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But what makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all. People weary of the endless parsing of sexual ethics, the buck-passing infighting over lines of authority when all the while (to borrow from Milton), “the hungry Sheep look up, and are not fed.” In a matter of months, Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church—the church as servant and comforter of hurting people in an often harsh world—above the doctrinal police work so important to his recent predecessors. John Paul II and Benedict XVI were professors of theology. Francis is a former janitor, nightclub bouncer, chemical technician and literature teacher. (Source)
As an atheist, I approve of this. Pope Francis has more than earned his recognition. I just hope that he continues to lead by such an example to the end of his days.
I have a natural affinity for spotting patterns, so once I have observed a pattern, you can't hide it from me, no matter how much BS you slather on top of it.
I hold in higher esteem the entrants who may have appeared on the list as a result of rising to something above what their job demanded of them.
So I take it you're referring to me as a wolf in sheep's skin? Good. I wouldn't want you to lower your guard around me. I bite.
The photo of him on the cover of Time has his head placed in front of the "M", making it look like he has horns coming out of his head. Why would they do this, unless it was on purpose? These covers are scrutinized for accuracy and that is something very obvious...they could have lowered his head to where it didn't look like horns, but they didn't.
Pope Francis cover