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Pope resigning
« on: February 11, 2013, 06:25:52 AM »
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.

The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning.

He said that because of his advanced age and diminishing strength, he didn’t feel he could carry on the job.

Good. Let him rot for the rest of his miserable old life.

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Re: Pope resigning
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 03:02:38 PM »
well, if the trend of the last few popes is a clue, you're only going to see a worse character than him to replace him on the papal throne.
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Re: Pope resigning
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 10:56:54 PM »
What you also need to look for is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes.  Many people believe that the pope that will be elected is the last one and that the end times are coming.  I wonder how long it will take until that becomes common knowledge due to news coverage, just like the whole Mayan 2012 thing.

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Re: Pope resigning
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 02:30:36 AM »
What you also need to look for is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes.  Many people believe that the pope that will be elected is the last one and that the end times are coming.  I wonder how long it will take until that becomes common knowledge due to news coverage, just like the whole Mayan 2012 thing.

Those prophecies are so vague. So as predictions they are actually pretty useless. Think of Nostradamus. Sure some of the stuff that he says may sound scary and accurate but if you look at them closely they are so vague that anyone can shoehorn and retro fit events to make them seem like they are true. 

http://www.randi.org/encyclopedia/Saint%20Malachy's%20prophecies.html

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Re: Pope resigning
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 08:36:35 PM »
I remember Randi talking about how out of 5000 predictions, only 104 times does Nostradamus specify a person, place or date.  104 out of 104, he was wrong.  Every time Nostradamus was specific, he was wrong.
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