Do you believe the pope has the power to bless?

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Do you believe the pope has the power to bless?

We see him raising his hand and blessing all around him, including matter. What do you make of it?
Should I accept his blessings or curse them?

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Absolutely, the Pope has the

Absolutely, the Pope has the power to bless.

So do you. So do I. The power to bless isn't much, as blessing is just as powerful as prayer. It's completely impotent.

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Then why doesn’t he keep

Then why doesn’t he keep blessing day and night, 24/7 and convert this world into paradise?!… Something is amiss!…

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julio wrote:Then why

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Then why doesn’t he keep blessing day and night, 24/7 and convert this world into paradise?!… Something is amiss!…
Umm ...
nigelTheBold wrote:
It's completely impotent.

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julio wrote: We see him

julio wrote:
We see him raising his hand and blessing all around him, including matter. What do you make of it? Should I accept his blessings or curse them?

You should recognize it as a egotistical scam to get money, power and undue respect.

 

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I'll bless you.

 

 

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The one and only power The

The one and only power The Popes have over me, is that the sight of Popes, their gesticulations, smoke, dress, and feeble-minded utterances have all consistently made me laugh.


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I have the power to vocally

I have the power to vocally utter, "I can fart a Lamborghini out of my ass". That doesn't mean I can litterally do that.

"Blessing" anything is an exercise in futility, like if you were to attempt to wipe your ass with air. You could try that but it would be the same as if you didnt wipe your ass at all.

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EXC wrote:julio wrote: We

EXC wrote:

julio wrote:
We see him raising his hand and blessing all around him, including matter. What do you make of it? Should I accept his blessings or curse them?

You should recognize it as a egotistical scam to get money, power and undue respect.

 

Why shouldn't we blindly respect an organization who's dictator acts as if he has a medical degree in sex organs, threatens politicians in countries he doesn't live, and pretends that high school drivers ed need him to learn that road rage is bad.

What should we expect from a mafia who took hundreds of years to say, "my bad" when Galelio pointed out their cosmic error.

You have a problem respecting that? You are a killjoy.

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Brian37 wrote:I have the

Brian37 wrote:
I have the power to vocally utter, "I can fart a Lamborghini out of my ass". That doesn't mean I can litterally do that.
I was going to tell you to speak for yourself.  That's right, Brian, you can't literally do that.  I, however, have power to spare after uttering that sentence.


 

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Thomathy wrote:Brian37

Thomathy wrote:

Brian37 wrote:
I have the power to vocally utter, "I can fart a Lamborghini out of my ass". That doesn't mean I can litterally do that.
I was going to tell you to speak for yourself.  That's right, Brian, you can't literally do that.  I, however, have power to spare after uttering that sentence.

 

 

Do you think I will let a little pesky thing like reality stop me from making absurd claims?

YOU just farted a Lamborghini out of your ass, you just didn't see it or realize it. By proxy of naked assertion in the words of Captian Picard, "Make it so Number 1".

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Loved this reply. Brilliant!

EXC
You should recognize it
as an egotistical scam to get money,
power and undue respect.

p>Loved this reply. Brilliant!

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treat2 wrote:The one and

treat2 wrote:
The one and only power The Popes have over me, is that the sight of Popes, their gesticulations, smoke, dress, and feeble-minded utterances have all consistently made me laugh.

Perfectly said! He is one of the best actors dressed as the funniest clown.

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Brian37 wrote: I have the

Brian37 wrote:

I have the power to vocally utter, "I can fart a Lamborghini out of my ass". That doesn't mean I can litterally do that.

"Blessing" anything is an exercise in futility, like if you were to attempt to wipe your ass with air. You could try that but it would be the same as if you didnt wipe your ass at all.

This one made me laugh a lot! Brilliant!

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