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How Many Of You Are Watching The Pope's Funeral?  
User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

Just to know how many of us are paying the last respect to our late holy father.

My gf and I are currently watching it live on TV, but I have to admit we are not entirely respectful (I was not used to eating Kinder Eggs during a Mass !!!)

Cheers,

707

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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

Sorry, no Pope Idol for me, I'd much rather watch paint dry.

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Im not watching it either, got other things to do, like post things on here, lol.

User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

My parents are... I'm not!

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Quoting 707cMf (Thread starter):
Just to know how many of us are paying the last respect to our late holy father.

Not everyone on here is Catholic remember...



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 4):
Not everyone on here is Catholic remember...

Catholic ? Religious you meant  Wink

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Nope, it was only Catholics that worshipped the Pope


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User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7193 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

I'm watching it, if only to admire the St Pietro Cathedral and Piazza. I was only there not so long ago, and I was just thanking my lucky stars I'm not there now with all the crowds. A pretty long and drawn out funeral to be honest, but it's nice to catch up with how all the world leaders are doing, and what they look like, and their reactions. It's been a while since I met the King & Queen of Spain.
Interestingly it looks like Clinton wins the award for being the most genuinely moved and mot deeply in prayer...


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
Nope, it was only Catholics that worshipped the Pope

I meant that not everyone was religious  Wink

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently onlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5712 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

I'm neither Catholic nor religious but I watched it. Despite the fact that I disagree with nearly all ethical and moral stances of the CC on birth control, abortion, evolution, etc. I still believe Karol Woltyla was a truly remarkable person. I guess the attendance of 200+ statesmen from all around the world to his funeral proves it.

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 9):
I guess the attendance of 200+ statesmen from all around the world to his funeral proves it.

That only shows that's it's a event where you need to be seen if you want to enhance your PR/political stature.

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Just got done watching the live webcast of it, courtesy AP and Yahoo. Catholic services are generally long as a rule and the interruptions only made it run longer. Still, worthwhile to pause in the memory of one who made quite a mark on the papacy and the world for that matter. His successor will have some big decisions to make and mighty big shoes to fill.


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User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Quoting 57AZ (Reply 11):
mighty big shoes to fill.

Do the shoes come with the job? I thought they were reserved for the circus Wink


User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

watched part of it to see the Greek Orthodox Church blessing and prayer and it was great to see! so happy to see the Greek Church play such an important role in the funeral.


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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
Nope, it was only Catholics that worshipped the Pope

The Pope is not worshipped by anyone, including the most devout Catholics. He is not God. He is respected as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, and the holder of the keys of St. Peter, nothing more or less. He is not worshipped.


User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
Nope, it was only Catholics that worshipped the Pope

Catholics don't "worship" the Pope, we worship God. The Pope is a man who is head of our Church so we give him due respect, but we do not idolize him.

Quoting AerorobNZ (Reply 7):
I'm watching it, if only to admire the St Pietro Cathedral and Piazza.

Come on man... you watched a 3 hour tribute to a corpse just to look at the Roman architecture, you could have just as easily loaned a book from your local library for that.  wink 



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User currently offlineTitch From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 328 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 10):
Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 9):
I guess the attendance of 200+ statesmen from all around the world to his funeral proves it.

That only shows that's it's a event where you need to be seen if you want to enhance your PR/political stature.

At last! Somebody who actually sees how much of a joke this whole fiasco actually is!

I'm not religious in the slightest, but I have to say that it's nice to see to Pope's (real) followers acknowledging what he did for them and their beliefs.

I just think it's a complete shame that an event like this has, once again, been spoiled by politics. The majority of the political leaders that turned up today weren't there because they wanted to be - they were there to make sure that their standing in the political world wasn't affected. They should be shot for being so fake.


Titch



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User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

I had the misfortune of switching over to BBC1 when the Archbishop of Birmingham was talking absolute crap. He said 'When you leave God out of human affairs, things go wrong'. This nearly made fall out of my chair, I suggest the Archbishop picks up a history book and find out what acts have been committed when God has been brought into human affairs, this kind of hypocrisy drives me insane.


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

My bad.
I apologise to Catholics worldwide
Aye right  Wink  duck 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
Nope, it was only Catholics that worshipped the Pope

The Pope is not Worshipped.
BTW....Watched a bit on CNN.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16282 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1977 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 1):
Sorry, no Pope Idol for me, I'd much rather watch paint dry.

Ditto. He's irrelevant to me. Just a silly old virgin in drag.

My thoughts today are not on the pope, they are on the thousands of boys who were raped by priests under this pope's guard.



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1971 times:

The media are making a spectacle of themselves, and turning this into a ratings game.

If Brittany Spears zit burst in the next 10 minutes, killing 2 innocent bystanders, they'd drop the poor deceased Pope, and shine their cameras on her instead.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1963 times:

I watched much of it. Decent funeral. At least a bit more classic than the last one I saw on the telly. Yasser Arafat's...

Thom@s



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 20):
My thoughts today are not on the pope, they are on the thousands of boys who were raped by priests under this pope's guard.

bla, bla. bla, Another broken record.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16282 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 23):
Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 20):
My thoughts today are not on the pope, they are on the thousands of boys who were raped by priests under this pope's guard.

bla, bla. bla, Another broken record.

No matter how much you try to dismiss it or cover it up, the rapes happened. Those boys are still hurting emotionally, and maybe even physically. Some will be scarred for life. Too bad this pope didn't do more to root out the rapists and those that covered it up.



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25 TACAA320 : Oh yes. Cry me a river. And many are a bunch of opportunistics trying to take advantage of that situation also.[Edited 2005-04-08 23:53:48]
26 Yyz717 : That's a very cold and cavalier attitude to take towards pre-pubescent rape victims, perhaps the most vulnerable of all. Either you will condone any
27 TACAA320 : I never ever try to hide the sun with one finger. But try to generalize the problem to the entire Church is not fair. John Paul the II was very clear
28 AerorobNZ : I also was trying to improve my Italian, and picking out what I could understand in the other languages. To me that kind of thing and watching all th
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