What do you think about Pope Benedict XVI?
March 14, 2008 11:45am CST
I don't like hime. I was so used at John Paul II, it was like a father figure for catholics, and even if I'm not catholic anymore I considered him the same. Instead IMHO Pope Benedict acts like a head of a political party. Here in Italy the left wing in charge wanted to do a law for allowing civil unions (contrats between two people with some rights like marriage) and these unions were open also to homosexuals. The Pope and the Church have done all the pressure possible against it and they failed to pass. Also his papal address are more political statements than anything. When there was a referendum about the artificial fecondation he made all the speechs possible against it. I can't stand him and I bet a lot of people can leave the catholicism if he behaves like this.
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• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 Mar 08
I'm not Catholic, nor even Christian, so I suppose I don't have much room to speak about the guy either way. However, from what I've noticed, he is both more political and less tolerant than Pope John Paul II was. I find myself usually outraged when hearing things the current Pope has said, usually because of the bigotry involved. *sighs*
16 Mar 08
"I'm not Catholic, nor even Christian, so I suppose I don't have much room to speak about the guy either way" Well I think everyone can say their opinion "I find myself usually outraged when hearing things the current Pope has said, usually because of the bigotry involved.*sighs*" Yes, bigotry is the key word. But what I can't stand it's not that he's saying "Christians should not be homosexual , should not make abortion/artificial fecondation/whatever" which would be his job essentially, but the fact he's forcing politics to do laws he likes. Not everyone is christian so why laws should follow christian morality?