Pope Benedict resigning? D:
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(03-30-2010, 10:07 PM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote:
QuisutDeus Wrote:There is also the consideration that JP2 opened Pandora's Box, and it's a lot easier to let evil out than shove it back in.  Most of that stuff won't get fixed at least for a Century, IMO.

Absolutely. It's way more difficult to go from chaos to order, than from order to chaos.

The only way these things will get fixed before we'll all dead (or direct divine intervention) will be for there to be some Pope who is ridiculously charismatic. You know, like me. But then, that would fall under the divine intervention thing.

(Seriously, though, one reason Benedict is having a hard time is because, let's be honest, he's not the most charming fellow out there unless you're already a pretty serious Catholic and agree with him on everything. Popes don't have to be likeable, but let me tell you, it sure doesn't hurt.)

Your implications that B16 lacks his predecessor's charisma are correct, but I do think our current Holy Father is likeable, nonetheless. I've always thought he has a sweet face, like a shy but very kind grandpa. Or librarian. His quiet style has always appealed to me more than JPII's rock star persona, although I liked JPII fine until I found out some things after he died.
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