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Catholic Church Makes A Fortune In The German Porn Business

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posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by olaru12
I don't find the human body or people making love pornographic.

But shooting people, torture, and mistreatment of fellow humans is definitely porn.

Eye of the beholder as it were.


You find shooting people, torture, and mistreatment of fellow humans pornographic?


You got some serious problems...


edit on 15-8-2012 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul

Catholic Church Makes A Fortune In The German Porn Business




Holy F- !

Eh, why can't we swear here?
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posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by Dreamer99

I must admit, I laughed. A good laugh, too. The more I read the more I chuckled. Then suddenly


The 2,500 erotic books in their online catalogue, including those from Blue Panther Books, an erotic book publisher owned by Weltbild, are only one example. Their titles include: “Anwaltshure” (Lawyer’s Whore), “Vögelbar” (F—kable) and “Schlampen-Internat” (Sluts’ Boarding School).



So the Bible isn't the only thing the Catholic Church has been reading lately? Not exactly soft core stuff, is it?


Something awful could be said about "the second coming of Jesus" but I am sure they already *covered* that...*chortle*

If this is not proof religion is nothing but crime, inc.... please tell me WHAT IS.



posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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They need to disband the Vatican. These are the same people who claimed using condoms was bad. What a bunch of hypocrites.



posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 05:54 PM
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The catholic church is a business, they will probably go public eventually



posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Originally posted by verschickter
Talk about ammunition facilities in WW2, owned by.... now who was that again
exactly, vatican.


This doesn't surprise me any, your post or the OP. Hitler was Catholic and one of the Templar. Pope Pius 12th was his best friend. Now who was giving him his orders to roast a few million jews? I'm going to show you some photos, see if you can pick out the Templar cross.










Pope Pius 12


Adolf Hitler (Look at his left breast pocket)

Now whose dog was Hitler? See those ancient babylonian pics of the Templar cross? Towards the end of WWII Hitler was fooling around with the Thule Society (Secret society, like Masons, Skulls, Odd Fellows etc.), and the occult. Apple doesn't fall very far from the tree no?



posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by wylekat

Originally posted by Dreamer99

I must admit, I laughed. A good laugh, too. The more I read the more I chuckled. Then suddenly


The 2,500 erotic books in their online catalogue, including those from Blue Panther Books, an erotic book publisher owned by Weltbild, are only one example. Their titles include: “Anwaltshure” (Lawyer’s Whore), “Vögelbar” (F—kable) and “Schlampen-Internat” (Sluts’ Boarding School).



So the Bible isn't the only thing the Catholic Church has been reading lately? Not exactly soft core stuff, is it?


Something awful could be said about "the second coming of Jesus" but I am sure they already *covered* that...*chortle*

If this is not proof religion is nothing but crime, inc.... please tell me WHAT IS.


The inmates were running the asylum about 400 years after the fact. Rome didn't go corrupt all at once, it took a few centuries for the inmates to take over, just in time for the Dark Ages.



posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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Lets get to the nit and gritty.... what type of porn was it?



posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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No wonder the Church is also referred to as The Whore Of Babylon. Just living up to it's name sake!



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 01:49 AM
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I find it hysterical people still think the RCC is actually christianity.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 02:48 AM
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You are confusing the German "Iron Cross" with the "Cross pattée" of the Templars. I concur, the Iron Cross is based on the Cross pattée, but that is all.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 03:14 AM
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Interesting Catholic is the only religion with a seat on the UN...


1) That is because they are the worlds smallest Nation
2) Their Army is the Swiss Guard
3) They are the wealthiest Nation in all the world. There is no calculation to their wealth.
4) They have influence of 2/3rds of the worlds recognized nations
5) the organization through Nuns own housing projects, manufacturing, Publishing and an array of other businesses too.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:29 AM
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If the flock doesn't sin, the Church has no business. A classic case of "kill two birds with one stone".



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 07:09 AM
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The "Catholic Inquisition of the Americas" is coming to a neighborhood near you, and sooner than you think. What better way to root out and to eliminate the Zionist infidels and other malcontents in our midst. Take a guess at who will have control over the implements of torture.
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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 07:46 AM
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Originally posted by votan
I find it hysterical people still think the RCC is actually christianity.


Most people don't know that. We call them wolves in sheep's clothing. They should be called Marians because they elevate her over Christ. They make her "co-redemptrix" and Jesus was only sinless because he was born from Mary who was supposedly "immaculately concieved".



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 07:48 AM
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Catholic church has a fortune in Nazi seized, Jewish gold under the Vatican. Nothing particularly earth-rending here.

Carry on...



posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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Pardon me to reopen a seemingly dead thread, but there are several misconceptions in this discussion that need adressing.

1. Weltbild is in the hands of GERMAN catholic church organizations. Which tends to make a big difference as I will line out below. Any actions of the GERMAN catholic church cannot be attributed to the world church and its lines of operating. Additionally, while Weltbild started as a publisher of religious material, it has evolved into a thorough publishing company many years ago. It is, by and large, a perfectly ordinary publishing house run by market principles. The depiction here as a catholic mouthpiece is simply not accurate.

2. The GERMAN catholic congregation (like many other catholic congregations in the "old" world) is fiercely independent to the extent permitted by the Holy See, and that can be in parts very much. In fact, the actual catholic life in Germany at least is a lot more open and realistic than what the commonly known dogmae of the world church might suggest. And there have been many well-published rows between Rome and the German church in which the german church stuck to their guns on very basic principles.

Catholic life in Germany is founded on a deep insight into the human psyche and the trials and tribulations every person goes through that oppose the monumental world church scriptures. Actual catholic life is within some scripture-related bounds realistic and humane. The church in Germany is not this monumental facade to an disembodied organization that some people in this thread make it out to be.

In fact, Germany has a pretty unique system where the state itself is secular, yet the churches accepted as a 5th power in society (the state even collects church tax directly from your income and hands it over). The Catholic (and other, non-extremist churches) in Germany serve as an independent power and morale compass that are deeply involved on the social level in the country; and their advice may be faith-based, but will more often than not be essentially human-oriented and not religiosity-driven.

For example, I am personally befriended to a catholic university priest whose counsel is very often sought by troubled students of other religions. This is also one of the reasons why the church defends their troubled priests so much; because it EMBRACES the fallible nature of man, even in a priest.

3. Erotic literature doesnt equal "porn". Just because this word was chosen by those self-appointed, fundamental and starch-arsed "catholic" critics and news media to score points, it doesnt make it accurate. Erotic literature doesnt go against anything the modern church stands for. The Church is not opposed to human love, eroticism, intimacy or any other of lifes´ wonderful temptations. Its opposed against vulgarity and excess.

Additionally, the german society as a whole traditionally is a lot more relaxed (than anglo-american nations for example) on the topic of love and eroticism, and the private life.

To sum it up, this thread has been derailed by people with no idea of what actual catholic life is like, in favour of voicing their long-held animosity against the very real bad facets of the monumental catholic church. But this is entirely besides the topic at hand. The trouble here is that all these conspiracy theories related to Catholicism is that the Church is made up of its Believers first, and not of some distant Cardinals and Popes. What the Vatican does or not does is actually disconnected and rather unimportant for daily catholic life.

Greetings, a german Agnostic.
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posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by Lonestar24
Pardon me to reopen a seemingly dead thread, but there are several misconceptions in this discussion that need adressing.

1. Weltbild is in the hands of GERMAN catholic church organizations. Which tends to make a big difference as I will line out below. Any actions of the GERMAN catholic church cannot be attributed to the world church and its lines of operating.


Why not?


Additionally, while Weltbild started as a publisher of religious material, it has evolved into a thorough publishing company many years ago. It is, by and large, a perfectly ordinary publishing house run by market principles. The depiction here as a catholic mouthpiece is simply not accurate.


So what?

It is Catholic owned - the owners have the ability to set the tone, the substance, the operations of the company. If they choose to allow it to publish porn then why can they not be criticised for that??


2. The GERMAN catholic congregation (like many other catholic congregations in the "old" world) is fiercely independent to the extent permitted by the Holy See,


Exactly - "TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED"


and that can be in parts very much.


That is at the discretion of the Vatican - therefore the Vatican is responsible for allowing whatever "independence" the German church may be PERMITTED to have.

Sorry - these are cop outs.



posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 12:22 AM
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I'd like to repeat a point made by adjensen, and provide a little additional information.

A major bookseller owned by Germany’s Roman Catholic Church has had its knuckles rapped by its clerical proprietors in the wake of accusations it was making profits from selling erotic books, and has amended its online shop to fix the loophole that made the disputed products available.

Weltbild, which has sales of 1.7 billion euros and is Germany’s second largest online book seller, found itself in the eye of a media storm after claims the search term “erotic” in its online store produced roughly 2,500 products.

On Monday Pope Benedict even seemed to be referring to the row when he told the new German ambassador to the Vatican that he would make sure the Catholic Church in Germany was more decisive in fighting prostitution and the spread of erotic material and pornography over the Internet.

The firm explained that while erotic titles are not in its catalogue, its shops or in the parts of the online bookshop it assembles itself, the search function of the site tapped a national wholesalers’ stock, where the titles were found.

“We are limiting the titles available through the database, by removing those which may be of an unsuitable nature,” chief executive Carel Halff told Reuters. “We make use of the same database as all other German book shops, and it is within this large trade assortment that the titles in question were found,” he added.

Weltbild said in a statement that recent media headlines such as “Catholic Church makes a fortune with pornography” were untrue and defamatory. It had never offered pornography and the share of revenue generated by books found under the search term “erotic” accounted for less than 0.017 percent of revenue.


blogs.reuters.com...



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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This is golden!
It makes so much sense that the catholic church condemns pornography.
Firstly, the forbidden fruits tastes so much sweeter. And senondly, they need to keep their competition in check, right?




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