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Don't blame them for being evil. Blame them for being human. Most of those popes were more interested in sex and drugs than what God wanted. The Borgia pope Alexander VI had 2 children...who committed incest with each other. Weird times.
When it all died down, the church returned to where it should have kept: religion. Things got progressively better after that until the most recent scandals. Now the church is just repeating the same mistakes of the past and doomed to fracture yet again.
Don't blame them for being evil. Blame them for being human.
See, why didn't any of those rebellions happen before that time? Their societies weren't that different the 1000 years before hand.
I would also ask you do your own research. I don't trust books. I trust facts provable with sources.
I care if they killed thousands of people for stupid reasons.
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by MrUncreated
Yes. Because not everyone wants that. Hell, believe it or not, there are a very rare few that would actually want to be tortured by demons in hell.
Focusing on the good and ignoring the bad is a one way ticket to ignorance. You can't have perfection without imperfection in its shadow. Otherwise it is just there, existing.
Once in what I can only suppose was a dream I experienced my own sort of view of hell. Total nothingness. No input. It was rather mind boggeling and troubling. But a light appeared and gave me back myself. It uttered "I am what I am, you are who you are, we all are who we all are.
Point of all this is this. If hell doesn't exist, why love? And that doesn't mean you should be forced to love out of fear. That is to say, if it isn't better than something else, why put the effort forward TO love?edit on 2-1-2012 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)