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Pope Ratzinger?

The new pope is an odd choice - he is 78 years old, very conservative and German. There must be a message in there somewhere.

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Yeah -- this was so much fun they want to do it all over again in a year or two...

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Was anyone else hoping for Pope Law? [:D]

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I think he was the NAMBLA candidate

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You realize what Ratzinger's previous job/title was, "Head of the Office of Inquisition". (That's not a joke)
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One TV newstation referred to him as the Vatican's enforcer.

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Asking for change from a 78 year old male is like asking a 20 year old male to stay his course. Not happening. Status quo. Buggery ho!
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Looks like back to business as usual. Its pretty much a rejection of any kind of progressive change in the old medieval beast. Burning stakes, anyone?

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You realize what Ratzinger's previous job/title was, "Head of the Office of Inquisition". (That's not a joke)
I did read that. Oh well, looks like all the gays are going to hell again.

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