Is The Roman Catholic Church perfect?
Anonymous Proxy

Manassas, VA

#121 Aug 20, 2013
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?


Innocent VIII(Pope from 1484 - 1492)

Kind of cool, in a way. Innocent VIII was the first pope ever to openly acknowledge his mistress and illegitimate children. He spent his days building a dynasty by marrying his kiddos off to wealthy families and using the throne of St. Peter to bestow upon them money, titles, and land. Family man that he was, he even made his 13-year-old grandson a cardinal. His papal bull Summis desiderantes of 1484 allowed him to indulge his pyromaniac and torture fantasies by starting the Inquisition against witches.
Anonymous Proxy

Manassas, VA

#122 Aug 20, 2013
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?


Alexander VI(Pope from 1492 - 1503)

The infamous Mr. Borgia was possibly the most wicked and corrupt pope in history. Or maybe he was just misunderstood. He was trained in the ways of the family business from a young age. His uncle Alfonso (Pope Calixtus III) bestowed powerful church positions upon him while he was still in his teens and then a cardinal at 25. Building upon his cardinalship he worked his way up to the office of vice chancellor of the Roman Church and amassing a great personal fortune in the process. He bribed his way to St. Peter's - appointing anyone he could get in his pocket to cardinal to vote for him. Continuing on the family tradition, he also appointed his son and the teenage brother of his mistress as cardinals (strength in numbers you know). While enjoying the office of pope he also enjoyed an active sex life, was suspected of arranging murders of his rivals and indulging in orgies (hey, when in Rome...) and managed to father seven children. Being a model father of the times, his poor daughter, Lucrezia, got married off three times to help build alliances and when one of those marriage alliances went sour (to a guy she really liked), the pope/daddy/evil father-in-law had him stabbed to death.
Anonymous Proxy

Manassas, VA

#123 Aug 20, 2013
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?


Leo X (Pope from 1513 - 1521)

Louis XIV had nothing on this man. Extravagant to the max, his lavish spending managed to bankrupt the papacy in just two short years. Once he realized that he was broke, he spent the rest of his time at St. Peter's pawning off palace furnishings and licensing more brothel's to keep the party going. Fat, sweaty, and effeminate, on the plus side he was known to be very kind, jolly, and a big supporter of charities and the arts. Even so, it was Leo's lifestyle that encouraged an obscure man named Marin Luther to write 95 Thesis and nail them up on a church door in Wittenburg. Oops, glad you had fun, Leo. Sorry about the whole "starting of the reformation" thing.
Anonymous Proxy

Manassas, VA

#124 Aug 20, 2013
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?




Paul III (Pope from 1534 - 1549)

Remember our pal Alexander VI? He had a lovely mistress named Guilia who repaid her favors by making her brother, Paul, a cardinal. One thing led to another and before long, Paul himself got to be pope too. The first order of business for the new pope was to make his 14 and 16 year old grandsons cardinals too - why mess with tradition? Basically a good guy who enjoyed the occasional romp with a saucy lass, he became famous for just one thing - excommunicating Henry VIII of England after he divorced Catherine of Aragon in order to shack up with his own saucy lass, Anne Boleyn.
Anonymous Proxy

Manassas, VA

#125 Aug 20, 2013
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?



Julius III (Pope from 1550 - 1555)

A perfectly well-behaved pope as compared to the company he's in on this list, Julius was a pretty cool guy. He kept up the grand old tradition of nepotism, loved a good (and big) meal, enjoyed gambling a bit too much, and generally just liked having a good time. Unfortunately for this frat rat, he's gone down in history for cruising the gay scene in Parma where he fell in love with a stunningly attractive 17-year-old boy. And made him a cardinal. Of course.
Anonymous Proxy

Manassas, VA

#126 Aug 20, 2013
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?


Pious XII (Pope from 1939 - 1958)

Favorite drinking buddy of fascist leaders everywhere, Eugenio Pacelli was nicknamed "Hitler's Pope." In his quest to insure papal absolutism in Italy he buddied up to Hitler and Mussolini. Pious was a noted anti-Semite and racist, which is sad because he was one of the few people with enough political power at the time to have possibly changed the course of history.
Anonymous Proxy

Manassas, VA

#127 Aug 20, 2013
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?


http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Boston-bombe...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_sex_abu...
Anonymous Proxy

Manassas, VA

#128 Aug 20, 2013
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?


http://www.catholicarrogance.org/Catholic/RC_...

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/a-...
Anonymous Proxy3660

Manassas, VA

#129 Aug 20, 2013
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?


http://theweek.com/article/index/230986/the-c...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57571068/...
Anonymous Proxy3660

Manassas, VA

#130 Aug 20, 2013
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/eur...
Mike Peterson

Birmingham, AL

#131 Aug 21, 2013
Anonymous Proxy3660 wrote:
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/eur...
Thanks for proving the CC is perfect. It is perfect in its Holiness. The Church cannot sin. Jesus said it would protect it from all evil.

Only a perfect Church could survive 2000 years of sinners from within, invading armies and Heretics.

The longest surviving institution in the history of the world.

Only God could make that happen. Perfection.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#132 Aug 21, 2013
I keep forgetting AP3660 belongs to the only truly perfect church...his own. But then he's ashamed to give us the name of it.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#133 Aug 21, 2013
And thank you AP3660 for reminding us that the Gates of Hell have not prevailed against the Catholic Church. She remains perfect in spite of human frailty. She has survived persecution, war, evil men and schism. She has been tried with fire and blood and She will withstand the likes of you.
killedjoe

White Plains, NY

#134 Aug 21, 2013
MarkEden wrote:
<quoted text>
hey nutjob go away
I am sure glad that Jesus didn't teach the same saying that you do.. What happen to love your neighbor. HA HA HA. I knew you were a phoney the minute I read what you were posting. ME ME ME I am perfect and I am going to heaven while everybody else will go to hell. HA HA HA HA. you are so phoney

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#135 Aug 21, 2013
Anonymous Proxy wrote:
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?
Stephen VII(Pope from 896 - 897)
Stephen's sworn enemy was his predecessor to the Fisherman's Ring, Formosus. Whatever Formosus had done to so enrage his successor isn't completely clear, but dear Pope Stephen had his dead body dug up and put on trial for "coveting the papal throne." Being found guilty (of course), the deceased was stripped, had its 3 fingers, used for bestowing blessings, cut off, and the body dumped in the Tiber River. Stephen got his, though. He was later imprisoned and strangled to death.
Provide the source.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#136 Aug 21, 2013
Anonymous Proxy wrote:
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?
Innocent VIII(Pope from 1484 - 1492)
Kind of cool, in a way. Innocent VIII was the first pope ever to openly acknowledge his mistress and illegitimate children. He spent his days building a dynasty by marrying his kiddos off to wealthy families and using the throne of St. Peter to bestow upon them money, titles, and land. Family man that he was, he even made his 13-year-old grandson a cardinal. His papal bull Summis desiderantes of 1484 allowed him to indulge his pyromaniac and torture fantasies by starting the Inquisition against witches.
Provide the source.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#137 Aug 21, 2013
Anonymous Proxy wrote:
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?
Pious XII (Pope from 1939 - 1958)
Favorite drinking buddy of fascist leaders everywhere, Eugenio Pacelli was nicknamed "Hitler's Pope." In his quest to insure papal absolutism in Italy he buddied up to Hitler and Mussolini. Pious was a noted anti-Semite and racist, which is sad because he was one of the few people with enough political power at the time to have possibly changed the course of history.
Provide the sorce.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#138 Aug 21, 2013
Anonymous Proxy wrote:
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?
Pious XII (Pope from 1939 - 1958)
Favorite drinking buddy of fascist leaders everywhere, Eugenio Pacelli was nicknamed "Hitler's Pope." In his quest to insure papal absolutism in Italy he buddied up to Hitler and Mussolini. Pious was a noted anti-Semite and racist, which is sad because he was one of the few people with enough political power at the time to have possibly changed the course of history.
Provide the source.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#139 Aug 21, 2013
Anonymous Proxy wrote:
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?
Julius III (Pope from 1550 - 1555)
A perfectly well-behaved pope as compared to the company he's in on this list, Julius was a pretty cool guy. He kept up the grand old tradition of nepotism, loved a good (and big) meal, enjoyed gambling a bit too much, and generally just liked having a good time. Unfortunately for this frat rat, he's gone down in history for cruising the gay scene in Parma where he fell in love with a stunningly attractive 17-year-old boy. And made him a cardinal. Of course.
Provide the source.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#140 Aug 21, 2013
Anonymous Proxy wrote:
What could have only been inspired by the perfection of the Catholic church?
Paul III (Pope from 1534 - 1549)
Remember our pal Alexander VI? He had a lovely mistress named Guilia who repaid her favors by making her brother, Paul, a cardinal. One thing led to another and before long, Paul himself got to be pope too. The first order of business for the new pope was to make his 14 and 16 year old grandsons cardinals too - why mess with tradition? Basically a good guy who enjoyed the occasional romp with a saucy lass, he became famous for just one thing - excommunicating Henry VIII of England after he divorced Catherine of Aragon in order to shack up with his own saucy lass, Anne Boleyn.
Provide the source.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Martinsville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Pan Handling falls under the First Amendment Jun 20 Pan Handler 1
How many of the 10 commandments have you broken? (Feb '12) Apr '17 William 147
i want to be Christian.can i ? (May '15) Apr '17 Barnsweb 9
Why They Left: Listening to Those Who Have Left... (May '12) Apr '17 James A Farmer 45
the church of Christ insider discussion boards (Aug '10) Mar '17 Democrappy ... 12
dr.joel smithers (Sep '16) Feb '17 YEPP 4
Is there anything to do here??? Bored..... Jan '17 ATTheWizard85 1

Martinsville Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Martinsville Mortgages