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According to Pope Benedict XVI Today...

  1. somelikeitscott profile image55
    somelikeitscottposted 6 years ago

    According to Pope Benedict XVI today, abortion and same-sex marriage are some of the most "insidious and dangerous" threats facing the world today.

    Thoughts anyone?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ridiculous.  Would seem he's just trying to draw attention away from all the insidious and dangerous corruption/abuse within the Catholic church.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image90
        Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Amen, hallelujah!

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What are his thoughts on same-sex abuse by priests?  I guess from his point of view, they are OK because they stand so little chance of leading to an abortion.

    3. Dense profile image68
      Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed. Would like him to rank these in order of insidiousness:
      1. abortion
      2. gay marriage
      3. child abuse by you-know-who

    4. TheGlassSpider profile image81
      TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Gee...I thought it was the crumbling economy, rampant disease, and unrelieved violence across the entire world...not to mention the threat of nuclear destruction.

      But....what do I know...I'm certainly no pope (although I played a female one onstage...hehehe).

    5. qwark profile image62
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He didn't include himself and catholicism!
      ...just an oversight?

    6. topgunjager profile image59
      topgunjagerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      the pope says a lot of things, whatever happened to just using common sense? plus why would anyone listen to someone who makes the world safe for pedophiles?

    7. profile image60
      (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It sounds like the Pope is one of the most "insidious and dangerous threats facing the world today".

    8. profile image0
      Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sexuality seems to be the new global pandemic.
      Both items on that agenda are sexually based. Not surprising, since a large portion of the world is motivated or otherwise stimulated pro/con by sexuality -from child dance routines to scantly clad post-op male/female models holding icy cold bottles of beer...

      what a planet.

      1. profile image60
        (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why not become a Muslim? That way, you can completely cover up your women and no will see them, including you. smile

        1. ceciliabeltran profile image86
          ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          or be You Q, you're the best!

      2. ceciliabeltran profile image86
        ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Michelle Pfiefer on an interview of the sexuality of Catwoman:
        "What's wrong with sex? Sex is not bad?"

        1. profile image0
          Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Nothing wrong with it. tongue
          Of course Q thinks we should all become Muslim and redesign woman's clothes, or something...lol. odd fellows, those ex Catholic seminary students.

          1. ceciliabeltran profile image86
            ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            the cackle that came of out that surprised me! it sounded like the wicked witch of the west lol

            1. profile image0
              Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              big_smile

  2. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    The abortion of a child conceived in a same sex marriage of priests is very, very bad.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's not the point! mad

      The important issue is not getting caught!

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        so is pre-marital sex now ok.. or just lower on the list of sins?

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
          Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          As long as you don't wear a condom, because that would lessen the chance of needing an abortion, which would then...

          Crap!  Religious dogma is f***ing confusing!

    2. NightEmpress profile image62
      NightEmpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Evil! LOL

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't touch anyone!

        I'm not even Catholic!

        1. Greek One profile image78
          Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          PS.. Is "Catho" Latin for the "altar boy"

          tongue

          1. Daniel Carter profile image90
            Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            "Cath-o-ter"

        2. NightEmpress profile image62
          NightEmpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Are you sure ? You're very 'touchy' LOL

          1. Greek One profile image78
            Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            who has been spreading truthful rumours about me!?!?

            1. NightEmpress profile image62
              NightEmpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              the Pope

              1. Greek One profile image78
                Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                i sleep with the guy ONE time before he even became a Cardinal and now he goes yapping to all his friends!

                1. NightEmpress profile image62
                  NightEmpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I slept once. I have to admit I was drunk.lol

                  1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
                    Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I sleep almost every night.  Almost.

                  2. Greek One profile image78
                    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    i love that in a woman !!

                2. Daniel Carter profile image90
                  Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Apparently it was BIG news...

    3. Daniel Carter profile image90
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I feel an exorcism coming on...

  3. luvpassion profile image61
    luvpassionposted 6 years ago

    With everything going on...it seems difficult to place these two problems at the top. I'd say the oil spill in the gulf to those in the south, the volcano in iceland to people in that area. Tornado's in the mid-west. The economy.

    1. Jerami profile image76
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was actually wondering if there was enough fall out from the volcanio to cause crop failures, Haven't heard anything about that???
       


        sorry  back to topic.

      abortion and same-sex marriage are some of the most "insidious and dangerous" threats facing ........the imperial authority of the establishment of the Papacy 

        Just gotta change a couple of words

  4. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    it seems to me that sodomy outside of same sex marriage is the only allowable sexual activity if I am reading things right

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      As long as condoms are not involved, and you don't misuse the rosary beads.

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        are rosary beads anything like a pearl neckless??

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
          Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Not sure, but they look amazingly similar to a product I saw in an adult novelty store.

          1. NightEmpress profile image62
            NightEmpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            LOL!!!

  5. NightEmpress profile image62
    NightEmpressposted 6 years ago

    And where are the waves and your board ? lol

  6. DavitosanX profile image80
    DavitosanXposted 6 years ago

    The eruption of the volcano in Iceland is God's way of punishing us for homosexuals and abortion. People, get down on your knees and repent. (This post is for satirical purposes only)

    Of course, things like constant wars and scaling drug abuse is of little concern to the pope. "Who cares about nuclear warfare when there are dudes DOING IT with each other!!!"

    1. NightEmpress profile image62
      NightEmpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think is of little concern to the Pope. He's doing business there.

      1. DavitosanX profile image80
        DavitosanXposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe I did speak out of line. Sorry about that.

        It's just that I think he should stress more on subjects that have an impact regardless of belief. The catholic church is firm on abortion issues, but I disagree that this particular problem poses a threat to society, let alone homosexuality.

        Living in times where our environment is being damaged beyond repair, and when there are weapons powerful enough to erase entire nations, it looks bad to me to speak so fervently on issues that aren't as important.

  7. somelikeitscott profile image55
    somelikeitscottposted 6 years ago

    As someone who strives to "rile people up" I was wondering if this topic might do it. Good to see everyone has such a great sense of humor (it's critical when dealing with almost everything in life - in my opinion)

    Do I think the Pope is putting homosexuals at the top of his "Hated it" list because the next statement that's coming out of him is about all homosexuals being pedophiles and them finding their way into his church to soil children in the rectory, you bet. Here's the deal, how about criminals or those who participate in criminal acts like the Pope? He assisted in shifting pedophile priests around in order to avoid scandal for the church and himself.

    What would Jesus do? I think he'd fire the Pope and the rest of the religious leaders who make buckets of money as his agent and find a good Jewish gay to represent him instead!

    1. Dense profile image68
      Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am pretty sure that Jesus can't  fire the Pope. It's not his organization. He wasn't a founder of the Church and never asked anyone to go there to one to find God! Just my 2 cents. smile

      1. Jerami profile image76
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think that Jesus could fire the pope if he wanted to .. But... Jesus is going to let the pope finish out the 42 month agreement.

  8. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    lol lol lol lol lol lol

  9. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Who does hire the pope? smile

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Glenn Beck

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh! Well that's all right then! smile

  10. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    It's a usurped position. No one hires a person into the position. It's granted to the person.

    1. qwark profile image62
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Cag:
      He's just the CEO of the richest, most powerful, capitalistic, theocratic corporation on earth....and ya know how ya get to be a CEO dont'cha? Yer better at bringing the big bucks into the system than anyone else.
      If ya've studied the evolution of catholicism, the purpose of all 21 ecumenical councils (from about 500 ad to about 1500 ad) was to insure the viability of the church. The history of popes has been disgustingly "evil."
      The pope is the best "crook" the "corporation" can produce.   lolol :-)

      1. somelikeitscott profile image55
        somelikeitscottposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well that explains his fabulous office and the Popemobile, qwark - thanks for clearing that up for me!

  11. TMMason profile image72
    TMMasonposted 6 years ago

    I agree. Two of the most severe types of immorality. A poison to our society and life in general.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Catholocism and conservatism?

  12. ceciliabeltran profile image86
    ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago

    When I was in Italy, everyone was saying that it was an open secret that Pope Benedict is gay and his secretary is his lover. It's not just a nasty rumor, its a like a ricky martin is gay rumor. so....pope benedict is not exactly credible.

  13. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    It's pretty obvious that he's right.  Both abortion and homosexuality will have an effect on the number of new little catholics.  Fewer little catholics will have a negative effect on the world.  In addition, homosexuality produces pedophiles, which eventually reduces the number of priests to preach against homosexuality.  All quite simple, really!

    1. ceciliabeltran profile image86
      ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      bad parenting produces pedophiles. homosexuals did not choose to be homosexuals, they just embraced what the already are.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I apologize, cecilia - my tongue-in-cheeck did not come across as intended.  I assure you the I understand your statement to be true, I'm just not sure the Pope does.

 
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