In response to my comments about my lack of feeling at the Pope's passing, I received this: But you do feel something about his passing... you feel numb, disenfranchised and betrayed. Not that we WANT to remember this man negativly - but you know, I think if there is a god/dess out there, the pope will finally get to see the part of the light which he missed here on earth. And for that, I feel happiness. I too was raised Catholic and I can say, I still believe in many of the church's teachings but never where it comes to gays, lesbians, sexuality and procreation. As for other things that this pope did, he did try. But until a woman can hold rank in the Catholic Church and be equal, the poor men who run it will never truly understand the things that they preach.
I think she very accurately describes how I'm feeling today.