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in as much as it's possible to like the head of that church. he's managed to talk about homosexuality without coming across like a massive cunt.
I'm not a 'big fan', I just think he's relatively ok.
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He's still of the belief that it is wrong and they need help.
If you'd said marginally preferable to the last pope (who was a member of the Hitler youth) then I'd be inclined to agree.
The Catholic Church is still one of the most pernicous forces for evil in the world today. Their influence on the spread of AIDS in Africa is shameful. What's does he have to say about the use of contraception?
Was just saying this to my friend the other night that he seems alright, but then i am measuring him against the last two and they were both total cunts.
But that aside, he seems to be saying the right things and opening up dialogue which is always good. Let's hope there's some actions after these words.
JP2 was a good egg.
The german fella was obviously a bit...y'know.
Nothing he's said actually require actions.
It's ok to be gay, just no bumming: Nothing needs to happen
Women can't be priests: Nothing needs to happen
That's it, pretty much
in making it look like he's doing good work, like going "oh hey the poor are having a bad time of it aren't they" and "fancying people of the same sex is ok" but not actually doing anything, so the more conservative side of the Catholic church won't get too upset and the rest of the world thinks "oh this guy's not a fucking complete ratfaced shithead like the last one". I'm sure he's a nice man and he's clearly well meaning but he's not actually done owt
and very quickly, which i understand is very rare for a pope.
Benidict was more the self-satisfied, smug pope, saying no one man should have all this power, with the unspoken implication that he's keeping it anyway.
Francis is more the Ball so hard motherfuckers wanna fine me type of pope, making moves which may be unpopular with the greater church, getting shit done rather than wallowing in his own smug self-satisfaction at having the fanciest dress in the vatican, and as it were, being 100% baller.
But why stop here?
Francis gives to the poor, cutting bonuses to cardinals and giving to the poor. When questioned, he's known to have said "What's 50 grand to a motherfucker like me, can you please remind me?" thus showing his acknowledgement that while such a sum is little to him, it could be put to better use helping others, to whom it would seem a sizable sum. Indeed, when French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran spoke against the decision, he said quite politely "Ball so hard since we here, It's only right that we'd be fair", but was later heard to comment to the Australian Cardinal George Pell, "Doctors say I'm the illest, Cause I'm suffering from realness, Got my niggas in Paris, And they going gorillas, huh?"
It's said that his first words upon entering the Papal suite were "Ball so hard this shit weird, We ain't even supposed to be here", showing his thoughts on the issue of the opulent papal suite, opting to live in the more modest Vatican guest house.
Furthermore, it was noted that despite the church's previous good works, he's disappointed with how the church seems stuck in time, unable to keep up with the modern world while foolishly focusing on accumulating wealth and investing in the diamond trade, commenting that the church "Ball so hard got a broke clock, Rolleys that don't tick tock, Audemars that's losing time, Hidden behind all these big rocks."
On the topic of traditional dietary restrictions on certain days, he once turned to a dining partner and questioned "That shit crazy, ain't it Jay?" to a fellow church official, before subtly correcting the Marquess's order by stating to the server "What she order, fish filet?"
Riding around in Benedict's popemobile, he wasn't into that, with no more comment than a dismissively put "Your whip so cold, this old thing" before turning his back and choosing instead to walk among the people.
He's a strong supporter of not just the narrow-minded tradition of marriage between one man and one woman, he prefers to encompass the entirety of biblical tradition including polygamy, commenting "Prince William ain't do it right if you ask me, Cause if I was him I would have married Kate & Ashley"
And finally, he even addressed his new title, the previous issues of popes misusing power, with the trust issues within papacy that he hopes to correct, and the expansion of the papal domain when he stated "You are now watching the throne, Don't let me get in my zone, These other niggas is lyin, Actin' like the summer ain't mine"
Like the times when you were younger and you had spent the week setting fire to Argos catalogues in a forest and then when Saturday came around you would offer to clean the dishes, your mum always knew you had been up to something and sent you to the shed.
you expect the pope to be a bastard
I need a minute here...
mumbling something to the crowd and everyone being all like 'speak up!' and you rolling your eyes and saying 'Oh fucking hell' and then the crowd murmur in a disgruntled way before the booing kicks off and some old Cardinal leans over and whipsers 'Good one' in your ear before they escort you away and some real crowd-pleaser Vatican type comes out and cracks a few jokes to get everybody back onside.
don't imagine me in robes any more
(That's just for Hoogy)
It's ok if you're gay but don't dare seek to have a relationship or find love with someone of the same sex of you'll burn in hell forever.
Women: No, you stiull can't be Priests.
So cunt. Basically. Just less of a cunt that the last cunt.
I think he said the homosexual acts are considered sinful, but feelings and urges are not.
So, by all means have a partner of the same sex....but don't you dare boff them.
It's still progress of sorts though I guess.
He said if you're gay then fine, but don't touch. Which means, ergo,that any form of relationship or love is basically out of reach for gays. else, remember YOU BURN IN HELL FOREVER MORE.
I think people forget that bit.
Also, the whole women Priest thing is a joke. How that can even slightly be justified is ludicrous.
Imagine if anyone on DiS started a post with these views. No-one would consider them anything less than a cunt.
The Pope is, has, and always been a hate filled cunt from a hate filled institution, like all religions.
Fuck all those judgemental cunts.
(I pretty much agree really)
Sinful and "burn in hell forever more".
Catholic theology holds that we're ALL sinners (except for the Virgin Mary) and we all need to ask God's forgiveness in order to be saved.
Of course, I've got a problem with the idea that gays need to ask forgiveness for shagging, but by the same logic so do any non-married straight couples who are shagging.
Let me know - I'll update the spreadsheet.
I was actually pretty disgusted with how this was being reported as some breakthrough yesterday. I found that even more pernicious than the Catholic Church as an insitution.
But he's nowhere near reaching the line where it's ok to go on the roller coaster.
Bollocks to the whole thing.