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  • Pope appoints German archbishop to lead orthodoxy watchdog (replaces Levada)

    07/02/2012 7:11:06 AM PDT · 5 of 7
    Notwithstanding to vladimir998

    Yes - inquiring minds want to know. I wonder if that line is as problematic as it seems. I don’t think it is, but we shall see.

  • Pope appoints German archbishop to lead orthodoxy watchdog (replaces Levada)

    07/02/2012 7:07:38 AM PDT · 4 of 7
    Notwithstanding to NYer

    This is most excellent news.
    I lived in the Regensburg diocese under this man.
    We noticed that the city and cathedral events had a very orthodox Mrian and Eucharistic piety. And Msgr. Georg Ratzinger is most certainly present and part of that activity. This I know from my personal network - while dining in my home he prior to the motu proprio, he expressed utter confidence that his brother would restore what we now call the extra-ordinary form of the Mass (a mutual friend of ours concelebrates with the monsignor every day, and that is how ended up eating at my house). The point is, the orthodox priest network is close-knit in that diocese and they were most happy with this bishop. I think this is a good sign. I will be sending this same priest friend an email asking him what to make of it all.

  • God particle is 'found': Scientists at Cern expected to announce on Wednesday Higgs boson..

    07/02/2012 6:12:40 AM PDT · 10 of 32
    Notwithstanding to JRios1968

    You win “best comment of the day”!

  • Birth Control and Baptists

    07/02/2012 5:26:14 AM PDT · 151 of 196
    Notwithstanding to Notwithstanding

    Correction: “....sitting in a garage makes him a car.”

  • Birth Control and Baptists

    07/01/2012 7:19:38 PM PDT · 123 of 196
    Notwithstanding to Mrs. Don-o

    I believe it was Chesterton who said something like this: Sitting in a pew makes man a Catholic to the same extent sitting in a car makes him a car.

    DON’T read Chesterton if you would hate being Catholic - his works convert countless many.

  • Birth Control and Baptists

    07/01/2012 8:57:11 AM PDT · 92 of 196
    Notwithstanding to ansel12

    Catholic doctrine is that we want southern baptists to have a lot of children.

    Southern baptist doctrine is that southern baptist couples can use birth control to avoid having even one child.

    No wonder your numbers are declining.

  • Birth Control and Baptists

    07/01/2012 8:49:41 AM PDT · 91 of 196
    Notwithstanding to ansel12

    If 40% of Catholics vote prolife and there are 50 million Catholic citizens over 18 and half of them vote, then we have 10 million Catholic pro-life voters.

    If 80% of southern baptists vote prolife and ther are 12 million southern baptist citizens over 18 and half of them vote, then we have about 5 million southern baptist pro-life voters.

    So, there are roughly twice as many pro-life Catholic voters (compared to southern baptists).

    Think of how many more millions of southern baptist voters there would be today if southern baptists didn’t treat pregnancy as something to be avoided.

    I want more southern baptist voters - you don’t. Who knew!?!

  • Birth Control and Baptists

    07/01/2012 6:05:59 AM PDT · 56 of 196
    Notwithstanding to ansel12

    The pro-life/pro-marriage voting block has more Catholics in it than any other religious affiliation.

    The ardent organized pro-life movement is a Catholic movement that has spread to include those with other affiliations. The ardent organized pro-marriage movement is the same.

    Catholics are happy to welcome others to our dogmatic opposition to anti-family and anti-life policies and candidates.

  • Birth Control and Baptists

    07/01/2012 4:25:43 AM PDT · 28 of 196
    Notwithstanding to ansel12

    Jimmy Carter = Southern Baptist and extreme liberal

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/30/2012 6:51:22 AM PDT · 426 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

    You will likely find this video both something you agree with and something that would help you understand the perspective of many Catholic FReepers (such as me).

    rtsp://v5.cache4.c.youtube.com/CjYLENy73wIaLQm3B0INJuM9zxMYJCAkFEIJbXYtZ29vZ2xlSARSBXdhdGNoYPf2jqCQucD3Tww=/0/0/0/video.3gp

  • Women wary of dating unemployed men

    06/30/2012 6:16:07 AM PDT · 15 of 41
    Notwithstanding to JoeProBono

    The 0boz0 regime has an app for that: women have a constitutuional right to date a man with a job, so 0boz0 proposes we employ men at new call centers nationwide where other men can call for information on obtaining employment at a call center. The program is modelled after the Solyndra and food stamp programs.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/28/2012 2:43:07 PM PDT · 415 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

    BB,

    You rightly condemned Pelosi (due to her anti-Catholic and doctrinally perverse views) but then used her views as evidence that Catholicism cannot be right.

    In reply I noted that Pelosi’s bishop has forbidden her from receiving communion (due to her anti-Catholic and doctrinally perverse views) and you shrug, claim ignorance, and pretend as if I had not totally undercut your point.

    Nice.

    YOPIOS indeed.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/28/2012 7:01:36 AM PDT · 412 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

    Pelosi’s bishop has publicly declared that she is not to receive communion because of her public support of abortion, etc.

  • Merck vaccine fraud exposed by two Merck virologists [title truncated]

    06/28/2012 5:36:42 AM PDT · 9 of 21
    Notwithstanding to My hearts in London - Everett

    Anti-vaccine crusaders are an odd lot of people pushing half-baked (unproven/disproven) theories.

    Some do it for money (lots of dough in “all natural” snake oil remedies and organicism is a profitable revenue stream)

    Some do it because they ape food nanny and FWOTUS Moochelle 0zer0.

    Some do it because there has to be some reason their child has autism, and vaccines are an easy target.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/28/2012 5:13:11 AM PDT · 405 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Elsie

    Elsie - I am editing slightly so you don’t misunderstand:


    BB,

    So, you admit that you can’t possibly understand the original Greek. A good start.

    Lets walk this back.

    That means that [ *** 100% of your own Bible is the interpretation given to you by translators *** ] others have interpreted what this portion of God’s word (which was written in Greek) means [ *** because you don’t understand the original langauges and don’t have the original documents so you have to rely on 100% on interpretations made when translating and transcribing ***].

    Very interesting.

    Amazing.

    It sort of puts a big dent in the axe you are trying to grind [ *** because we all have to rely on others to pass Scripture on to us, so God entrusted the authenticity of that interpretation to a Church that has authority to make definitive doctrinal calls when there is discord regarding doctrine and interpretation - what gift we Catholics have - unlike Protestants who all claim YOPIOS and end up with the doctrine of homo-marriage and abortion and divorce and remarriage, etc. (when a Catholic priest goes off the reservation doctrinally at least he is known to be doctrinally in error) ***]

  • My Prediction on Tomorrow’s Obamacare Ruling

    06/28/2012 3:58:01 AM PDT · 50 of 56
    Notwithstanding to The KG9 Kid

    You misunderstand the author. He was stating that he is not aware of stats on how many dissents are read each term by each justice. ;^)

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/27/2012 7:13:06 PM PDT · 401 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Natural Law

    God Bless Pope Benedict XVI.

    I love my German shepherd!

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/27/2012 7:09:55 PM PDT · 399 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Not gonna take it anymore

    Natural Law does do a great job here.

    YOPIOS are poisonous and intoxicating, but God can heal even those suffering from years of ingesting that twaddle.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/27/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT · 391 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/27/2012 10:04:42 AM PDT · 374 of 441
    Notwithstanding to MHGinTN

    I have not used that phrase here.
    Perhaps you will retract?

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/27/2012 10:00:23 AM PDT · 372 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

    BB,

    So, you admit that you can’t possibly understand the original Greek. A good start.

    Lets walk this back.

    That means that others have interpreted what this portion of God’s word (which was written in Greek) means.

    Very interesting.

    Amazing.

    It sort of puts a big dent in the axe you are trying to grind.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/27/2012 9:57:29 AM PDT · 371 of 441
    Notwithstanding to MHGinTN

    “Et cum spirito tuo”

    Do you know what the means?

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/27/2012 7:11:38 AM PDT · 364 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

    BB,

    At least you admit that this scripture passage is foreign to you - and in so doing you highlight your handicap to understanding God’s Word.

  • 'UFO' at the bottom of the Baltic Sea 'cuts off electrical equipment when divers get within 200m'

    06/27/2012 6:29:21 AM PDT · 12 of 60
    Notwithstanding to rawhide

    Obama already set up a hotline so aliens in undersea UFOs can report any menacing behavior by law enforcement and other racists.

  • 'UFO' at the bottom of the Baltic Sea 'cuts off electrical equipment when divers get within 200m'

    06/27/2012 6:28:26 AM PDT · 9 of 60
    Notwithstanding to rawhide

    Obama already set up a hotline for aliens in undersea UFOs can report any menacing behavior by law enforcement and other racists.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/26/2012 8:55:41 PM PDT · 348 of 441
    Notwithstanding to nicmarlo

    In fact Peter did die on the cross - upside down by request out of respect for his Savior - sacrificing as a witness to his flock of faith in Christ.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/26/2012 5:12:03 PM PDT · 340 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Natural Law

    Like.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/26/2012 3:39:36 PM PDT · 336 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Elsie

    Elsie,

    The source is a protestant scripture scholar from 100 years ago.

    The prevailing interpretation of this “upon this rock” passage is that it is clearly a reference to Peter - even among those who don’t accept that this supports the doctrine of Peter’s continued office.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/26/2012 11:33:44 AM PDT · 328 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Syncro

    Thank you, Ms. Kagan.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/26/2012 11:30:15 AM PDT · 327 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Syncro
    Well, most protestant biblical scholars disagree with you - even if they don't adopt the Catholic view that prevailed for 1500 years.

    ==================================

    http://vws.biblecommenter.com/matthew/16.htm

    Vincent's Word Studies

    Thou art Peter (οὺ εἶ Πέτρος)

    Christ responds to Peter's emphatic thou with another, equally emphatic. Peter says, "Thou art the Christ." Christ replies, "Thou art Peter." Πέτρος (Peter) is used as a proper name, but without losing its meaning as a common noun. The name was bestowed on Simon at his first interview with Jesus (John 1:42) under the form of its Aramaic equivalent, Cephas. In this passage attention is called, not to the giving of the name, but to its meaning. In classical Greek the word means a piece of rock, as in Homer, of Ajax throwing a stone at Hector ("Iliad," vii., 270), or of Patroclus grasping and hiding in his hand a jagged stone ("Iliad," xvi., 784).

    On this rock (ἐπὶ ταύτῃ τῇ πέρᾳ)

    The word is feminine, and means a rock, as distinguished from a stone or a fragment of rock (πέτρος, above). Used of a ledge of rocks or a rocky peak. In Homer ("Odyssey," ix., 243), the rock (πέτρην) which Polyphemus places at the door of his cavern, is a mass which two-and-twenty wagons could not remove; and the rock which he hurled at the retreating ships of Ulysses, created by its fall a wave in the sea which drove the ships back toward the land ("Odyssey," ix., 484). The word refers neither to Christ as a rock, distinguished from Simon, a stone, nor to Peter's confession, but to Peter himself, in a sense defined by his previous confession, and as enlightened by the "Father in Heaven."

    The reference of πέτρα to Christ is forced and unnatural. The obvious reference of the word is to Peter. The emphatic this naturally refers to the nearest antecedent; and besides, the metaphor is thus weakened, since Christ appears here, not as the foundation, but as the architect: "On this rock will I build." Again, Christ is the great foundation, the "chief corner-stone," but the New Testament writers recognize no impropriety in applying to the members of Christ's church certain terms which are applied to him. For instance, Peter himself (1 Peter 2:4), calls Christ a living stone, and, in 1 Peter 2:5, addresses the church as living stones. In Revelation 21:14, the names of the twelve apostles appear in the twelve foundation-stones of the heavenly city; and in Ephesians 2:20, it is said, "Ye are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets (i.e., laid by the apostles and prophets), Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone."

    Equally untenable is the explanation which refers πέτρα to Simon's confession. Both the play upon the words and the natural reading of the passage are against it, and besides, it does not conform to the fact, since the church is built, not on confessions, but on confessors - living men.

    "The word πέτρα," says Edersheim, "was used in the same sense in Rabbinic language. According to the Rabbins, when God was about to build his world, he could not rear it on the generation of Enos, nor on that of the flood, who brought destruction upon the world; but when he beheld that Abraham would arise in the future, he said' 'Behold, I have found a rock to build on it, and to found the world,' whence, also, Abraham is called a rock, as it is said' 'Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn.' The parallel between Abraham and Peter might be carried even further. If, from a misunderstanding of the Lord's promise to Peter, later Christian legend represented the apostle as sitting at the gate of heaven, Jewish legend represents Abraham as sitting at the gate of Gehenna, so as to prevent all who had the seal of circumcision from falling into its abyss" ("Life and Times of Jesus").

    The reference to Simon himself is confirmed by the actual relation of Peter to the early church, to the Jewish portion of which he was a foundation-stone. See Acts, Acts 1:15; Acts 2:14, Acts 2:37; Acts 3:12; Acts 4:8; Acts 5:15, Acts 5:29; Acts 9:34, Acts 9:40; Acts 10:25, Acts 10:26; Galatians 1:15.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/26/2012 10:51:02 AM PDT · 325 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Syncro

    Well, most protestant biblical scholars disagree with you - even if they don’t adopt the Catholic view that prevailed for 1500 years.


    http://vws.biblecommenter.com/matthew/16.htm

    Vincent’s Word Studies

    Thou art Peter

    Christ responds to Peter’s emphatic thou with another, equally emphatic. Peter says, “Thou art the Christ.” Christ replies, “Thou art Peter.” Peter is used as a proper name, but without losing its meaning as a common noun. The name was bestowed on Simon at his first interview with Jesus (John 1:42) under the form of its Aramaic equivalent, Cephas. In this passage attention is called, not to the giving of the name, but to its meaning. In classical Greek the word means a piece of rock, as in Homer, of Ajax throwing a stone at Hector (”Iliad,” vii., 270), or of Patroclus grasping and hiding in his hand a jagged stone (”Iliad,” xvi., 784).

    On this rock

    The word is feminine, and means a rock, as distinguished from a stone or a fragment of rock. Used of a ledge of rocks or a rocky peak. In Homer (”Odyssey,” ix., 243), the rock which Polyphemus places at the door of his cavern, is a mass which two-and-twenty wagons could not remove; and the rock which he hurled at the retreating ships of Ulysses, created by its fall a wave in the sea which drove the ships back toward the land (”Odyssey,” ix., 484). The word refers neither to Christ as a rock, distinguished from Simon, a stone, nor to Peter’s confession, but to Peter himself, in a sense defined by his previous confession, and as enlightened by the “Father in Heaven.”

    The reference of this rock to Christ is forced and unnatural. The obvious reference of the word is to Peter. The emphatic this naturally refers to the nearest antecedent; and besides, the metaphor is thus weakened, since Christ appears here, not as the foundation, but as the architect: “On this rock will I build.” Again, Christ is the great foundation, the “chief corner-stone,” but the New Testament writers recognize no impropriety in applying to the members of Christ’s church certain terms which are applied to him. For instance, Peter himself (1 Peter 2:4), calls Christ a living stone, and, in 1 Peter 2:5, addresses the church as living stones. In Revelation 21:14, the names of the twelve apostles appear in the twelve foundation-stones of the heavenly city; and in Ephesians 2:20, it is said, “Ye are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets (i.e., laid by the apostles and prophets), Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone.”

    Equally untenable is the explanation which refers to Simon’s confession. Both the play upon the words and the natural reading of the passage are against it, and besides, it does not conform to the fact, since the church is built, not on confessions, but on confessors - living men.

    “The word rock” says Edersheim, “was used in the same sense in Rabbinic language. According to the Rabbins, when God was about to build his world, he could not rear it on the generation of Enos, nor on that of the flood, who brought destruction upon the world; but when he beheld that Abraham would arise in the future, he said’ ‘Behold, I have found a rock to build on it, and to found the world,’ whence, also, Abraham is called a rock, as it is said’ ‘Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn.’ The parallel between Abraham and Peter might be carried even further. If, from a misunderstanding of the Lord’s promise to Peter, later Christian legend represented the apostle as sitting at the gate of heaven, Jewish legend represents Abraham as sitting at the gate of Gehenna, so as to prevent all who had the seal of circumcision from falling into its abyss” (”Life and Times of Jesus”).

    The reference to Simon himself is confirmed by the actual relation of Peter to the early church, to the Jewish portion of which he was a foundation-stone. See Acts, Acts 1:15; Acts 2:14, Acts 2:37; Acts 3:12; Acts 4:8; Acts 5:15, Acts 5:29; Acts 9:34, Acts 9:40; Acts 10:25, Acts 10:26; Galatians 1:15.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/26/2012 10:43:10 AM PDT · 324 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Syncro
    Well, most protestant biblical scholars disagree with you - even if they don't adopt the Catholic view that prevailed for 1500 years. ================================== http://vws.biblecommenter.com/matthew/16.htm Vincent's Word Studies Thou art Peter (οὺ εἶ Πέτρος) Christ responds to Peter's emphatic thou with another, equally emphatic. Peter says, "Thou art the Christ." Christ replies, "Thou art Peter." Πέτρος (Peter) is used as a proper name, but without losing its meaning as a common noun. The name was bestowed on Simon at his first interview with Jesus (John 1:42) under the form of its Aramaic equivalent, Cephas. In this passage attention is called, not to the giving of the name, but to its meaning. In classical Greek the word means a piece of rock, as in Homer, of Ajax throwing a stone at Hector ("Iliad," vii., 270), or of Patroclus grasping and hiding in his hand a jagged stone ("Iliad," xvi., 784). On this rock (ἐπὶ ταύτῃ τῇ πέρᾳ) The word is feminine, and means a rock, as distinguished from a stone or a fragment of rock (πέτρος, above). Used of a ledge of rocks or a rocky peak. In Homer ("Odyssey," ix., 243), the rock (πέτρην) which Polyphemus places at the door of his cavern, is a mass which two-and-twenty wagons could not remove; and the rock which he hurled at the retreating ships of Ulysses, created by its fall a wave in the sea which drove the ships back toward the land ("Odyssey," ix., 484). The word refers neither to Christ as a rock, distinguished from Simon, a stone, nor to Peter's confession, but to Peter himself, in a sense defined by his previous confession, and as enlightened by the "Father in Heaven." The reference of πέτρα to Christ is forced and unnatural. The obvious reference of the word is to Peter. The emphatic this naturally refers to the nearest antecedent; and besides, the metaphor is thus weakened, since Christ appears here, not as the foundation, but as the architect: "On this rock will I build." Again, Christ is the great foundation, the "chief corner-stone," but the New Testament writers recognize no impropriety in applying to the members of Christ's church certain terms which are applied to him. For instance, Peter himself (1 Peter 2:4), calls Christ a living stone, and, in 1 Peter 2:5, addresses the church as living stones. In Revelation 21:14, the names of the twelve apostles appear in the twelve foundation-stones of the heavenly city; and in Ephesians 2:20, it is said, "Ye are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets (i.e., laid by the apostles and prophets), Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone." Equally untenable is the explanation which refers πέτρα to Simon's confession. Both the play upon the words and the natural reading of the passage are against it, and besides, it does not conform to the fact, since the church is built, not on confessions, but on confessors - living men. "The word πέτρα," says Edersheim, "was used in the same sense in Rabbinic language. According to the Rabbins, when God was about to build his world, he could not rear it on the generation of Enos, nor on that of the flood, who brought destruction upon the world; but when he beheld that Abraham would arise in the future, he said' 'Behold, I have found a rock to build on it, and to found the world,' whence, also, Abraham is called a rock, as it is said' 'Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn.' The parallel between Abraham and Peter might be carried even further. If, from a misunderstanding of the Lord's promise to Peter, later Christian legend represented the apostle as sitting at the gate of heaven, Jewish legend represents Abraham as sitting at the gate of Gehenna, so as to prevent all who had the seal of circumcision from falling into its abyss" ("Life and Times of Jesus"). The reference to Simon himself is confirmed by the actual relation of Peter to the early church, to the Jewish portion of which he was a foundation-stone. See Acts, Acts 1:15; Acts 2:14, Acts 2:37; Acts 3:12; Acts 4:8; Acts 5:15, Acts 5:29; Acts 9:34, Acts 9:40; Acts 10:25, Acts 10:26; Galatians 1:15.
  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/26/2012 10:19:28 AM PDT · 322 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Syncro

    You read the Bible in the same way Elaina Kagan reads the constitution.

  • Democrats May Drop Speedway Event at Charlotte Convention

    06/26/2012 6:29:12 AM PDT · 9 of 33
    Notwithstanding to Zakeet

    PoSsibLe eXplAnaTioNs:

    1) Dims can’t fill that venue without offering free stuff to the masses.

    2) If Dims did fill that venue, the white privileged people bankrolling it would feel uncomfortable sorrounded by (and/or having to mix with) the crowd who showed up for the free stuff.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/26/2012 6:02:44 AM PDT · 313 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

    Even the famously anti-Catholic England is acknowledging that their history books were also anti-Catholic propaganda books.

    From today’s news:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9350681/The-story-of-the-Reformation-needs-reforming.html

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/25/2012 4:54:57 PM PDT · 302 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

    Sinfulness does not equal errant doctrine, yet you pretend otherwise (you sound like a liberal).

    Erroneous science does not equal errant doctrine.

    Not that you are interested in truth, but the fact is that it was the prevailing scientific community that doubted Galileo - and the Church suppressed Galileo in large part because it wanted to squelch protestant criticisms that Rome’s scientists contradicted protestant ideas of scripture (which protestants at the time thought required the earth to be at the center of the universe). Also, while Galileo’s ultimate conclusion was right, but his explanation was erroneous. And the Church simply told him he had to teach it as a possible theory because he had no proof. It was only when he refused and instead taught that he was 100% correct that he was suppressed because he was being anti-scientific and also agitating protestants. You must certainly know that it is the lieberals that posit the claim that the Church is anti-science when in fact the Church invented the university and funded almost all science until about 1600.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/25/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT · 298 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Elsie

    The bible calls the the Catholic Church “the pillar and foundation of truth” (1 Tim. 3:15).

    Jesus told the apostles and their successors, the popes and the bishops, “He who listens to you listens to me, and he who rejects you rejects me” (Luke 10:16). Jesus promised to guide his Church into all truth (John 16:12–13).

    I can have confidence that his Church teaches only the truth.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/25/2012 12:53:06 PM PDT · 297 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Elsie

    The bile calls the the Catholic Church “the pillar and foundation of truth” (1 Tim. 3:15).

    Jesus told the apostles and their successors, the popes and the bishops, “He who listens to you listens to me, and he who rejects you rejects me” (Luke 10:16). Jesus promised to guide his Church into all truth (John 16:12–13).

    I can have confidence that his Church teaches only the truth.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/25/2012 12:39:26 PM PDT · 296 of 441
    Notwithstanding to metmom

    Well, that is so simple: Jesus left us with a Church that had authority. The Church adopted a collection of writings written after Jesus died, and the Church declared them to be the very Word of God. So, for that reason alone I accept them as the Word of God, and I know I can rely upon them.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/25/2012 9:07:42 AM PDT · 284 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Syncro

    I have very deliberately NOT stated that one has to go through Rome to be saved.

    I simply stated that all in heaven will know that the One True Church is the one headed by the pope, and that they were wrong to reject her or unfortunate not to know her while they were on earth.

    It is very simple. If one believes oranges come from chickens in Russia, the oranges one eats are still nutritious even though one is wrong about whence they came.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/25/2012 6:46:34 AM PDT · 281 of 441
    Notwithstanding to metmom

    MM,

    As you know, I stated that Jesus did not ask anyone to write anything down. Your comments are not on point.

    The Old Testament was already written - Jesus did not instruct anyone to write down His gospel.

    The passages you cite from Matthew are NOT instances of Jesus telling anyone to write anything down.

    And the passage from Revelation refers only to writing down what the writer saw - which is what the contents of the Book of Revelation contains. So, nowhere in the Bible does Jesus instruct anyone to write down His gospel or what happened during his life on earth.

    He left a Church to Whom he gave His authority, and they eventually wrote things down as inspired by the Holy Spirit.

  • Not Just Insurance Is at Stake

    06/25/2012 4:58:51 AM PDT · 5 of 25
    Notwithstanding to magellan

    These big gubmint lactation consultants suck.
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    Nursing is a natural thing and a career woman can’t nurse (because nursing requires having the baby with you 24/7). Just like a homosexual man can’t have a baby no matter who he pretends to marry.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/25/2012 4:34:11 AM PDT · 274 of 441
    Notwithstanding to Syncro

    I didn’t draw any circle. The circle Christ established is Catholic - all who obtain salavation will understand this on the last day. Those that reject His Church - on earth yet obtain salvation due to His mercy - will be totally content and overjoyed to be Catholic as they, Mary and the saints worship the Lord forever in heaven. They will cry tears of joy when they see that Catholicism is true because it will be so powerfully true and good and beautiful that the error of rejecting her won’t matter any more.

    God’s mercy is amazing - but it is a mistake to take it for granted.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/24/2012 5:55:38 PM PDT · 272 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

    If we take Jesus’ prayer soon before he died seriously, then we must all strive to be one. We cannot be one if we don’t all consider such unity important. Catholics and Orthodox are the only groups that even try to make this a reality and structure their groups as if that unity was something they take seriously.

    We can’t all be one if every one thinks they should have their own personal interpretation of what it means to follow Christ.

    In heaven, we will all see that unity through Rome was correct and should not have been resisted precisely because such unity through Rome was exactly how God intended Jesus’ prayer “that all may be one” to be fulfilled.

    Of course I pray that many who were not Catholic on earth will enter heaven - but once they get there they will all be Catholic.

    It is a tragedy that such unity is not found in your bible.

  • Vaccines And Autism: The Secret That You Are Not Supposed To Know

    06/24/2012 5:48:22 PM PDT · 121 of 168
    Notwithstanding to yank in the UK

    Maybe its the water.

    If the rate is so crazy high in your locality, then it is NOT the vaccines since the same vaccines are everywhere else.

    The water has tons of harmful hormones in it due to the crazy amounts of birth control pill hormones that get pissed away each day.

    Maybe your local water system doesn’t filter them very well.

  • President Demands Romney Stop Criticizing Him

    06/24/2012 4:43:19 PM PDT · 24 of 39
    Notwithstanding to GreenHornet

    This tone has already been thrown out there by 0zer0 regarding his wet-poop foreign policy.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/24/2012 12:51:11 PM PDT · 268 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

    At least you admit that you write off people who think differently than you do (which is hilarious given that you simultaneously make pretenses that doctrine is not important).

    Your stance is analogous to the “progressive” who claims to be open-minded and tolerant, while simultaneously labeling certain ideas as criminal hate speech.

  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/24/2012 12:43:11 PM PDT · 267 of 441
    Notwithstanding to BipolarBob

    In heaven everyone is Catholic.
    At least that is what the Bible says.