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Pope Benedict XVI's resignation.

Posted Mar 5, '13 at 9:37am

partydevil

partydevil

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i myself dont really care about this happening. but it's a pretty big religious thing actually and was kinda wondering why it wasn't here on the forum yet.
to see what others think about this. like, does someone think we could see this happening more often in the future. or is Pope Benedict XVI's just cheating it's way out of his duty that god gave him?

here is a article for those that somehow dunno yet. =S

lets here some thoughts. ^^

 

Posted Mar 5, '13 at 11:48am

Kasic

Kasic

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I'm not too sure what we're supposed to really talk about.

Old guy wants to retire before he dies on the job as every other pope did. Woohoo?

Though I have heard talk about some 'ancient prophecy' regarding the popes and the end of the world. The next media hype?

 

Posted Mar 5, '13 at 12:19pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

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Knight

Old guy wants to retire before he dies on the job as every other pope did. Woohoo?

Actually the only pope who retired before was some centuries ago, Benedikt being the second pope to ever resign before death.

Heard about those ancient prophecies too. We're gonna hear more about it, or possibly even have books and movies made about it... *sigh*

Other conspiracists say he resigned because of some scandals smouldering behind the scenes. Probably this idea came from the VatiLeak thing..

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My opinion is: best thing he ever did in his career. I trust his reasons (old age, not fit for the job anymore) are correct to a big part, at least. I like the idea that he considers what is best for the church instead of clinging on his power position until he dies as a trembling cretin (sorry for the rude words, but former popes kind of validate the word choice...).
 

Posted Mar 5, '13 at 1:24pm

Moe

Moe

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Though I have heard talk about some 'ancient prophecy' regarding the popes and the end of the world. The next media hype?


It certainly could be, since its something like the next pope is supposed to be the last one before the world ends.

Actually the only pope who retired before was some centuries ago, Benedikt being the second pope to ever resign before death.


Everything I've heard mentions one pope being forced into retirement about 5-600 years ago and another choosing to retire some 700 years ago.
 

Posted Mar 5, '13 at 1:53pm

partydevil

partydevil

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Benedikt being the second pope to ever resign before death.

i heard somewhere he was the 6th.
 

Posted Mar 5, '13 at 3:28pm

blk2860

blk2860

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Heard about those ancient prophecies too. We're gonna hear more about it, or possibly even have books and movies made about it... *sigh*


From the makers of 2012...

2013! Conspiracies surround the pope as he resigns, causing the world to end!
 

Posted Mar 5, '13 at 4:21pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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Actually the only pope who retired before was some centuries ago, Benedikt being the second pope to ever resign before death.


The last pope to retire voluntarily was in 1294.

Hopefully we have no-one alive that was there to witness that one as well
 

Posted Mar 8, '13 at 4:10am

xian37

xian37

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he needs to resigned, because of his illness ..

 

Posted Mar 8, '13 at 7:00am

partydevil

partydevil

5,119 posts

he needs to resigned, because of his illness ..

and Pope John Paul II wasn't ill?
he could barely say a word without anyone thinking he was having a stroke.
 

Posted Mar 8, '13 at 8:13am

HahiHa

HahiHa

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Knight

and Pope John Paul II wasn't ill?
he could barely say a word without anyone thinking he was having a stroke.

xian never said Paul wasn't ill. The last Pope would have needed to resign, too. But he didn't because he had the right to stay. Chavez was already quite ill when he ran for presidency again. He shouldn't have run and he shouldn't have accepted, yet he did. Same thing.
 
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