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January 4th, 2021 at 4:35:09 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Evenbob
you yourself are
that entity and have the authority
to torture people who don't agree
with you, and even burn them at
the stake if you wish.


A priest can no more defend everything done in the name of the church for two millenium than an American can defened everything in the name of Our Country for the last two and half centuries,
January 4th, 2021 at 5:09:16 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
A priest can no more defend everything done in the name of the church for two millenium


Yet they keep doing it. Every era
is the victim of the times it lives
in, there is no hand of god
guiding anything. Just the whims
of men..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 4th, 2021 at 6:04:03 PM permalink
FrGamble
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It is true, no one can defend everything done in the name of the Church during its history. Some is indefensible and truly the whims of evil men. However the hand of God continues to guide us all to choose the good.
“It is with the smallest brushes that the artist paints the most exquisitely beautiful pictures.” (
January 4th, 2021 at 7:28:57 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Look at the Transatlantic Slave trade: 58% of the African slaves shipped to America were in the fifty years from 1726–1775. In 1740 there were 150,000 slaves out of a population of less then one million in colonial America.

Benedict XIV, Roman Catholic Pope from 1740 to 1758, made it a priority in his first year when he issued the bull Immensa pastorum principis, demanding more humane treatment for the Indians of Brazil and Paraguay.

You have to argue that Pope Benedict was very forward thinking humanitarian.
April 9th, 2021 at 12:16:31 PM permalink
rxwine
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Is "The Exorcist" considered a pro-Catholic movie?
August 26th, 2021 at 2:17:46 PM permalink
rxwine
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Don't know if FrGamble is still coming by.

September 20th, 2022 at 2:32:13 PM permalink
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January 26th, 2023 at 10:43:04 AM permalink
DoubleGold
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Quote: Nareed
What exactly do Christians mean by "salvation"?

Am I supposed to be saved from some kind of imminent peril?

And what do they mean by "accepting Jesus as your personal savior? Is this like a personal shopper? Will a man dead for 2,000+ years offer some kind of personalized assistance in this mysterious "salvation" business?

I don't expect I'll comprehend any of this.


Nareed, although I am not a Mormon, the following video explains it.

Understanding what they are speaking about is another story.

Nicodemous was a very smart person and he couldn't understand, which is why he came to Jesus.

In a nutshell, it's about being able to access the Holy Spirit at will.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjIlhu-yuTI
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