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What's with all that?
While I had a very topical, interesting and I'm sure humorous reply ready and my cursor poised over the "Submit Reply" button yesterday... I too chickened out.:laugh: And, if I'm not mistaken, I feel the wary hand of a "Moderator" hovering about the "Lock Button" at this very moment!:flag_of_truce::laugh:If I posted one of my highly Politically Incorrect comments about the Pope calling it quits; I'd probably be banned from GTT. :lol:
I apologize maddog...I didnt mean to offend . I didnt stop to think that there could be some catholics on board.I clicked on this topic thinking I would read some well thought out comments of his Holiness calling it quits. But I was wrong. For whatever reason, there are some religions that are the brunt of everyone's jokes. I guess it's all part of the "human condition". Maybe beyond any age or health related issues, he may truly feel the pain & suffering that is in this world. The killing, the torturing, the raping & the crimes we committ against each other. The sensless brutality. And for the rest of us, maybe we poke fun at him & others like him, because we really have no true understanding of what it must be like to be a man like him. I do have a sense of humor & try to see the humor that other people see. But this is one time the point of the humor & jokes just don't click with me. This is just my own opinion here, so don't go crazy on me. I really wonder what it must be like to walk in the shoes of the fisherman?
Hi- No offense taken, even though I am of the faith. I just did not think his quitting would bring off humor remarks, only because its a job that has room for only one applicant & usually that one applicant has worked all there life to get there. Don't worry about it, I know you & the others meant no harm. ThanksI apologize maddog...I didnt mean to offend . I didnt stop to think that there could be some catholics on board.
That IS one thing everyone in the world has in common:mocking: Pretty much everyone on the face of this planet is a certain religion simply because our mommies and daddies taught us a certain one. And precisely why debating religion...any of them... is like having a debate with a concrete pole.I pretty much think "ours" is the best religion.
I truly appreciate your position! And as my highlighted sentence of your post describes, one of your religion's most interesting workings begins, the selection process for a sucessor! In times such as these this process must be excruciatingly difficult for the hierarchy of the church to decide. Personally, I hope it's someone that the younger generations can truly relate to and understand as the world will be influenced by what they come to accept as guidelines for their lives. Times are tough enough living in the world today, but as it is moral judgement is more challenging then ever.Hi- No offense taken, even though I am of the faith. I just did not think his quitting would bring off humor remarks, only because its a job that has room for only one applicant & usually that one applicant has worked all there life to get there. Don't worry about it, I know you & the others meant no harm. Thanks