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Originally posted by EricD
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
I highly recommend everyone reading the book "The Two Babylons" By Alexander Hislop. I got the link for it and it comes in book form you can buy in any Hastings, Books a Million, or Barnes and Noble.
The Two Babylons
And I highly recommend that everyone do some research on The Two Babylons. You will quickly realize how deeply flawed the book is. Problems range from logical errors to poor research to not having accurate knowledge (a problem of the times the book was written in) of the myths and societies Hislop discusses.
A good starting point is Ralph Woodrow's (no friend of Catholicism, btw) The Babylon Connection?.
Originally posted by Danbones
These days, you can get a deal on anything. Even salvation! Pope Benedict has announced that his faithful can once again pay the Catholic Church to ease their way through Purgatory and into the Gates of Heaven.
Never mind that Martin Luther fired up the Reformation because of them: Plenary Indulgences are back.
The New York Times reports that even though the church officially broke with the age-old practice — you do something good, and the Church will help absolve you — in 1960, the Pope has quietly reintroduced it.
well ATS what thinkest thou:
can heaven be bought with the devil's debt based currency that is created by the same bankers that it is claimed Jesus was sent here to deliver us from?edit on 30-4-2012 by Danbones because: fixed titleedit on 30-4-2012 by Danbones because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BIHOTZ
reply to post by apushforenlightment
I found your response kind of offensive man. It is your opinion, but you generalized allot and like I said, the church only wants people to do good deeds. That is not parasitic behavior. It is organized religion. Most people wouldn't do good unless someone explained to them the need for it. But hey, let's try and live in a godless world where any random person can pick up a bible and interpret it as he pleases and then push his version on people. Not like Christian churches don't ask for donations right?edit on 1-5-2012 by BIHOTZ because: (no reason given)
can you buy your way to heaven w/ the root of all evil?
Originally posted by InfoKartel
reply to post by AntoniusBlock
But Catholics still say the pope is the bridge between heaven and earth.
See, you put focus on the one point that was wrong, not paying attention to the above three. Well I guess that suits your pro-Catholic agenda.
Originally posted by stirling
I no longer follow the christian faith.......
In regard to indulgences , the bible clearly states
"Call no man Father"....... God is the only father....
No one can stand in between God/Christ/Holy Spirit, and men.....
Nobody can forgive or absolve from sin but Christ/God ..and certainly no one but Christ may interceede between God and men.Not Mary, who is human, and not devine, and certainly not the saints....who are also human.