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Pope Bono Could Absolve George W. Bushbonofrom American Glob

Now that Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down, some folks on the internet are suggesting possible replacements. One name which keeps coming up is Bono…[snip]

Think about it this way.

If Bono is the new Pope, the American people might finally learn that President George W. Bush did more for AIDS victims in Africa than any other American president. Ever…

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The rest here.
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Ok, but seriously (yeah, right) who do you think would make a great Pope?

 

» 44 Comments

  1. Unruly Refugee

    February 19th, 2013

    ok, I was drawing a blank until I remembered what he told the Saudis to do with their bribe money:

    Rudy Giuliani

    (thanks again for the edit feature!)

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  2. Left Coast Dan

    February 19th, 2013

    How about that guy who lost the election in November? He’s not working right now.

    Oh Catholic is a requirement? How about Joe Pesci. He’d take care of things.

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  3. thirdtwin

    February 19th, 2013

    George Soros. Let’s just cut to the chase with this Antichrist/Armageddon business.

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  4. dapenguin

    February 19th, 2013

    how about obama?

    He is just as qualified to be Pope as he is to be President and we could resolve that whole Catholics and abortion thing.

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  5. Kenny Sullivan

    February 19th, 2013

    Ann Barnhardt.

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  6. Golly G. Willikers

    February 19th, 2013

    Uh, isn’t there a celibacy vow, to be Pope? I gotta think that would be a come-down… er, a step-down for Bono.

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  7. Bad Brad

    February 19th, 2013

    Benjamin Netanyahu.

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  8. squatch

    February 19th, 2013

    I say we go Popeless.

    Think of the money we’ll save on hats.

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  9. Tim

    February 19th, 2013

    Guido Sarducci?

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  10. Jack Daniels

    February 19th, 2013

    Don’t need a pope, we have Jesus Christ, the ONLY mediator needed between man and God that can save.

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  11. RUDE JUDE

    February 19th, 2013

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York seems cool. I think.

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  12. EBL

    February 19th, 2013

    I think Bono was raised in a Catholic-Protestant home and went to Church of Ireland services, but hey don’t let that stop you.

    Jack Daniels: “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 Check out Matthew 18:18 too.

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  13. Plain Jane

    February 19th, 2013

    Noooo, not Dolan. Not the black guy who’s “lobbying” to be the next Holy Father either. Anyone who says they really want to be the next is either crazy or has ulterior motives. Most of the popes accept it, but don’t “lobby” for it, and should be so humble that they really don’t feel they are qualified.

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  14. Frosteetoes

    February 19th, 2013

    More important, who will replace Bono as U2′s frontman if the St. Louis Cardinals elect him to be the new Pope?

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  15. Plain Jane

    February 19th, 2013

    @ Jack,

    The Holy Father isn’t a “mediator” between you and Jesus Christ. He is the head of the Church that was started by Jesus Christ.

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  16. Bad Brad

    February 19th, 2013

    Frosteetoes, Obama. Of course they would need to bone up on their Motown.

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  17. Frosteetoes

    February 19th, 2013

    Or get Reggie Love to bone Obama.

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  18. Jack Daniels

    February 19th, 2013

    I knew I would ruffle a few feathers!

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  19. norman einstein

    February 19th, 2013

    @Jack Daniels, I understand that one of your fellow countrymen, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, is a front-runner. Now wouldn’t that be ironic.

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/15/cardinal-marc-ouellet-is-cardboard-cutout-of-benedict-xvi/

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  20. Jack Daniels

    February 19th, 2013

    Norman,

    I honestly did not know that. Then again, I do not follow current events regarding Catholicism.

    I only knew about this pope because he made headlines everywhere, one would have to have been dead not to have heard.

    I do have strong views on the topic, but I also know that it would create a firestorm here, as many are Catholics, so out of respect, I usually refrain from discussing this issue.

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  21. sTevo

    February 19th, 2013

    Denouncing myself in advance…

    Why would they appoint an openly gay Pope…

    4 minutes haven’t expired…

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  22. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 19th, 2013

    Well, 0bama is the ‘Pope of Hope’. Maybe he’s availa… Oh no wait, that’s right. Too evil.

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  23. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 19th, 2013

    Bono can go suck a bono. George Bush’s administration sent more aides relief money to Africa than any other and Bono barely acknowledged him.

    Screw him and that lousy band he’s in.

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  24. Dr. Tar

    February 19th, 2013

    How about Santorum?

    He’s not too keen on gay marriage and he’s only 54, so that would give him about 30 years of guiding the faithful.

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  25. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 19th, 2013

    I say they pick someone from Brazil. It is the country with the largest Catholic population in the world. Why do you think there are 49 Cardinals from Italy and a country like Brazil only has 9? The total percentage of Italian Cardinals is only about 17% (it used to be over 50%) but that is enough of a voting block to force their will on the selection of a Pope.

    I think they should move the Vatican to Brazil too. There’s no need for it to be in Italy other than to consolidate Italian/Roman power.

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  26. Lance o Lot

    February 19th, 2013

    When I get to the Council of Cardinals, I’ll be voting for Tim Dolan. An American Pope would re-energize our faithful like nothing else!

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  27. Plain Jane

    February 19th, 2013

    Jack, you really didn’t ruffle my feathers. I answered because I respect you and tried to open a dialog if you wanted.

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  28. Unruly Refugee

    February 19th, 2013

    Jesus and all his disciples were Jewish. I don’t buy into any of the denominations. Whatever “religion” Jesus is, I’ll go with that. It has no man-made religion in it.

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  29. Plain Jane

    February 19th, 2013

    Unruly, when you consider the instructions Jesus gave to His apostles, that would be Catholic. Jesus “made” it. Man did not.

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  30. Unruly Refugee

    February 19th, 2013

    Plain Jane, respectfully, I don’t see it that way. I don’t like the fish hats either.

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  31. Plain Jane

    February 20th, 2013

    :-) Unruly. “Fish hats” – funny.
    Better than a Santa hat.

    Although I do like yamakas. But zucchetto has a popier ring to it.

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  32. Tony R

    February 20th, 2013

    Refugee: Try reading Matthew 16:18.

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  33. Unruly Refugee

    February 20th, 2013

    Tony R, I’ve read the entire Bible many times and just finished the Hebrew Torah last night.
    What’s your point?

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  34. Plain Jane

    February 20th, 2013

    Tony – Right on target. Few, but profoundly direct words.

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  35. Plain Jane

    February 20th, 2013

    Unruly, obviously your soul is searching for home.

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  36. Unruly Refugee

    February 20th, 2013

    Show me in the Bible where it says anything about Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, etc., or any denomination. People sat for centuries in Catholic churches, my relatives included, and were not allowed to own Bibles, and unless they understood Latin, they didn’t have a clue what the Catholic church dude was talking about. WTF?

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  37. Unruly Refugee

    February 20th, 2013

    Plain Jane, I made my peace with God long ago. I’m not searching for anything here on earth. You don’t seem to understand that I just don’t trust man. I tolerate all the denominations, though none of them are the “right” one. A relationship with Jesus is Personal. You don’t need any of that man made crap or distractions from the truth, just the Holy Spirit and the Word.
    Blessings.

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  38. Plain Jane

    February 20th, 2013

    Unruly, the reason they didn’t own bibles was that bibles were hand written until the printing press was invented. Until that time the hand scribed bible was literally chained to a place in the Catholic churches so anyone who came could read it.

    Regarding Latin, it was the “universal” language of the Church. People had missals that had the Latin on one page, and their homeland’s language on the facing page. That way they could follow the Mass.

    John Wesley started the Methodist Church in the 1700′s A.D. The Baptist Church was started by John Smith in the 1600′s A.D.(I think). Considering when the bible was written, there is no way the names of the churches would be mentioned.

    The Catholic Church was started by Jesus Christ.

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  39. Unruly Refugee

    February 20th, 2013

    <— This is my great, great grand father (for a day or two until I change the picture — it's his birthday today); his father was a Catholic priest. I have no problem with that whatsoever. Why do people have a problem with me not hopping on the religious supremacy band wagon?

    May the Good Lord Bless you and Guide you, and teach you to be kinder to the unruly among us. lol.

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  40. Plain Jane

    February 20th, 2013

    Unruly, we must have been writing/posting at the same time.

    Yes, a relationship with Jesus IS personal. That is why receiving Him in the Eucharist, or if one cannot do so, just sitting with Him in Eucharistic Adoration is so incredible.

    And God bless you and yours also.

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  41. Plain Jane

    February 20th, 2013

    Unruly, I think you misunderstood, or I didn’t make myself clear. I don’t have a problem with you hopping on or not hopping on a bandwagon. Actually, there is no bandwagon here. I thought it was a discussion.

    Truly I have no intention of being unkind. I’m a former teacher and when someone questions, I answer.

    Again, God Bless

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  42. Unruly Refugee

    February 20th, 2013

    Thank you Plain Jane. I just hate any kind of religious argument. The end result is always that everybody keeps the opinion they came in with, and some may leave angry.
    I just wanted to point out the fact that Jesus and the disciples were Hebrew. One day I might learn to just keep my mouth shut.

    Shalom (שָׁלוֹם)
    :-)

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  43. Plain Jane

    February 20th, 2013

    No Unruly, please don’t keep your mouth shut. I’ve always admired the Jewish faith, and you’ve made a good point. Jesus came to fulfill the Jewish faith. I’ve always said if I wasn’t Catholic, I’d be Jewish.

    I enjoy talking about faith, but often, as with emails, tone and inflection cannot be conveyed in writing quickly. Therefore misunderstanding of intent easily takes over.

    Gonna get some sleep now. God’s love and peace be with you.

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  44. flip

    February 20th, 2013

    Vote

    DAVID BOWIE

    for Pope.

    Do it today, dammit.

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