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  •  I was beaten by penguins in my yute, too (4+ / 0-)

    One of my major sins was being able (and preferring to) write with my left hand.

    But, please tell me this, Vadem. How does one balance 100,000 child victims of deliberate sexual assault by 6000 members? And against what on this flat earth would you choose to balance it?

    Or that the church launders drug and arms sales moneys? Or profited from arms deals?

    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 Aug 23, 2013 at 01:27:06 PM PDT

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    •  Heard of Mother Theresa? (0+ / 0-)

      She's just the easiest example of Catholic compassion and following in the footsteps of Jesus.  Then there are the vast majority of nameless priests who would never hurt a fly and live according to Jesus's teaching and example.  Of course the bad news is what we hear both because negativity gets covered and people like stories of powerful institutions being brought low or exposed.  As they say, the press doesn't report planes that land safely.  I'm not familiar with the drug and money issues you refer to so I'll need citations on that, but if the only side of the Church you know is the bad I assure you are missing a lot.  I continue to caution not to judge harshly about things longer ago.

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