Pope Benedict Resigns

 Posted by on February 11, 2013  Add comments
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Before going any further, let me offer a word of thanks to the outgoing Pope for eight years of laughter and fun.  I’m sorry to see him go.  After all, it’s not everyone who can claim to have been a member of the Hitler Youth and also head of the Inquisition, but Ratzo wasn’t satisfied with that.  He had to make history in his going.

The last Pope to resign was nearly 600 years ago, at a time when there were three of them: the Pope of Rome, the Pope of  Avignon and a third, the Pisan Pope, all busily excommunicating each other.  Three mighty Jedi, representing the Dark Side, the Light Side and the Magnolia Side.  Papal Grand Masters, Popes and Anti-Popes, threatening each other with assorted Christs and Anti-Christs as their motherships jockeyed for position high above Earth in a time far, far away.

I’m going to miss Ratzo.   I’ll miss his  funny little pronouncements and his worries about how many angels can fit inside a condom.  I’ll miss his cost-cutting measures like the closure of Limbo.  But most of all, I’ll miss his cute liddle Cherman accent that so much fun gave us with the laugh-making at.

I’ll miss life without the Papahund.

‘Wiedersehen, Ratzi.

As absolute monarchs go, you weren’t the worst.

 

 

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  53 Responses to “Pope Benedict Resigns”

Comments (53)
  1.  

    No doubt it will be more of the same from the next Idiot in charge of our souls and moral well being

  2.  

    I couldn’t a Ratz Ass about him or his cult..
    Big deal he resigned…
    You won’t see Fergie do that… :-)

  3.  

    ‘Non Habemus Papam’ … hmm , wondering if they’s some new scandal/revelation yet to come !

  4.  

    I almost puked in the car when I heard the effusive waffle coming out of whichever Of Eamon Gilmore’s well worn orifices he uses to make utterances of State.
    Can these politicians ever be brutally honest and just say what he believes; which is that few will miss this poisonous old hateful ex Nazi. These old fools have no idea how irrelevant they and their absolutist views on life are to the majority of their “flock”

  5.  

    Bock your a cruel man,heh heh.

  6.  

    I wish to make it clear: I have not resigned. My opinions on drugs, sex and rock’n roll remain as always. I won’t bless anybody on this blog. I’d sooner excommunicate you all.

  7.  

    Anyone read his Regensburg address ?

  8.  

    Do you think this is related to the rugby? Both catholic teams lost at the weekend… I think there is a connection.

  9.  

    Now now Brendan, this thread is about the Pope; let’s not bring religion into it.

  10.  

    Bock, why did you feel the need to include the part about the Hitler Youth?

  11.  

    Tell you what, Declan. You make a list of the things I shouldn’t mention, and I’ll delete them for you.

  12.  

    Tell you what Bock, how about you answer a simple question!

  13.  

    Declan, do you not feel that its important that a man who claims to be a spiritual/moral guide to all Catholics was one a member of such a disgusting organisation

  14.  

    Backtowork: It should not be held against him that he was in the Hitler Youth, it was mandatory for all boys his age to join the disgusting organisation. Indeed, Benedict had a cousin killed by the Nazis simply for being disabled so I highly doubt that he revered them. So no, I do not feel that it is important to highlight it. And just in case any of you think I’m defending him or the equally backward Catholic Church, I’m not, I just don’t like misinformed opinions.

  15.  

    Declan, if he was not a member of the Hitler Youth. I’ll be happy to correct it. If I had to justify every sentence I write simply because someoone feels they have a right to demand an explanation, I’d never get anything done. So no, Declan, you don’t get to sub-edit this site. By all means disagree, but don’t try to be the moderator.

  16.  

    He has shifty eyes. You just know there are more skeletons in the cupboard..

  17.  

    Wow, you ask a simple question and you get accused of trying to be a sub-editor and a moderator!!!!

    I asked to be neither and well you know it, don’t bother answering because it’s obvious at this stage you can’t come up with one!

  18.  

    Declan, you presume Hitler was not like by the resigning pope, who knows what lasting damage was done by his time there.

    Either way he was head of another hypocritical cult, so there are striking similarities

  19.  

    Wow, I mean holy shit WOW, what a sweeping statement!!!!

    Have you actual evidence that this “lasting damage” from the Hitler Youth had an affect on his papacy?

  20.  

    We’re talking about the head of an organisation that believes in a sky fairy and you want evidence?

  21.  

    So by that rationale every member of the Catholic Church was in the Hitler Youth

  22.  

    No. That doesn’t follow at all.

  23.  

    And every theist on Earth for that matter

  24.  

    Yeah, it does Bock

  25.  

    Yeah, it does Bock.

  26.  

    when did I say it did have a lasting affect on him

    i did point out similarities between two mass cults

  27.  

    So you’re saying it did NOT have a lasting affect on him, or are you just speculating it might have?

    And you didn’t point out similarities, You pointed out “A” similarity that the CC and Nazis are/were hypocritical cults and comparing an organisation to the Nazis is really straying into Godwin’s Law territory

  28.  

    Declan, calm down and stop putting words in people’s mouths.

    Now, let’s go back and examine your logic.

    I said (A) that Ratzo was in the Hitler Youth. This is a fact.

    From that, you deduced (Z) that it implies everyone who believes in a god was in the Hitler Youth.

    Now, you might be able to see the logical steps between (A) and (Z), but I can’t. So for the sake of the slow-witted among us, would you please fill in the missing steps.

  29.  

    Declan, I said who knows what affect it had on him and pointed out that he also became the leader of a cult that inflicted terrible hardship on their members and their enimies.

    Take that as you wish, to me there are similarities

    Actually if you were to look at Bocks piece on the Magdeline Laundries and the Power of Shame, it might help you to see my point

  30.  

    Firstly, I’m fine and calm thank you very much, Bock!

    Anyway, you said:
    “I said (A) that Ratzo was in the Hitler Youth. This is a fact.

    From that, you deduced (Z) that it implies everyone who believes in a god was in the Hitler Youth.”

    No, no, no, no, no, I was asking Backtowork what evidence he had for lasting effects from the Hitler Youth and you said:

    “We’re talking about the head of an organisation that believes in a sky fairy and you want evidence?”

    Implying that because he believes in a “sky fairy” it is evidence enough that the Hitler Youth had an affect on him. Practically all theists believe in some sort of “sky fairy” (as you like to label it) but it doesn’t mean they were in the Hitler Youth, so no problem in educating the slow-witted among you Bock, no problem whatsoever!

    Secondly, I put words in no one’s mouths, you were the one that done that by accusing me of trying to sub-edit and moderate.

    Lastly, I know it’s fact, we all know it’s fact, I simply asked as to WHY you included it, something you refuse to answer.

  31.  

    Firstly, I’m fine and calm thank you very much, Bock!

    Anyway, you said:
    “I said (A) that Ratzo was in the Hitler Youth. This is a fact.

    From that, you deduced (Z) that it implies everyone who believes in a god was in the Hitler Youth.”

    No, no, no, no, no, I was asking Backtowork what evidence he had for lasting effects from the Hitler Youth and you said:

    “We’re talking about the head of an organisation that believes in a sky fairy and you want evidence?”

    Implying that because he believes in a “sky fairy” it is evidence enough that the Hitler Youth had an affect on him. Practically all theists believe in some sort of “sky fairy” (as you like to label it) but it doesn’t mean they were in the Hitler Youth, so no problem in educating the slow-witted among you Bock, no problem whatsoever!

    Secondly, I put words in no one’s mouths, you were the one that done that by accusing me of trying to sub-edit and moderate.

    Lastly, I know it’s fact, we all know it’s fact, I simply asked as to WHY you included it, something you refuse to answer

  32.  

    Declan. your logic is letting you down badly. I didn’t imply anything of the sort. You just assumed it without good reason. This is known as setting up straw men.

    My point is simple: why would you demand evidence on a miserable nit=picking little point when the entire basis of religious belief is without any evidence?

    Now I’ve had enough of this petty squabbling about trivial details so let’s move on please.

  33.  

    I set up a straw man? That’s laughable!

    “My point is simple: why would you demand evidence on a miserable nit=picking little point when the entire basis of religious belief is without any evidence?”

    It’s not a simple point, in fact your point makes no sense in regard to my questions to you and backtowork and is straying from the point.

  34.  

    Declan, you’ve already been told no. You’re not getting an explanation for any choice of words anywhere on this site.

    I thought you understood it the first time. We’re not going over all that again.

  35.  

    Then don’t and make Mike Godwin a very happy man, adios!

  36.  

    Remember that Myles na gCopaleen said that Syllogisms based on Licensed Premises are invalid. Enuf logical deductions chaps. Down yer pints.

  37.  

    It wasn’t as Myles that he made that observation. And I think he said fallacious.

  38.  

    Declan, I never said it had an affect on him

    I pointed to the fact that he also became a leader of a cult

    It was fairly clear English

  39.  

    Just wondering, (if we haven’t officially moved on from discussing the Hitler Youth business), why should we not hold it against him?
    If I once robbed a bank, they wouldn’t let me in.
    Would it all be ok, as everyone else was at it? That’s no excuse.

    Personally, I think this one was a cretin.. the last fella was a bit nicer – i.e. sympathetic to abuse victims. Didn’t he -Ratzi -once say the claims were exaggerated? He’s never held any bishop to account and he harped on about gay men too much for my liking too.
    It seems to me, something somewhere had a bad effect on that man.

  40.  

    Backtowork, Then WHY are you pointing out that he also became the leader of a cult? To me there are 4 possible answers for this, 1. You don’t know but are speculating 2. You believe the HY had an effect on him, or, 3. You believe it’s merely coincidence that he became the leader of a cult after the HY

    I’m not trying to be facetious with you or back you into a corner with that list, honestly I’m not (we all know the trick of “oh there are only so many things you could mean by that statement” etc.) but if you have another answer let me know.

    Look, I’m not defending the man in anyway, like Ranch I believe he was a cretin and his treatment of the abuse victims was disgusting. I just don’t believe we have evidence that the HY did affect him and that the association shouldn’t be thrown around so easily.

    On a final note to you Bock, apologies if I came across as a bit of a w@nker, it was never my intention, just wanted to give my take on the whole HY-Benedict thing.

  41.  

    Declan, if you read the post again, you’ll see that the reference to the Hitler Youth is made in a specific context.

  42.  

    Sorry Bock, I still think the reference is unfair, I’ll leave it at that and hope we can respectfully disagree.

  43.  

    Declan, as I already emphasised, you’re entitled to disagree with anything said here.

  44.  

    Declan could I have option 4 please you said I would have four options, if you look at my posts you might find the 4th option

  45.  

    Yeah, what’s option 4?
    I read 3 of 4 articles on the cretin since he announced God told him he can put up his boots and they all mentioned that he was once in Hitlers club. All of them. Do you want the links Declan? You’ll be a busy man advising them on that one.

  46.  

    Good riddance to Der Rottweiler. Can the next Chief Purveyor of Hocus Pocus be the final one please..

  47.  

    Backtowork, I should have said 3 options, and no I can’t find your other explanation

  48.  

    its in the comments section, but here goes again

    who knows what affect it had on him

    there is striking similarities between the cult he was in when he was younger and the one he is in now

    now do you know what I said

  49.  

    Yeah, they’re also striking differences, very weak argument, and saying who knows what effect it had on him is mindless speculation

  50.  

    It’s time to move on from this, please.

  51.  

    a dark horse has emerged in the runup to the papal election and his name is cardinal keith patrick o’brien of scotland, he’s an ultra hard liner on such subjects as sex, he’s totally against all forms of sex even heterosexuality is a grave sin in his opinion, and i reckon if O’Brien becomes pope he will reintroduce flogging and burning at the steak, he may take the name of paddy the 1st, i hope he makes it cos he’s the type of pope mother church needs after 8 years of liberal drift under Benedict

  52.  

    Pope vs. Nazis vs. Doug Stanhope:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brCnq5VUBDk

  53.  

    Word, Urbi et Orbi, has it that the Cardinals will elect an Italian Pope on Thursday and name the bastard as fly-half for the Ireland’s final match of the season v The Azzurri in the Eternal City, just to spite us.

    On the subject of bastards. Vincent Debaty, the shoulder-shrugging French wretch who brazenly obstructed our Keith Earls last weekend, is related to Thierry Henry. Fact.

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