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  •  Sorry, Frederick, but this diary is just silly. (4+ / 0-)
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    The pope was not speaking of Pagans. He was simply saying that Christians who claim to live as such, aren't really Christian at all.

    You need to do a little reading on the colloquial employment of the word "pagano" in languages such as Italian and Spanish, where it means those who by their misbehavior place themselves outside the confines of human decency - and bears no reference whatsoever to contemporary Paganism.

    We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

    by Lepanto on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 01:34:22 AM PST

    •  Not silly at all, Lepanto (0+ / 0-)

      I quoted from official material produced by Vatican Radio. I also read, but did not quote from the entire statement in English.  

      What I discussed is exactly what was broadcast, printed, disseminated, etc.  

      If you read the diary and look at what I actually wrote, the definition of paganism, according to a standard source, is that everyone who is not Catholic, is pagan, or, possibly, at least not one of the Abrahamic religions.  This would include contemporary Paganism, as well as non-Abrahamic faiths of other names.  

      The maladroit terminology could use some updating. Don't blame the messenger. Consider the source.

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