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  •  Let me get this straight... (0+ / 0-)

    The Catholic Church owns a great many assets and has to invest their money like the rest of us.  So, some of their money is invested in the stock market.  Yes?  So, Church investments would take a real hit if the stock market had tanked when the U.S. started to default.

    Call me cynical, but I don't think the Pope was as concerned for you and me as he was for his own skin.

    I believe this Pope had adopted the republican way of saying one thing and doing another.  Has he changed any of the Church stands on the gays, abortion, women clergy, etc.?

    He can talk all he wants, but I will watch what he does.  Right now, it looks like he is protecting his assets.

    1. What does it mean? 2. And then what?

    by alwaysquestion on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 08:35:23 AM PDT

    •  Alwaysquestion (1+ / 0-)
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      How often do you question your own assumptions?

      •  Is there an assumption in particular (0+ / 0-)

        that you are questioning?

        I do not trust the Catholic Church in general.  Moving money in and out of churches here in the states such that they can claim they don't have enough money (filing for bankruptcy) to settle sexual abuse claims has me thinking cynically about the Church where finances are concerned.

        I am an American.  It is concerning that a church leader in another nation can try to hold sway over this nation's policies in any capacity.  Any church. The Roman Catholic Church is very powerful.  I am cynical of all religions, especially the powerful ones.

        It is not enough to say an organization does good works when they cover up the evil they do.

        So yeah, call me cynical.  But please, feel free to educate me through your eyes.

        1. What does it mean? 2. And then what?

        by alwaysquestion on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 04:23:38 PM PDT

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