Take a good hard look into the life of new pope. To give an overview he thinks that:

Homosexuality is still a sin. He tells people to respect homosexuals, but whent the Argintinian government is going to make sam-sex marriage legal he says, "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God."

During his early life he gave up all his fancy posetions (personal cook, facy place to live, chauffeured limo) and made a pledge of poverty. This sounds awefully noble right? Wrong, look at why he had those things to start out with (because he was a cardinal). Think about what the Bible verson of Jesus would have done. He probably wouldn't have even considered giving those things out to preachers of his word anyway. So denying riches should be something that cardinals and popes HAVE to do an shouldn't be praised for. By the way, the pledge of poverty meant that he just had to live like everyone else in the community (what a saint -- sarcasm)

Lastly, there was a criminal complaint filed against him by a human rights lawyer for the abduction of two Jesuit priests. However, there was no evidence to prove that he had anything to do with it. :)

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio background and information,

Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina: He is 76, and is considered a straight-shooter who calls things as he sees them, and a follower of the church’s most conservative wing. He is a former archbishop of Buenos Aires.

He has clashed with the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner over his opposition to gay marriage and free distribution of contraceptives.

Besides being the first non-European pope in the modern era, the first South American pope and the third straight non-Italian pope, he also is the first Pope Francis.


Yeah, I... I know, man...

I hope he does not quit like the last guy. I mean if the holy spirit goes to the trouble of picking you to represent Jesus the son god on this planet, then the least he could do is see it through until he dies and becomes immortal.

I was watching some of it on TV just now and thinking to myself that I am really from another planet. I don’t get it at all.


What I find interesting is that the Vatican now has two Popes. Even though the first Pope Nazi resigned, he is still alive and he was apparently chosen by God. The second one has also been chosen by God .. The only way a Pope can be unchosen is to die so, how do the people know who to be loyal to ...

They do what they are told by cult leaders because there are no gods giving orders.

Hi Heather

Thats true but perception is reality ... the people really and truly believe that Gaawd speaks through the chosen ones ...*shakes head*


So as I said - People do what they are told by cult leaders.

Well they arent chosen by God, they are chosen by other cardinals. He is the HUMAN candidate to be God's mouthpiece.

Chosen by God?  No.  You really should take the time to learn about people before making claims about them.  The man was chosen by the college of cardinals to do a job.  Not much different than the board of directors of a company choosing a CEO.  A CEO can choose to resign without dying, so can a pope.

All we Catholics believe is that God cares enough about us silly humans to actually help us, at least if we're willing to genuinely try.

Which god, Robert?

There can be only one.  -Highlander

First off, why is one invisible sky faery necessarily and more likely than many?

Secondly, assuming their is only one - which one is it?  The question I asked in the first place 'Professor'?


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