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  •  Especially since "God has been sleeping", (1+ / 0-)
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    at least according to Ratzi.

    It sounds like he really was counting on God to clean up all their karma for them.

    •  I found that comment similar to the ones (0+ / 0-)

      "mother Teresa" made before her death. I think it dawns on these people when facing the end that they may have been living a life based on an illusion.  In my view, they have.

      •  huh, did not know about that, ft, do you happen (0+ / 0-)

        to know where I could search for it?  Do you remember what she said.

        Funny, that comment of his (xt was sleeing,) has caused me to think.  And what I think about is that it sounds like the complaining of an entitled 1% who is not getting his way throwing a temper tantrum.  

        Sort of, "if I don't get my way, then christ must be sleeping"....  Because of course, MY view of reality is the RIGHT one and is the one that christ would have....

        Rather than, maybe his way doesn't work and that the world is a LOT more complicated than the simplistic, black and white world of the hierarchy.

        It truly left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

        What I want to know is why this man isn't retiring into a life of poverty?  Why does he need a friggin castle?  or a 4+k ft residence renovated just for him?  why did he need his own piano taken to Castel Gandolfo?  He is living the life of a literal prince.  

        The arrogance of the elite - and believe me, the spiritual elite are the worst of the bunch (think gazillionaire Pat Robertson.)  

        Talk about living in a Bubble?  Ugh!  Just disgusts me all the way to Sunday.........

        Sorry for the rant, but this gets under my skin.


        We Must DISARM THE NRA The next life you save may be ONE OF YOUR OWN!

        by SeaTurtle on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 10:34:50 AM PST

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        •  If you google anything on Mother Teresa's doubts (1+ / 0-)
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          or her confessions in her letters that she didn't not feel God for the second half of her life and doubted his existence, you'll come up with lots of articles.

          Don't apologize for a rant about the Pope or the Vatican..I'm right there with you.

          I remember seeing him on a news program about a speech he gave in Australia lambasting the world for its "materialism".  This from a guy who wears gold and lives in a castle filled with art and wealth so vast the insurers can't put a dollar figure on it all.  Plus, a good part of the loot came from the decision to require celibacy of the priests and bishops. The church figured out that all the wealth of these men would revert to the church instead of their families. Women and children were literally put out on the streets and lost their inheritance.

          Such a lovely institution with such a lovely history!

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