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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Could not agree more with Prager.

Personally speaking, I find the Roman Catholic theological doctrine of “real presence” just as silly and just as irrational as the Mormons’ fondness for special underwear or their belief in Planet Kolob.

In fact, it seems to me that the Catholics come very close to endorsing a form of cannibalism. But no matter. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but silly or irrational words from RC theology don’t harm me.

Therefore, as far as I’m concerned, what it comes down to is this:

Do I love, honor and respect my Catholic brethren? You betcha. As much as is humanly possible!

Moreover, would I be extremely pleased to support a conservative POTUS candidate who happened to be RC? In a nano-second! And ditto for a conservative Mormon.


13 posted on 06/19/2012 5:26:30 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn

“Moreover, would I be extremely pleased to support a conservative POTUS candidate who happened to be RC? In a nano-second! And ditto for a conservative Mormon.”

I think this is what it comes down to in the end. As President, who are you going to put your trust in for the future, not only for your country but also your family.
You have to make that choice based upon your understanding and trust of each persons character. True religious beliefs tell a lot about a persons inner character.
On election day that religious character will be given a choice. Where will the true conservatives line up?


21 posted on 06/19/2012 5:40:06 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Hawthorn
Personally speaking, I find the Roman Catholic theological doctrine of “real presence” just as silly and just as irrational as the Mormons’ fondness for special underwear or their belief in Planet Kolob.

Though it may seem irrational to the outside observer, at least the Real Presence is a perfectly scriptural doctrine taught by Christ:

54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

John 6:54-60

46 posted on 06/19/2012 2:13:07 PM PDT by old republic
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To: Hawthorn
Personally speaking, I find the Roman Catholic theological doctrine of “real presence” just as silly and just as irrational as the Mormons’ fondness for special underwear or their belief in Planet Kolob.

Though it may seem irrational to the outside observer, at least the Real Presence is a perfectly scriptural doctrine taught by Christ:

54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

John 6:54-60

47 posted on 06/19/2012 2:13:07 PM PDT by old republic
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