODUCTIONS (10/28/2013) [-]
I am an atheist raised catholic, still am in fact. I do like the new pope, he is a huge improvement over Benedict. Although, just because he is a good guy doesn't change my paradigm.
#205 to #200 - arkfire (10/28/2013) [-]
How are you a catholic if you don't believe in God?
#221 to #205 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
...he said he was raised catholic but is now an atheist
#211 to #205 - TCRCPRODUCTIONS (10/28/2013) [-]
Sorry that wording may seem confusing. I mean i still am an atheist and i am also still being raised catholic. I am sent to private catholic schooling and have since 4th grade. Although being sent to catholic schools and having to take 16 semesters worth of religion classes while being a critical thinker has made me an atheist.
Sorry that wording may seem confusing. I mean i still am an atheist and i am also still being raised catholic. I am sent to private catholic schooling and have since 4th grade. Although being sent to catholic schools and having to take 16 semesters worth of religion classes while being a critical thinker has made me an atheist.
#265 to #91 - killinkyle (10/28/2013) [-]
I like him. I think Religion is a powerful tool when used correctly, and can unite people together towards advancement and enlightenment, as well as give people hope and a sense of control over life which can lead them to live successful lives as productive members of society.

This pope only refines those goals and seems to be a major help in them- Tackling issues that only harm people and slow the progress of people as a whole.

You don't have to believe in god to realize that under the right hands it can be a game changer in the world as we know it.
#172 to #91 - xgrandmoffx (10/28/2013) [-]
Agnostic, raised Catholic reporting in.

Running diagnostic scans.

Pope Francis checking out as this guy.
User avatar #191 to #172 - shiifter (10/28/2013) [-]
Ah, agnosticism. The path of logic.
User avatar #251 to #191 - pkashp ONLINE (10/28/2013) [-]
Indeed. I can't prove there is a God (or Cthulu) and I can't prove there isn't a God (or Cthulu).

Personally though, if there is some kind of higher power, I don't believe it's a single entity. It sounds silly to say I believe in The Force, but that's the closest thing to what I think it actually is.
#310 to #251 - infinitesinz (10/28/2013) [-]
Silly non-Eywa follower (Avatar reference), I hope I spelled that right.
User avatar #400 to #251 - fathis (10/28/2013) [-]
not at all... I believe in energy, everyone has it, it's either bad or good and can be changed and exchanged... the more good things you do, the more you emanate, people feel it, it's like a sixth sense i believe ;)
#330 to #251 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
But by that reasoning, I don't think you can't prove anything.
User avatar #271 to #251 - newforomador (10/28/2013) [-]
Belief in more than one god is Polytheism. The most common form of Polytheism nowadays is Paganism. I am a Pagan and do believe that there are multiple gods. Wanna have a religious conversation tomorrow at least, because I am about to go bed.
User avatar #389 to #191 - rennat ONLINE (10/28/2013) [-]
Well, Agnosticism answers a different question. Can we know if there is or isn't a God? Agnostic. Do you think there is a God? Atheist/Christian/All them others.
#340 to #172 - fffffffuuuuuuuuuuu (10/28/2013) [-]
This man taught me that I was, in fact, agnostic.
You should watch BigThink, interesting stuff on there.
#230 - latinotornado (10/28/2013) [-]
Everyone says Pope Francis is best pope, but what about Pope John Paull II? eh was purdy gewd pope
#261 to #230 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
Professor Rowan is best professor.
#286 to #261 - inuares (10/28/2013) [-]
bitch please, do you even Oak?
User avatar #300 to #261 - snakefire (10/28/2013) [-]
#184 - kaslin (10/28/2013) [-]
I'm an Atheist and I'm down with this new pope. I may not agree with everything the Catholic Church does or stand for, but this guy is alright.   
MFW new pope is dope
I'm an Atheist and I'm down with this new pope. I may not agree with everything the Catholic Church does or stand for, but this guy is alright.
MFW new pope is dope
#155 - yuukoku (10/28/2013) [-]
I was genuinely shocked when I heard about his opinion on gays. He says that there's more important matters and that just being a good person is enough to get you into heaven. That's pretty ballsy considering the stance that the Catholic Church has taken for all this time.
#202 to #155 - arkfire (10/28/2013) [-]
Even though he is wrong on what gets you into Heaven, I love his generosity.
User avatar #208 to #202 - yuukoku (10/28/2013) [-]
What's right and wrong about getting into heaven varies extremely based on your beliefs.
#210 to #208 - arkfire (10/28/2013) [-]
What I am saying is that being good doesn't get you into heaven.
#227 to #210 - steamloler (10/28/2013) [-]
Go **** yourself
#272 to #227 - worried (10/28/2013) [-]
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**worried rolled a random image posted in comment #20 at Soon... ** well, according to the bible you dont get into heaven if you are not baptized.... mfw i get to spend eternity will all the puppies and unbaptized babies
#231 to #227 - arkfire (10/28/2013) [-]
The Bible says that if you could get into heaven by works or deeds, it would be unattainable.
User avatar #233 to #231 - steamloler (10/28/2013) [-]
Buddhist scripture says there is no heaven, pick your poison
#234 to #233 - arkfire (10/28/2013) [-]
But we are not talking about buddhist scripture, so why did you bring it up?
User avatar #240 to #234 - yuukoku (10/28/2013) [-]
Just throwing this in there- I believe a lot in Buddhist ideals, but I'm keeping that to myself because we're discussing Catholicism, not Buddhism. Steamloler, I wanted to hear about his point of view, not criticize him.
User avatar #242 to #240 - steamloler (10/28/2013) [-]
Ah, well keep in mind there where multiple bibles, the one we use today we only use because king james outlawed all other bibles except his own so that is enough for me not to trust it
User avatar #243 to #242 - yuukoku (10/28/2013) [-]
I wasn't aware of that. I did hear some debate about King James' bible a while back, but I didn't know that he outlawed other versions that were available at the time. Do you think that there was some other message that he didn't want out there? Possibly something that allowed a larger concept of free thought or something like that? I know that we generally lost that concept until about the Renaissance.
User avatar #249 to #243 - steamloler (10/28/2013) [-]
Best quote ive heard is,

"Live your life as well a person as you can be,

For if there is a god and he is just, he will welcome everyone,

If he is unjust, why would you want to worship him?

and if no god exsists than you'll be remembered as a good person."
User avatar #252 to #249 - yuukoku (10/28/2013) [-]
I really like that quote. It just gives meaning behind being a good person regardless of what you believe.
User avatar #244 to #243 - steamloler (10/28/2013) [-]
Honestly I dont know that much history, I just knew that bit, Its my belief he did it simply for power and to make sure that what he personally liked stayed and what he didnt like went.
User avatar #238 to #234 - steamloler (10/28/2013) [-]
why did the bible get brought up? heaven exists in other religions...
User avatar #212 to #210 - yuukoku (10/28/2013) [-]
Then what does?
#216 to #212 - arkfire (10/28/2013) [-]
Confessing your sins, proclaim he is Lord, try to be like him. The thing is Christianity isn't about your actions it's about the focus of heart. Are you trying to be Jesus-like or are you doing what the world tells you to do? Do you have a worldly view or a eternal view?
User avatar #236 to #216 - yuukoku (10/28/2013) [-]
That sounds like a generally good thing. Focus on mimicking someone who was morally superior rather than walking along without much of a center line to follow.
#245 to #236 - arkfire (10/28/2013) [-]
But Jesus didn't have morals because he said he only did what the Father told him to do and morals are based on what you are taught is good or bad.
#215 to #212 - EternalBlackFlame (10/28/2013) [-]
The whole basis of Christianity is that there is no way to get to heaven on your own. Jesus had to become the perfect sacrifice to wash away sin so that the sinful can enter heaven. You get to heaven by believing in Jesus and his sacrifice. That is the Christian belief anyway.
User avatar #217 to #215 - yuukoku (10/28/2013) [-]
Yeah, I get that part, but I meant in his denomination.
#228 to #217 - arkfire (10/28/2013) [-]
Yeah the Bible literally states that if you could get into heaven by works, it would be unattainable.
#412 to #155 - bigrog (10/28/2013) [-]
He never said being a good person alone will get you into heaven. He just said its not a mortal sin, meaning you wont go to hell over it.
#107 - theluppijackal ONLINE (10/28/2013) [-]
Amazing, it's almost like he's representing christinaity more appropriately
User avatar #327 to #107 - seratyo ONLINE (10/28/2013) [-]
The Pope is the head of the Catholic church, buddy...
#110 to #107 - houseofwolf (10/28/2013) [-]
Thumbed for the ******* Bokuman pic...
User avatar #111 to #110 - theluppijackal ONLINE (10/28/2013) [-]
But thank you, you have excellent taste friend
#113 to #111 - houseofwolf (10/28/2013) [-]
Bakuman... Jesus christ how tired am I right now?!
User avatar #366 to #110 - kabasta (10/28/2013) [-]
BOKU.wmv (original)
#392 to #366 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai, go watch it
#248 to #107 - drizztrocks ONLINE (10/28/2013) [-]
He represents Catholicism not Christianity, I am prepared to be thumbed down.
#178 - returnofarjay (10/28/2013) [-]
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
#226 to #178 - stgfilitov (10/28/2013) [-]
monty python thread?
monty python thread?
#262 to #178 - tmbg (10/28/2013) [-]
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#364 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
#197 - iRetaliate (10/28/2013) [-]
I think pope is a pretty cool Vatican. Eh, popes good and doesn’t afraid of anything.
I think pope is a pretty cool Vatican. Eh, popes good and doesn’t afraid of anything.
#30 - Imabur (10/27/2013) [-]
***** just stole that old man's umbrella
#342 - anomsssssss (10/28/2013) [-]
why would he take that guys umbrella? why are they useing umbrella's when its not raining? why are the 3 dudes wearing red? were is the popes hat??
#296 - moldypubes (10/28/2013) [-]
Cool story time:
I spent two years in the catholic system trying to be a priest. Dropped out.
User avatar #298 to #296 - stringfingerable (10/28/2013) [-]
What made you drop out?
User avatar #299 to #298 - moldypubes (10/28/2013) [-]
I would have to leave my current location to go start my commitment of being a brother. I just wasn't ready for it.
#349 to #299 - popeflatus (10/28/2013) [-]
Good choice man. The church is a cesspit or ancient ******** and falsehoods. No pussy either.
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User avatar #379 to #349 - theshadowed (10/28/2013) [-]
Guys hes a pope hes legit
#381 to #379 - popeflatus (10/28/2013) [-]
Become your own congregation, my son.
User avatar #382 to #381 - theshadowed (10/28/2013) [-]
#384 to #382 - popeflatus (10/28/2013) [-]
My first and only command is to become your own pope.
User avatar #385 to #384 - theshadowed (10/28/2013) [-]
Ok I'm excommunicating you for being a pussy
User avatar #301 to #299 - stringfingerable (10/28/2013) [-]
Ah. Do you ever plan on retrying to become one again or are you done for good?
User avatar #303 to #301 - moldypubes (10/28/2013) [-]
If I did retry, I'd like to be married before I go in. This way I can still have a wife.

But right now, there is a lot of issues on there. To give you an example, halfway through I remember being told that limbo was no longer in existence and that we shouldn't acknowledge it.
#309 to #303 - infinitesinz (10/28/2013) [-]
Doesn't it say somewhere in the bible that god wouldn't let lost souls wander the Earth? Therefore eliminating "Limbo", idk, some guy told me that.
#383 to #303 - popeflatus (10/28/2013) [-]
Has it crossed your mind that the bible is completely full of **** ?
#306 to #303 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
I think I need to hear a lot more of these...
#305 to #296 - theincrediblelegs (10/28/2013) [-]
Such a nice username for a priest.
#189 - ironblood (10/28/2013) [-]
This guy popes like a champ. Someone give him a freaking medal.
This guy popes like a champ. Someone give him a freaking medal.
User avatar #193 to #189 - leonhardt (10/28/2013) [-]
Poping is now a verb
#289 to #203 - canadianbetamale (10/28/2013) [-]
I will remember this for later, mein Führer!
#194 to #193 - ironblood (10/28/2013) [-]
Spread the good word, fair stranger!
Spread the good word, fair stranger!
#213 to #193 - gilbreak (10/28/2013) [-]
someone needs to add a new definition of poping on urban dictionary  oh god i hope i don't get flagged for this .gif
someone needs to add a new definition of poping on urban dictionary oh god i hope i don't get flagged for this .gif
#264 to #213 - xsolicitedsilkx (10/28/2013) [-]
Your gif frustrates me.
#89 - helenwheels (10/28/2013) [-]
What kind of a dickhole takes somebody umbrella!
What kind of a dickhole takes somebody umbrella!
User avatar #42 - giraffodil (10/27/2013) [-]
Best. Pope. Ever.
#118 to #80 - zyconx (10/28/2013) [-]
cannot unsee hunchback pope
cannot unsee hunchback pope
#179 to #118 - xgrandmoffx (10/28/2013) [-]
Can you unsee this?
User avatar #85 to #80 - leevoquer (10/28/2013) [-]
Benedict resigned because he was diagnosed with early stages of dementia. He didn't want to misrepresent the Church by being clinically nuts. (Yeah yeah yeah, I can feel the jokes coming.) Lol.
#99 to #85 - nimithecat (10/28/2013) [-]
Isn't religion already created from insanity to begin with?

We're all insane to some degree;
we're flying in space on a space rock with hot molten matter just a few hundred miles beneath the surface, and flying around at several thousand miles through space around a massive nucelar fireball with the risk of running into space debris,
with over 20,000 assorted ways for our beloved world to kill us all in the blink of an eye. Even if we manage to escape death on a daily basis, our end of existence is inevitable as we age to death in a matter of a few decades.

Somehow we've gotten accustomed to this being our reality and live every day in comfort and lazyness.

If a madman chooses not to kill because his holy sandwich told him not to do so, is he still a madman?

The statement I'm trying to make is that while I'm a strong-willed Atheist, I just can't turn a blind eye when I see a religious man doing good deeds, regardless of whether his religious imagination told him to do so, or not.
After all, whatever the reason his intentions are, he is still being a kind human being, and a functional member of society.

In a world full of do's and don't's, it's a great thing to see individuals summoning up the initiative to be kind to one-another, as we're in a world full of conflict, fear, and opposing desires.

Much like a bright candle light in a dark room; it only takes one candle to help someone walk through the dark, unharmed by obstacles.

I don't want to die without seeing an epic war full of giant robots and missile spam all over the ******* place.

User avatar #181 to #99 - awesomeinstinct (10/28/2013) [-]
That speech...
User avatar #173 to #99 - rocksteady (10/28/2013) [-]
You are mentally retarded, and need to feel bad about how stupid you are.
User avatar #177 to #173 - nimithecat (10/28/2013) [-]
Well **** you, I still want giant robots.
User avatar #171 to #99 - Dwarf (10/28/2013) [-]
No, we're not. **** off.
User avatar #174 to #171 - nimithecat (10/28/2013) [-]
**** you I want giant robots.
#104 to #99 - triggathepirate (10/28/2013) [-]
House of the dead?
#84 to #1 - kolokainte (10/28/2013) [-]
lol what a ********
#246 to #84 - likeabox (10/28/2013) [-]
Why is he a ' ********* ?
#417 to #246 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
are you stupid or something?
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#121 to #1 - elmoose **User deleted account** (10/28/2013) [-]
he should have cooked meth
he should have cooked meth
User avatar #318 to #121 - jari (10/28/2013) [-]
Maybe he is.
User avatar #3 to #1 - lodisboeg (10/27/2013) [-]
From Wikipedia:
"He attended the technical secondary school Escuela Nacional de Educación Técnica N° 27 Hipólito Yrigoyen and graduated with a chemical technician's diploma"

A diploma from a secondary school is not a Master's Degree last time I looked.
User avatar #260 to #3 - yuukoku (10/28/2013) [-]
He has an ample understanding of science and that's what counts.
#214 to #3 - SILENCEnight (10/28/2013) [-]
**SILENCEnight rolled a random image posted in comment #24 at You are not Entitled for this title ** At least he believes in science.
#374 to #214 - masculino (10/28/2013) [-]
Nobody expect the Søren Ryge inquisition!
#239 to #3 - lildap (10/28/2013) [-]
Still sounds pretty damn good
#81 to #3 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
Information from wikipedia isn't absolute last time I checked
#50 to #3 - anon (10/27/2013) [-]
look again
#9 to #3 - anon (10/27/2013) [-]
wikipedia is not a very good source the last time i looked
User avatar #10 to #9 - lodisboeg (10/27/2013) [-]
Well, here is Wikipedia's source:
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".va" is the Vatican's domain, so I guess that is a pretty reliable source when it comes to the pope. Feel free to crosscheck.
User avatar #68 to #9 - grimsho ONLINE (10/27/2013) [-]
You haven't looked in a long time.
#418 to #3 - anon (10/28/2013) [-]
lol you dumb ****
User avatar #293 to #3 - stcronin (10/28/2013) [-]
"Before joining the priesthood, Bergoglio obtained a masters degree in chemistry from Buenos Aires University."
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