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Title: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on March 12, 2013, 10:13:54 AM
115 cardinals are busy picking a new Pope. I have a funny feeling the American guy is going to get it, but we'll find out. Waiting for the first smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. So exciting. Some of the Cardinals have been on such a journey, but they've taken Catholicism and made it their own.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21757056 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21757056)

Does anyone care who the Pope is? Could as new Pope persuade you to bother God? Will Catholics continue to avoid contraception and abortion? Exciting times. Exciting times.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Genius on March 12, 2013, 10:20:25 AM
I merely care as a result of numbers of people that identify as Catholic.  The dissolution of the Church will be a long time away, but I hope it comes after the end of Islam, as one is worse than the other.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on March 12, 2013, 12:03:47 PM
Smoke! There's some smoke!

But its black smoke so after the first round of voting ... Pope? Nope!
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Space Cowgirl on March 12, 2013, 12:58:07 PM
I would only care who the new Pope is if I thought anything would change... but I'm sure they'll still be raping boys, and enslaving girls in their laundries for centuries to come.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on March 12, 2013, 12:59:15 PM
Yeah, no one can accuse the Catholic church of being boring.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Genius on March 13, 2013, 11:19:58 AM
New Pope selected... let us see.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: rooster on March 13, 2013, 11:32:50 AM
<waiting for Thork's appraisal>
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on March 13, 2013, 11:56:16 AM
My money is on the American. Could be the guy from South America if they want a politically correct puppet or even the Ghanian chap, buy that really would just be a statement of submission to affirmative action.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on March 13, 2013, 11:57:18 AM
This is taking ages. I know they have to check his balls etc before they show him to everyone, but how long does that take?
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Rushy on March 13, 2013, 12:13:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/P72mVGv.jpg)
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on March 13, 2013, 12:16:34 PM
And the Argentinian guy won. I didn't see that coming.

Pope Francis the first. Interesting picking a name that has not been used before. Original names are really rare.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Dr.Nor on March 13, 2013, 12:19:43 PM
Gary Glitter for pope.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Space Cowgirl on March 13, 2013, 12:34:01 PM
OMG, it's an old white guy!
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: rooster on March 13, 2013, 12:41:06 PM
OMG, it's an old white guy!
that's because God is an old white guy
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Genius on March 13, 2013, 12:56:05 PM
OMG, it's an old white guy!
that's because God is an old white guy

*white man pride*
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Space Cowgirl on March 13, 2013, 05:03:09 PM
The media have been breathlessly reporting about the pope, but haven't once mentioned this http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/jan/04/argenitina-videla-bergoglio-repentance (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/jan/04/argenitina-videla-bergoglio-repentance)
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Mugthulhu on March 16, 2013, 08:37:46 AM
papal is a funny word
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Hazbollah on March 19, 2013, 10:31:27 AM
OMG, it's an old white guy!
>Argentines
>White
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on March 19, 2013, 10:50:47 AM
OMG, it's an old white guy!
>Argentines
>White

Umm. Yeah. The population of Argentina is about 90-odd% white.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Space Cowgirl on March 19, 2013, 11:06:55 AM
I guess Hazbollah doesn't know that the Americas were conquered by murderous white Catholics. Bergoglio is Italian, his parents were immigrants.

Twitter racists were all worried about a black US president and a Mexican pope. lol 
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on April 04, 2013, 10:48:30 AM
OMG, it's an old white guy!
>Argentines
>White

Umm. Yeah. The population of Argentina is about 90-odd% white.


That's a little surprising because if they moved to the USA they would have to tick the 'Hispanic' box on their census forms, not the 'white' box.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Space Cowgirl on April 04, 2013, 11:27:30 AM
No, they don't have to tick the "Hispanic" box unless they want to.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on April 04, 2013, 11:46:05 AM
Quote from: The US Census Bureau
Race and Hispanic origin are two separate concepts in the federal statistical system.

    People who are Hispanic may be of any race.
    People in each race group may be either Hispanic or Not Hispanic.
    Each person has two attributes, their race (or races) and whether or not they are Hispanic.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/compraceho.html (http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/compraceho.html)
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on April 04, 2013, 11:51:47 AM
Quote from: The US Census Bureau
Race and Hispanic origin are two separate concepts in the federal statistical system.

    People who are Hispanic may be of any race.
    People in each race group may be either Hispanic or Not Hispanic.
    Each person has two attributes, their race (or races) and whether or not they are Hispanic.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/compraceho.html (http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/compraceho.html)
I'm not interested in any of this politically correct gibberydo. There are the white people and the others. Argentinians are others.

No, they don't have to tick the "Hispanic" box unless they want to.
Then how the hell are you supposed to count them? What a stupid system.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Genius on April 04, 2013, 11:52:31 AM
Weren't his parents both from Italy? He's a fucking European.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on April 04, 2013, 12:00:08 PM
Weren't his parents both from Italy? He's a fucking European.
Well now he'll be able to visit them more often.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Genius on April 04, 2013, 12:01:43 PM
Weren't his parents both from Italy? He's a fucking European.
Well now he'll be able to visit them more often.

Or what's left of them.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on April 04, 2013, 12:03:41 PM
Weren't his parents both from Italy? He's a fucking European.
Well now he'll be able to visit them more often.

Or what's left of them.
What the hell have you done? :o
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on April 04, 2013, 12:45:46 PM
Quote from: The US Census Bureau
Race and Hispanic origin are two separate concepts in the federal statistical system.

    People who are Hispanic may be of any race.
    People in each race group may be either Hispanic or Not Hispanic.
    Each person has two attributes, their race (or races) and whether or not they are Hispanic.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/compraceho.html (http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/compraceho.html)
I'm not interested in any of this politically correct gibberydo. There are the white people and the others. Argentinians are others.

No, they don't have to tick the "Hispanic" box unless they want to.
Then how the hell are you supposed to count them? What a stupid system.

Oh, I see. When you say 'white' you mean 'nordic'? Or 'aryan?' because that's pretty much the only way you can discount most Argies as 'white.'
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on April 04, 2013, 01:09:05 PM
Quote from: The US Census Bureau
Race and Hispanic origin are two separate concepts in the federal statistical system.

    People who are Hispanic may be of any race.
    People in each race group may be either Hispanic or Not Hispanic.
    Each person has two attributes, their race (or races) and whether or not they are Hispanic.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/compraceho.html (http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/compraceho.html)
I'm not interested in any of this politically correct gibberydo. There are the white people and the others. Argentinians are others.

No, they don't have to tick the "Hispanic" box unless they want to.
Then how the hell are you supposed to count them? What a stupid system.

Oh, I see. When you say 'white' you mean 'nordic'? Or 'aryan?' because that's pretty much the only way you can discount most Argies as 'white.'
When I say 'white' I mean 'not brown'. I hope that helps.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: jason_85 on April 04, 2013, 04:49:26 PM
Oh, I see. When you say 'white' you mean 'nordic'? Or 'aryan?' because that's pretty much the only way you can discount most Argies as 'white.'

Many Argentinians are of Germanic/Nordic descent as well. I don't know about most, but there are a lot of blonde people in Argentina.

When I say 'white' I mean 'not brown'. I hope that helps.

So black people are white?
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on April 04, 2013, 05:47:15 PM
No, they don't have to tick the "Hispanic" box unless they want to.
Then how the hell are you supposed to count them? What a stupid system.
Almost every modern measure of race or ethnicity is based on self-identification of race or ethnicity.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on April 05, 2013, 05:52:07 AM
No, they don't have to tick the "Hispanic" box unless they want to.
Then how the hell are you supposed to count them? What a stupid system.
Almost every modern measure of race or ethnicity is based on self-identification of race or ethnicity.

Unless you're Thork. In which case he'll identify it for you.

Which makes me wonder how he'd classify Martin Sheen
(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/03/22/sheen_narrowweb__300x425,0.jpg)

White or Hispanic?

Take all the time you need.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: OMEGA MAN on April 05, 2013, 12:59:14 PM
Iberian Irish.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: rooster on April 07, 2013, 09:52:13 AM
This is an Argentinean football player. Look at how "brown" he is, Thork.

(http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/77589193-inter-milans-argentinian-midfielder-esteban-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=oToYvXs3XPbg5%2BsLNpXWIZ6gRufzjQBaV%2BaiZUDeW51u48RKf1Tce4yoKOt9Kd6LVyDayGt6W6yCXApdeWkTmA%3D%3D)
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Thork on April 07, 2013, 11:48:44 AM
This is an Argentinean football player. Look at how "brown" he is, Thork.

(http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/77589193-inter-milans-argentinian-midfielder-esteban-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=oToYvXs3XPbg5%2BsLNpXWIZ6gRufzjQBaV%2BaiZUDeW51u48RKf1Tce4yoKOt9Kd6LVyDayGt6W6yCXApdeWkTmA%3D%3D)
Your picture failed.

Instead below is the most famous Argentinian footballer of them all. Diego Maradona.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QeLN9JQISL8/T1RscHqYhaI/AAAAAAAAAM0/rTrf1WDeEjA/s1600/article-1288348040553-0BCDD21F000005DC-723345_636x437.jpg)
He's Hispanic. He's not white. In fact he's kinda brown.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: rooster on April 07, 2013, 01:00:54 PM
How did my picture fail?
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Genius on April 07, 2013, 02:29:21 PM
How did my picture fail?

no can see picture senora
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: General Disarray on April 07, 2013, 02:39:44 PM
I think he's doing an OK job so far with his whole humility theme. Now if he could stop the raping kids stuff, he'd be awesome.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Space Cowgirl on April 07, 2013, 02:56:49 PM
Does the new pope tweet?
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: rooster on April 07, 2013, 03:17:01 PM
How did my picture fail?

no can see picture senora
What the hell, I can see it. Stupid photo being stupid.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Saddam Hussein on April 07, 2013, 07:10:41 PM
How did my picture fail?

no can see picture senora
What the hell, I can see it. Stupid photo being stupid.

That's because the image is in your cache.  Upload it with a website like tinypic and we'll be able to see it.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: rooster on April 07, 2013, 09:09:04 PM
How did my picture fail?

no can see picture senora
What the hell, I can see it. Stupid photo being stupid.

That's because the image is in your cache.  Upload it with a website like tinypic and we'll be able to see it.
I copied and pasted the link as I do with all images, it's not on my computer to upload. Anyway, I don't care enough. Thork can just search image "Argentinean" like I did and see all the whiteys.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Saddam Hussein on April 07, 2013, 09:12:48 PM
Not upload, host.  I'm a noob.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Son of Orospu on April 07, 2013, 10:34:14 PM
This is an Argentinean football player. Look at how "brown" he is, Thork.

(http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/77589193-inter-milans-argentinian-midfielder-esteban-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=oToYvXs3XPbg5%2BsLNpXWIZ6gRufzjQBaV%2BaiZUDeW51u48RKf1Tce4yoKOt9Kd6LVyDayGt6W6yCXApdeWkTmA%3D%3D)
Your picture failed.

Instead below is the most famous Argentinian footballer of them all. Diego Maradona.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QeLN9JQISL8/T1RscHqYhaI/AAAAAAAAAM0/rTrf1WDeEjA/s1600/article-1288348040553-0BCDD21F000005DC-723345_636x437.jpg)
He's Hispanic. He's not white. In fact he's kinda brown.

Is he caucasian?
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Supertails on April 08, 2013, 12:47:01 AM
Through the magic of Google, I have deduced that Rooster is talking about Esteban Cambiasso:

(http://ball72.com/data_images/esteban-cambiasso/esteban-cambiasso-04.jpg)

He is rather white.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: rooster on April 08, 2013, 03:59:41 AM
Through the magic of Google, I have deduced that Rooster is talking about Esteban Cambiasso:

(http://ball72.com/data_images/esteban-cambiasso/esteban-cambiasso-04.jpg)

He is rather white.
Actually no, but he is even whiter. The guy I posted wasn't blonde. Argentina must be full of whites.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: Supertails on April 08, 2013, 10:43:18 AM
Wikipedia suggest about ~80% of Argentina is white, though I wouldn't put it past myself to have misinterpreted that.
Title: Re: Pope Idol
Post by: EnigmaZV on April 08, 2013, 02:22:35 PM
According to the CIA World Factbook for Argentina (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html):
Quote
Ethnic groups:
white (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups 3%