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The pope and the devil: Francis' obsession with Satan leads to ... (barf)
AP ^ | 5-21-2013

Posted on 05/21/2013 6:30:35 AM PDT by markomalley

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To: Iscool

“Why don’t you pick up a bible sometime...”

Another one? Have three well-thumbed ones already.

“I can’t imagine NOT judging who is saved.”

I’ll let The Lord do that. I don’t think I have the ability to look into another’s soul.

“...I can’t save or unsave anyone...”

But you can judge who is saved.


51 posted on 05/21/2013 1:17:00 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: OpusatFR
But you can judge who is saved.

We are required to make a determination...

52 posted on 05/21/2013 1:32:02 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Iscool

We test the spirits in prophecy. We don’t presume to judge another’s salvation.

That starving thief may have a better chance at it than a well-fed, very comfortable holy roller claiming the salvation.

That hooker on the street corner beaten and raped at 13 then thrown out of the house is probably more beloved than I am.

That nasty, gossipy old woman, dying and elderly left by everyone and everything in her life may have a better chance than I since she went through hell here and came out in one piece.

I wouldn’t judge. Have never judged. I don’t know their souls. I don’t know how many times they have cried out to God, “Help ME!!!” in the night. I don’t know how many times they have lived with resignation that somehow in some faith that they hold they will live and someday, God will provide.

I Do Not Know.

The only thing I can do is love them. If I judge them, I am no better than the Pharisees.


53 posted on 05/21/2013 1:41:51 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: OpusatFR
"The only thing I can do is love them."

Amen to that. Love is the unconditional want of good for another only for the good of the other. If gratitude, reward, or even salvation are your motivations then you do not love anything other than self. Ask anyone in these threads if they would be willing to give up their place in heaven to a loved one purely out of love for them and God. Ask about the stranger, the Muslim, the criminal, and someone who had wronged them. Those who unhesitatingly say yes are getting close to understanding. I pray that I would have the grace to say yes.

Peace be with you.

54 posted on 05/21/2013 1:49:55 PM PDT by Natural Law (Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Francis’s obsession with Satan leads to ... Dreaded Red-X.


55 posted on 05/21/2013 2:40:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: Tax-chick
Hey, excuse my initial skepticism. 2,040,000+ results in 0.42 seconds tells me that Dreaded Red-X is not some obscure movie I didn't see.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Dreaded+Red-X&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Course, it was a natural guess. I've only seen 3 or 4 full-screen movies in the past --- how old is Ben? --- 24 years, pret-near.

56 posted on 05/21/2013 2:57:06 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can obseve a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: wideawake; pax_et_bonum

vous n’êtes qu’un villain
grossier, malappris, mal élevé

tu es malade dans ta tête !

Some of these Religious Moderators are former IRS agents.


57 posted on 05/21/2013 3:15:21 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: windsorknot

I re-tweet them every day.


58 posted on 05/21/2013 3:37:09 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I like to read about movies I don’t see and tv shows I don’t watch.


59 posted on 05/21/2013 3:42:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: OpusatFR
We test the spirits in prophecy. We don’t presume to judge another’s salvation. That starving thief may have a better chance at it than a well-fed, very comfortable holy roller claiming the salvation.

That hooker on the street corner beaten and raped at 13 then thrown out of the house is probably more beloved than I am.

That nasty, gossipy old woman, dying and elderly left by everyone and everything in her life may have a better chance than I since she went through hell here and came out in one piece.

I wouldn’t judge. Have never judged. I don’t know their souls. I don’t know how many times they have cried out to God, “Help ME!!!” in the night. I don’t know how many times they have lived with resignation that somehow in some faith that they hold they will live and someday, God will provide.

I Do Not Know.

The only thing I can do is love them. If I judge them, I am no better than the Pharisees.

Dear Friend, what you wrote is perfect understanding of how we should view people through the lens of our merciful forgiving Lord.

Thank you for writing this and God Bless you!

60 posted on 05/21/2013 4:57:38 PM PDT by stfassisi ((The greatst gift God gives us is that of overcoming self"-St Francis Assisi)))
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To: markomalley

you mean he stablized his airway after the seizure?


61 posted on 05/21/2013 5:02:45 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: campaignPete R-CT; wideawake

Some of these Religious Moderators are former IRS agents.
___________

ROFL!

pax
(”peace” in English) -—> Note to mod: Am following rules! :-D


62 posted on 05/21/2013 5:07:04 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Tax-chick; Mrs. Don-o

I like to read about movies I don’t see and tv shows I don’t watch.
________

Recommended movie/book:

“The Enchanted April”

:-)


63 posted on 05/21/2013 5:09:33 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Thanks! I had that on my instant Netflix list for a while, but never got around to it.


64 posted on 05/21/2013 5:14:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: markomalley

??
I don’t think that you would want to RT the ones I’m referring to.


65 posted on 05/21/2013 5:16:07 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Tax-chick; pax_et_bonum
A friend of mine who watches movies very discerningly, sent me this review of one of his favorite moviemakers, a director I had (frankly) never heard of but one on the list of "Greats", Eric Rohmer.

http://stkarnick.com/culture/?p=24810

I ordinarily wouldn't pass on a review about somebody unknown to me, whose work I will probably never see, but you may find this review intriguing --- I sure did --- and there's a place you can leave a "reply" for Shmuel --- the reviewer -- and he would probably be quite tickled if you did.

66 posted on 05/21/2013 5:32:46 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can obseve a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: windsorknot
I don’t think that you would want to RT the ones I’m referring to.

Which ones are you referring to?

The ones I'm referring to are from @Pontifex. For example,

Is there another account purporting to be the Holy Father?

67 posted on 05/21/2013 5:38:49 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thank you!

It’s bookmarked - and it’s also perfect timing. Plan to catch up on reading and a few movies this summer.

Thanks again!


68 posted on 05/21/2013 5:39:06 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: markomalley

I’m referring to the vile, disgusting, disrespectful tweets TO the Pope. Sorry for the misunderstanding.


69 posted on 05/21/2013 5:56:48 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot
I’m referring to the vile, disgusting, disrespectful tweets TO the Pope. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Ah, I see. OK, I thought you were talking about one of the myriad fake accounts.

70 posted on 05/21/2013 6:07:27 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: stfassisi; OpusatFR; Natural Law

The comments you three have made have redeemed my faith in the Religion forum - such true Christian spiritual maturity is rarely seen on this forum anymore. Bless you all, and may you continue to store your treasures in Heaven.

Pax vobiscum.


71 posted on 05/21/2013 8:02:35 PM PDT by HoosierDammit (St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us!)
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To: Iscool

I don’t think you understand Catholic baptism. “Unless you are born again of water and the spirit, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Every Catholic is born again at their baptism of water and the Holy Spirit.

Case closed.


72 posted on 05/21/2013 10:11:31 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: markomalley

Guy must have been a Lutheran.


73 posted on 05/21/2013 10:16:43 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Iscool

And there will be no Moslems either, Iscool, so go away and leave us Christians to discuss our own belief in Christ, Lord AND God, part of the Trinity here in peace.


74 posted on 05/21/2013 11:07:31 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Genoa

“...which of course will include quite a few Catholics...”

Ex-Catholics. There are no denominations on heaven.
http://gospelway.com/church/denominations.php

Salvation is of the Jews. The Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.


75 posted on 05/22/2013 5:17:38 AM PDT by HoneysuckleRose
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To: Salvation
Every Catholic is born again at their baptism of water and the Holy Spirit.

Case closed.

Even the ones who don't give their consent to it...I don't think so...There is no case...

76 posted on 05/22/2013 6:11:49 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: Iscool
"Why don't you pick up a bible sometime..."

Perhaps you can explain this for us.

"John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us." - Mark 9:38-40

Peace be with you

77 posted on 05/22/2013 11:48:21 AM PDT by Natural Law (Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.)
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To: Natural Law

No need to worry what I think about that verse...You ought to be worrying what your pope thinks about that verse...I posted it in a new thread so you won’t be held in suspense...


78 posted on 05/22/2013 6:35:27 PM PDT by Iscool
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