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The death of one of the earths religious leaders isn't something to party about and when Pope John Paul ll finally reports to HQ I won't exactly be mourning but it will be a bit sad.

I hate religion, you can't do this, you must do that, you can only do this on a certain day it seems a bit of a joke to me, especially seeing as the bible says you can't love the world? What a joke.

When society first started out religion was a fantastic idea, you were told that if you did wrong then you'd be punished for all eternity, fantastic. But then it turned out that religion did not what it was meant to do but what it was supposed to help stop. War, famine, suffering and hate have all come about because of religion, if you don't like the "correct religion" your punished.

So then are those that don't choose the right religion punished by the, shall we say, life giver or god? No, I'm an Atheist (which means I don't choose any religion, for anyone that doesn't know) and I have had quite a good life, yet many religious people have had a great deal of suffering. So then the only way to lead a happy healthy life is to not have religion?

Also no. The way to lead a happy healthy life is to help, encourage, support and embrace those around you. Okay this isn't directly helping you but you'll feel better for it.

Any back to what I was talking about, the pope. When he finally goes no doubt there'll be some people laughing and takng the piss but at least the guy tried to change things for the better for everyone.

Lets hope he didn't pick the "wrong religion." He could be in for one HELL of an eternity. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

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Religion unites people..........Divides Nations!

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I think you are posting on the wrong site Harry.......try a Cliff Richard site or some religious group ones !!

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Just telling the people about some things that entered my mind Hirsty.

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Harry J Allstars said: When he finally goes no doubt there'll be some people laughing and takng the piss but at least the guy tried to change things for the better for everyone.


Yep, his religion's stance certainly helped reduce the HIV/Aids rates in developing countries... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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Tried

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With jc on that one, they have to change tack, i do not hold with relgion either it causes to much trouble in the World.
This chap seemed to be better than most, and it will be a sad day for his faith.
All those of us who do not do Relgion always somehow or other end up in Churches for Weddings, Funerals and Christenings.
I think i rebelled against Relgion when i was put through Confirmation all those years ago, and one of my best mates is a retired vicar.

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This pope was one of the best, the first non italian in over 400 years. He is commonly regarded as helping bring down the iron curtain of communsm over there. -------------->

I will pause for a moment when he dies as he is a great man ( said at time , just got up, not seen tv news yet)

And no, I am not into religion , and I am def not a catholic.

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Well don't !

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I can't stand religion either...but from what I know of the current Papa, he seems to be a pretty decent bloke, acting within the confines of Catholic expectations as he has.

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I can't stand religion either...but from what I know of the current Papa, he seems to be a pretty decent bloke, acting within the confines of Catholic expectations as he has.

Can't be all bad, he used to play football.

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Did you know that the Pope was a pretty fair goal-keeper in his younger days ?

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He also supports Fulham.

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not celtic?

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Well...I don't know if he follows anyone else, although I expect he does, but here's the article:

According to local SW6 legend, John Paul II - who was a goalkeeper in his youth - stood on the terraces at Craven Cottage in the 1930's when he was studying as a priest in Roehampton.

However, when the Daily Star reported this as fact (and cunningly doctored a photo of his holiness holding a Fulham scarf) they were reported to the Press Complaints Commission and forced to make a grovelling apology.

The story doesn't end there, mind. In 1999, Ken Myers of the Fulham Independent Fanline phoned up the Vatican to ask about the rumours and later told the Sun: "I'd heard the Pope was a fan so, as it was Easter, I thought I'd give him a ring. I couldn't believe it when I got through to his press spokesman. This guy even knew we were playing Wigan and was happy to talk about it."

The Pope's special envoy, Kieron Conroy, was a bit less forward, however. "The Pope wishes Fulham fans all the best," he told Fleet Street's finest. "He has written before hoping Fulham's fortunes would be reversed and offers his support, such as he can give it."

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AmericanFLEETFANNo1 said:
Religion unites people..........Divides Nations!


If that’s the case then we are in for some troubled times in Britain then. We have loads of different religions and they hardly live happily together.

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Serie A fixtures have been called off this weekend due to the Pope's illness. So are all fixtures postponed until he dies then...?

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too late, he is Dead

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You guys really need to show some respect. Not everyone is religious but for a great deal of people the Pope is the highest authority in the world, and are now in mass mourning.

Whether you're Catholic or not, it's a sad day for a huge number of people around the world and should be treated as such, instead of being made a joke.

I thought we were supposed to be tolerant of everyone's beliefs!!

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Where is the 'making a joke of it' in this thread then?

Personally, I don't believe in religion.
I suppose some would argue that his spirit will become a ghost now, but I don't believe in ghosts either.




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