Well, based on his previous public statements and what is known about his track record, Ratzinger seems like one who is going to maintain the status quo.Reichfuher said:Hey, about about giving the guy one god damn chance before you all go *****ing?
What? You too? Wahaha! :lol:Boltzmann said:Just what I wanted. An Ultra-Conservative guy to run the Vatican.
You know what would really help decrease the rates of STDs, AIDS, and population explosion in the Third World? Monogamy!netghost2.0 said:In addition, cardinals from the third world (especially those from Africa) are more open to the idea of contraception and condom use which would help decrease the rates of STDs, AIDS, and population explosion in the Third World.
Yup, we were talking about this at work today... he's such an extremist, that I actually though he was the only one who wouldn't have a chance at becoming the Pope.Boltzmann said:Just what I wanted. An Ultra-Conservative guy to run the Vatican.
What, do you think he'll have a change of heart and became more liberal just because he's the Pope now?Reichfuher said:Hey, about about giving the guy one god damn chance before you all go *****ing?
1) You're distorting my words. In no way I said liberal > conservative. All I said was that Ratzinger is ultra-conservative, and very unlikely to change his opinions at this point of his life.Narrrf said:You say that like being liberal is a good thing. Funny, try to keep in mind that other people think the exact opposite.
What do you mean? A person doesn't have to be liberal to be more liberal (in fact, it works the opposite way). Having more light in the dark makes more sense than having light in the light.Narrrf said:How can he more liberal, when he isn't liberal right now as it is. I'd prefer it if he didn't even show a trace of liberalism. It is the root of all evil!
While we're on this, explain how Ratzinger is an extremist. How d'you even know the guy?
And nobody in the Vatican thought he was an extremist. He was voted in barely under 24 hours.
Actually, both Boltz and I have good reasons to be interested in this: We live in a country where the large majority of the population is catholic. Decisions made by this church may have an effect in our lives, even if we follow different religions (or no religion at all).Demigod said:And I agree with Seta-San that we shouldn't criticize the pope. If you're not catholic it really has nothing to do with you. I'll take the liberal stance and say to each his own
Can't you please leave the straw man arguments out of this thread?Narrrf said:While we're on this, explain how Ratzinger is an extremist. How d'you even know the guy? Oh that's right. It's because he won't comprimise on issues of abortion or euthenasia, no matter what, right? That's al liberals care about right? Sex and death, free with no consequences for everyone!