posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 09:04 AM
The Time of Testing for the Church began when Catholics began to read the bible for themselves.
Once people start to think for themselves,
any organisation that relies on "Dogma", "Mysteries" or a "Mother Goddess"
begins to look false and people will question them.
Only a liar fears the Truth.
When Folks are ordered to believe made up mumbo-jumbo under threat of eternal damnation,
then wonder why the Rites and Traditions of the Catholic church have nothing to do with the Bible,
It's natural to question the validity of those orders.
Surly it's common sense to wonder why they call themselves Christians,
while seeming to ignore most of what Jesus said in the Bible.
I was raised a Catholic, lived opposite a cathedral.
Most priests i met were good people.
Or were they? No idea. I wasn't molested. Many others were.
Any Organisation that supports Torture and protects Pedophiles has lost ALL validity and should be destroyed
Ratzinger may have been talking about "his" time of testing.
“The Temptor is devious: he does not push us towards evil directly, but towards a false good, making us believe that the real things that matter are
power and whatever satisfies our primary needs,”
I just hope he isn't leaving because he was tempted to "satisfy his primary needs" in the usual Catholic priest manner...