I thought there would have been a thread by now but I couldn’t find anything other than that one regarding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
I am just ecstatic about this choice for a new Pontiff. He sounds like an awesome, awesome man. He’s dedicated himself to a life a purity, humility and service, and I cannot imagine a better candidate to head our Church. Super excited about this. It also gives me renewed faith in my Church, in that they Did not choose to pick some liberal, “modern” populist Pope, but went with a man who actually embodies the spirit and essence of what Jesus Christ taught us, That being service to God and your fellow man, love for one’s brother, mortification, charity, and love of God.
There’s another explanation… He’s latino, the Church knows well that Latino’s will soon be the dominant group in the Church, so a good way to make the masses happy.
Do you really think God talks to these dudes in funny costumes while they burn incense? Or are they just a bunch of businessmen keeping their centuries old business running efficiently according to demographics?
You tell me… [/quote]
I think God talks to them. But I don’t expect you to believe that.
I don’t believe it, I think maybe it happens like I explained. But those are your beliefs, you are entitled to them and I respect them.
Just have to offer some other explanation is all. I hope it ends up being a righteous move for the Church, regardless of what I believe the true intentions to be. They have a lot of cleaning up and explaining to do, hopefully this guy has the integrity to do the right thing.