Idoit40fans wrote:Tico Rick wrote:skullman80 wrote:Tico Rick wrote:Idoit40fans wrote:Does the changing of the pope actually affect any normal person?
Do you mean materially or spiritually?
Either I guess.
I'm not Catholic, nor overly religious in any way, but like Idoit I just don't see how this would affect any normal person on their day to day lives.
I'm not sure if by "normal" you mean non-religious (which I think, globally speaking, is not accurate), but I think if you were to ask Lech Walesa or any leaders of the Solidarity movement in Poland what effect the election of Pope John Paul had on their country, they would have a lot to say on the matter.
By normal, I mean an every day person not acting as a member of the clergy. Any catholic that either does or does not attend mass every Sunday.
I'd say sure, my mother-in-law didn't like the last german pope (shifty eyes). She's in a much better spirits now.