O/T: Pope Francis I - another missed opportunity?
Posted by: Laurent ()
Date: March 14, 2013 09:40PM

Funny but I wanted to post about it this morning, but on a more serious note than the funny thread here below.

My views on religion are well-known. This said, I still consider the election of a new Pope as an important event. To be honest, I had hopes that the Vatican would seize this opportunity to enter the 21st Century, dust off its Middle-Age theories and beliefs, or at least open doors wide open to discuss some of them and update them. Unfortunately, what we have is another old man with a partially dark past. I hear he seems pretty popular and a decent man overall though.

THis said, does the Church really expect the erosion of faith to slow down when it elects a man who at 76 is very unlikely to reform anything in a significant manner? When will the Church wake up and give a chance to someone aged 55-60? Until then, I do not think that the decline that started many decades ago is likely to be reversed. Which is a shame to me, as I think it would be very beneficial for the whole world to have a catholic church in tune with its time (or any religious institution for that matter). I think we will have to wait for another long many years until this happen. The world moves forward but the religious institutions are still 200 years behind. Another big missed opportunity in my humble opinion.

What do you think?

BTW, this thread is not meant to fuel anti-religious feeling, or fanatic pro-religious ones either. I just am interested to see how we view this important event. Again as a non-Believer, I still think that this is an historical and important event that need to be discussed, as it can potentially influence the march of the world.

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O/T: Pope Francis I - another missed opportunity?690 Laurent 03/14/2013 09:40PM
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Re: O/T: Pope Francis I - another missed opportunity? 207 Purple 03/15/2013 12:03PM
Re: O/T: Pope Francis I - another missed opportunity? 226 Terry K. 03/15/2013 12:18PM
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Re: O/T: Pope Francis I - another missed opportunity? 195 Terry K. 03/16/2013 12:14AM
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