Benedict XVI Resign

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  1. CriticalSilver

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    I can't help thinking that the prospect of pulling 80 Tonnes out of the over leveraged gold market might have been playing on his mind when he heard about the petition to return aussie gold.

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    If the Pope is assigned by God...who is he to resign the position?
     
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    I have a perfect Liberia Pope John Paul II for sale.
    Coloured, Triangle shape.

    Give the old guy a break. I want to retire at 80+ also.
     
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    His boss never shows up at work, he can do as he pleases
     
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    oh but he does ...he does...... hes there ....hes everywhere.......... watching :cool:
     
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    Just a reminder to respect others beliefs and keep these memes within the terms of service of the site.
     
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    If Benedict was going ga-ga better he resign so good on the bloke for that. Pope JP2 was pretty much helpless/hopeless there for the last few years leaving the Church without an effective figurehead.
     
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    We will see, if that turn out to be true, then it would be end of catholic church as we know it. IMHO
     
  15. Byron

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    He was a good conservative pope who didn't give in to the forces of liberalism and modernism.

    He was also less enthusiastic about ecumenism (think NWO for religions) and what other churches/beliefs may say/think about the RCC.

    Although it got him negative publicity he did not mince his words about Islam and almost considered the Protestant churches to be false ones.

    It will be interesting to see which direction his successor takes.
     
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    His nazi history I think stained his tenure from the start - and the child abuse allegations and his apparent role as Cardinal did little to help the Church in the light of publicity.

    I could say a lot of unkind things since I generally abhor all the office represents, but I think the most interesting thing to come out of this will be the reactions and responses of the Italian government to (now) Cardinal Ratzinger's appeals for immunity in some un-named prosecution apparently being prepared against him in his former role as leader of the Vatican State.

    (perhaps
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/13/pope-crimes-humanity-victims-abuse
    )

    I happen to think it is really Vatican Bank related for affairs which have not and perhaps will never come to light, since it's highly unlikely that any court or agency would support real action on the child abuse issues (Ratzinger would likely die before a trial date was even set) but money talks a quite different language. Ratzinger 'taking one for the team' to draw interest away from bigger issues may be the real game.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21472859
    and Washington Times:
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...nk-finances-hastened-popes-exit/#.UR-08PK9DSg

    Ernst von Freyberg is not without controversy
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/ernst-von-freyberg-vatican-bank_n_2696219.html
    If there is anything to collusion and conspiracy, appointing a German aristrocrat connected to the war machine and still associated with arms manufacture who is also a member of a 900 year old secret order, to oversee a secretive bank charged with money laundering and financial shenannigans during a time of attacks against his employer for 'crimes against humanity' is perhaps a way to stir up even more theories.
     
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    Just a bunch of silly old men playing "let's dress up and pretend we are still in the middle ages".
     
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    Perhaps. But the fact is that they, as a group, are amongst the most powerful and influential people in the world.
     

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