Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Could it Be White?

The smoke is looking much whiter now, and as we reported earlier, Sky Italia is reporting that it is indeed white, and that we have a new Pope. The fact that the smoke is coming this early indicates that only one voting session of the afternoon has concluded. Smoke wasn't expected until after the second voting session, but of course, the second session may not have been neccessary. Therefore, seeing smoke now seems to indicate that it is white. To further confuse matters, the 9 o'clock bells are about to ring.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those are the six o'clock Angelus bells ... nope its official the bells are ringing!

Anonymous said...

The bells are ringing. Habemus Papam.

Prospective Despot said...

perhaps new modes of transmitting the election results are necessary, I have posted a blog with some suggestions (http://damnesty.blogspot.com/2005/04/whiter-shade-of-pale.html)

Anonymous said...

I am amazed at all of the analysis, prognosticating, and wagering over the choice of Benedict XVI. It is my understanding that followers of the Catholic faith believe that the Holy Spirit exercises a strong influence over Cardinals selecting the next Pope. It is also my understanding that the Pope is believed to hold the very position once held by the Apostle Peter and speaks on behalf and in defense of Christ. If this is true, then as a believer, your only choice is to get in line and support the one who speaks on behalf of the Savior. There is no need for all the analysis, criticism, and the second-guessing of how this Pope or any Pope will lead the Church. All of this conversation and analysis smacks of earlier times found in the scriptures where the people vilified, rejected, and stoned the Prophets. Shame on those of you who claim to be followers yet are quick to criticize what has taken place. If you accept the influence of divine authority during the selection process, then by reason you must also accept the fact that God is under no obligation to consult you. Dissenting opinions, analysis, and prerogatives of discipleship may have some relevance only if God is absent in the process. It then becomes a secular decision and therefore lends itself to debate. If God is part of the process, there is no debate. You cannot have it both ways. The real question lies in the basis of your faith. Where is it?

liaroze said...

I agree anonymous! I am not Catholic, I am Evangelical, but I still do respect the Popes position and I believe that God has a hand in this. I cried tears when I found out John Paul was really passing, but I'll see him one day when we sit at the Lord's table together. What I did pray was that the Lord's will be done. It always is!

Anonymous said...

If your holding your breathe waiting to see if our new Pope will turn his head and allow Gays, Abortion, and women priests, You won't last long! These are the RULES of our FAITH If You can't live with them you should chose another religion! Jesus gave us the rules and NO man has the right to change them.