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    •  Know where I learned this? (0+ / 0-)

      At my UU church. Closer to Jesus's religion as any I've found.

      I'm not ready to make nice, I'm not ready to back down, I'm still mad as hell... Dixie Chicks

      by UndercoverRxer on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 10:32:48 AM PST

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      •  oddly enough (0+ / 0-)

        i learned the same thing in seminary, to become a roman catholic priest. most of the lingering doubt and antipathy i have for and with the holy roman catholic church stems directly from my education whilst in one of their seminaries.  almost felt at times like they were hiding the truth out in plain daylight because nothing ever crashes into the sun.

        no one looks for hidden objects in the open. that defies the terminology.  the council of nicea, the treatment of luther, the marian devotion, st joseoh, the jesuits, etc.etc.etc.  -- we forget sometimes that the eternal and infinite has been envisioned and written about and defined by the finite and mortal.

        still, i admit that i have serious reservations about these bones and this ossuary being anything but a possible coincidence coupled with as probable case of suggestive thinking.

        but to your point in the diary, it is not beyond the realm of possible that the legend of the christ and the reality of the christ are wildly divergent.  

        was it any surprise the irony when the grand inquisitor became pope?

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        by dadanation on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 12:04:19 AM PST

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        •  Me too, re doubts. (1+ / 0-)
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          Even thought I have no doubt of the resurrection as an allegorical story, I'm also doubtful that these are the actual relics.
          And it wouldn't matter, if they could be proven to be with perfect evidence, the Christ cult is way too strong to be changed now.

          I grew up RC too, and as I got older, I got tired of hearing nothing but ABORTION at every turn, and as I learned more of the history, the real reason for celibacy, fish on friday, and ad nauseam I doubted. Then when I read about the Gnostic Gospels and Nicea, I was out forever. It took me 18 yrs to go to another church service (other than the occasional wedding or funeral) until I went to a Unitarian Universalist congregation, and I finally felt at home, religion wise.

          Peace

          I'm not ready to make nice, I'm not ready to back down, I'm still mad as hell... Dixie Chicks

          by UndercoverRxer on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 08:36:38 AM PST

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          •  after 20+ years of therapy and what not (0+ / 0-)

            i too am finally at a place where i am both happy with my place on this planet and getting more and more comfortable with my belief system, as fragile and limited as it is.

            i can only guess the reasons for the tv show by cameron, can only giggle at the faux-outrage now "panties-in-a-bunch" proclamations by the spokes-models for the (expected) orthodox religious enrtities, and can only sit in wnder at the need for the myth to be so strident and unassailable.

            oh well, to be in it but not of it, i suppose.

            hope you are having a great friday where you are!

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            "...Repeat, the dog pisses on the gardenia at midnight. Over."...

            -8.25, -6.15

            by dadanation on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 11:00:44 AM PST

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