posted on Jul, 20 2013 @ 11:53 AM
reply to post by IsidoreOfSeville
I have read many Papal manuscripts, edicts, bulls, decrees etc.
I have been around the Vatican website many times and read many documents that were available until they didn't like people learning about it and hid
them, including the first documents, where the vital point that Catholicism and for many hundreds of years, Christianity, based itself on, is a
presumption that I cannot believe.
The Primacy of Peter, the Primacy of the Bishop of Rome, and it's resultant Magesterium, 'infallibility' and associated bulls, decrees etc appears
very much as fictitious works of men. I prefer fact.
If there is a 'God', I believe that neither Catholicism nor any of the organised religions are the chosen behaviour or means of communicating such an
omnipotent force. Popes are chosen by men not God.
I cannot believe in petrine supremacy, especially after reading the transcripts from the various councils.
This, along with other historical accounts, to me renders the basis of Catholicism and hence most of organised Christianity as corrupt and flawed at
it's very ethos and core.
The resultant historical data built on these shaky foundations have furthered my belief that it is an organisation built around the power structures
of men and their greed and lust for control.
My opinion is based on fact, from that which I have studied.
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