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As I sit here watching Pope Benedict XVI resign from his position as pope due to what looks like severe medical problems.  His severely ravaged body, the meek and nearly dead looking pope, gives his final remarks to a small crowd of maybe 1,000-2,000 people.  I can’t help but think that this is the best decision I have ever seen a pope make.  He looks like he is suffering from many different illnesses that plague an elderly body and his state of mind is obviously beginning to become compromised.

His short speech to the crowd who came out from around the world to see and hear his last speech as pope must have been severely disappointed. He gave a 2 min speech thanking everyone for showing up, worshipping him as pope, and he hopes the new pope will do a good job. He just turned and walked away as if this was not the big deal that it really was.  

I know everyone has an opinion on the pope and what he is doing by stepping down.  Saying that it proves there is no god when the only person who was supposed to have a direct line to the deity no longer wants that job.  He covered up hundreds of pedophiles within the catholic church and helped those offenders molest and rape more and more children by moving them around the country.  I’m happy he is leaving but we have to give him credit for the one good thing he did as pope: Condoms came back to Africa.  So I guess god is ok with the molestation of children but not ok with letting a virus run rampent in a country he has let run rampent for 30+ years.

Goodbye Pope Benedict XVI, you have given so much over the past few years.  The memes, the jokes, the easy to combat puritanical views on sex, your idiotic stance on same-sex marriage, your inability to see and understand the scientific method when it came to YOUR religion, and for being the voice of irrationality when your followers wanted answers. Your reign has been great and your replacement should be excited to try to clean up the mess that is the catholic church and its policies.

 

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