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To: yldstrk

For a man who claims to be vicar (in place of) Christ, this is abominable.

So Catholics confess their sins to a man who bows to islamics????


11 posted on 09/01/2013 7:22:13 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer, without him life would be much grimmer.....)
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To: Shimmer1

shimmer, you are being obtuse

Catholics have priests as confessors who intercede with God for them—it’s a sacrament, which you as a non-Catholic wouldn’t understand (although you should if you really want a relationship with God)

Or you can confess to God on your own

no one gets to confess to the Pope


18 posted on 09/01/2013 7:43:46 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Shimmer1

I am not big on the pope bowing before any earthly person, but I kind of like the idea of the leader of the world’s Christians showing such respect for a Muslim woman when the Muslim world treats women like trash. Chivalry is a Christian thing.


21 posted on 09/01/2013 7:45:02 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Shimmer1; yldstrk
Shimmer1, it's best to try for a Biblical understanding of this bowing business.

OK, pretty obviously the patriarchs, prophets, and kings knew about the commandment not to bow down and worship anything or anybody but God. But here they are bowing, kneeling, and prostrating, even to pagans (Hittite, Egyptian and Moabite) and God is not offended. Why?

Because the commandment clearly forbids bowing and worshipping a creature as the Creator; it does not forbid kneeling or bowing (to king, prophet, father, husband or brother) as a form of honor.

And as you can see, it was a very common, customary, form of honor.

As 21st century Americans, we do not live in a society with a rich culture of courtesy and honor.

That's why we do not evaluate it fairly. It is not abominable. It is the universal gesture of courtly behavior.

58 posted on 09/01/2013 11:58:25 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("See something, say something.")
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To: Shimmer1
For a man who claims to be vicar (in place of) Christ, this is abominable. So Catholics confess their sins to a man who bows to islamics????

How prescient of you to know he was indeed bowing to their religion. Of course there's absolutely no reason in your mind to believe that maybe he was just showing respect to a lady who is the wife of a head of state..........

You remind me of that guy at the local market whose job is to pick fly shit out of the pepper bins.......

67 posted on 09/01/2013 1:38:04 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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