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To: aMorePerfectUnion

“I agree. After all th prince mentality by earlier popes, this is refreshing”

No it isn’t. This Pope is demeaning his office. He is taking the dignity out of it. The less he acts with dignity, the less others will treat him and the Office of the Pope with dignity. This will not bode well in the future when heads of State have no respect for this Pope or the Vatican when he himself treats his position in such a cavelier manner.


28 posted on 09/01/2013 8:05:11 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47
Remember Jesus' conversation with the Syro-Phoenician woman? How He ended up, not treating her "like a dog," but healing her child and saying "O woman, great is your faith"?

Remember --- this is almost better ---the woman at Jacob's well? Remember how the Apostles got their tefillin all in a wad because of the undignified way their rabbi, Jesus, was relating to her in public? A Samaritan and a woman?

Showing public respect to a queen from a Hashemite kingdom where women are still, in some ways, like property? I have to smile at your use to the term "a cavalier manner". It's the exact, precise opposite: not cavalier, but chivalrous. Chivalry which springs from the heart of Christ.

60 posted on 09/01/2013 12:20:29 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus saw that he spoke with understanding, and said, "You are not far from the Kingdom of God.")
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To: flaglady47

“No it isn’t. This Pope is demeaning his office. He is taking the dignity out of it. The less he acts with dignity, the less others will treat him and the Office of the Pope with dignity. This will not bode well in the future when heads of State have no respect for this Pope or the Vatican when he himself treats his position in such a cavelier manner.”

Eh. I find humility refreshing. Christ, as God, did not exert his authority at every turn. How much less should every proclaimed follower of Christ act like royalty?

Unless you are under the delusion that the pope is royalty...?

Lets hope he continues to strip away the worldliness as a leader of a Christian church.


66 posted on 09/01/2013 1:34:22 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws - Tacituss)
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