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I Knew Pope Francis Was Good, But When I Found Out Everything He Did in 2013, I Was Blown Away
01-02-2014, 02:12 PM #16
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

No religion required, screw that middleman that wants your money to "bring you closer to god", when nothing could be further from the truth.

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01-02-2014, 02:14 PM #17
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(01-02-2014, 12:01 PM)Wayne5 Wrote:  Stoner He was a carpenter. He didn't heard sheep or goats. And He's real good at making men into marriage material. You might consider giving Him a try. You got nothing to lose.

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All respect to him, whatever he was.

(Paradoxically, I think he would've understood exactly what I'm saying.)

Every subpart holds the truth of the whole.

All a spiritual teacher, guru or priest can do, is to place himself between
his adept and the light. Which was self-evident to my proud ancestors.
Nothing but brute military force and violence replaced that basic, natural
knowledge with Hvite Krist and "YHWH" of, quite frankly, a distant herdsman
people.

Anything but you yourself..eh?
Sort of my problem with religion.

All respect to Jesus of Israel,

but I'll go with Lemminkäinen of Kaleva, if forced to choose.

Now, the need for the elite to separate the slave class from their own
inner lives spells absolutely nothing but p-o-l-i-t-i-c-s to me.

Appreciate your friendliness, though, Wayne5 cheers.gif

And you're spot-on about me not being marriage material.
01-02-2014, 02:17 PM #18
Octo Mother Superior
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I bet Jesus hates dogma. coffeetime.gif
01-02-2014, 06:47 PM #19
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
The Roman Empire,,,a very big hard core deal,,,

owned the civilized world,,,

worshipped many gods,,,had it figured out,,,

they slew Him,,,

later on,,,worshipped Him,,,

now that is impressive...

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01-02-2014, 06:55 PM #20
j browsing Member
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Pope Francis said Tuesday in his first apostolic exhortation that no matter how much the Catholic Church modernizes and changes, it would not be "progressive" to abandon its views about the morality of abortion.

"I want to be completely honest in this regard," he said, according The Washington Times, citing reports from the Catholic News Service. "This is not something subject to alleged reforms or 'modernizations.' It is not 'progressive' to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life."

Urgent: Should the Pope change the Catholic Church?

The statement stands in direct contrast to the position some Catholic liberals in America have taken on the matter, in particular, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who defends a woman's right to abortion.

Pelosi has been criticized for her stance on abortion, and in September, a leading priest in the pro-life movement called on her to renounce her Catholic faith.

In his communication, Pope Francis added that the practice of abortion violates the principle of human rights and the Church, therefore, cannot change its position on the matter.


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01-02-2014, 07:08 PM #21
j browsing Member
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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In the view of many political commentators, history will best remember Pope John Paul II as the spiritual godfather of communism's demise.

Although he refused to claim personal credit for the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and its decline elsewhere around the globe, the pope was keenly aware that his moral prodding -- especially in his native Poland -- helped redraw the ideological map in the late 20th century.

"I think the crucial role was played by Christianity itself: its content, its religious and moral message, its intrinsic defense of the human person. All I did was recall this, repeat it and insist on it," the pontiff said in a 1993 interview.

His election in 1978 as the first pope from behind the Iron Curtain immediately sparked interest in Washington and apprehension in Moscow, two poles of a renewed Cold War. For decades the Vatican had followed a policy of quiet negotiation with communist regimes, in order to win realistic concessions on religious rights. Many thought the new pope would throw out this "Ostpolitik" in favor of more aggressive approach.

But in the end, Pope John Paul made "Ostpolitik" his own. He kept up the quiet negotiations, but in documents and speeches around the world he began making not-so-quiet pronouncements about communist ideology and practice.

In 1984, for example, the pope publicly criticized Moscow for not letting him go to Lithuania for religious celebrations. The same year, a Vatican document approved by the pope referred to communist regimes as the "shame of our time."

The real testing ground of East European freedom was Poland. When the pope visited his homeland in 1979, he helped ignite a sense of spiritual purpose that nurtured the political hopes of the Solidarity labor movement. After martial law was imposed and Solidarity outlawed, the pope returned to a discouraged nation in 1983, but in talk after talk raised the country's morale and political resolve.
Back once again in 1987, he repeatedly praised the original Solidarity ideals, hammered the government's labor record, called for religious freedom and said Marxism had lost credibility.

"Save your strength for the future," he told a crowd of millions in Gdansk, where the pro-democracy movement had begun. Two years later, a revived Solidarity swept to political power in historic free elections, and European communism began to unravel.

From 1980 onward, the United States sent high-level officials from the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency to brief the pope about Soviet policies in Poland and elsewhere. The Vatican never denied that these meetings took place, but denied the claim of a U.S.-Vatican "holy alliance" to thwart communism.http://www.catholicnews.com/jpii/stories/story06.htm

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01-03-2014, 12:25 AM #22
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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(01-02-2014, 09:37 AM)Wayne5 Wrote:  1. He spoke out against frivolous spending by the Church
2. He invited a boy with Down's Syndrome for a ride in the Popemobile
3. He embraced and kissed Vinicio Riva
4. He denounced the judgment of homosexuals
5. He held a major ceremony at the chapel of a youth prison
6. He urged the protection of the Amazon Rainforest
7. He personally called and consoled a victim of rape
8. He snuck out of the Vatican to feed the homeless
9. He auctioned his motorcycle to benefit the homeless
10. He acknowledged that atheists can be good people
11. He condemned the global financial system
12. He fought child abuse
13. He condemned the violence of the Syrian civil war
14. He redirected employee bonuses to charity
15. He spoke out against the Church’s ‘obsession’ with abortion, gay marriage and contraception
16. He called for cooperation between Christians and Muslims
17. He took part in a selfie
18. He invited homeless men to his birthday meal
19. He refused to send away a child who had run on stage to hug him
http://distractify.com/people/reasons-wh...-the-year/

GO FRANCIS!
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He is the black pope or last pope before the church collapses so enjoy him while you can

Jesus took people out of the church so the Vatican is doing the exact opposite plus they dont even use the real unedited bible
01-03-2014, 12:36 AM #23
Wayne5 Member
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This thread is about giving a guy credit for doing some good stuff. I'm not even Catholic!

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01-03-2014, 12:39 AM #24
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm not even religious but still stand up for this Jesus guy gaah.gif
01-03-2014, 12:45 AM #25
Octo Mother Superior
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The things Jesus supposedly said ring true. He (if it even was a he and if he even existed) said a lot of things that the church tried to take advantage of. I guess it worked for the most part 13.gif
01-03-2014, 01:48 AM #26
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
Easier to ridicule,,,

than to investigate,,,

and far less profitable...

Coptic Egyptians,,,investigated,,,

became Coptic Christians...

Roman Empire persecuted,,,tiny tiny tiny sect,,,

compared to the Empire,,,

became Holy Roman Empire...

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01-03-2014, 04:20 AM #27
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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#17 wtf2.gif lmao.gif
01-03-2014, 04:27 AM #28
Wayne5 Member
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There's a picture at the link you heathen! chuckle.gif

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01-03-2014, 04:30 AM #29
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Okay I'll click on the link uhoh.gif but only for you Wayne hug.gif chuckle.gif
01-03-2014, 04:40 AM #30
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Well that was an interesting read. The Pope could do a helluva lot more with the Catholic Church behind him, but better than nothing. Re-direct employee bonuses to charity? I wonder what they thought of his generosity? lol.
But the first list I've seen of any Pop doing anything but hoarding and blaming.



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