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Date Signed Up:3/03/2013
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#14 - I don't mean to be morbid, but having a random dead NPC just a… 11/24/2013 on Problem +1
#339 - Admin made it so anyone with the word 'Darwin' in their name w… 11/24/2013 on Good Guy Pope -1
#5 - You do know that none of these people are even remotely relate…  [+] (1 new reply) 11/24/2013 on Wiz Khalifa b lyk... 0
User avatar #8 - poxopi (11/24/2013) [-]
... Black and yellow? ...
#334 - Well hopefully these tiny changes are an 'evolution' of sorts … 11/24/2013 on Good Guy Pope 0
#329 - He's using cheats. 11/24/2013 on Good Guy Pope -1
#327 - Hm, I guess that is a fair enough reason, although I myself ha…  [+] (2 new replies) 11/24/2013 on Good Guy Pope 0
#331 - angelusprimus (11/24/2013) [-]
Oh there are reasons to complain about him.
He is still pretty big stick in the mud on some issues, such as priests marrying and women priesthood.
But truth is, he is a middle of the road man, theologically, in a very conservative organization.
He is trying to do better, which is, lets be honest, all anyone can do.
I'm not rejoining the church for him, but I can respect him non the less.
#334 - stevebalenzuela (11/24/2013) [-]
Well hopefully these tiny changes are an 'evolution' of sorts (Ironic term to use when referring to the church). A sort of snowball effect as this pope broke a few taboos and hopefully the next one will break even more, if you understand what I am getting at. Everything has to start somewhere and these are as good a baby steps as any.

Fuck, it's times like this I wish I lived forever just to see how things unfold, this shit will take hundreds of years.
#323 - Pic related?  [+] (1 new reply) 11/24/2013 on Good Guy Pope 0
#348 - olafthebard (11/25/2013) [-]
definitely
#321 - If I had a golden throne and decided to sit on a wooden chair… 11/24/2013 on Good Guy Pope 0
#316 - Not getting the down thumbs.. That's a perfectly valid and und…  [+] (6 new replies) 11/24/2013 on Good Guy Pope +2
#325 - angelusprimus (11/24/2013) [-]
That's easy.
Because his opinion comes from ignorance on the actual issues.
Pope's changes are not cosmetic, he has drastically reduced expenditures of his office and donated the money. So "riches" went to help someone. If not to africa.
Second he is saying how money can help people in Africa which is true. And Catholic organizations send a shitload of it every year.
What he is saying isn't facts, its prejudices. That's why red thumbs.
User avatar #332 - smokingman (11/24/2013) [-]
They are mainly cosmetic.
Yes, they do have a practical aspect, but who wouldn deny the huge popularity boost the church has obtained from all of this?

It far exceeds the impact of those spending reductions.
#344 - angelusprimus (11/24/2013) [-]
If that was all that he is doing, we could agree.
But the pope is also making drastic changes into papal office that could have drastic impact on the church. From pulling control of Vatican bank from Ettore Gotti Tedeschi and his cronies, ordering significant reforms in it, to the changing rules on dispesation of funds in bishopies. Removing Bertrone from Secretary of State position, giving it to Parolin, who is only a titular bishop and has no personal income outside of his salary. Or stake in any of Vatican's institutions.
That's where change is happening. The changes in opulence are just outside show of real change and power struggle that's happening behind the curtains.
#327 - stevebalenzuela (11/24/2013) [-]
Hm, I guess that is a fair enough reason, although I myself have 'reason' to whine about the new pope and the hype he is receiving. But it's more to do with the Vatican and leans slightly more towards conspiracy theories than facts.

If only there was a link to knowing everything.
#331 - angelusprimus (11/24/2013) [-]
Oh there are reasons to complain about him.
He is still pretty big stick in the mud on some issues, such as priests marrying and women priesthood.
But truth is, he is a middle of the road man, theologically, in a very conservative organization.
He is trying to do better, which is, lets be honest, all anyone can do.
I'm not rejoining the church for him, but I can respect him non the less.
#334 - stevebalenzuela (11/24/2013) [-]
Well hopefully these tiny changes are an 'evolution' of sorts (Ironic term to use when referring to the church). A sort of snowball effect as this pope broke a few taboos and hopefully the next one will break even more, if you understand what I am getting at. Everything has to start somewhere and these are as good a baby steps as any.

Fuck, it's times like this I wish I lived forever just to see how things unfold, this shit will take hundreds of years.
#315 - OP only posted this to get into heaven. 11/24/2013 on Good Guy Pope +1
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