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Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 11, 2013 - 11:15am PT
lol, well, he's still out there playing in the park I think.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 11, 2013 - 11:16am PT
The Ayatollah is on Twitter. Seriously.
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Feb 11, 2013 - 11:18am PT

", well, he's still out there playing in the park I think."...


LOL!!!...

You changed the video clip...


THANKS!!!...







PS... I used to buy "CRACK" in Washington Square Park...

;-)

Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 11, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Yes I changed the link. Cant really listen to this at work but I think the first video was the wrong tune.
FGD135

Social climber
Boulder Canyon Colorado
Feb 11, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Doin' the Vatican Rag!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvhYqeGp_Do&feature=player_detailpage
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 11, 2013 - 11:44am PT
10b4me....I saw the Pope yesterday skiing....He didn't look frail or weak and had that wry grin going....I forgot to kiss his ring and genuflect...RJ

good to hear he is doing well
Gene

climber
Feb 11, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
Too pooped to pope.

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guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Feb 11, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
I'm a gonna go for my buddy Guido here and Jimmy Donini, said he a gonna vota with me for once a.........

my mentor
my mentor
Credit: guido


Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 11, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
This is just as bad as the political threads here. The Pope and all the Cardinals and Dioceses are the Politics of one religious group. But we've got a lot more to enjoy and post here than ragging on political/religious groups.....

The world of rock and ice and ocean and peoples of the earth to love and interact with and even help are open to us each day. Let's go for the good and leave the sheeee behind. just a thought. lynne

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
what would you prefer lynn? Should we just politely and with proper deference to authority turn the other cheek? If there is a powerful institution that deserves a strong and certain rebuke the Roman Catholic Church is it.

As Sinead Oconner has been pointing out for decades:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/11/sinead-oconnor-pope-benedict-resignation_n_2662169.html
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Have you done something about it or are you just throwing stones? I'm not catholic I just get tired of political rants. If you want to change the world do something about it. Talk is words blown in the wind.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
He's critiquing, he's engaging. That's getting involved. That's doing something.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Lynn - I'm serious about Sinead O'conner. She risked her career and paid for it far more than gained. All she did was speak about what she observed and felt compelled to oppose. There is often no other moral alternative. The meek shall inherit nothing. History is now on her side, even if the power is still very much not.

There are more pragmatic alternatives, all to do with self preservation in one form or another.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2013 - 05:36am PT
Hot off the Twitter feed. get it while you can.

https://twitter.com/PopeBenedictXIV

"I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life."


I think it is funny that the Church is not sure what to call him after he leaves? LOL

Chinchen has it right-Quitter.

Hey LL lighten up " I just get tired of political rants." you know better than to even click them. Some people get tired of the Jesus lovers going on.
There is room for all of us.Everyone should just go about their life as they wish. God knows its short.

Edit, my grandma was wise beyond her years and I will always remember what she taught me, no need to talk about religion or politics with those who are not close and never say no to a girl because you dont know what her friends look like!
steve shea

climber
Feb 12, 2013 - 07:20am PT
I do not see this as political. Just observations on a long term Vatican crime. All the sh#t rolls to the top in Catholicism. Not only was the the Vatican aware but complicit in the crime. Politically speaking the Vatican should not even be a state, accorded the diplomatic immunties granted nation states. The Vatican was created with another crime. A wink and a nod to Mussolini and Hitler and a look the other way all the time knowing of the genocide being perpetrated in WWII. The trade off was the Vatican was given state status and protection from the fascist regime. That is why they are a state today and enjoy the privileges associated. Silence. They are an entity unto themselves and answer to no laws but their own. That is why the coverup lasted so long. Ireland, almost appearing as a theocracy at times has all but booted the Catholic church as a result of the sex scandal revelations. .02 Italy does have good climbing though.
MisterE

Social climber
Feb 12, 2013 - 07:28am PT
http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/639773-lightning-strikes-vatican-after-pope-benedict-resigns.html
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 12, 2013 - 07:31am PT
The Vatican was created with another crime. A wink and a nod to Mussolini and Hitler and a look the other way all the time knowing of the genocide being perpetrated in WWII. The trade off was the Vatican was given state status and protection from the fascist regime. That is why they are a state today and enjoy the privileges associated. Silence.

Good lord almighty is that true? I'm going to have to look that up. I've always wondered about all that stoney silence during the holocaust.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2013 - 07:34am PT


Eric that is awesome!!!!





So help me God or may lightning strike!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 12, 2013 - 08:12am PT
check this out:

Pulling a Kissinger?

Only His Holiness can answer that. While Vatican spokesmen deny that the resignation has anything to do with difficulties on the job (the sex abuse scandals, the Vatican Bank crisis, etc.), we are all left to speculate. The resignation may well have been "a personal decision taken with full freedom," as Federico Lombardi put it, but I am less inclined to give it the "maximum respect" that Lombardi and others insist the announcement deserves. And that's not because I think that Ratzinger is essentially a selfish man who lacked the humility of many of his predecessors and was never truly worthy of the office. It's because "maximum respect" lets him off the hook too easily, allowing him to sail off into the sunset like Henry Kissinger, diplomatically immune to prosecution or otherwise free of any further scrutiny or accountability for his many misdeeds.

To be sure, there were several people willing to rain on the parade of accolades for Benedict this morning. The entire Irish Roman Catholic Church, for one, wasn't exactly throwing bouquets in his direction. The co-founder of Irish Survivors of Child Abuse said that the pope has let down abuse victims by failing to follow through on promises of inquiries, reform, or any Vatican commitment that priests or religious figures found guilty of child abuse will face civil authorities and be tried in the courts for their crimes. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) can't be any happier about the pope's retirement. In 2011, SNAP filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court in the Hague against Benedict and Cardinals Tarcisio Bertone, Angelo Sodano and William Levada, charging all four with "command responsibility" for aiding and abetting the systematic abuse of children on an international scale.

This is from:


http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2013/02/12/Pope-Benedict-Resignation/
steve shea

climber
Feb 12, 2013 - 08:26am PT
That is it, he's off the hook!
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