There has been some speculation as to what name a new pope would choose or whether he might also choose a double name. A pope with a good sense a humor could possibly pick a name that would really tweak anti-Catholics and those who see the Catholic Church in the Book of Revelations. Here are some ideas. We have had a various Pope Sixtus’s so why not a new tradition with a triple name like "Sixtus Sixtus, Sixtus." We have also had a Pope Markus so how about a "Markus Beast" along the same lines. Or maybe just Pope Babylon. Of course a Swedish pope could name himself "Leif Behind." It would be really fun watching all the people preparing for the end of the world and think what it would do for the manufacturers of bomb shelters.
The unfortunate side effect would be more Left Behind books, but then again they just don’t stop anyway. They are like Freddy Krueger on steroids. Just when you think they published the last one, then out comes another one. Speaking of Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye I recently saw this quote"a mishmash of myth, silliness, and misrepresentations of Scripture." No it wasn’t a Amazon.com book review of their series, it was Mr. Jenkins critique of NBC’s apocalyptic miniseries, Revelations. Talk about irony.