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New Pope Selected 915

Freshly Exhumed sends this quote from CBC: "Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been selected as Pope of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He will be known as Pope Francis. He is the first Pope from the Americas. The 76-year-old was the runner-up to Benedict XVI during the last conclave. He is well-known for his humility and espouses church teachings on homosexuality, abortion and contraception. He has no Vatican experience."
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New Pope Selected

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  • oh cool.. (Score:5, Funny)

    by Matt Kikuchi ( 2840611 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @03:42PM (#43162653)
    "Goes back to work"
    • 76? (Score:5, Insightful)

      by sycodon ( 149926 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @03:45PM (#43162717)

      Best keep that straw and chimney handy.

    • What is this "work" you're talking about?

    • by Jeremiah Cornelius ( 137 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @04:10PM (#43163131) Homepage Journal

      If the new Pope is not made of chocolate, and filled with marzipan, then I'm not interested.

      Unless he has a jet pack. Or a robot named "Muad'Dib".

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      well I never saw that comming , All i head was they had elected the hand of God from Argentina.

      But seriously Pope Diego Maradonna the first??

    • by Sloppy ( 14984 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @05:27PM (#43164137) Homepage Journal

      Don't understate the importance of this. I heard the new pope uses emacs instead of vim (because "my fingers learned that one on the dvorak keyboards in the seminary"). And yet, he prefers python3 over scheme. Runs it all on Mac OS 10.4 and won't upgrade to 10.8, because

      1. he can't get his Zune to sync with later-than-10.4 anyway
      2. Driver issues with his Piledriver-APU-based Hackintosh
      3. 10.4 reminds him slightly more of his old Atari ST (and I quote: "fuck you Amigoids, yuor all going to hell 4ever!!!11")
      4. invisible scrollbars and a wrong default scroll wheel direction, are an abomination before The Lord

      I don't care if you don't see any geeky controversy here; the python3 thing is important. The new pope is saying fallible things on the Internet!

  • So.... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Daetrin ( 576516 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @03:42PM (#43162657)

    espouses church teachings on homosexuality, abortion and contraception

    So nothing important is going to change then? Or am i misreading that?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @03:43PM (#43162685)

    What is his favorite distro? views on FOSS?

  • by Marrow ( 195242 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @03:47PM (#43162747)

    linux, mac, vi, or emacs? :)

  • Funtastic! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by warrax_666 ( 144623 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @03:50PM (#43162801)

    Now will he renounce the current Catholic stance on condoms, so that perhaps we can save, oh, hundres of thousands or even millions of lives?

    Will he: Disawow the insane and puerile dogma of original sin?


  • Bigoted (Score:4, Informative)

    by Bonker ( 243350 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @03:51PM (#43162821)

    This guy has said that allowing gay couples to adopt children is a form of discrimination against the children.

      So a lot's going to change in Vatican City

  • by gestalt_n_pepper ( 991155 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @03:57PM (#43162913)

    The woods, however, are still the traditional choice.

  • Oh well. (Score:5, Funny)

    by Minwee ( 522556 ) <> on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @03:57PM (#43162933) Homepage
    Better luck next time Richard Stallman.
  • by Looker_Device ( 2857489 ) * on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @03:58PM (#43162943)

    espouses church teachings on homosexuality, abortion and contraception

    Guess he'll continue the long, proud tradition of covering for child molesters too.

  • by PPH ( 736903 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @04:00PM (#43162989)

    ... still only black smoke from the US Congressional budget committees.

  • 2/3 majority (Score:5, Insightful)

    by bugs2squash ( 1132591 ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013 @04:19PM (#43163283)
    Why rounds of voting? Surely all these men are close enough to god to know his will and reach consensus on the first try.
  • If you have ever had the pleasure of debating with a Jesuit, you'll know what I'm talking about. I'm not being sarcastic or ironic in the least. If the Church is the Federation, the Jesuits are the Vulcans. Jesuit scholars have made many contributions to our collective store of knowlege, especially in math, astronomy, and philosophy. []. These are the guys that invented propaganda, and are trained in logic, analysis, and debate in support of their faith. Speaking of their faith, it is the most rarefied, intellectualized faith on the planet. I'm looking forward to a vigorous debate between secularism and theism over the next several decades, and it's good to know that the opposition is putting their best foot forward.

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