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  •  And this diary (10+ / 0-)

    argues that because the author finds fault with O'Malley, Mother Teresa and others that therefore Francis will be a bad pope.  That is, imho, a logical flaw.

    Kind of like saying that the POTUS came from Chicago and is therefore expected to behave like "Fast Eddie" Vrdolyak.

    I have not denied history.   I am well aware of history. I just don't like to leap to conclusions or engage in pile-ons.

    If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

    by marykk on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 07:36:31 AM PDT

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    •  The Church Produced Them All (10+ / 0-)

      All those people, including Francis, were produced by the same Church. The Church that selected them.

      You are arguing solely on faith that we should ignore the proven fact that popes, especially modern popes, do not deeply change the Church that produced and selected them.

      You are denying history in favor of the "logical" principle that "anything's possible".

      Is there any history that can be used to create expectations of a person newly in power? Should we vote for Jeb Bush when he promises in 2016 that he's leading a Republican Party that learned its lesson? Or for Marco Rubio?

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:19:01 AM PDT

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    •  No (11+ / 0-)

      The diarist compared the career arc of Fancis with those of these other church figures to predict what he'll be like as Pope, within the context of how the church operates at the highest levels. The church is perhaps the most conservative organization in the world for one of its age, size and scope, and there are precious few surprises at this level. He was picked to do certain very specific things and like his predecessors will almost certainly do them as expected. The era of Vatican II is over.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:32:42 AM PDT

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