Before any of you pro-Ratzinger's people go nuts, remember, he was the guy put in charge of the predator priest scandals that erupted during the last Pope's reign and he was the one ordering most of the cover-ups. He also was in the Hitler Youth when he was 14. But that is what ALL the good Aryan boys did in those days. Gah. This one doesn't pass the smell test. Mark my words, it's going to get weird from here.
How messed up is a world where the freakin' POPE says '"Fuck it, I am out of here. You people are crazy."
John Paul II was literally a potato when he died so don't tell me there isn't some kind of infrastructure that could support an ailing or crazy Pope. There are no such things as stepping down because of medical reasons. You get the big hat...you do the job until you die. What the hell does a Pope do when he retires? Watch curling? play Crib?
Of course he is doing us a favor by stepping down. It's not a lie to say that the reign of this one was less than inspiring. How shocking. You would think and ex-Nazi sympathizer would have more personality than that. I am interested who they vote in to replace him. Maybe someone really funky and cool. What? It could happen.