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  •  Close enough to make you defensive about it, (10+ / 0-)

    as I should know from 16 years of Catholic education and several years of working in Catholic institutions.  The pedophile scandal never would have been out of control as it was without the cult around the priesthood and the hierarchy and the cult of personality around the pope.  

    •  This would not be the first, or (5+ / 0-)

      the last time that the letter of Scripture, and scripture regardless of creed has been completely inverted in practice. My attitude toward the Church itself (as opposed to mine toward the church goers, whose right to go to whatever church they wish I will defend with my life) is based on a fairly well informed reading of history. Follow the money and follow the blood. What we do speaks more truly than our words do sometimes.

      Just getting a handle on the knobs and dials.... Hey, don't touch that!

      by Old Lefty on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 11:18:24 AM PST

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    •  well, lets dissect it (1+ / 0-)
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      "on my knees" - cheap shot at Catholic liturgy that differs from Protestants in having more "Kneeling" parts. The allusion of a servile character to Catholics.

      "guy wearing a dress"  - somehow doubting the "manliness", and thus, backbone and thoroughness  of Catholic priests in general. Ultra cheap.

      "every week for the rest of my life" - reference to the weekly mass which is more emphasized among Catholics than with Protestants.  Considered negative.

      "Born with mortal sin" "washed away" .. even the fake version of catholic faith somehow sounds derogatory.

      And no, the Catholic church teaches that Original Sin is completely purged with baptism.

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