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  •  So besides shelling out church funds... (0+ / 0-)

    ...to compensate the victims and cover-up sexual abuse, instead of providing care for the needy, the hierarchy wants to fritter away yet more money for foolish and harmful litigation. Shut down adoption agencies, cancel health insurance to universities...and they still have the gall to claim that these actions are in alignment with their notion of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Yeah...what's left of the faithful will get behind that principle stance. They apparently haven't noticed that the flock here in America enjoys the concept of democracy. That's why I'm always astounded that anyone would want to aspire to a "Kingdom" where they have no power whatsoever and will supposedly spend eternity worshiping a deity with self-esteem issues.

    •  Clearly, the Church of Rome is stuck in a (4+ / 0-)

      theological rut.  There are any number of possible exits from the box in which they now find themselves.  What is most worrisome to me is that the institution is being dismantled from the inside out, without the slightest awareness on the part of their leaders.  John Paul II and Ratzinger have a particular point of view, which is mighty ugly when enforced.  I would look for the attacks on women to continue and intensify, until they reach the point that their parishes will empty out.  For the life of me, I do not understand how anyone can offer financial support to this project.  

      I am helped to remember that the faith community has had great successes in civil and human rights (who can deny the effectiveness of the church in South Africa, the U.S.?) The papal entourage would do well to consider how these successes were achieved.  It is most certainly not on the path they now pursue.  

      "We had a chance to change the world and opted for the Home Shopping Network instead." -Stephen King

      by Y00per on Fri May 18, 2012 at 07:32:50 PM PDT

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      •  What Jon Stewart says: (5+ / 0-)

        "you have confused the War on Religion with NOT Getting Everything YOU Want."

        What I want to know:

        Why are the white old men whining so much these days? Every call-in program features at least one poor put-upon old guy. It ain't as if we do not have the lion's share of the privileges!

        "We had a chance to change the world and opted for the Home Shopping Network instead." -Stephen King

        by Y00per on Fri May 18, 2012 at 07:52:21 PM PDT

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