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Originally posted by punisher97
I'm most disturbed by the pope having bodyguards. Like it was mentioned earlier, it shows his complete lack of faith. If you are trying to lead a world religion, you should not be hiring people to protect you. This is just showing his followers that their "god" doesn't protect them and is in fact incapable of protecting anybody.
I'm not saying that the pope stands for all catholics. I know a few who are nice people and don't need bodyguards. Even though they don't agree with everything I believe, they trust that their "god" will protect them.
Originally posted by SimonPeter
reply to post by IsidoreOfSeville
And when was the last time you went to church or a book store ? Some people want to put Catholics and their Roman tradition and Papal authority in the same group with people who put Jesus before any man and no man between Jesus and man . Christians come in all denominations but they all believe they are saved by the Grace and Mercy that Jesus brought to man with no need of another intercessor . We are washed in the Blood of Christ and made clean through his sacrifice . On the other hand Catholics seem to feel it necessary to go through an intercessor to get to Jesus . We are not the same . The Catholics did not change the gospel of Christ . They never had the only collections or manuals of the Gospel . And the Dead Sea Scrolls back the Old Testament .