posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 07:24 AM
there is only one way and that is forward, not backward. The history of the church shows the early church communities were much more liberal. But
after the accusations of the Romans of illicit sex, around 3rd-4th century the "fathers of the church" promoted a package of "purity teachings" that
in fact came to the Jewish religion before Jesus brought from Indian teachers.
One can wonder what the real life of Jesus was like. We just don't know what Our Lord did at that time, and for the "church fathers" it is just as
convenient. Perhaps they cut off those parts of the Gospel.
It would be good if the catholics with liberal views, as yours, press the button now when there is a chance of a liberal pope. I guess the cardinals
outside Rome will unite around one candidature no matter who exactly. Dolan, Pell, Brazilian, or someone even non cardinal, who could be a
counterweight to the candidate of the inner Roman circle. Otherwise the church will cease to be one and other ways will be sought. As the practice
shows with other churches non-aligned with Rome.
edit on 28-2-2013 by 2012newstart because: (no reason given)
28-2-2013 by 2012newstart because: (no reason given)