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  •  Look, I'm not a fan of the Catholic Church. (3+ / 0-)
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    erush1345, CSPAN Junkie, Papuska

    I'm Jewish and agnostic.  However, I've been revolted in the past few days at the people who so reflexively hate religion in general and Catholicism in particlar that they've been complete and total dicks -- cracking wise, saying "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss", eager to believe he worked hand in glove with the Argentine dictatorship of 1976-83 (although that's debatable, the allegations seem manufactured by people with an axe to grind), refusing to give the guy a chance.  It's made me ashamed to be a progressive -- seeing that liberals can be just as hateful and closed-minded as any right winger.  Sure, I'm not too thrilled with some of his past pronouncements, but I also believe he's 1) an improvement over Ratzinger, 2) has the potential to really acquit himself well 3) is probably the best outcome we can get at the moment. Most of his opponents seemed even more doctrinaire than him.  God, if DK was around in 1958 when Angelo Roncalli was elected pope ... we'd hear about how he would change nothing and was no different than Pius XII.

    "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

    by TLS66 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 09:18:50 AM PDT

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