The Pope is a Joke! "Only God Can Fire the Pope"

Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit. Link.
Now we're hearing that only God can fire a Pope. How does God go about doing this? The Pope is a joke. The Catholic church was created by men for power over others, period.


Ginx said...

I don't even believe in God, but I can't help but think this whole scenario sounds like how God would fire the Pope. I'm pretty sure this isn't what the Bible means when it says, "Suffer little children to come unto me." (Luke 18:16)

District Supt. Harvey Burnett said...

I'm picking up on this story if you don't mind John. This is some horrible mess!

mdf1960 said...

I guess God can kill him. However, some scholars claim a church council can fire the Pope.

Badger3k said...

This pope isn't a joke, or at least not a funny one. He's a criminal who enabled the rape of children.

The office of the pope is a joke, however.

However, if god is the only one to fire a pope, why does it take deliberations and elections to select a pope? Can't their god hire a pope as well?

Marcus McElhaney said...

Of course, the Pope is accountable. They claim that Peter was the first Pope (I disagree, but be that as it may), but he was held accountable for his behavior and what he condoned. See Galatians 2:11-21

If Peter was held accountable I don't see why any church leader should get a pass today. Biblically, leaders have more responsibility and accountability than the laity.

AndrewG said...

If anything disproves the existence of god, its the pope. Unless god like child rape, and those who enable it, that is.

I can't understand the level of brainwashing that exists in a person who can continue to belong to, and offer excuses for, a religious group whose leaders and heirarchy actually allowed, by their action (not inaction, which would almost be as bad), the rape of children.

I mean, this isn't a bit of tax fraud, or stealing paper clips - this is the systematic and organised protection of people who RAPE CHILDREN. Sickening.