posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 03:45 PM
A civil war is a VERY extreme option.
However, as for the Pope, they will eventually have to get used to the fact that Catholicism is declining among traditional Catholics (whites) and
growing amongst those who aren't white (hispanics, blacks, etc.) They cannot long ignore that fact, nor alienate their strongest base of members.
As for America, a black president is of course possible, and very likely. It'd be a radical change and there'd be tons of press about it, positive
and negative, and it'd sway both ways a lot, but in the end, the result will be the same. A black president is no different than a white one, they
are both sufferors of the same system. In the end, any radical change will be party change, not candidate.
The same goes for the papacy. They, however, have the benefit of 2,000 years worth of precedent, and 265 men to go against. That's much harder than
230 years and 42 men. (don't forget Grover Cleveland - I'm related)