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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:55 pm

I saw this earlier. Lots of 'firsts' with this guy.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Teaos » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:56 am

Looking at this guys record he is rather anti gay marrage... and only a year younger than Benny was, although he looks to be in better shape.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Mikey » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:18 am

Teaos wrote:Looking at this guys record he is rather anti gay marrage


Wait, let me go find my "surprised-face" emoticon... a Catholic priest who's anti-gay marriage? Who would have thought? :P
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby IanKennedy » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:16 pm

Mikey wrote:
Teaos wrote:Looking at this guys record he is rather anti gay marrage


Wait, let me go find my "surprised-face" emoticon... a Catholic priest who's anti-gay marriage? Who would have thought? :P

Yes, on average they seem to prefer young boys. :worried:
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby McAvoy » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:07 pm

Mikey wrote:
Teaos wrote:Looking at this guys record he is rather anti gay marrage


Wait, let me go find my "surprised-face" emoticon... a Catholic priest who's anti-gay marriage? Who would have thought? :P


Are there any of them that are not anti-gay?
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Tyyr » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:29 pm

Some of the more liberal individual churches might just not gay bash but I don't think a major territory of the church could say, "Be gay, it's ok!" and not get yanked back into line real fast.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Teaos » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:09 pm

There is one or two Cardinals who are loud supporters of "God loves everyone equally" which as as close as they come to saying "gay pride"
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Deepcrush » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:28 pm

It varies a lot. Catholics and Baptists are still very angry about... everything. Most of the other Christian groups have taken the "free will" stance.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:56 pm

Deepcrush wrote:It varies a lot. Catholics and Baptists are still very angry about... everything. Most of the other Christian groups have taken the "free will" stance.


"Hate the sin, love the sinner." - My uncle.

That's still a rather presumptuous attitude regarding the will of God.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Deepcrush » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:54 pm

Trying to figure the will of anything or anyone is a rather presumptuous attitude. But that is why there is such a violent collision between faith and religion.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Mikey » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:39 pm

Tsukiyumi wrote:
Deepcrush wrote:It varies a lot. Catholics and Baptists are still very angry about... everything. Most of the other Christian groups have taken the "free will" stance.


"Hate the sin, love the sinner." - My uncle.

That's still a rather presumptuous attitude regarding the will of God.


Umm, that quote might just predate your uncle. :lol:

Of course it seems presumptuous to those if us who don't follow it. To pious Catholics, however, the pope and to a lesser extent the other clerics are specifically called and empowered - by G-d - to interpret the will of G-d. I'd call it presumptuous that the Church has crucifixes with the image of Jesus on the cross... considering, you know, the concrete and explicit message of commandment #2... but obviously all sorts of Christians worldwide don't have an issue with it.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Deepcrush » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:47 pm

The Cross as long as its not meant to depict God himself and isn't the item of worship but merely the symbol of worship isn't a problem. However, the problem comes when some religions use the Cross and Christ as the very items to worship towards rather then their symbolic connections.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Mikey » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:04 am

I get that it's symbolic; but many Catholic and Orthodox rituals involve specific veneration of a crucifix, cross, book, or relic. My own faith's interpretation of the 2nd Commandment is that it is both prohibited and impossible to make a depiction of G-d, no matter the purpose; since the Nestorian view of diaphanysis was branded heretical, Catholic dogma must unquestioningly consider a depiction of Jesus to be the same as a depiction of G-d.

The point, however, isn't that I give damn how Catholics choose to worship - it's that what seems contrary to every established tenet to one person or group may seem commonplace and necessary to another.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby Deepcrush » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:20 am

Catholics never made much sense to me anyways. Being gay is a sin but child rape is okay... Never claim divine guidance, unless you really want too... Live for each other, unless it costs money then to hell with it...
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Postby McAvoy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:40 am

Worshiping he cross isn't as bad as basically 'worshiping' ancient relics from the Early Christian era. Like praying to bones of martyr. Or a fragment to an object.

That is just me. Always thought it was odd.
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