JCC Pope watch MMXIII

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Tunes, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Master

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    im also Italian and old Italian people are perhaps the most racist/religious people walking planet earth. I thought the idea of old Italian women having to hang up a picture of a black man in their house being the definition of irony...

    ive never met an old Italian person who isn't racist, they have their funny racist Italian terms for black people. I would just love if they were forced to hang a black man in their house all the while theyre cursing in Italian. It would be such a great wake up call for them.. Sadly the church went with the typical status quo as usual, another old white man outta touch with anyone under the age of 80.

    and lastly who cares where the pope is from, to say he should be Italian is borderline stupidity, religion doesn't have a geographic paradigm it should follow. Isnt it anyone can be Catholic regardless where theyre from???
  2. Saintheart Chosen One

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    ...as opposed to Elizabeth and Phillip's?

    :D
  3. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    I worked for an old Italian carpenter a number of years ago and he wasn't a racist. I'm sure the rest of the old Italians are though.
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  4. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Well before my time.:p
  5. LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Master

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    I mean its no secret how old Italians are super racist. Its depicted in popular media constantly.. Reason being is because they are super racist.

    I live in jersey which has a giant Italian population and ill be the first to say theyre super racist. I cringe at how stupid they are sometimes..

    Go to any Italian place, social clubs, food stores and drop the word they use for the N word and no one will tell you that's not proper.
  6. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    > Its depicted in popular media constantly.

    Yeah, popular media depicts everything exactly like it is in reality, like how popular media shows the fringiest scientific explanation to be true and how spies have scifi gadgetry. Just like in real life!

    ...
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  7. Saintheart Chosen One

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    But Vivec! Are you saying Ewan MacGregor didn't burn himself to death in St. Peter's at the height of the last Conclave? Blasphemy!
  8. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Anyone else watching the Installation Mass? At least they have a nice day for it, considering it's outside..
  9. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I missed the beginning (slept late [face_blush]), but tuned in mid-homily.
  10. EMPEROR_WINDU Force Ghost

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    I recorded it and watched later on in the morning. I just couldn't bring myself to get up in the 4 am hour. Liked how His Holiness got out of his jeep and approached that disabled man. Also liked his homily.
  11. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Their wedding was not televised, fyi.
  12. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I like this Pope so far. However, I hope his reign doesn't turn into a real short one like John Paul I.
  13. Bale Force Ghost

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    Smoke rises from the Jedi Temple and we get the Emperor, smoke rises from the Vatican and we get a Pope. Coincidence?
  14. Ghost Chosen One

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    Pope Francis urges all religions, and Atheists, to work together to protect human dignity, justice, peace, help the poor, and protect the environment:
    http://news.yahoo.com/pope-urges-religions-those-no-church-ally-justice-154731915.html

    Pope also says the celibacy rule for priests "could change" (seems to be coming sooner than the 20-30 years I mentioned earlier!)
    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/...change-of-celibacy-rule?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=2

    And as Bishop in Argentina, even though he strongly opposed gay marriage, he advocated for civil unions:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/pope-francis-civil-unions_n_2917222.html
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  15. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    I didn't know there were any Methodists left. And I don't see how the Pope could conduct a meeting of religious leaders without Joel Osteen present.
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  16. Ghost Chosen One

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    What do you think about the Pope calling Atheists "precious allies"?



    Pope Francis urged members of all religions and those belonging to no church on Wednesday to unite to defend justice, peace and the environment and not allow the value of a person to be reduced to "what he produces and what he consumes".
    Francis, elected a week ago as the first non-European pope in 1,300 years, met leaders of non-Catholic Christian religions such as Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans and Methodists, and others including Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus.
    "The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of furthering respect of friendship between men and women of different religious traditions," the Argentine pontiff told the religious leaders in an audience at the Vatican.
    Speaking in Italian in the frescoed Sala Clementina, he said members of all religions and even non-believers had to recognize their joint responsibility "to our world, to all of creation, which we have to love and protect.
    "We must do much for the good of the poorest, the weak, and those who are suffering, to favor justice, promote reconciliation and build peace," he said.
    Francis told the religious leaders to fight "a one-dimensional vision of a human person, according to which man is reduced to what he produces and what he consumes," which he said was "one of the most dangerous snares of our times".
    While he said history had shown that any attempt to eliminate God had produced "much violence," he reached out to those who seek truth, goodness and beauty without belonging to any religion.
    "They are our precious allies in the commitment to defend human dignity, build a more peaceful coexistence among people and protect nature with care," he said.
    Francis' description of people who belong to no religion as "precious allies" in the search for truth was a marked contrast to the attitude of former Pope Benedict, who sometimes left non-Catholics feeling that he saw them as second-class believers.
    Since his election a week ago, Francis has set the tone for a new, humbler papacy, calling on the Church to defend the weak and protect the environment.
    In another sign of his simpler style, Francis addressed the religious leaders while seated in a beige armchair and not the usual elaborate throne used in the ornate hall for audiences.
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  17. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    "While he said history had shown that any attempt to eliminate God had produced "much violence,""

    And whose fault is this throughout history?
  18. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    I like being flattered as much as the next guy. "Precious" can be interpreted as possibly a bit patronizing if you're inclined to mistrust the Pope's intent. I would have preferred our "wise and super-intelligent allies."
  19. Ghost Chosen One

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    I think he was referring to Stalin and other governments that tried to force people to become atheists.
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  20. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I can live with that. If that is in fact his actual thinking.
  21. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Which is funny, considering a lot of violence has come from trying to force god onto people.

    Maybe the lesson we should learn from this is to not force ideologies onto people. Nah, can't be that.
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  22. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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  23. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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  24. wannasee Force Ghost

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    I watched this interview with the pope. He says the following (roughly):

    1) that relativism, consumerism, and narcissism are forms of idolatry
    2) that people like to say they believe in god, but it's a diluted form of god
    3) that we spend money on pets and on our appearance, and that if anything is left over after that we will give it to starving children
    4) that the denial of Original Sin and a belief in man's self-sufficiency apart from God weakens faith, charity, and hope
    5) that we value human productions more than humans themselves.
    6) that we ought to pray with our hearts, to say we believe in jesus, and to remember Jesus Christ and specifically to remember Jesus Christ on the cross
    7) that we disguise ourselves with outer beauty when we don't have the beauty of God
    8) that when we pray we ought not only to ask for things and give thanks, but that we should also give praise to Great God because he is so big, and that we should have adoration for Him

    He obviously says other things, but I am not going to transcribe the entire interview. He doesn't mention gay marriage or celibacy because those things, while of great interest to secular society, are not the Church's primary concern.
  25. Ghost Chosen One

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    Well that's what the Catholic Church, and many other Christian churches, have believed for at least 100 years.
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