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Monday, July 16, 2007

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Ed Peters

Carl, you brought home a whopper this time.

Audrey

I laughed, I cried, I loved it. :)

mark p

Anyone else catching the irony of the way that non-Catholic Christians have reacted to the pope. Christianity is a religion that claims exclusivity to Truth, the sole path to God.

I also have to laugh at the hypocrisy, because during the past 3 months I've twice received pamphlets from the local baptist church telling me that I'll be "%100 certain of going to heaven" if I leave my church and attend their church.

Adam Janke

ROFL! (Can you figure out what generation I'm from?)

That was a great piece, thanks Mr. Olson

Michael Jerome

I often wonder how ex-Catholics can come away from the faith with such ignorance. First the Catholic Church and the Pope, do not, did not, and will not, teach that only Catholics are in heaven. The Pope actually said that salvation can be found in the other Ecclesiastical communities. Your little Hail Mary pray is absurd. The Pope is not going back to the Middle Ages; he is doing what should have been done years ago, he actually teaching what Vatican II taught. Instead of speaking on topics you are ignorant about why not spend a few minutes reading the 16 page letter the Pope wrote? If your going to persecute us Catholics at least do it right, bash the things we believe and not the made illusions you think we believe

M. Jordan Lichens

I think the paradox of this mindset is that they call their hatred "diversity" when it ought to be called "madness". You can't have diversity in a homogenized culture with a universal faith. The other paradox I seem to find with this mindset is that when one believes in everything they always seem to believe in nothing.

Mark Brumley

Apparently, this fellow has learned his technique of religious controversy from the firm of Dawkins, Dennett, and Hitchens. But of course he has not learned well enough because he still affirms the existence of some sort of Higher Power.

joanne

Religion is fine as long as you don't believe it? Isn't that a paradox?

Cristina A. Montes

"It appears that Pope Benedict XVI is turning back the clock in an effort to revert the Catholic church to the Middle Ages."

Oh, the Middle Ages, you say? You mean, the time when chivalry was practiced? I think I'd like that. :P

Cristina A. Montes

ANother thing: assuming that B16 really did say that only CAtholics go to heaven, why take offense because THE POPE thinks only Catholics go to heaven? I mean, for crying out loud, he's the pope!

M. Jordan Lichens

Christina, that's a great point I've often wondered about. It doesn't seem people get angry when an Islamic cleric in Iran proclaims Islam to be the only means of salvation and even calls for the murder of the infidels, nor would we expect them to. Honestly, I think this mindset just wants people to praise all creeds but their own.

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