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#1 Hambil

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 08:32 PM

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In Aparecida and in major events earlier this week in Sao Paulo that attracted more than 1 million people, Benedict roundly denounced immorality in a bid to counter the a rising tide of Latin Americans flouting the church's prohibition on premarital sex and divorce.

It's good to finally have a pro-morality Pope.

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 09:58 PM

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:04 PM

View PostHambil, on May 13 2007, 09:32 PM, said:

In Aparecida and in major events earlier this week in Sao Paulo that attracted more than 1 million people, Benedict roundly denounced immorality in a bid to counter the a rising tide of Latin Americans flouting the church's prohibition on premarital sex and divorce.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:11 AM

pre-marital sex is immoral :rolleyes: This is the kind of thing that just doesn't help.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:19 AM

Here we have the Pope expressing the long held opinion of the RCC. This is not like he is suddenly the first pope to say divorce is wrong and that good catholics should not do it.  The church has rules against pre marital sex. Look if your not catholic it should not matter and if you are catholic then either rules mean something or they do not.

What is the church suppose to do? Say nothing? That really makes behavior ones sees as being wrong stop almost immedatly. Just ask any parent. I am sure they will agree.
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:40 AM

That's a fair point I suppose.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:41 AM

Yeah, I don't see how this is any different from what he usually says...
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:28 AM

View PostJosh, on May 14 2007, 02:41 AM, said:

Yeah, I don't see how this is any different from what he usually says...
That was sort of my point. Re-read my first post and assume it's very sarcastic ;)

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 06:08 AM

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 06:27 AM

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In other news: "Bugs Bunny declares fondness for carrots".

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:lol: I couldn't possibly say it better myself ^

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 09:29 AM

View PostSpectacles, on May 14 2007, 07:08 AM, said:

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:11 AM

I like a pope who takes risks.

I know it'll be controversial, but, a brave man welcomes that!  Immorality, you're on notice!  Lisentiousness, you're next!

Even if he gets a lot of flack for it, I'm hoping he'll also come out strongly against giving poison candy to nursery school kids.  This country needs guidance!

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:21 AM

View PostG1223, on May 14 2007, 05:19 AM, said:

Here we have the Pope expressing the long held opinion of the RCC. This is not like he is suddenly the first pope to say divorce is wrong and that good catholics should not do it.  The church has rules against pre marital sex. Look if your not catholic it should not matter and if you are catholic then either rules mean something or they do not.

What is the church suppose to do? Say nothing? That really makes behavior ones sees as being wrong stop almost immedatly. Just ask any parent. I am sure they will agree.

As I've said countless times in the past-it's not just the message...it's the messenger, and the organization they're part of. I used to be Roman Catholic years ago. I have my reasons why I'm not now, and they are long and complex.

But I've already written about this here on this board to the point where many folks are probably sick and tired of hearing my rants, and would prefer I just shut the f**k up and go away. So-to those who haven't read my rants, do a search on Orbis Terrarum about my views on the subject. To those who aren't interested and who probably find me a bore-we'll just have to agree to disagree.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 12:04 PM

Fine then what he says does not apply to you. But he is the leader of his faith. That means he has to say something about the behavior of his followers. Either to priase them for good works or speak out at behavior which by the tenats of his faith says is wrong.

If divorice is against the rules of his faith. Then he has to say something or lose the ground to say anything about it. Bendict is not the Pope who suddenly discovered that divorice and premerital sex are wrong. Or made it rule that it was wrong.

He is in a part of the world where the behavior of his followers has not been good. He says something to them while he is there. It is there his words will have more impact it alerts the followers to change their ways if they need to change.

It seems that because of other actions the Pope is not suppose to speak out on any topic. Which means if he spoke out and said that the Catholics of the world needed to do all they could to help bring long lasting peace to Dafur. It would be wrong? Or that his followers should do more to end famine in the world it would be wrong?

I thought we wanted world leaders to try and find a peaceful solution to Dafur or that we needed people to work to end hunger in the world?
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:04 PM

Here we go again... :rolleyes:

The Pope can say whatever he wants. If people listen, great. It's just that a lot of people here don't put any weight to what he says because some in his heirarchy (even possibly himself) haven't always practiced what they preach. Yes, what he says may be true, but until the Church cleans its own house, it won't mean very much to a lot of people.

A thief can say it's wrong to steal, and that can be a valid and true statement. But the person saying it won't have any credibility because he steals.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:10 PM

View PostHambil, on May 14 2007, 03:28 AM, said:

View PostJosh, on May 14 2007, 02:41 AM, said:

Yeah, I don't see how this is any different from what he usually says...
That was sort of my point. Re-read my first post and assume it's very sarcastic ;)

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:00 PM

View PostG1223, on May 14 2007, 01:04 PM, said:

It seems that because of other actions the Pope is not suppose to speak out on any topic. Which means if he spoke out and said that the Catholics of the world needed to do all they could to help bring long lasting peace to Dafur. It would be wrong? Or that his followers should do more to end famine in the world it would be wrong?

The Pope can say whatever the hell he wants. And I can laugh my ass off at him and his organization and give them both the Big Middle Finger™.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:27 PM

Like you would under any circumstances. But it does not make his statements invalid. Just because you do not like the church it does not mean that others cannot heed what he said.
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:48 PM

View PostG1223, on May 14 2007, 06:27 PM, said:

Like you would under any circumstances.

True-but then again, I hate ALL religions. I make no distinctions. They are cancers on society, in my blunt opinion.

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But it does not make his statements invalid.

And I'll say it yet again-for me, it's not just the message-it's the messenger as well, and the organization that person speaks for. Sorry-but you're not going to get me to budge on this. I'm just as stubborn as you are.

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Just because you do not like the church it does not mean that others cannot heed what he said.

LMAO, most people wouldn't give an sh!t if I dropped dead tomorrow! People are gonna do what they want to do, regardless of what some insignificant loud-mouthed schmuck like myself has to say on ANYTHING.

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