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  •  My only complaint here is that you (2+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, Justus

    didn't go back in history far enough. Under EVERY pope since the whole thing began, people experienced the misery of this institution. Millions massacred; families torn apart and deprived of their inheritence when the church suddenly demanded celibacy; the poor made poorer for want of indulgences and splinters from the cross; art and other loot taken from millions of pagan shrines and homes; the library at Alexandria burned to destroy all knowledge that was pagan based; the butchering of Hypatia; ...... and of course the crusades , the Inquisitions (still an office of this name at the vatican); the silence during the Halocaust; the Cathars devastation.... one could go on and on.

    I can only hope that most Catholics don't know their church's history, because if they do and they still stand in the square and shout hurray over a new pope and continue to tithe to this monstrosity of an institution, then I think very little of them (and that's being kind).

    •  well said, and said well, fish. (2+ / 0-)
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      Fishtroller01, Justus

      my own separation from church and my state began when I was 8. The penguins were mean-spirited, nasty, and

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:28:28 AM PDT

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      •  In my view, if a country had behaved (2+ / 0-)
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        Justus, agnostic

        the way the Catholic church has over 2000 years, we would have gone to war against it.  The ONLY reason we haven't is because of religion and we give that a pass.  It's lunacy.

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