New pope chosen

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  1. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    Apparently a new pope has been chosen, as evident by white smoke from the chimney....
    :arrow: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/13/us-pope-succession-idUSBRE92808520130313

    That's all I really know about it. I can't find any site with a name. Once one emerges, I'll update this post.

    Please note: As religion is a very sensitive matter to a lot of people (not me, personally, but a lot are), let's not post anything too offensive. Hyro-Sama's post right below this one is borderline....

    EDIT: His name is Jorge Bergoglio.
     
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  2. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    I seriously don't understand why this is so important. This only effects catholics.
     
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    Hope this one isn't a sexist jerk.
     
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  4. AlanJohn

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    It's kind-of like the US elections where nobody really gives a fuck but everyone's intrigued.
     
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  5. AngryGeek416

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    1.4 billion Catholics in the world... if thats not a big deal i don't no what is.
     
  6. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    I'm neither.
    I just like being the first one to post new big news stories on this website.B-) It could be game, any religion, or whatever related.

    This is big news, very big, to a ton of people. Just like if a new book of the Torah is found, it'd be huge news to a ton of people. If I was the first person to find that news, I'd post about it too.
     
  7. p1ngpong

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    Yeah what the fuck, this only affects over a billion people worldwide, why is this classed as news?

    DAMN YOU XUPHOR! :hateit:

    ?_________?
     
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  8. emigre

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    I wonder what appalling scandals will be revealed during the new Pope's papacy?
     
  9. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    Yeah because this is totally a Catholic forum.

    Oh wait...
     
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    I didn't know any of that...
     
  11. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    You're having a stupid day today, aren't you? Missed the point entirely there....
     
  12. Eerpow

    Eerpow *swoosh*

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    This thread is doing great already!
     
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  14. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    Dude, your avatar's face goes so well with sarcasm :rofl2:
     
  15. jomaper

    jomaper Some random argie lost in the Internet.

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    I like where this is going...
     
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  16. J-Machine

    J-Machine Self proclaimed Pog champion

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    My only question is the legitimacy of deciding the head of an entire God based religion via a popularity contest. it seems quite sinful an act to do so but who am I to judge...
     
  17. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    While most of the world aren't Catholics, quite a few places in the world are affected by Vatican City and it's papacy. For example stopping HIV/AIDS spreading in Africa could be done quite fast with the help of a Pope who sees condoms as a legit idea (previous popes have been on the negative side of using condoms even if the result would be a good thing).

    TL;DR: The pope has a big influence for many. In other words, most people are affected by the decisions of one man.
     
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    SHUT UP YOU'RE NOT MY MOM AND YOU'RE NOT THE LORD GZ-US CHRIST
     
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    Good job: less than half-an-hour later and the thread is already devolving into petty idiocy and flaming.
     
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  20. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    You are a worried citizen expressing a valid concern about an enormous religion, but inevitably would be disregarded/ignored (or possibly worse) if you were to bring your concerns to higher power in the religion.

    .....I'll stop there.