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  •  The Pope has always been about temporal power. (1+ / 0-)
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    Pandoras Box

    Look up the history of the position.  With a few rare exception, the Popes have always been all about power plays.  They are in the category you describe.  Most of them were basically medieval warlords with a few extra pretensions (sometimes, a lot of extra pretensions).

    If I'm not mistaken, the Roman Catholic Church still claims that they ought to be the temporal rulers of the world, as they did through most of the Middle Ages.

    -5.63, -8.10. Learn about Duverger's Law.

    by neroden on Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 09:57:59 PM PDT

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