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Lightning Strikes Vatican After Papal Resignation - Video

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It appears the pope did not provide the higher power with an advance notice of his resignation notice as hours after his shocking announcement yesterday this happened to the Vatican.

In other news, Ben Bernanke is now printing lightning rods for everyone and certainly for the Marriner Eccles building and the glass headquarters located at 200 West. Just in case.


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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:57 | 3237127 unrulian
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can't happen again

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:58 | 3237130 Pladizow
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"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false and by the rulers as useful." – Senaca 50 AD

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:17 | 3237201 Gazooks
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...and by Hitler youth, career track

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:32 | 3237259 The They
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The pope has no spiritual authority.  His followers are superstitious lemmings who are out of touch with reality and the teachings of Jesus Christ. 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:46 | 3237307 FEDbuster
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How about one 1,000 times more powerful hitting the Capital Dome in DC tonight?  Floods on Wall St., lightning strikes at the Vatican, etc....  God works in mysterious ways.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:57 | 3237344 walküre
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Until banksters simultaneously drop dead or combast internally, it can all be explained.

Their bible, their show, their money. God's left the planet eons ago. Creation is an imperfect mess. Why would anyone care to stick around and watch it feed off each other and go up in flames eventually? We can't cheat death and decay.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:11 | 3237392 redpill
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Higher power?  You mean like Goldman Sachs?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:19 | 3237424 walküre
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GS is doing the work of a god who their people created in the first place. Therefore they can claim to be above the law. Just like their people don't have land, they can claim to have a nation state based on a fairy tale. Master illusionists.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:22 | 3237440 Richard Chesler
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Just one more step in Goldman Sachs' Global Coup D'etat.


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:04 | 3237577 nope-1004
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Matthew 23:9 - And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.


Just the other night there was a priest being interviewed in NY who said on TV, "Pope Benedict is our Father."

Catholics, and the Papacy, have had it wrong since the death of Jesus.  A pope is a human figure, which clearly shows how the church has directed faith and power toward themselves and away from Jesus.

Can someone find me a bible quote that mentions "pope"?


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:05 | 3237590 redpill
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This has been covered.  It was called the reformation!  Which started admirably with Martin Luther, and has now tragically become Joel Osteen.


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:09 | 3237599 nope-1004
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Joel Osteen is a motivational speaker, not a religious one.  But how to get donations?  Motivational speakers have a tough time, but if you rant things like "believe and you can achieve", and then close by saying "join a bible based church", you get donations.

I noticed on Joel's stage that there is only a globe that spins.  No bible, no crucifix, just a "golden calf".  The guy is a fraud.


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:27 | 3237679 redpill
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Of course he's a fraud.  But he presents himself as religious.  "Joel Osteen Ministries" is the company name, afterall.  Of course if you hear the guy talk it's about the most un-Biblical thing in the world.  God will get you that new SUV, etc.  Sickening.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:59 | 3237748 bigkahuna
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ummmmmmmmm, he might want to take it back...

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 18:07 | 3237991 Larry Dallas
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Of course he is tax-sheltered, and caters to the masses of sheeple who will willingly throw money at him.

Fraud or not, (i think he's a fraud), he is very wealthy.

I once read someone say a while back, something to the effect of "those who are afraid to look bad or what others think of them will lose and fail every time they step up".

Joel obviously doesn't give a shit.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:19 | 3237641 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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take a look at the SCOTUS and one wonders if the counter reformation has won

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:25 | 3237666 EndTheMedia
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Yet St Paul calls himself a spiritual father

Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 1 Corinthians 4:15

Jesus was saying don’t call anyone Father as in heavenly Father or God, not a spiritual father.

Go re-read the bible you ignorant protestant.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:47 | 3237710 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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Glad you are here to tell us what Jesus is saying.  I guess the text just isn't enough for we hoopleheads


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 18:02 | 3237876 nope-1004
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LOL.... I'm actually labeled "catholic", not protestant.  Ignorant?  Yeah... I'm ignorant because I questions the validity of some human being that bestows all righteousness upon himself, the organization, and its members.  If this human organization is so righteous, then why are young boys molested?  I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, not the mortal Pope Benedict.  So GFY.

With respect to your "spiritual father" vs "heavenly father", I haven't seen those two classified or explained in the bible.  Would be great if you could explain the difference, quoting scripture.

According to scripture, Jesus said, and I'm not making this up, "Call no man on earth your father, for you have only one father in heaven."

If you don't like what he said, deal with it somehow.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 19:21 | 3238276 EndTheMedia
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I’m not questioning that Jesus said "Call no man on earth your father, for you have only one father in heaven."

Im questioning your false interpretation, because it contradicts other scripture.

St Paul in 1 Corinthians clearly calls himself a father, and he was a man. That’s a fact.

So either St. Paul is going against the teachings of Christ or you are mischaracterizing what Jesus was really saying in Mathew.

I’m going to go with the later.



Tue, 02/12/2013 - 20:50 | 3238561 nope-1004
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LOL.... ya, Jesus is totally vague and his words open to interpretation.  If you weren't so "catholic" defending your papal position, you'd realize that my "false interpretation" is actually your blasphemy.  You've got it backwards - it's other scripture that contradicts what came out of Jesus's mouth, not Jesus contradicting other scripture.  You're completely 180 degrees messed up.

Matthew 23:9 - And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.

Can't find where Jesus talks about a single, human, mortal church leader, much less "pope".


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 21:41 | 3238779 EndTheMedia
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So are you taking Thomas Jefferson's postion here?

 "Paul was the first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus." -Thomas Jefferson

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:06 | 3237767 e_goldstein
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Interested in knowing what the bible really says (and not the watered-down, rewritten mass consumption version)?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 20:51 | 3238571 BringOnTheAsteroid
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It is every good christians duty to sin to ensure that jesus did not die on the cross in vain.

It is just unbelievable how indoctrinated some of you people are with this fantastical notion of jesus as a son of god. You have been programmed, from birth in many cases, to act out the role of a pious follower of the dogma of the day. You are very silly human beings. But I can't blame you I suppose. To have a thought about jesus as a son of god you need the brain structure, the neural network in place, to have the thought. Once the connections within the brain are permamnent through constant reinforcement you can't "not have the thought". It's programmed into you just like a computer is programmed. A computer doesn't have a choice in determining whether it runs a program or not, it just does. Oh, and don't insult your own intelligence further by drawing the childish conclusion that a human is to a computer like god is to a brain and it is actually god running the "jesus is son of god" program on our brain. I reinforce that you are very silly, silly human beings.

Abrahamic faiths won't exist in the future, these belief systems will pass and be consigned to the dustbin of history just like thousands if not hundreds of thousands of belief systems before them. The human being at their particular moment in time though is incapable of accepting that they are full of shit and their beliefs are nothing more than delusion. Why can't you silly cunts see this. History is replete with beielf systems that are no longer meaningful because intelligence has engulfed and overwhelmed their banal idiocy. I also think there is a high likelihood that you bible quoters are Americans. The fact you can't see that you belong to one of the most fucked up races in modern history and have been indoctrinated probably more than any other western country in imperial religious doctrine, whose education standards have eroded to the point children are being abused by creationist dogma, jesus h christ, you can't make this shit up. Your country is overflowing with wide eyed evangelical schizophrenics whose primary goal is to join the banker elite and extract as much money from the plebs as physically possible. Wake up you dills. You've been played by centuries of repression. To cap it all off you cheer your own repression by continually parroting ancient text.

Get this through your thick skulls. The bible IS NOT TRUE. The fables and stories are just that. It is so replete with inconsistencies and errors that if it is the word of god he is one forgetful son of a bitch who needs either a calendar or an iPhone. Being brutal is the only way to get through to you morons. The bible is bullshit, it is not factual, it is not the word of god, it is a fantasy.   


Wed, 02/13/2013 - 01:21 | 3239591 LongBalls
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Your comments assure me that you know nothing of the Bibles real teachings. The prophecies of the Bible assure us God is real. Has man screwed up some of the wording through translation. Maybe so. Can an ordinary man predict things sitting on a rock 2,000 years ago like a one world government in the last days. No way. You are on the wrong side of this debate. Please do your research. Urgently.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 01:59 | 3239624 StychoKiller
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Perhaps, but are you doing anything to make the World a better place than you found it?

Get ye hence, and alleviate some suffering:

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:06 | 3237593 strannick
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''Without God (Jesus), everything is permitted''. You arent as nice as you think.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:19 | 3237638 FL_Conservative
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Well, according to legend/prophecy, the next pope is supposed to be the anti-christ and since BHO is not eligible for selection, it's a lock that it will be a Goldmanite.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:28 | 3237681 EndTheMedia
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Only supposed to be one more pope.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 01:23 | 3239593 LongBalls
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Not true. The last Pope will be the "false prophet" who leads the unsuspecting into the Antichrists hands.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 21:41 | 3238782 Papasmurf
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Goldman is doing "Gods work", so God is the higher power.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:20 | 3237429 Old_European
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Jeez, I might regain ome faith if that happens

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 18:57 | 3238195 monkeyboy
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How about one 1,000 times more powerful hitting the Capital Dome in DC tonight?  Floods on Wall St., lightning strikes at the Vatican, etc....  God works in mysterious ways.


You mean something like an asteroid?

Friday looks good. Might actually believe that a god exists.

Should we pray ;)

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:56 | 3237340 Old_European
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"Jesus died for his own sins but not mine"

Patti Smith (somewhere end of 20th century AD)

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:31 | 3237489 Freddie
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Patti Smith was or is a dumb junkie - so what does she know.  The Ramones used to make fun of the junkie bands that they played with at CBGBs.  

As far as this resignation - this is not a good sign.  Something is going on with Too Big To Fail that is going to fail soon.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:24 | 3237664 giggler123
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Is that a Delorean or a Trabant?  88 MPH?  Great scott, 1.21 gigawatts

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:42 | 3237887 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Uh, the Ramones WERE one of the junkie bands at CBGB's. Hell, they were the biggest dope fiends in the house. The pope was just tired, and wants to get back to his Hitler Youth program, like when he was a kid. Heil Obama!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 19:25 | 3238290 Raymond K Hessel
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He was forced to join the Hitler Youth because if he didn't his parents would have been marked as traitors.  Who knows?  Maybe the Nazis would have bought his whole family a one-way rail ticket east, you fucking asshat.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:45 | 3237908 Old_European
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For those of you who know french, go and check

He wrote a book about prophecies called "777" in which he sort of kinda "predicted" this.


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:48 | 3237921 Old_European
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As long as you agree that I've quoted her correctly :-)

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 19:24 | 3238286 mt paul
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the pope

was to big to fail....

so he resigned 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 22:06 | 3238889 zerozulu
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Light struck only after the news broke at CNN!!!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:50 | 3237555 The Heart
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"His followers are superstitious lemmings who are out of touch with reality and the teachings of Jesus Christ."

True this.

Most so called Christians can not even define the words Jesus, and Christ, nor articulate about their origins and root languages. Part of the babalonian divide and conquer methodology to keep neighbor against neighbor. Dis-empowerment. Were they taught to find that which they seek within first, they might see it manifest everywhere else in their worlds***(matrix's) and have no need to seek what all have already there in the heart place. Plenty, enough, satisfaction at the end of the day, peace within. Love is the Way. Were all men taught to follow their own hearts, instead of the easily fooled mind, more would be on the same resonate page of plenty, and abundance to always be grateful for. Gratitude feeds the Wheel of Good Fortune. This Heart could continue to elaborate for miles but alas, many will not hear the truth until it slaps them upside the head and sideways into the dirt several times.

Hey, look up!


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:02 | 3237361 Old_European
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To paraphrase Goebbels: "Do you want total religious war?"

And the Munich crowds went: "YEEEESSSSS"

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:23 | 3237219 Raymond Reason
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" False Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false and by the rulers as useful."  - Raymond Reason 2013 AD 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:26 | 3237235 Pladizow
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What's the difference between "false religion" and religion?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:36 | 3237281 Shell Game
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One is used, the other is abused.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:53 | 3237328 Old_European
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Religion is opium for the sheeple.

Old_European 2013 AD

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:20 | 3237428 Deo vindice
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The fundamental problem with most commentators on the pope and his religious followers is they make the cardinal (pun unintended) mistake of thinking that Roman Catholicism is Christianity. It is apostate Christianity and is about as far from the New Testament teachings of Christ and His apostles as you can get.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:24 | 3237459 macholatte
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Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Napoleon Bonaparte


I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
Frederick Douglass


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein


Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Karl Marx


Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.




Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:47 | 3237547 CvlDobd
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Where are all these anti religion upvotes coming from? Anytime I make an anti religious comment i get downvoted to hell. Just watch.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:52 | 3237724 Agstacker
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"Anytime I make an anti religious comment i get downvoted to hell."


I gave you an upvote for the play on words, amusing on several different levels.  

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:53 | 3237568 Scalaris
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Religion is to appease the commons by diverting their focus away from the deficits of the exchequer.

Paupers live on bread and churches.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:34 | 3237684 Cathartes Aura
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Protestant Work Ethic, based on pie in the sky when you die - works really well for the tax farmers.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:46 | 3237914 Old_European
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Kudos on correctly quoting and referecin ! (unlike some others in these comments).

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 00:46 | 3239544 Liberty2012
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Nice collection, Thank you

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:48 | 3237541 Lore
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It would be interesting to see what the institutional church looks like a century from now, assuming it still exists.

What would Jesus say about aerial drones?  There's no mention of 'em in Scripture.  Does 'World Without End' preclude annihilation by Unnatural Climate Change?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:50 | 3237556 lakecity55
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In the evil world of today, Jesus would be Droned for our sins.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:01 | 3237580 SilverRhino
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Religion is opium for the sheeple. -- Old_European 2013 AD

Bullshit.   Soccer and sports are much better opium for the brainless.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:49 | 3237715 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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don't forget side cleavage... it is a distraction too

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:00 | 3237355 Raymond Reason
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Well, that's the issue Pladizow, you can't ask me that question. 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:43 | 3237531 Id fight Gandhi
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Well Judaism is a false religion. Man made. They wanted a political, secular messiah which is why they killed Jesus.

Isn't it funny how Christians bend over backwards for the jews but they do nothing but bitch and complain?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:50 | 3237319 Old_European
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... nowhere near as stylish as Gibbon.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:13 | 3237398 Doode
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You stole it from today's Forbes thought of the day. Boo! (a tiny paraphrasing does not matter)

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:29 | 3237253 Old_European
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Sorry Pladizow, I happen to have a copy of Gibbon's "Decline and fall..." (published by Everyman's Library, 1993).

Volume 1, page 34:

"The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful."

It always struck me as a sentence I should remember

Gibbon makes no reference to Seneca. If Seneca did make this quote, please reference it correctly.


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:42 | 3237300 Pladizow
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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:46 | 3237304 Old_European
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How could I have forgotten such a trustworthy source, of course...

By the way, it's Seneca, not Senaca....

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:54 | 3237325 Pladizow
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Holy FUCK - did the spelling of the author's name or exact source or wording prevent you from getting the point of the quote!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:58 | 3237346 Old_European
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HOLY FUCK - wasn't it obvious my reply was about nagging you !!!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:59 | 3237353 Pladizow
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No, nice try at back peddling!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:06 | 3237377 Old_European
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I don't back peddle. I just want to ave the last word.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:20 | 3237427 THX 1178
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You're both faggots.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:23 | 3237446 Pladizow
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Good point!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:41 | 3237521 viahj
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i miss your old picture

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:38 | 3237867 Old_European
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Sorry Pladizow, how could I possibly have known you too are of a delicate nature?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:38 | 3237515 thisandthat
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Backpedaling - yeah, call me a Grammy not-see... ;P

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:14 | 3237401 TSA gropee
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Not what he's saying. You're misspelling of an author you're quoting, could give rise to speculation that you are not that well read of his or hers works and thus raises the possibility that you misquoted, or quoted with prejudice towards a given subject. Just sayin'

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:21 | 3237431 ParkAveFlasher
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I don't care about this thread of comments, I like the correction and that a correction was voiced but I gotta say I'm a big fan of Pladizow. 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:34 | 3237502 Tango in the Blight
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I also have the Everyman six volume set in my bookcase. Didn't get around to reading it all though. Will do one day.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:29 | 3237482 thisandthat
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Religion is what's left of science after no one knows anymore what it really was all about. An empty shell filled by hopium.

Me, now.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:59 | 3237135 vokain
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Can never happen again..

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:59 | 3237136 knukles
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What, forgetting to speak to one's Higher Power?
Hell, if only the last resort of one's own ego....

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:17 | 3237190 BLOTTO
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Information for your consideration:

Ratzinger = scapegoat...Catholic Church saves face?


Cardinal Bertone is the Secretary of State of the Roman Curia, the structure that actually runs the Roman Church.   As with the President of the United States, the Papal role is largely figurative.  Theoretically he heads the Curia, but the real boss is Secretary of State. 

Now, here's something that occurred to me tonight from the information that's come out. 

The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with current pope Benedict XVI's successor. 


The Prophecy of the Popes calls this last Pope "Peter the Roman".  Nobody can resist a good prophecy.  There's been buzz today on Catholic channels about Bertone's full name being Cardinal Tarcisio PIETRO Bertone of Romano, Turin, Italy. 

You see the prophecy says this last Pope will pontificate over the destruction of Rome.  A lot of bets were placed last year that Benedict XVI would be gone in 2012 so the last Pope could be seated before December 21st.  (Only problem was that Catholics never used the Mayan long count Calendar. - a little humor there..)

Rumors that Bertone's election is a done deal because of his power with the Curia and the Italian faction may be  overstated.  Of 120 cardinal electors, only 28 are Italians, and nearly half are Hispanic, African and various Asian and others.


Current odds for Bertone (from ZH supplied by Paddy) 14/1

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:30 | 3237249 Raymond Reason
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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:55 | 3237572 ParkAveFlasher
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The problem with this prophecy is this guy is from ROMANO, as in the tasty gratable cheese for sprinkling liberally on your favorite pasta dishes, not ROME, as in the city surrounding the Vatican.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:55 | 3237337 DoneThis2Long
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"As with the President of the United States, the Papal role is largely figurative."

Someone sure forgot to inform O'bozo The Terrible of such.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:04 | 3237366 Cathartes Aura
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all these figure-heads of State and Nations, olde skool model of Father Authorities, to be looked up to, and to direct the attentions of the Mass/es. . . crumbling edifices.

like a boil on the ass of humanity, what is visible only hides the deeper infection.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:06 | 3237379 walküre
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IOR cancelled their terms with Deutsche Bank earlier this year due to some accounting "irregularities".

Deutsche handled all e-commerce transactions for IOR. Vatican is now only accepting cash to enter the sites for example.

There's a whole lot more going on between IOR and Deutsche, the German pope and Italian finances, the infamous Siena Bank.

This is Germany vs. Italy in a nutshell. Germany had some pretty good access to Italian financial secrets. The Italians are closing their books to anyone.

Mafia is the biggest financial player and the biggest employer in Italy. Most of Italy is firmly in the hands of Mafia.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:31 | 3237454 New World Chaos
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I would bet on Peter Turkson.

First heard about him on ZH in 2011 when he called for a world government, world tax, and world central bank.  Even I was surprised that a Cardinal would come out with something which so obviously stinks of the Beast, but the Vatican is deeply infiltrated by Satanists/Luciferians/Jesuits/bankers and most people don't know or care.  I wonder if the Beast's minions in the Vatican pushed Ratzinger aside so they could make Turkson pope.  Hence the lightning bolt.  As an added bonus, Turkson would be in a good position to shut down or encourage the insurgencies which will inevitably emerge with the African resource grab.

Turkson's coat of arms has an alpha and omega, a Masonic compass, various sixes (hidden), and a castle being flooded- which is very interesting if you look into prophecies like St. Malachy and Fatima.  He is even named Peter.  He could be Peter the Roman if he turns out to be Roman in spirit (i.e. corrupt and power hungry).

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:34 | 3237500 BLOTTO
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the gang at 'fellowship of the minds' share the same idea:

Was just posted not long ago...




Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:09 | 3237600 New World Chaos
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Ah, that clears it up a bit.  Benedict can drip NWO-speak as well as any Grima Wormtounge from the UN, but he knew he was too old to see things through so he used the Papacy to make high-level appointments (like Turkson) and generally set up the Beast's chessboard in advance.  Interesting that John XXIII was into this NWO shit as well.  He's the one who wrecked the Church, if you listen to Ann Barnhardt et. al.  Over the next month, she will surely write some epic rants on such matters and post them here:

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:24 | 3237824 PrintemDano
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I love Ann Barnhardt , but what she refuses to see is that the fish rots from the head down.  The Popes since Vatican II are well informed about the homosexuality running rampant in the church, yet he does nothing about it except move the homo's that are caught to safe places to continue their evil.  There hasn't been a valid Pope since before Vatican II at which Ratzinger participated in civilian clothes for the very destruction of the church that Ann rightly laments.  The only Catholic Church left is the Tridentine masses not approved by the faux Popes/Church.   Christ made the Pope the head of the church, he never guaranteed that there would always be a valid Pope.  The doctors of the church agreed that if a heretic became "Pope" he wouldn't be valid, because a public heretic can not be Catholic and a non Catholic cannot be the head of a body [The Catholic Church] of which he is not a member.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:46 | 3237543 lakecity55
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He is to be the false prophet of The Antichrist, so, if the prophecy is true, the actual Antichrist is now waiting in the wings, so to speak.

My own spiritual compass tells me things are going to Ramp Up, but I am just a man and fallible.

Let's throw in some satanic beings impersonating "good" aliens who Make Contact and really get this on the road.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:06 | 3237586 BLOTTO
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Definitely going to ramp up...


No doubt about it - the Vatican is a major player in this deciet on the good people of the world.


IMO, based on my research to leaning on the Anti-C being:


Someone that the WORLD will embrace with a smile...youthful...charming...


The 'Return of the Last King'...

The 'Legend of Arthur'...


Prince William Arthur Philip Louis  - Duke of Cambridge

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:23 | 3237657 walküre
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if the prophecy is true

The "prophecy" will be true in hindsight. Any good power can abuse "prophecy" to further their agenda and then make it happen. There's probably more religious wisdom in Stonehenge than in all of Jerusalem.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:50 | 3237718 New World Chaos
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I'm inclined to agree.  Discernment of who our real friends and enemies are will be very important in the coming years.  People will need to rediscover their long-suppressed higher awareness.  Failing that, here are a few basic rules of thumb:  False flags are everywhere, collectivism=evil, "Ye shall know them by their fruits", and however the mainstream media wants us to feel about someone or something, we should be feeling the opposite.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:18 | 3237636 walküre
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he's got NWO written all over him

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:38 | 3237285 Clayton Bigsby
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Um, God, respectfully, your aim is just a bit off - the white house is over that way....

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:34 | 3237499 DeadFred
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<Deep voice from the sky "So many targets, so few thunderstorms">

Unusual events like to travel in packs so don't be surprised if this particular change in leadership isn't the non-event that so many here are assuming.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:48 | 3237309 GOSPLAN HERO
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One thing is for sure, it wasn't Jewish lightning.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:09 | 3237388 adr
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Sadly the idea they have for America.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:04 | 3237367 Dingleberry
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Now if we could just get an earthquake, volcano and tsunami to disinfect the place.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:58 | 3237131 walküre
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I can just hear the religious folk trying to explain it and make sense of it all.

Just where is the church in this age to point out the corruption and manipulation in government, central banks and banks?

They're preaching to bow to the Jewish overlords and respect Israel come hell or high water - literally.

Did it ever occur to anyone just how complicit the churches are in covering up the fraud and keeping the people dumb and complacent?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:04 | 3237152 dick cheneys ghost
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you keep my secrets and Ill keep your secrets..............good point!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:12 | 3237185 walküre
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They're interdependent and incomes rely on each other's services.

The one cult prints paper that represents a promise to pay. The other cult collects paper in exchange for a promise to gain eternal life.

Both are muddling in the faith department.

I have no faith that either one will come through when the shit hits the fan.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:15 | 3237408 machineh
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'The one cult prints paper that represents a promise to pay. The other cult collects paper in exchange for a promise to gain eternal life.'

From which the Bernank has extracted the syllogism, 'Print your way to immortality.'

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:05 | 3237157 john39
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most christian churches have turned their backs on the Palestians....  as the neo pharisees carry out their plan to erase Palestinians and their culture from the pages of history.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:32 | 3237266 Raymond Reason
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Not hardly.  Orthodox Christianity the 2nd largest, and oldest branch...actually the trunk of the Christian tree, is firmly in the camp of the Palestinians. 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:02 | 3237363 pazmaker
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In fact the teachings of the Orthodox Church Fathers is that the the church is the people of God and the new Israel.

The problem is as many knowledgable people as there are on this website most are ignorant of Eastern Christianty and associate all Christians with the Western evangelical types.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:25 | 3237458 Raymond Reason
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You're right, brother. 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 05:24 | 3239742 Tompooz
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Orthodox Christianity is experiencing a big revival under Putin. If something bad were to happen under the next (last?) pope, many of the remaining European catholics may turn orthodox.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:16 | 3237160 otto skorzeny
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it shows how much power that one little word- "anti-Semite"-has. also-all of that disproven bullshit about how complicit the Church and Pope Pius XII in the holocaust is still used by Israel for leverage. The lack of criticism of Isreal's apartheid against the Palestinians as well as Israel's treatment of Christians  is troubling. Christians in Syria before the CIA intervention were never harassed to the degree that Israeli Christinans are-they were actually well treated under Assad-now they are tortured and killed by CIA/Al Qaeda scum.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:19 | 3237205 pods
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Crazy talk Otto, next you are going to say that Gadaffi was going to build a huge water distribution system for his people.

And here is a snippet:

"Libya claims to have completed the work to date without the financial support of major countries or loans from world banks. "

I guess I now know why he got whacked.


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:36 | 3237283 otto skorzeny
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yeah-that and he had a hell of alot of gold and oil reserves-in this day and age that is a death sentence

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:09 | 3237386 walküre
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it's a big Korean engagement

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:22 | 3237442 Brindle702
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Interesting ... can you provide a link for further reading?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:26 | 3237671 walküre
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The water is transported by reinforced concrete pipeline to northern destinations. South Korean construction experts built the huge pipes in Libya by some of the most modern techniques.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:21 | 3237436 Brindle702
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Here is a less respectable reference:

Netflix: Michael Palin (Yes, that Michael Palin of Monty Python), Sahara, Episode 4, 12 min 24 seconds in ... briefly describes the water project you refer to ... year = 2002, I think

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:34 | 3237275 Iocosus
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To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:04 | 3237369 francis_sawyer
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I'm trying to figure out how many organized "Anti Defamation Leagues" there are [& what their budgets & manpower are]... I'll be back with my findings...

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:01 | 3237410 Iocosus
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A forensic research of down arrows is usually a fruitful start.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:25 | 3237464 Harbanger
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"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."

The Bible of political correctness has a long list of protected groups.  We all know the list.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:26 | 3237672 Peter K
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Am I supposed to think "Glenn Beck" :)

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:05 | 3237375 pazmaker
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Their is so much Christian history in Syria and now as you say they are suffering and being persecuted at the hands CIA backed rebels.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:28 | 3237837 PrintemDano
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Remember the Liberty!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:19 | 3237207 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Christ tards perpetuating noble lies?  No way man.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:20 | 3237208 durablefaith
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Oh yeah, its ocurred to us. We were shocked that religous institutions that represent high value targets were hijacked. Shocked I tell you.  Just like the conservatives are shocked that the house keeps raising the debt ceiling. And the liberals are shocked that obama the peace prize receipient didnt stop the wars and extended the NDAA.  

The vatican has endorse the UN as the body to govern the world and has given them an indulgence (you must break eggs to make omeletes) .

There are many evangelical leaders who are somehow affiliated with the CFR -

Yet, those of us who believe that we should treat others as we would like to be treated will continue to believe in God inspite of the increasing persecution of the religious who dare to believe that they owe their highest loyalty to something other than government.

mock on proud one.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:50 | 3237322 walküre
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which god?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:45 | 3237703 Idisq
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How about treating others as we would like to be treated WITHOUT RELIGION? Or do you need that promise of eternal life? Yeah, I thought so. Grow the fuck up!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:33 | 3237270 BLOTTO
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You have to admit and consider this:


Religion...whether its fact or fiction  - its a fuckin head trip.

Fact? = head trip

Fiction? = head trip

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 20:10 | 3238459 smiler03
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I think you're examining the limitations of your own mind.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:42 | 3237302 e-recep
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vatican is a huge financial entity on its own. why would they badmouth their colleagues?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:05 | 3237370 BLOTTO
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And 'they' want to keep it that way recep...


So, you take 'one out' for the team...


Masses then forget (somewhat) about the the former brown shirt nazi guy gets booted out, errr, 'resigns.'



Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:07 | 3237382 Zap Powerz
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Vatican City is one of three cities (autonomous) that rule the world.  So Ive heard.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:01 | 3237357 Buckaroo Banzai
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"Just where is the church in this age to point out the corruption and manipulation in government, central banks, and banks?"

Pope John Paul 2 had plenty to say about economics and morality. His encyclical, Centesimus Annus, framed the discussion in terms of communism, but it is perfectly applicable when you consider that our central banking system is essentially a centrally-planned communist banking system.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:09 | 3237385 DoneThis2Long
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"Just where is the church in this age to point out the corruption and manipulation in government, central banks and banks?"

IMO, the corrupt and biased MSM and the horseshit education system are far more to blame in that respect than religion.

At some point then, religion becomes activism, something addressed through separation of Church 'n State.

Since I am not (at all) big on "organized religion", I march to my own drummer and eventually I'll find out if I was right or wrong. Most of the time religion is confused with morality .... not one and the same. I know religious types that are immoral, as I know moral types that are not religious (at least not that they openly address).


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:12 | 3237506 lakecity55
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GOD is more interested in your Faith and your heart, individually, not so much a church or religion.

Back when Jesus started his ministry to humans, there was no church, just him and the 12.


Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:54 | 3237939 walküre
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Take this to your nearest Apologetics class

The response will be that you have to live by faith and faith alone. In the meantime, keep living in bondage to a system designed and largely based upon folklore and fairy tales.

I've swallowed the Koolaid and since spit it up. It doesn't take "faith" to behave properly and respect another within the confines of our community. For some people however, their religion is a crutch. They need religion or they probably wouldn't know how to behave.

The bible is like the communist manifest, a red book so to speak to keep the people in line and obedient to their overlords and authority in general.

It worked for centuries but the influence is waning. If that's a sign of the end times, their end times then so be it. Whatever comes next may be more interesting as long as it's not based on someone else's folklore and fairy tales.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 20:12 | 3238467 smiler03
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 "GOD is more interested in your Faith and your heart, individually, not so much a church or religion."


I presume he told you this himself?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:59 | 3237134 czarangelus
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Beware Peter the Roman, bitchez

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:00 | 3237137 CheapBastard
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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:00 | 3237138 Cognitive Dissonance
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His Holiness was just conducting an experiment.

<It's alive, it's alive.>

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:40 | 3237520 DeadFred
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What would one need 1.21 gigawatts for I wonder?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:02 | 3237139 Squid Vicious
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Rat Farts!!!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:05 | 3237159 buzzsaw99
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the good lord would never disrupt the best game of my life.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:08 | 3237172 12ToothAssassin
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I dont think the heavy stuff is coming down for a while

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:10 | 3237175 ParkAveFlasher
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I think you should play through.  I don't think the hard stuff's gonna come down for a wuhyel.

EDIT: beat by like five seconds.  SPEEDBALL

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 15:08 | 3237373 francis_sawyer
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 I've often thought about becoming a golf club...

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:02 | 3237147 KRUZER
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,,,,,,,,fuck!!!!!!!! another tabloid subject ,,,,same day,,,,,,,come on ZH.

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