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  •  Hitler? Catholic! Stalin? Jesuit! Mussolini?...... (1+ / 0-)
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    Famous Catholics:
    *The murderous Cardinal Richelieu
    *Napolean
    *Mussolini
    *Stalin
    *Hitler
    *Whoever ran the vicious Fascist governments in the Balkans
    *Franco
    *Pinochet
    *Castro

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 07:14:20 PM PDT

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    •  Why bring them into it? (6+ / 0-)

      Why not just stick with the fellow being celebrated, his saintliness the Sir Thomas of More, who so respected the freedomz of Protestants that he burned several of them at the stake for such crimes as harboring banned books.

      A "moderate" in this environment is a person who splits the difference between half-assed government and a total shitpile.

      by Dinclusin on Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 07:55:35 PM PDT

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      •  And it still took the (0+ / 0-)

        Catholic Church 400 years to make him a saint; you'd think they would have rushed to do it during the Counter Reformation.  Of course, he made it more quickly than Joan of Arc, who had to wait over 500 years.  But, you know, that whole vagina thing.  And only the boys are allowed to cross dress.

        John Paul II, on the other hand, the man who did the most to undo Vatican II and who refused to do anything about the abusive behavior, is well on his way.

        Reason # 387 why I am no longer a Catholic.

      •  because they are all products of catholic ed... (0+ / 0-)

        they will imprint on you for life, for good or ill.

        Retired AFSCME Steward and licensed gun carrying progressive veteran.

        by old mark on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 12:17:30 PM PDT

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