reply to post by rapinbatsisaltherage
Catholic leaders have been known for supporting some of the most evil and oppressive movements of our time, and have been linked to the worst of
people in our history.
Some of the things that the Catholic Church have been accused of, on this thread, are amazing.
The worst people in our history connected to Catholics?
You mean like Kim Jong-il , Muammar al--Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Stalin, Chiang Kai-Shek, Tamerlane, Kublai Khan, Ghengis Khan, numerous Caesars,
General Tojo, .... ad infinitum
They do not want to look after others as their supposed morals would have you think, unless its another Catholic. They are curently being taught end
times at least in the four different churches that my family attends. They are supporting Mccain and Palin because they think they will usher this
through and destroy all the undesirables. Of all religions around the Catholic church has done more to create chasms in society than any other.
They do not want to look after others?
Well, our church has a daily soup kitchen, and everyone is invited. No one is asked what their religion is, at the door.
We have monthly collections of food and clothes for the poor of our parish, and again, religion is NEVER a factor as to who gets the food and
clothing. In fact, most of the recipients are not Catholic. In addition, our church participates in a council of Christian churches that advocate the
rights of the unborn. I have participated in those meetings, and they are cordial, united, and completely free of any one religions' politics.
When Katrina hit, our parish sent truckloads of food, water and clothing to those in New Orleans, again, religion was not a factor as to who the
As for the comment about being taught "end of times", I have gone to mass virtually every week since I was born, and I have NEVER heard any priest
talk about "end of times". On the other hand, I have seen many Protestant preachers on TV selling their books about "end of times". Our church
believes the Bible, which states that you will never know the hour or the day.
As for pedophiles, yes, there were some, and yes many were covered up, and that is deplorable. Consider, though, that over 99% of the priests were/are
NOT pedophiles. Consider also, that those that did cover up have been removed from their positions, once they were found guilty. Consider also that
there were/are many preachers of other faiths, such as Jimmy Swaggart, Jimmy Baker, Oral Roberts that bilked little old ladies out of their life
savings, with lies. Rev. Wright, and his GD America, and his hate-spewing talk, but nobody rightly accuses the entire body of Protestant preachers
.because of the less than 1% that are abominable.
Furthermore, if you ask most Catholics whether they believe that only Catholics can be saved, they will tell you they do NOT believe that. I certainly
What I do believe is that people that have hatred in their hearts are not, IMHO, people that will be saved:
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the
first commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Hatred against anyone goes against what Jesus SAID. That includes hatred against Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims and even Atheists.
The Catholic Church, like any Religion, is comprised of human beings, with all their frailties. To err is human, to forgive divine.
Has the Church changed over the years? Absolutely! In the last 50 years, the Church has admitted that it was wrong to blame the Jews for Christ's
death, they were wrong in how they treated Galileo, and the current Pope, just recently in the United States, admitted that the church was absolutely
wrong in covering up the pedophiles, and they have taken steps to try to atone for that, including the removal of any priest found guilty of it, and
any Bishop or Cardinal that covered it up.
And yes, they acknowledge that there may be aliens, and that if so, they are God's children also. Is that a reason to ridicule the church? The church
has also been steadfast in opposing war and the death penalty, as well as abortion, which is certainly more consistent than either the advocates of
Liberalism and Conservation. Many liberals oppose the death penalty but advocate abortion, while many Conservatives support the death penalty but
oppose abortion. In the church's view, both are murder, and go against God's commandment "Thou shalt not kill".
People will continue to bash Catholics, but bringing up 500 year old history that has been repudiated by the church, does nothing for your argument.
Furthermore, for every past historical crime blamed on Catholics, there are an equal number of crimes that could be blamed on other religions. The
Puritans were responsible for the Witch hunts in Salem. The slaughter of the American Indians was carried out by a largely Protestant US government.
An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.
Hatred of any kind should not be tolerated by anyone.
As I've posted on other threads before this thread even existed, Hatred is what leads to war and destruction.
Learn to LOVE, not HATE, and the world will be a better place.