You know, I walked the fine line and you went overboard. Now we'll be seen guilty together. This once happened when I was delicately discussing the shape of Korean heads and Freestater jumped in with Down Syndrome comments. We each got a hissyfit PM warning from :usedtobeacardinal:.
You threw that softball I watched it hang there and said to myself " no no nows not the time" then I typed
Hypothetical Question for new pope: if a person was going to print out an exact 3d replica of Kate Upton, or a midget, and part way thru the printing I pressed the "abort" button, would that be considered a sin?
To abort while "picking up chicks SouthSide style" is definitely a sin.
=Just a quick historic note. The Catholic Church has already had three African popes.
Pope Victor I (189-199 ), Pope St. Miltiades (311-314), and Pope St. Gelasius I (492-496) were all from Africa, and while their exact ancestry is unknown, there is some evidence to suggest that they were not of Roman decent (aka they were black or at least dark skinned). Of course, no accurate images exist, and race was not defined the same way, so we cannot be certain.
At the very least, their reigns show the influence Africa had on the early church--interestingly much more than Northern Europe had. Africa has an old relationship with Rome, and it'll be interesting to see if that relationship is strengthened this coming conclave.
didn't know that. but as I was saying, the black or dark pope may or may not be about his skin complexion but something do to with his or a demeanor.