It's hardly the Church's fault that God keeps changing the Heaven/Hell policy...
Even if the new Pope were to do all of those things, although I would greatly respect her for it (and hope she would last a good few years before some "good Catholic" bumped her off), I still wouldn't return to that or any other religion, because it would still be based on the God illusion, which is totally false.
I wish I had the strength of faith you have in your beliefs!
Whats needed is another reformer with the guts to take on the Curia and implement real change. Somebody young with a modern prospective on the world. Christianity needs to be dragged into the 21st century, at its very core the fundamentals are still good and worth preserving and teaching imo.
In a weird way Lucifer is the hero of the bible, standing up to god, letting people know they can think for themselves, plus hell looks way more fun than heaven, itll have better music and people like Bill Hicks and Christopher Hitchens will be there, plus all the gays, non stop mardi gras!
When you say fundamentals what do you mean, things like charity and goodwill that sort of thing or are you taking about the Jesus\God virgin mother elements of christianity?
I'm amazed that people still listen to the Catholic Church let alone believe in their Bull$hit or the magic man up in the sky, Thread is a waste of 0's and 1's.
the RCC will never select a pope that will be inclusive, humble, modest and contrite for the church's wrongdoings. It will never happen. Every pope will be almost exactly the same as the last one.
Did they let him get buried in their graveyard? Not too long ago they wouldn't have.
I dunno, I don't see why it would've been worse back in the day. They could do what they wanted here with impunity so why head over there to do it? Probably mostly the decent ones went over.
All masses should be like those in The Blues Brothers. This has to be priority number one.
Agreed. You may as well have a comfortable parochial house, with no heavy lifting or risk of malaria when you're abusing small children.
These days though...
I see where you're coming from and kinda agree - Christianity must remain relevant for it to thrive. Every generation brings new challanges, discoveries, dilemmas, ideas. I very much agree that the fundamentals of Jesus Christ's teaching will never, ever get old. The naff saying "what would Jesus do?" is desperately uncool but is not far wrong - he said a lot of timeless, sensible stuff.
What always gets alarm bells ringing for me is when people talk of "young, modern, reform". The church's track record in this area is strewn with dodgy theology, nylon vestments, wooly jumpers, woeful "music", clown-masses and nuns in tie-dye tshirts.
Evolve based on truth - yes
Play acting at being trendy - no
If Brian Cowen changed his jumper would you think he was a competent and trustworthy politician?
Corrected for you
Yes things like charity and goodwill, having morals etc. Things that the R.C.C have lost sight of.