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  •  Returning to the Sermon on the Mount is... (0+ / 0-)

    correct as it ever has been.

    But I don't trust this guy to be speaking truthfully, and instead pandering to XYZ lobbys in the Vatican.

    Conservative Catholics can be as dangerous as a cornered circus dog.

    A 2,000 plus year old developing tradition???

    Your math is faulty.

    The "Catholic" tradition really only started with Constantine and didn't become institutionalized until Theodosius. That makes it only about a 1600 year tradition of intimidation, torture, book burning , and murder. Heckova tradition....

    As far as the Pope? He has always been the bishop of Rome, perhaps an archbishop or patriarch. However, the infallible leader of the RCC? Hah. only 140 years. And being called "The Pope"? Many regional or diocesanal leaders were and are called Popes: Pope of Alexandria, Pope of All Africa, Coptic Pope, etc.

    Plus, since 1870, the "Pope of Rome" has not had major secular power, having relinquished the Papal States, and since 1920, he has been only secular leader of the Vatican.

    The Pope is NO ONE special, and in this case, he bears watching, since he is trying to be someone special, drawing a distinction between Bennie and himself.

    Meh. Pope.

    Ugh. --UB.

    "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

    by unclebucky on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 10:43:55 AM PDT

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