posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 06:29 PM
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
Thanks for the reply.
If you judge a tree by its fruit, then what do the Crusades and Inquisitions say about the RCC? They've sprouted some pretty rotten fruit throughout
history, and as Jesus said:
18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
If the church truly is a good thing for the world, they would have never ordered those two things to be carried out in my opinion.
23-4-2013 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)
Over the course of 2000 plus years there will be bad fruit and there will be good fruit, too.
People are human. People do wrong. They are not perfect.
You picked the wrong person to ask that question. I have friends, relatives and fairly recent ancestors that lived solely for the Lord. They lead
saintly lives and contributed much to the betterment of society.
Throughout the ages, the Catholic Church has had people who were saints. If you spend a little time reading about them you might know what kind of a
difference they made. Sure there were rotten popes and evil times.
I'm white and when someone expects me to accept responsibility for slavery I am not too willing to buy the guilt. So don't ask me to go back as far as
the Crusades to defend something I was not a part of and wouldn't condone..
If you want to know a current example of good fruit look up Catholic Urban Programs of East St. Louis. If that tree got chopped down or never
Thank you for sharing your thoughts as well.
edit on 4/23/2013 by sad_eyed_lady because: (no reason given)