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User avatar #117 - mrwightproductions (11/24/2013) [-]
8. Not a sith
#113 - alicornking (11/24/2013) [-]
You can just replace the golden throne!!!
User avatar #148 to #113 - tiredofthis (11/24/2013) [-]
We need to fix that **** , man. Seriously.
#123 to #113 - minoschur (11/24/2013) [-]
>implying the holy seat of the Great Father of Mankind needs to be replaced


actually, it does
User avatar #112 - suxferyu (11/24/2013) [-]
so basically he's making the catholic church more protestant

neat
#126 to #112 - anonymous (11/24/2013) [-]
protestant **********
#125 to #112 - fhfiction (11/24/2013) [-]
idk who thumbed this guy down but thats actually the most acurate description of what he's doing so far
User avatar #127 to #125 - suxferyu (11/24/2013) [-]
butthurt catholics, most likely
User avatar #108 - irishpunker (11/24/2013) [-]
Honestly, I have friends who are Catholics who hold views that I completely appose, politically. I mean, views on abortion, views on gay people, that sort of thing.

That being said, however, I do think there's something endearing about this new Pope.
#107 - deadmuerto (11/24/2013) [-]
he's so old
he must pope his pants
User avatar #104 - newsuperyoshi (11/24/2013) [-]
Is it just me, or does it seem like he should've gotten a lawn chair, much better for an elderly man, and simpler, I'm just Jesus would be proud either way, but the latter I think would've been a better idea.
#102 - olafthebard (11/24/2013) [-]
Have to say, I'm an atheist, but what he's doing is really helping people, including my friends who are Catholics, all in all he's a good guy
Have to say, I'm an atheist, but what he's doing is really helping people, including my friends who are Catholics, all in all he's a good guy
#323 to #102 - stevebalenzuela (11/24/2013) [-]
Pic related?
#348 to #323 - olafthebard (11/25/2013) [-]
definitely
User avatar #222 to #102 - mrcristal (11/24/2013) [-]
atheist =/= unethical
User avatar #95 - willisteal (11/24/2013) [-]
Still the pope so **** 'em
User avatar #106 to #95 - jackknapp (11/24/2013) [-]
He's actually a pretty cool guy.
User avatar #311 to #106 - willisteal (11/24/2013) [-]
No, he is a human being that believes there is something wrong with gay people, he is not a cool guy.
User avatar #74 - mcderper (11/24/2013) [-]
Typical pope, spending more donated money on stuff for himself that he wants.
#262 to #71 - amataisawhore (11/24/2013) [-]
I don't give a **** about him.
User avatar #240 to #71 - ekseevi **User deleted account** (11/24/2013) [-]
I do, yeah.
#220 to #71 - thevoodoofrog (11/24/2013) [-]
Nothing ever stopped me liking someone because of their religion. I may be atheist, but some religious people have been the nicest, most selfless people ever to exist, and you can't stop liking them over their religion.

The new pope seems like a really nice guy, yeah.
User avatar #215 to #71 - xalidan ONLINE (11/24/2013) [-]
I can not argue you good sir.
User avatar #212 to #71 - asimplepotato (11/24/2013) [-]
I have never gotten that. It's been posted at almost every post related to Francis, but why the hell should atheists like him?

Why the hell should atheists care at all?

It's like burger king is releasing a new burger and you say "You like the new burger, dont you vegans?
User avatar #282 to #212 - christmouth (11/24/2013) [-]
Why atheists should care what he does? He's the head of one of the largest religion in the world, so I think that it's reasonable that most people are interested in what the pope does and what he says. If the catholic church was more lenient on condoms in the past, then the AIDS plague might not have become what it did. It's like saying, I'm European why should I care who becomes the president of the United States.
#257 to #212 - justapubbie (11/24/2013) [-]
The things is, Vegans are not burgers, but both atheists and the pope are people. So it would be more like if a magic factory that made real meat without harming animals came out, and you asked "You like the new wonder-meat don't you vegans?"

Yes. Yes they would.
User avatar #259 to #257 - asimplepotato (11/24/2013) [-]
Nooo...? Because the magic factory would be a great thing for vegans, but the pope isn't a great thing for atheists...it means nothing to atheists.
#261 to #259 - justapubbie (11/24/2013) [-]
"the magic factory would be a great thing for vegans"
I was getting at something more like "the magic factory would be a great thing for animals"
"the pope isn't a great thing for atheists"
Not really, but the pope IS a great thing for people and kindness and other crap that us atheists like. Make more sense now? Eh is good guy who does not afraid of anything. Why would we not like him?
#260 to #259 - justapubbie (11/24/2013) [-]
But it does mean something for people, and atheists mainly hate religion because of it's long history of mistreatment of people. Though they disbelieve for different reasons, the 'evils of religion' is why they give a **** about your own personal beliefs'
Since the pope is treating people right (similar to the magic factory not harming animals) the atheists, who care about people being treated right, are then happy. Yes I'm aware that having a crappy chair doesn't really mean he's treating people better, but it implies he is putting the money to more humanitarian uses
User avatar #263 to #260 - asimplepotato (11/24/2013) [-]
Ye, but for the people who ignore religion, then it wouldn't matter at all whatever he did, so it wouldn't be anything good for atheists spesific.

But for the example, the factory would be good spesificly for vegans who are against the killing of animals as it would be a step for their movement, spesificly for them.
#267 to #263 - justapubbie (11/24/2013) [-]
But, as I've been trying to say, People are more than just a religion.

Vegans like animals
Magic factory is good for animals
Vegans like magic factory

Atheists like Humans
The new pope is good for humans
Atheists like the new pope

He doesn't do anything for atheists directly, but he does do things for humanitarian efforts, which atheists can appreciate. not saying non-atheists don't appreciate it, buy we aren't talking about them right now
User avatar #181 to #71 - nebuchadnezzaurus (11/24/2013) [-]
Is this going to make top comments yet a third time? Tune in tonight to find out!
User avatar #258 to #181 - doctorprofessornv (11/24/2013) [-]
Four actually, and yes.
User avatar #179 to #71 - cazabrow (11/24/2013) [-]
I do, I realize people say that we shouldn't give him such praise because he's doing what the previous pope should have done, but let's keep in mind that just because he should have, it doesn't mean he necessarily would - he could keep the same wealth and hundreds of thousands would still view him as righteous and pure. Instead he chose to actually inspire countless more people by being a symbol of good.
User avatar #169 to #71 - yumpod (11/24/2013) [-]
yes, I respect him greatly
User avatar #85 to #71 - melontwilight (11/24/2013) [-]
He's a good, respectable guy, it shouldn't matter the religion.
User avatar #170 to #85 - hankhillofthe ONLINE (11/24/2013) [-]
You silly bitch, that picture was made to draw out comments like that.
User avatar #346 to #170 - doctorprofessornv (11/24/2013) [-]
And it works like a charm
User avatar #224 to #170 - melontwilight (11/24/2013) [-]
Doesn't make it any less true
#234 to #224 - hankhillofthe ONLINE (11/24/2013) [-]
Yeah, everybody knew it before you said it.

They were waiting for you to point it out so they could point you out and laugh!

YOU'RE BEING CONTROLLED.
User avatar #76 to #71 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
I really don't care about the pope
Living in a protestant country, his actions mean very little to me.
User avatar #99 to #76 - newsuperyoshi (11/24/2013) [-]
Being a protestant from a protestant family, I can confirm this, but he's so important to the oldest form of the religion, I have to know what he's doing, as he can control how people view it.
#69 - holyfool (11/24/2013) [-]
8: He has a master's degree in chemistry.
#175 to #69 - bcp (11/24/2013) [-]
If you did your research you would find that he does not in fact have a masters in Chem.
User avatar #67 - Greevon (11/24/2013) [-]
There have always been good and bad popes. I think this is expressed well in the Divine Comedy. You can look back and see all the excessive and corrupt popes that Dante had depicted in Hell, but then there are the virtuous ones who actually did their job in Paradise.
I'm glad our new century finally has it's first good pope.
#66 - tastycupcakes (11/24/2013) [-]
". . . if gold rust, what then will iron do?
For if a priest be foul in whom we trust
No wonder that a common man should rust. . . .”
-Geoffrey Chaucer
User avatar #63 - KayRed (11/24/2013) [-]
**** , that's what a stole is. I've been reading Wheel of Time wondering what it was the whole time.
#60 - seeteufel (11/24/2013) [-]
8- Has a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo.
#68 to #60 - headhunternl (11/24/2013) [-]
You're not allowed to quote God!
User avatar #25 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
Everyone's lining up to suck the new pope's dick

Why are we giving a man such high praise for not being a pompous dickwad?
Because the previous popes were?

"Congratulations on being an improvement over some terrible people. You must have worked hard not to become a douche"
User avatar #357 to #25 - revengeforfreeze (11/27/2013) [-]
already started i see

well it's good to have you back
User avatar #358 to #357 - mrgreatnamess (11/27/2013) [-]
I got like 260 reds for this one
User avatar #359 to #358 - revengeforfreeze (11/27/2013) [-]
more like 110
#360 to #359 - mrgreatnamess (11/27/2013) [-]
-91-6-5-1-21-2-9-8-7-7-17-6 = -180
And these numbers are reds AND greens.
Remove the greens, and I think you'll find the number is around 250+
User avatar #361 to #360 - revengeforfreeze (11/27/2013) [-]
Well, we were talking the ammount of red thumbs
User avatar #362 to #361 - mrgreatnamess (11/27/2013) [-]
Getting one red and three greens does not equal me getting 0 reds and two greens, does it?
User avatar #363 to #362 - revengeforfreeze (11/27/2013) [-]
Nope.

I only mentioned the amount of red thumbs you got
User avatar #364 to #363 - mrgreatnamess (11/27/2013) [-]
But you didn't

You saw my calculation
It was not "more like 110"

My estimate was based on total amount of reds, not the deducted numbers you can see here.
And my estimate is undeniably closer than your estimate.
User avatar #365 to #364 - revengeforfreeze (11/27/2013) [-]
Yeah, I didn't actually add them together.

I saw your calculation.

Never mind, I thought wrong. But 180 is closer to 110 than 260
User avatar #366 to #365 - mrgreatnamess (11/27/2013) [-]
We're talking apples and oranges here.

My estimate was total number of reds
I have no idea what yours was.

If your estimate was total number, then yours is far from the actual number, whereas mine is much closer.
If your estimate was the deducted number, then there's no sense comparing them.

Either way, I win.
User avatar #367 to #366 - revengeforfreeze (11/27/2013) [-]
doesn't matter

you konw the quote about winning on the internet right
User avatar #368 to #367 - mrgreatnamess (11/27/2013) [-]
Nothing else matters

Yes, and like the "winning isn't everything" quote, it was made by losers, or by winners trying to comfort losers.
User avatar #369 to #368 - revengeforfreeze (11/27/2013) [-]
I know

naaah.. cmon. now you're being dumb
User avatar #370 to #369 - mrgreatnamess (11/27/2013) [-]
It's true
No winner would ever diminish the value of winning
User avatar #371 to #370 - revengeforfreeze (11/27/2013) [-]
.. seriously?

now that's just bs, the value of winning on the internet? no.

maybe irl, but it really isn't all. as long as I'm happy I can lose all I want.

But I'm not so meh

don't be so condescending dude

i thought you disliked labels.
User avatar #372 to #371 - mrgreatnamess (11/27/2013) [-]
A winner is a winner on every battlefield

Winning makes people happy

Labels are useful
User avatar #373 to #372 - revengeforfreeze (11/28/2013) [-]
How about no. Both you and I know Thats Bs.

Depends really. Other things make People happy too.

Labels are for People who feel the need to impose expectations for the Most
User avatar #375 to #373 - mrgreatnamess (11/28/2013) [-]
Why do you capitalize random letters?

Yes, but winning does too

"People who feel the need to impose expectations for the Most "
Instead of that long sentence, you could just have one word which is a label that means the same thing.
Labels are useful.
User avatar #380 to #375 - revengeforfreeze (11/28/2013) [-]
screw u obama
User avatar #378 to #375 - revengeforfreeze (11/28/2013) [-]
well, I never said winning doesnt make people happy so whats your point?

yeah. but I don't understand what label would be short for what I tried to say.
User avatar #376 to #375 - revengeforfreeze (11/28/2013) [-]
smartphone LOL

and other things too


?
User avatar #377 to #376 - mrgreatnamess (11/28/2013) [-]
I never said other things don't make people happy. What's your point?

Labels are one-word descriptions.
That's literally what they are.
#307 to #25 - ishotthedeputy (11/24/2013) [-]
John Paul II was not a dickwad. He did more with regards to church leadership and benefitting the church more than Francis has (he was also pope for more years), but Francis has just put a better face to it
User avatar #202 to #25 - rhiaanor (11/24/2013) [-]
Power corrupts, so far he hasn't been corrupted and has gotten rid of all the riches and stupid **** from the corruption of previous popes. It's easy to not be a dickwad when you have no power, or money, to enforce your dickish and greedy behavior.
#160 to #25 - bigrog (11/24/2013) [-]
The dude has meant with multiple people in horrible situations such and people with deformities and in poverty to help them and show them love, helped raise millions maybe even billions for natural disasters, is trying his best to get rid of corruption in his religion even though it means going against the other vatican leader and the ******* mafia, has spent millions on building homeless shelters, spends most of his time encouraging people to be kind and love each other, fought and beat the temptations of getting a ******** of cash and expensive thing and instead chose to live a humble life, and even takes time out of his day to actually call random people hes never met on twitter who said they where having a hard time with their faithes. In your entire life I doubt you have done a fraction of what he has done since becoming pope nor do i think you would do a fraction of as good a job as he did if you did become pope. I highly doubt most people would. If i had to guess i would say only a very small fraction of people have done as much good as he has in this last year. Thats why he deserves all this praise
User avatar #141 to #25 - durkadurka ONLINE (11/24/2013) [-]
Because he's reforming the status quo in a position plauged with scandal and poor reputation. He's showing the entire world what it means to be Christian and is inspiring millions.
I think much of the praise is a sign of relief that the church is getting back to what its teachings are all about.
User avatar #109 to #25 - lolofoeshow (11/24/2013) [-]
well, not being a dickwad is clearly something you never accomplished
#115 to #109 - minoschur (11/24/2013) [-]
Anon, we have burnsign the likes of which even God has never seen!
User avatar #105 to #25 - kinginyellow (11/24/2013) [-]
Biggest thing he's done: undoing all the crap the last ones made (well trying) by actually apologizing on the half of the church and forgiving people who have been condemned so long. He's making a movement to strip the church's old image is the big part.
#89 to #25 - anonymous (11/24/2013) [-]
taking the bait but whatever,

we love this guy because unlike many of his predecessors he is more concerned with practicing the teachings of his religion, forgiveness and acceptance of others, than with damning anyone who doesnt believe the same way his religion does. all the while being criticized by HIS OWN PEOPLE for changing the way the church is. as it was i believe that the catholic church.. predominately the Vatican.. was one of the most corrupt institutions in the world before this new pope showed up. and this guy is cleaning house, while being the highest voice of one of the LARGEST religions in the world. by him being less of a douche more are following his example and in themselves are being less douchey.
User avatar #93 to #89 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
All I ask for is realistic praise that's fitting with what he's doing.
The man does not become the new messiah by doing a few good acts.
At least not in my eyes.
#79 to #25 - kortex (11/24/2013) [-]
There are so much Dickwad, everywhere in this world, that not being one when you got some power is an achievement

He is a real good guy, what do you want us to do, just ignore it ?
No, that a way to thanks him, i rather light up good act by the pope than blame what **** the governement is doing
User avatar #82 to #79 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
Say he's a good guy, whatever

My problem is that people paint him as a god damn saint when he hasn't done all that much
User avatar #153 to #82 - mitchr (11/24/2013) [-]
We praise him for his being a good human being. He's gotten into a position of power, and done things few others can say they have done, whether in power or not.
If Obama wore a t-shirt, gave his suit to a homeless man, and gave the guy some food and money, then went and moved out of the White House and lived in an apartment, we'd praise him too, for the exact same reason. He is in a position of power, and is using it not for the power, but to change things, the reason that positions of power should be used.
User avatar #29 to #25 - fatbitchapproves (11/24/2013) [-]
He had to work to not be a dickwad. Being a dickwad was expected of him, but he wanted to make a change that would effect all of the popes to come.
User avatar #209 to #29 - threeeighteen (11/24/2013) [-]
Yeah, I'd hate to be the next Pope after Francis. Setting a much higher bar for them and all.
User avatar #30 to #29 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
HOW IS NOT BEING A DICKWAD HARD WORK?

Step 1: Don't be a dickwad
Step 2: Repeat step 1
Step 3: ????
Step 4: Get your dick sucked by the internet (also profit)
#163 to #30 - anonymous (11/24/2013) [-]
friend, i gave up on the funnyjunk community not too long ago, mostly with the influx of these religious posts.

those religious of the community are taking full advantage to jump on the band wagon of a "good guy pope" where in fact he is being like any civilized human being. the guy is idolized as some great figure yet most of the kids on here dont even know his role in the catholic church or why there even is a pope to begin with.

it used to sicken me how much they bash atheists as being "intolerant" <- notice the irony?? but now i just realise they are little kids who are distraught by the ******** their religion propagates. i had a protestant friend on here who liked these posts -- what an idiot, probably like most on here.
#45 to #30 - amuzen (11/24/2013) [-]
well one way you could look at it is he changed a bunch of thousand year old traditions. Like, he's still the god king of a multinational super cult and that's kinda ****** up but at least he's not as bad all the god kings that came before him and he's sort of turning that super cult away from all the horrible things they used to practice, who knows at this rate maybe they'll even stop sodomizing little boys next generation and start donating all their proceeds towards providing food and shelter for those who have none in the future.
User avatar #75 to #45 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
And when they start doing all those wonderful things, go ahead and praise the **** out of the pope.
#77 to #75 - amuzen (11/24/2013) [-]
I dunno man when a kid gets an B plus on a test after having a bunch of F's and C's you don't say nah I'm gonna wait till he's got a master degree to praise him.
#80 to #77 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
Here's a situation that would be analogous to what we have, unlike the ****** analogy you came up with.

There's a class
In this class, the students all get bad grades
Then the year ends, and they all graduate
The next class (mind you, a completely NEW class, not the same students) comes to the school, and they get good grades from the getgo.
DO YOU PRAISE THEM TO HIGH HEAVENS FOR NOT BEING RETARDS LIKE THE LAST CLASS?
#86 to #80 - amuzen (11/24/2013) [-]
well if it was a program that had 100 kids had failed in the past then suddenly one kid passed it yeah you give that kid some praise.

The point is that it's a huge improvement on what they had before and that's why everyone is praising him.
User avatar #90 to #86 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
The test is on basic reading.
The same way the pope is "passing" the test on "not being a complete asshole"

The ability to read is no grand achievement, unless you're a child.

The ability to not be an idiot is no grand achievement, unless you're what, Catholic?
#92 to #90 - amuzen (11/24/2013) [-]
Yeah exactly now you're getting it, although replace idiot with greedy/self serving and catholic with rich/empowered
#88 to #86 - amuzen (11/24/2013) [-]
and the point to the whole praise thing is that when someone takes a step in the right direction you praise them, the whole point of praise is to let people know that they are going in the right direction.
User avatar #91 to #88 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
You'd think all the hate towards the previous popes would have been an indication that they were doing something wrong...
#94 to #91 - amuzen (11/24/2013) [-]
you would think but then they would sit on their big golden throne with their diamond encrusted bling and think, well if doing what I was doing got me THIS rich all them other guys are probably just haters.
User avatar #61 to #45 - kyrozor (11/24/2013) [-]
Dunno why you got thumbed down. This is perfectly accurate
#65 to #61 - amuzen (11/24/2013) [-]
It's because the child molesting thing is something that's sort of blown out of proportions (although there's a bunch of other **** that Catholicism does that's bad that's the most famous one so that's why I used it)
User avatar #31 to #30 - fatbitchapproves (11/24/2013) [-]
He had to change the clothes the pope wears, the throne he sits in, the rug he walks on, the cross he uses, and the ring he wars... If you were made the pope you would've just continued the old traditions.
User avatar #32 to #31 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
Oh wow, he had to not wear the same clothes as the previous guy?
Wow, it must have taken a ******** of work to get that done
He totally couldn't have said "I don't want to, I'm the god damn pope"

It's cool, though.
Just keep sucking his dick.
We all know his kind enjoys that kind of thing
User avatar #47 to #32 - fnoogernooger (11/24/2013) [-]
It's hard to change the Catholic Church. Remember when the Pope, the HOLY LEADER of the Catholic Church, told the world that being gay was no longer a sin in the Catholic Church, but then the counsel of Bishops said that what he said wasn't true and overruled him? That's basically what he's been up against his entire papacy.
User avatar #43 to #32 - zaywoot (11/24/2013) [-]
wow... you're being quite the dickwad there...

People are praising the new pope, not because he is not a dickwad, but because he sets a good example, an example this world is in dire ******* need of...
With all the cocksucking douchebags out in the world, its nice to see someone who isnt one.

Especially one who is a religious figurehead, it's his job to be a good example of how to act, not just as a christian, but as a human, give the guy some well deserved props,
or are you just not capable? didnt daddy give you a hug? did the boss yell at you today?

Wouldnt it be nice to be told "hey there mrgreatnamess, you're doing very well."
Or are you such an apathetic cunt that you'd look at the guy like a ******* alien...

Im not christian, or religious in any sense, but this pope is improving the christians reputation quite a ******* lot, while setting a great example for people of all cultures.

Now go suck a dick... ******* pillock...
User avatar #70 to #43 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
Firstly
u mad

Secondly
I'm all for giving praise where praise is due
But when it turns into the kind of dickgobbling that it has been lately for some, let's face it, minor things. He didn't solve world hunger or anything. He sold his damn car and stopped using some expensive things.

I simply think the praise is too much for what he's done, which is good. It's just not that good.
Meanwhile, there are people out there who do things deserving of this kind of dickgobbling, but it goes unnoticed because of what? Their predecessors weren't assholes?
#277 to #70 - ascecis (11/24/2013) [-]
Man you have a fascination for dickgobbling.
User avatar #328 to #277 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
It's a nice word
User avatar #22 - sienimies (11/23/2013) [-]
I just wonder when he'll get killed.


You know, for being a good guy with power. They seem to get killed.
User avatar #270 to #22 - enteroreninenine (11/24/2013) [-]
He will
sadly
User avatar #210 to #22 - threeeighteen (11/24/2013) [-]
They installed the Papal Ninja's during Jay-p's go at playing the Pope game.
User avatar #135 to #22 - rockamekishiko (11/24/2013) [-]
italian mafia already pissed off at him for cracking down on money laundering in the church
User avatar #134 to #22 - leafonthewind (11/24/2013) [-]
happy 50th anniversary of JFKS death everyone!
I made myself sad
User avatar #87 to #22 - screamingdemon (11/24/2013) [-]
It's probably just that we tend to see the people who gets killed as good guys. There are a lot of powerful good guys who didn't get killed. As well as many bad guys who did get killed.
User avatar #26 to #22 - damaiuo (11/24/2013) [-]
soon i guess
User avatar #20 - bottleofwater (11/23/2013) [-]
I don't know why, but I feel that he should have gotten a more comfortable chair. I mean, he's and elderly man.

I dunno it just feels like that chair wood give him back problems.
User avatar #266 to #20 - Zeeter (11/24/2013) [-]
It is oft said by those we tend to respect that no throne of power should be easy to sit, lest the occupant become comfortable in his/her power.
#50 to #20 - amuzen (11/24/2013) [-]
I can see it now, you enter into the grand hall and the pope spins around in his excecutive master chair his fingers crossed in front of his eyes as he looks down the hall to his legion of suits "Gentleman I've gathered you here today because recently we have seen a 6% decline in our soul quouta from the north american market and a whopping 20% decrease from our our division in Asia, our sister company Christianity has suffered a similar decline and we are finding it harder to me our annual quouta, if this keeps up there is going to be some budget cuts around here. do you understand?"
#53 to #50 - amuzen (11/24/2013) [-]
Or perhaps a nice easy chair to lay back and relax as he does his pope things, at the end of the grand hall sits a man wearing sunglasses, a hawaiin pattern stole, a white bath robe and black shorts. "Hello son, I hear you are having a crisis faith, why not take a seat and I 'll tell you a story about how when I was your age I found myself in a similar dilemma"
#58 to #53 - amuzen (11/24/2013) [-]
Or a nice big rocking chair.
at the end of the hall sits a old man bobbing back and forth, the only noise breaking the silence the rhymic sound of the chair as it glides gently to and fro, he wears a white snuggy, fluffy black slippers and a slightly elongated night cap.
"Take a seat my son, the secret to a long healthy life is to not stress about material things and let your spirit soar."
User avatar #46 to #20 - nucularwar (11/24/2013) [-]
He ought to get a nice big comfy armchair. Nothing says "wise spiritual leader" like a big comfy armchair
User avatar #48 to #46 - bottleofwater (11/24/2013) [-]
Finally! Someone who agrees!
User avatar #51 to #48 - nucularwar (11/24/2013) [-]
Gotta get some holy lumbar support
#15 - whatwhen ONLINE (11/23/2013) [-]
**whatwhen rolled a random image posted in comment #6561782 at Safe For Work Random Board ** okay okay where did the golden throne go?? did he sell it and gave money to charity? pretty sure he didnt, so how 						*******					 good is he?   
they are just getting back to the we are poor and simple people just like everyone idea to possibly attract people to christianity or stop people from leaving
**whatwhen rolled a random image posted in comment #6561782 at Safe For Work Random Board ** okay okay where did the golden throne go?? did he sell it and gave money to charity? pretty sure he didnt, so how ******* good is he?
they are just getting back to the we are poor and simple people just like everyone idea to possibly attract people to christianity or stop people from leaving
User avatar #34 to #15 - mistafishy (11/24/2013) [-]
He did all of this to live closer to how Jesus did- symbolically obviously. Jesus had the opportunities to become rich and pampered countless times, but always lived among the poor and in just as shoddy shape to show that it's not important. If you don't understand that then you've got some reading to do.

PS: There's no reason to attract anyone to Christianity when half of the world's population is already into it. Who are we competing with? Half of Asia and its Buddhists... and a billion Muslims.
User avatar #36 to #34 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
"There's no reason to attract anyone to Christianity "

If you don't understand the reason why that's wrong, then you've got some reading to do
User avatar #39 to #36 - mistafishy (11/24/2013) [-]
Nuh uh, you've got reading to do, you bookreading bookreader. I bet you read books. Like a reading reader who reads...

Seriously, I can't think of anything redeeming to say because what I meant to say was that we don't exactly need to compete with anyone. Religion isn't a contest.

Especially when you're winning. But really, not a contest.
User avatar #73 to #39 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
Contest, no.

Convert as many as you can, yes.
#40 to #39 - fnoogernooger (11/24/2013) [-]
>bookreading bookreader
User avatar #42 to #40 - mistafishy (11/24/2013) [-]
It's like ************* ************ . But with Books. And reading. It's ejewcaishunol.
#44 to #42 - fnoogernooger (11/24/2013) [-]
I thought that ejewcaishunol was a word from one of those Scandinavian languages for too long.
#72 to #44 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
Frankly, I find that insulting
#83 to #72 - fnoogernooger (11/24/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, I just saw lots of vowels and consonants in an unfamiliar pattern that looked  Scandiwegian to me.    
   
I'm going to stop putting my foot in my mouth now.
I'm sorry, I just saw lots of vowels and consonants in an unfamiliar pattern that looked Scandiwegian to me.

I'm going to stop putting my foot in my mouth now.
#84 to #83 - mrgreatnamess (11/24/2013) [-]
Scandiwegian...?
#98 to #84 - fnoogernooger (11/24/2013) [-]
Maritime slang for this area of Europe. A bit of a misnomer imho, since it's a portmanteau of Norwegian and Scandanavian and Norway is in Scandanavia... but oh well. I didn't make up the name.
Maritime slang for this area of Europe. A bit of a misnomer imho, since it's a portmanteau of Norwegian and Scandanavian and Norway is in Scandanavia... but oh well. I didn't make up the name.
User avatar #100 to #98 - fnoogernooger (11/24/2013) [-]
Oh bullocks... that's really hard to read. It's Iceland, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Svalbard.
User avatar #24 to #15 - USSRviper (11/23/2013) [-]
he can't sell the old golden chair because it's deemed a relic of the church and it goes against the laws of the church to sell relics
User avatar #21 to #15 - sienimies (11/23/2013) [-]
I don't know about the throne, but he did sell his fine-ass car and gave money to charity. After that he encouraged others to do the same.
#17 to #15 - anonymous (11/23/2013) [-]
He offended more Christians with this then he encouraged people to become Christian.
If anything, you'd have to say he's encouraging Christians to leave the church.
#18 to #17 - whatwhen ONLINE (11/23/2013) [-]
**whatwhen rolled a random image posted in comment #141 at finally ** log in and say it like man, you ******* bitch
#41 to #18 - fnoogernooger (11/24/2013) [-]
Take this; you'll need it.
#13 - kingnicholas (11/23/2013) [-]
I liked the old stuff better. I do like the pomp and circumstance of the Catholic Church. It always feels like we are in a place that is built to worship God. Also that gold is probably just been put into storage since it is probably over 700 years old and priceless, And the shoes were meant to symbolize the martyrs, not be flashy.
But I do see why he is doing it. It does help the image of the church. But I don't have to like it.
#96 to #13 - anonymous (11/24/2013) [-]
except why need the flash? god sees you as you truly are regardless of the pomp and bluster that you may show. wanting such is nothing but vanity on your own part. the pope realizes this and is attempting to do away with such unnecessary things.
Jesus christ preached of god in nothing but his robe and sandals. i for one believe that if its good enough for the son of god, its good enough for the voice of his word. for once in a very long time the pope is practicing the teachings of Jesus and not holding firm to the old testament like a drunk does his last bottle.
#59 to #13 - spideybro (11/24/2013) [-]
As a Catholic, I agree. Don't let the red thumbs get to you.
User avatar #35 to #13 - mistafishy (11/24/2013) [-]
I honestly don't know why this valid opinion is thumbed down so much...

Though I disagree somewhat... Except the shoes. When it comes to symbols, I wouldn't mess with them. But then again... Jesus... Martyrs... Martyrs are cool n' all, but they didn't turn water into partytime.
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