posted on 04/04/2005 3:15:29 PM PDT
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posted on 04/04/2005 3:16:40 PM PDT
(There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
Already, pundits and talking heads are wondering whether or not President Bush should break with tradition in our, debatably, secular society to attend the funeral of the spiritual leader to over one billion Catholics, but the Pope was much more than a simple spiritualist.
That's the first I've heard that. How ridiculous!
posted on 04/04/2005 3:23:06 PM PDT
(U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
I'm a Boomer and remember Ike and Pope Pius, but Mrs. C is much younger, an early GenXer and she is particularly concerned that the next Pope will be a liberal who will "Reform" the church. I must admit that I really haven't hought much about it but, now that I do, I realize that the next Pope will be pivotal in the shaping of our future society.
A very liberal Pope could be disastrous.
posted on 04/04/2005 3:26:03 PM PDT
("Silence is not golden. It is yellow" Senator Zell Miller)
I think the Pope was fine on moral issues. He was awful when it came to Iraq & supporting President Bush.
Beyond that, Catholicism is simply Christian sect founded upon a false tenant - that the charge Jesus gave to Peter can be passed down, generation to generation. Thus the reason why Catholics believe their beliefs are paramount. Which, of course, is nonsense. When Peter died, so died the privileges he inherited from Christ.
This is something all true Freepers understand intuititvely.
posted on 04/04/2005 5:36:54 PM PDT
It has been my experience - personally and in discussion with other X'ers - that our role models; adult figures who inspired us as we grew up and came of age - were not from the '60's generation' but rather were the parents of the boomers.
Our grandparents and others their age - Ronald Reagan; Pope John Paul II; Margaret Thacher, etc.,et.al. - were those who offered Gen X'ers a moral compass, an optimistic vision of the future, who spoke of duty and purpose and spoke of Western Civilization as something worth defending.
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