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« Reply #105 on: Today at 01:05 PM »

To be honest considering some of the views shared about religion by some of the members of this community its hardly suprising we feel persecution and to honest for some of you it seems a fair exchange,
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« Reply #106 on: Today at 01:13 PM »

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So if 20 million people interpret the bible one way, and 100,000 interpret it another.  Which one is god’s way?

So you think that having gay sex is, no pun intended, a shortcoming?  Like beating your wife?  Something you need to ask forgiveness for doing?
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« Reply #107 on: Today at 02:26 PM »

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So if 20 million people interpret the bible one way, and 100,000 interpret it another.  Which one is god’s way?

So you think that having gay sex is, no pun intended, a shortcoming?  Like beating your wife?  Something you need to ask forgiveness for doing?


Only god can decide which way is right, Any others claiming to be speaking for him are irrelevant. Pope Included,
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« Reply #108 on: Today at 05:40 PM »

When Mark Anthony says "God works in truly mysterious ways" in his discussion of the oddities of the Roman Catholic church, maybe he's right. 

The Pope and his bishops seem to be headed in the opposite direction to mainstream Western attitudes to gays.  The Pope is strictly opposed to having gays in the church, even celibate gay men are no longer welcome to train as priests.  Women have never been welcome as priests.  Mainstream Western society has got a lot more used to having gays around, and is getting more tolerant.

Will the Pope's negative views on gays, on abortions for 9 year old rape victims, on buying your way into heaven (OK by him) help the Catholic church or hurt it?  If society keeps changing and the Church doesn't - what will happen to the Church, and to Catholics' views on religion?  With luck the Catholic Church will disappear and churchgoers will either find new churches or leave religion or find a personal way to spiritual wellbeing.

Maybe God is using Churches as a Sorting Hat as per Harry Potter.  Bad Catholics will go to their version of hell - maybe Club Ivy or some non-stop drag contest. Good Catholics will come back here with a chance to try again.
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« Reply #109 on: Today at 05:41 PM »

Only god can decide which way is right, Any others claiming to be speaking for him are irrelevant. Pope Included,

Which would then make every single religious figure from the local vicar to the pope, a liar?
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« Reply #110 on: Today at 09:23 PM »

Tony Blair says Pope's views on homosexuals is wrong
Tony Blair has said the Pope and the Vatican need to modernise their views on homosexuality.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/5122525/Tony-Blair-says-Popes-views-on-homosexuals-is-wrong.html

Golly must be the first time that I have actually agreed with anything that Misty Blur has ever said publicly Shocked
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