9. Richard Dawkins double-dog-dared him.
8. Converting to Scientology.
7. Flowers dying in his presence upset the staff.
6. The fifth dead hooker was the last straw for his Cardinals.
5. Plays Emperor Palpatine in flashback scenes of the new Star Wars movie.
4. White robes and vivisection don’t mix.
3. Came out as Nosferatu.
2. Dick Cheney is calling in the debt on his soul.
And the number 1 reason why Pope Benedict the Whatevereth is resigning the Papacy…
1. Penn State had an opening in the administration.
12:39 PM PT: More reasons…
11. Forming a barbershop quartet with R. Kelly, Roman Polanski, and Silvio Berlusconi.
12. Launching a line of turbo-charged paper shredders.
13. Hired a guy named Moe Lester to head the Church’s response to abuse scandals.
The cartoon is my own from 2010. This is where I purloined the 10 top reasons:Top 10 Reasons the Pope is Resigning