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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 06:22:58 PM »
"General Catholic Discussion?"
 

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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2019, 06:28:00 PM »
"General Catholic Discussion?"

It’s where Greg put his from last year.  I was only following his lead, but you’re right, it’s open-ended enough that it belongs more in “General News and Discussion.”  The administration might want to move it.
 
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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2019, 07:00:05 PM »
Predictions

Trump will remain President.
Pope Francis will remain Pope.
Priestly Celibacy will remain the norm.
There will be no women cardinals or women deacons.
Brexit will happen.
There will be no civil war in America or Europe.
There will be an economic recession.


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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2019, 11:01:20 PM »
Predictions

Trump will remain President.
Pope Francis will remain Pope.
Priestly Celibacy will remain the norm.
There will be no women cardinals or women deacons.
Brexit will happen.
There will be no civil war in America or Europe.
There will be an economic recession.

Sensible, and I might add, no way the Yankees win the WS, are y'all blind? Do you know how much baseball nonsense I am required to suffer through on account of my husband? The Yankees have nothing, good day sir!

They won't even make it to the world series. I'm willing to bet real money on this.
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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2019, 12:09:21 AM »

Mike Pence will become the 46th President of the United States.

I hope you're right about that.

Why?

Because I truly believe that Mike Pence is the only one that can keep a Democrat out of the White House the next election.

 

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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2019, 10:02:46 AM »
Safe and sensible definitely wins the race, but it's never as impressive as making a wild prediction and having it come true.  Last year Lambda Phage made reasonable predictions and scored a 2 out of 3.  Yawn.  But if james03 had gone even 3 out of 5 on his bold and out-there predictions, then that would've been amazing, and this year we would all be lining up to ask him about the future as if he was some kind of oracle.

Greg always liked these kinds of discussions because he felt a truly good prediction had to have the qualities of: being unlikely, being unambiguous, and (most importantly) coming to fruition.  And he hated creative retro-re-imagining of prophesy fulfillment.  If you say someone is going to regain their eyesight and instead they die blind, you can't say, "they now have spiritual eyes."  If the Yankees are traveling to an away game mid-season and the whole team dies in a plane crash, Matto and I can't get away with "the Yankees are up there winning the World Series in heaven."  (Greg especially bristled against the definition of "indefectible" being re-spun with every successive ecclesial catastrophe).

Pope Francis probably won't create a female cardinal, but I can't figure out why not.  His secular popularity would soar, especially if she was from Africa or Latin America.  The media would quickly forget about the pedophile scandals.  And yet, if she was theologically moderate (by Novus Ordo standards; i.e., not a Joan Chittister), he would avoid a significant backlash from the Novus Ordo conservative faction.  It wouldn't create a schism.  Plus it's something he would do purely of his own accord; there would be no tedious politicking or consensus-making at a synod involved.  I just have this image of Francis on the cover of Time magazine posed alongside a lovely, bespectacled Malian nun (in modern habit, not traditional) holding a copy of her book, some memoir about her childhood during which her village was burned and her parents were slaughtered by an Islamic militia.  And he has his impish grin and she has a beatific smile.  The whole thing would be a shot in the arm for both Francis' ego and his favorite project, progressivism in the Church.  He has to at least think about it from time to time while shaving.


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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2019, 10:53:40 AM »
My predictions for 2019:
James 03 will be grow his hair long, become a socialist and join a hippie commune on the West coast, who's motto is: "Each according to his ability, each according to his needs". He will also campaign for Hilary's election in 2020.
Quare will invent a cold fusion reactor that also can serve as a "keg-o-rator" therefore relieving two of the most pressing needs of our modern society: Cheap abundant energy, and a good draft beer on a hot summer day.
Greg and Jane will divorce their respective spouses and run off and get married in Las Vegas.
Xavier will recognize Pope Michael as the true Pope, and will in turn be made a Cardinal; he will succeed Michael as Pope.
Heinrich will be named national sales manager for Rogue, after participating and winning their "Strong Man" competition.
Kaesekopf, will finally get sick of rooting for a loser (the Pack), will burn his autographed Bret Favre jersey, and begin rooting for the Bears!
Gardener will be sued by the survivors of the families of the men who read the advice that he posted on the St. Joseph's forum, on  the simple way to safely rewire the electricity in their homes; thus saving thousands of dollars. There were very few survivors.   
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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2019, 11:01:33 AM »

Pope Francis probably won't create a female cardinal, but I can't figure out why not.  His secular popularity would soar, especially if she was from Africa or Latin America.  The media would quickly forget about the pedophile scandals.  And yet, if she was theologically moderate (by Novus Ordo standards; not a Joan Chittister), he would avoid a significant backlash from the Novus Ordo conservative faction.  It wouldn't create a schism.  Plus it's something he would do purely of his own accord; there would be no tedious politicking or consensus-making at a synod involved.  I just have this image of Francis on the cover of Time magazine posed alongside a lovely, bespectacled Malian nun (in modern habit, not traditional) holding a copy of her book, some memoir about her childhood during which her village was burned and her parents were slaughtered by an Islamic militia.  And he has his impish grin and she has a beatific smile.  The whole thing would be a shot in the arm for both Francis' ego and his favorite project, progressivism in the Church.  He has to at least think about it from time to time while shaving.


Very funny and well written   :cheeseheadbeer:


 
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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2019, 11:56:18 AM »

Mike Pence will become the 46th President of the United States.

I hope you're right about that.

Why?

Because I truly believe that Mike Pence is the only one that can keep a Democrat out of the White House the next election.

Did you also truly believe that every other Republican candidate would beat Hellary? It is really a non issue since we will not have an election in 2020. That civil war I predict will preclude that. The porn plug and finance notes for the Harleys, F150 Raptors, and McMansions are all pulled; wall and racial violence; breaking point attacks on innocent people(white conservatives), etc.



Updated prediction: There will be a false flag event eclipsing the tragic and stupefying 9/11 job.
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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2019, 12:14:53 PM »
I predicted on a forum in January 2011 a few years ago that Steve Jobs would die that year and he did.

It was not a popular prediction.

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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2019, 12:46:13 PM »
I predict that the result of the international Bishops conference in February shall conclude that all the "bad priests" are already gone, and that they shall redouble their efforts in making sure children are safe in parishes. They shall not make any mention of homosexuality whatsoever. As part of their new initiative, there shall be a campaign with a benign title like "They Are Our Future", which will effectively do nothing except take up resources and promote more of Francis' friends into other levels of the Magesterium.

I also predict that PF will dismantle Summorum Pontificum in some way or another.
 
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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2019, 01:01:51 PM »
I predict that the result of the international Bishops conference in February shall conclude that all the "bad priests" are already gone, and that they shall redouble their efforts in making sure children are safe in parishes. They shall not make any mention of homosexuality whatsoever. As part of their new initiative, there shall be a campaign with a benign title like "They Are Our Future", which will effectively do nothing except take up resources and promote more of Francis' friends into other levels of the Magesterium.

I also predict that PF will dismantle Summorum Pontificum in some way or another.

Yeah. And the ensuing public relations campaign will placate the laity and keep the collection baskets moving. Great assessment, Stefano.
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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2019, 02:18:35 PM »
Quare will make a long post where he will explain why he is rejecting his former positions on almost every issue that he has been arguing on the forum. His post is very well done, systematic and with a long series of syllogisms that appear irrefutable. Immediately all of us that have been disagreeing with him and arguing against him on these different issues, will switch to the opposite side of his new positions and argue vehemently against him. 
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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2019, 04:57:16 PM »
Quare will make a long post where he will explain why he is rejecting his former positions on almost every issue that he has been arguing on the forum. His post is very well done, systematic and with a long series of syllogisms that appear irrefutable. Immediately all of us that have been disagreeing with him and arguing against him on these different issues, will switch to the opposite side of his new positions and argue vehemently against him.

 :rofl: :laugh:

That is surely hilarious.
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Re: Predictions for 2019
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2019, 08:09:09 PM »
I predicted on a forum in January 2011 a few years ago that Steve Jobs would die that year and he did.

It was not a popular prediction.

Predicting a death within a year is pretty impressive, especially if the person is under 60.  The older they get, the greater the odds.  I wonder if anyone will take Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2019.  I guess Steve Jobs did have a history of cancer and illness, but still you never know.


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