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Originally posted by Atlantien
I had heard that the Vatican had a Bible with 6 more books in it as opposed to the Bible that the rest of the world has. Now if this is true, what is in these books and why are they hidden from the followers of the church?
Catholicism and all of the major world religions do not want people to see the spiritual light. they want us to stay in spiritual darkness and in fear of an "angry, vengeful" God who is gonna make us all burn in "hell" if we don't live according to the ways of the "church," synagogue, mosque, whatever. They probably have texts proving that it's a big, big lie... They don't want us to know.
Originally posted by 5andman
reply to post by 0731JLVR
Of course, the Church does not condone pedophile, sexual abuse, etc. publicly, BUT,they do seem to look-the-other-way, sweep-it-under-the-rug or quietly settle out-of-court?
Originally posted by Philojoshua
reply to post by TribeOfManyColours
Actually, i believe that the Roman Governor of Judea crucified the man Jesus, after he was forced to by the Sanhedrin (Supreme Jewish Council) who rejected Jeshua Christos as the impending Jewish Messiah.
Roman Catholic (Universal) Christianity did not come into being until the 3rd Century AD under the Roman Emperor Constantine. Who incidentally only made Christianity the religion of the Empire because it was the most wide-spread and as such was most capable of uniting the empire under one belief system.
Originally posted by doctornamtab
So say you're a Catholic. We all KNOW theres a secret Vatican library.
Why would you believe in a religion that keeps secrets from you? This is something I just dont understand. A lot of us are on ATS to uncover secrets, we abhor secrets. Secrets create hierarchy, control and power struggles. Doesn't sound like the teachings of Jesus to me.
Any help on how Catholics reconcile their faith in people who withhold VERY IMPORTANT information that may go back to the dawn of civilization would be appreciated.
Not a troll post. Just dont get it.edit on 24-6-2011 by doctornamtab because: changed Christians to Catholics...my bad
Originally posted by lifecitizen
Originally posted by EricD
Originally posted by lifecitizen
Above and beyond that how do Catholics justify their leader covering up sex abuse>?
By adhering to that religion, they are condoning the abuse.
I am also perplexed by women that are Catholic and worship the misogynist leader- they have no say at all in their church besides- tea and biscuits anyone?
The sex abuse scandal is heinous and a huge topic deserving of it's own thread.
Unless you are referring to Jesus as the 'misogynist leader' you are seriously off base. Catholic's don't worship the Pope. He's another sinner like the rest of us.
I'm referring to the Pope.
And I seriously beg to differ- touch the Pope and it's like you guys have touched god. lol.
Maybe our understanding of the word 'worship' is different because from where I stand- the Pope is worshipped.
But I agree with you the Pope is a sinner- a leering villain in a frock too