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this week i learned that i am evil. mind you, this was said by an old man who wants to make himself heard for the very last time. an old man who can't walk, can't speak properly, who needs help to turn a page..

i know the pope's word is law and no catholic should even suggest that there are other views on certain subjects. the catholic church isn't much of a democratic institution, is it? their current leader has to die first before a slightly more liberal one can be chosen.

but to get back to his new book.. how dare this guy compare abortion with the holocaust?
oh yes and let's forget about all the sex abuse cases the church has been involved in and concentrate on all those bad gay people! people - who happen to be of the same sex - in love and living together were already committing a sin, but wanting to marry they are now part of a new ideology of evil.


what i also learned this week is if you cut off your man's you-know-what, you shouldn't flush it down the toilet. otherwise, you could get charged with tampering with evidence.

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1punky4u
Feb. 24th, 2005 12:24 pm (UTC)
I think THat man is Evil.
It is a shame the more open minded view of things is demonized by the Religous block.

Tampering with evidence, Really?
tamar
Feb. 26th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
i don't think any radical changes can be expected with a new pope, but at least a bit of reform won't hurt them..
1punky4u
Feb. 26th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't hold my breathe though. THe church is a an almost immovable stone.
tannhaus
Feb. 24th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
What about the fact that most of those abuse cases were male priests with boys?

Bah

I don't like christians very much
tamar
Feb. 26th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)
i wouldn't say i don't like christians in general. only these my god is better than yours & i'm a better person than you-types! :p
garaynbow
Feb. 24th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
but is it EVIL to cut-off "evidence"? :)
tamar
Feb. 26th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
why am i thinking of o.j. simpson now? :p
justkj
Feb. 25th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
I can never figure out why the pope is not considered a false god.

I am not an expert on the bible, but from what I can remember there is something about not bowing down to other gods nor worshiping craven images. So I see people bowing down to the pope, kissing his ring, and following his commands as if he was a god issuing commandments.

That just does not seem right to me.
tamar
Feb. 26th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
i am not an expert on the bible either. isn't the pope considered the closest thing to god here on earth? so maybe it's sort of like the religious version of sucking up to their boss, who in his turn can put a good word in with the big chief..
1punky4u
Feb. 26th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
As I understand it, When the early church was formed there was a debate about the leadership. THe church was modled after the Roman government, and its leadership in those times establisshed their authority from the idea that the Apostles where the Chosen Representives of the faith on earth. Peter was considerd the Rock of the faith, the founder of the church (to Catholics) and the Pope was his heir. In the begining they even attempted to establish blood links to the original Apostles to verify their claims to leadership.
justkj
Feb. 26th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
I guess what disturbs me the most is watching some of the Catholics I know. They seem to worship the pope and hang on his every word or action. That seems contrary to the bible. Again, I am not a biblical scholar and most definitely not an expert on Catholicism (sp?).
1punky4u
Feb. 27th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
Yes, and Its not just Catholicism, that is, The foundation of all the so called great religions is submission to a rule. Fear of retribution is the yardstick they carry to gain that submission. Its frightening.
aerodrome1
Feb. 25th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
I was just amazed that anyone thought a penis could be flushed down a toilet...

A question-- when you came out to parents and friends, were they shocked or amazed or surprised? Among Dutch of your generation-- is it regarded as nothing out of the ordinary to be gay?
tamar
Feb. 26th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
maybe, at least in this case, size did matter! :)

i don't like labels, but i am what other people would call bisexual. i never made any big announcements, most of the people already suspected. i never tried to hide it and there was never any need to. no it's not such a big deal over here, except with the very conservative deeply religious types of course, but i don't really know any of those.
aerodrome1
Feb. 26th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
I admire how easily you were able to just..."not hide it" and Come Out. I know that I lost important (heterosexual) relationships because I was afraid to have friends and family Question me about what I was doing or who I was with. I've always hated having to Explain Myself. That someone can just *do* or *be* without fear-- I do admire that. I could never tell friends or family about girls I was with because of the risk of Questions...
aerodrome1
Feb. 25th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
It's odd for me to explain, but... I'm not religious at all. I have no belief whatsoever in divinity or spirituality. But I do like highly organized, deeply traditional churches-- Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox, Anglican. I like them as theater and ritual, as history embodied. I expect them not to attempt to interfere in politics or culture, but I love them as theater... The more traditional the better.
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