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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #4 - xkmarcus
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Paradox time!

If someone gives up religion for lent, then are they bound to actually follow lent and give up religion, but then they must follow lent!
User avatar #11 to #4 - topherbav
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he didn't gave up religion, just his function as pope
User avatar #12 to #4 - xplosevdiarrhea
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Well, once they give up religion, no force drives them to do anything so paradox averted.
User avatar #13 to #4 - moseph
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If lent is a season and we view it purely as a time period, technically anybody, even an atheist, could give something up for lent. Only they can stop without going against religion because they're not obligated to follow it. Basically what Mr. xplosevdiarrhea Gear 2nd said, but I'm putting it in a paragraph.
#10 to #4 - teamrocketninja
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Make it stop!
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#17 - jibbernut
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I think Lent is a good thing. Giving up something you like is hard to do and a good practice in discipline.
>MFW I'm Catholic.
#21 to #17 - jibbernut
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Whoops I meant to say "MFW I'm not Cahtolic", I had just got done injecting a few marijuanas and made a typographical error it seems.
MFW Now that I'm peaking on marijuanas.
User avatar #25 to #17 - RisenLichen
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I gave up masturbating.
User avatar #29 to #25 - jibbernut
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I didn't
User avatar #23 - raquelian
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I gave up lent for lent
#15 - mankey
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Yes, run, run from the fear turkey.
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#8 to #6 - anon id: 2e768c1e
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technically he's chosen by the leaders of the church to be a conduit between man and god... i suppose it's like being mute and needing a translator who knows sign language, and they quit on you.
#9 to #6 - anon id: c67ed3a6
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chosen by god?
so, tell me, how did god chose the previous popes?
User avatar #14 to #6 - mankey
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I believe he is just the elected figurehead of an organisation, not actually chosen to be the voice of God. Those chosen by God to spread his word tend to be a Prophet, not Pope.

Just being higher in the church doesn't put you somehow on God's speed dial. :P
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#20 to #6 - captnpl
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He's chosen by the cardinals.
#22 to #6 - ichbinlecher
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If I recall correctly, though I by no means we say this is definitely true: The pope is the chosen by apostolic succession dating back to Peter, who was chosen by God to be the first pope. Right now, Benedict acts for Peter in being the human leader of the church, but that doesn't make him extra special or anything, merely the leader - he is still simply a voice piece, since God is the true leader of the church.

It is difficult for me to know precisely as I am not Catholic (thus was not taught), and personally view the pope to be no more than a head among equals (thus having little motivation to get everything right), with all the saints (living and dead) being capable of hearing and voicing God's will.
User avatar #1 - xalucardx
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**xalucardx rolled user captaincupcakez ** is next pope
User avatar #31 to #1 - captaincupcakez
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damn straight
#19 - iseewhatyadidtharr
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**iseewhatyadidtharr rolls 41** Dubs and i delete my account for 3 weeks...for lent
User avatar #18 - iliketires
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I'm giving up spell check for Lant.
User avatar #3 - keeganlol
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**keeganlol rolls 31** dubs and i give up fapping for lent
#7 to #3 - anon id: 2e768c1e
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don't even roll for that, suicide is not the way!
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