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Why? Education! Just think about how things were just 40 years ago. How much outside influence did most children have? a few channels on TV, school, and family friends. Now how much do they have?
catholic mass was done in Latin, fish was eaten on Friday, purgatory was a 'real' place, a divorce and following in love with a non-catholic meant excommunication! None of which has its basis in the bible.
Today, kids are exposed to the internet and all that comes with it. How many tv channels do you get? 200? 300? How many of them are movie channels that show R rated movies, any time of the day. How many people are divorced? Should they be damned to hell for that?
The catholic church, instead of standing by its long held assertions, caved. They admitted that they were wrong about so many things. Ergo, they are not controlled or guided by a prefect god!
"... ye shall know them by their deeds."
Jesus certainly did NOT lead the Vatican to issue an official statement a few years ago -- about how the child sex-abuse scandal was an invention of the American media.
If Jesus really appointed and guides an institution which systematically covered up world-wide child sex abuse for so, so long -- then what does that say about Jesus?
I refuse to believe that the Jesus of the Jefferson Bible is such a creep, no mater what Catholics insist.