He's the Pope. "Sticking to church doctrin" isn't his job. His job is to WRITE the church doctrine. Which, if he's too conservative, will be scarier than current church doctrine.DanGeo23 said:if he sticks to the church doctrine he will be considered too conservative by some...
I Hate The FCC said:He was a bad choice because he was in the Hitler youth program. He was drafted in WW2 as an anti-aircraft gunner. He deserted the Germans and was in an American POW camp for several months. We have no need for someone that was in the Hitler youth program running anything as big as the Catholic church. He is 78 anyway. He won't last long. I wonder how long until another crusade is started (besides the war in Iraq).
chspaulwall said:If he's going to be the leader of one of the largest bodies of Christians in the world, should he be expected to question Christian standards and beliefs that are clearly outlined and stated? His job, granted, is to write the church doctrine... but it is NOT his job to change the teachings of the Word.
chucktheskiffie said:That is an interesting point. However, have we not seen previous popes do this? There was Vatican II under Pope John XXIII, which shook up all the rigid practices.
Then, Pope John Paul II said the Devil was not a meta-physical being, but simply a state of mind. That is a significant change to the teachings of the Word.
RageAgainst said:He doesn't control shit. I'm officially a catholic and I use condoms and bad words.