I swear, I am watching the news coverage of the Pope's last day, and I just do not understand it.
(a) Supposedly, God speaks directly through the Pope, am I correct? I mean, as far as Church doctrine goes? So does the Pope even GET to choose to "resign" from God speaking through him? I mean, what if God decides to keep right on talking? "Pope. POPE. I'M NOT DONE YET. GET YOUR ASS BACK TO THE VATICAN."
(b) Dude was a member of the Hitler Youth. And right now, that's the LESSER of his offenses. I think it's saying something when a past association with Nazism is not your biggest problem.
(c) He. Protected. Child. Molesters.
Quite frankly, I am not sure how anyone can still be a member of the Catholic Church in good conscience. Apart and aside from the fact that believing in God makes as much sense as believing in the Easter Bunny *ducks*, I simply do not understand how anyone would want to belong to a club whose higher-ups hushed up known pedophilia for YEARS. I don't get that.
I don't get it at all.