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    World Religion & Speculative Theology - Thread: What if the Pope tweeted like Donald Trump does?

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      What if the Pope tweeted like Donald Trump does?

      What if the Pope tweeted like Donald Trump does? What do you think would come of it?
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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      Maybe something like "Impeach Pope Francis"?

      "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law" - Aleister Crowley

      "If you love me, obey my commandments" - Jesus Christ

      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      Maybe something like "Impeach Pope Francis"?

      Or maybe "Poor liddle Donald. He needs new words! big words. The best words and I have them. My words are the best words. Fantastic. #impeachDonald"

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      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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      They'd become big friends.

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      If the Pope actually did it, most Catholics would consider every word to be wise beyond words--as they do with everything else Jorge says without the use of Twitter...and most Protestants would continue to think he's talking through his hat (or mitre) as usual. In other words, nothing special would come of it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      What if the Pope tweeted like Donald Trump does? What do you think would come of it?
      Would you respect him more? I don't use Twitter so I don't pay attention really to the tweets except to know a lot of people make a huge deal out of little things.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      Quote Originally Posted by Albion View Post
      If the Pope actually did it, most Catholics would consider every word to be wise beyond words ...
      Nah, very few would. Hopefully none would. They'd likely impeach him - depose I suppose would be the technical term but since deposing a pope is in theory impossible they'd have to figure out some other method to remove him as a crazy man - and find a suitable replacement. Fortunately Francis doesn't tweet like Donald but he is inclined to occasional statements that need "clarification" which is somewhat regrettable. I kind of miss my German Shepherd.
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      Would you respect him more? I don't use Twitter so I don't pay attention really to the tweets except to know a lot of people make a huge deal out of little things.
      Tweets are excellent distractions. The misdirect the press and the population to look at inconsequential things while some significant things happen without anybody taking sufficient notice.
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      What if the Pope tweeted like Donald Trump does? What do you think would come of it?
      Would his tweets be infallible? Spokesman for God and all...

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      Nah, very few would. Hopefully none would. They'd likely impeach him - depose I suppose would be the technical term but since deposing a pope is in theory impossible they'd have to figure out some other method to remove him as a crazy man - and find a suitable replacement. Fortunately Francis doesn't tweet like Donald but he is inclined to occasional statements that need "clarification" which is somewhat regrettable. I kind of miss my German Shepherd.
      Jorge could possibly be persuaded to retire, though.

      How doing that is rationalized as being the will of God, considering that the politicking that goes into choosing a Pope in the first place is seen as simply part of the process by which God gets the man HE has chosen, is a question. Still, we know that a pope resigning doesn't seem to be received as any kind of theological problem.

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