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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: crazyewok
Don't get me wrong, I am not all in with Catholicism or the Vatican here, but I am pointing out that there some legitimate reasons for them to have a lot of wealth.
Part of the Church's problem with this came from its past where it went through a long period of being the institution of choice for the nobility of Europe to warehouse their extra sons and daughters to keep them from making trouble with the inheritance. Such people were not there with actual vocation and so politics and secular ambitions became common in the church. At the same time, it gave the church access to money, land, and power through those same ties.
That's always a bad combination.
originally posted by: PranksterBob
Unfortunately Christianity is a lie because the Nicene Council decided to destroy the secret teachings of Christ. They cherry picked from Jesus's public teachings to create a tool of oppression, so the Roman Empire could spread through the Catholic Church to control the world.
Basically, anyone who rejects Mary Magdalene doesn't know what Jesus taught. The patriarchy is the greatest evil, and it's insane that the Catholic Church is patriarchal. Mary Magdalene was a priestess and the consort of Christ.
originally posted by: 2012newstart
The issue is not only the money. We are before groundbreaking events predicted in Fatima and Malachi. Vatican knows what is coming. We don't know, although speculations abound. When the world finally knows, the events will be upon us.
Will they be just shaking of faith, or cataclysmic planetary, or both? Frankly, I want they happen sooner. The current dead end status quo won't increase faith, won't make more people to be saved. Just the opposite. Let God acts in this world, sooner, even tomorrow! It is our only hope we get out of the mess that started far not only in 20th century with one or few leaders. I am not going to do any longer review, you may check my other threads. God bless!
originally posted by: CB328
those individuals and corporations dont claim to be gods direct representatives
Oh really? Then why do so many claim that they can't provide insurance that could cover birth control or abortion, or won't give out plan b, or do business with gay people because of their religious "values"? How can you claim religious examptions if you're not religious?
originally posted by: Szarah
a reply to: ketsuko
He was probably the most important apostle in terms of converting Rome's goyim, which is why he gets the name Peter. .
originally posted by: damwel
Lol the Pope and the Catholics ARE the true Christians. The Protestants are splitters who split off from the true Church when things didn't go their way. I'll take my ball and go home kind of thing.