jethro8, let me start off with I hope you're feeling comfortable.<quoted text>I'm a heathen because i post the truth about the church that nobody likes to hear? they made a statement,i am looking for proof of that statement and there is none,it is all man made frabrication,there is nothing written in scriptures that supports their "lie",people who are long time members are hurt by the truth that they so heartely believed in,they refuse to except the fact the church is not what it claims to be,the more you dig into it's history the uglier it gets,I can understand why they do things behind closed doors because most of what they do is would be considered illegal in most countries.And now they have a criminal (and he is no denying it)for a pope who has no idea how to be one,but then again it doesn't matter,there is a council that makes all the deccissions behind "CLOSED" doors,the world knows why he is pope and so do i,to keep him quiet,he knows exactly what was going on and who is/was doing it,and as he said,and i quote "i did it for the good of the church,i didn't think it could handle another scandal"unquote,if they were not guilty of anything why would a pope write a letter of apology to the world?? like that really helps,they lie and hide assets to keep from paying victims of abuse,they launder money for a murderous rackettering organization,and commit bank fraud,and who knows what else they have done that we don't know about yet.it is sad what has happened,a lot of people believed in the church,and they (no pun intended)got screwed,i feel sorry for catholic people,at least those who are smart enough to see the truth and get out of what i would have to call "satans church" more than gods/jesus' church just by it's despicable history,they killed for no good reason except to get people to follow it teachings and wipe out other religions and dominate the religious world,and make a very nice profit along the way.and i blame governments for letting them get away with things that the average person or company could never do.the churches reign is coming to an end slowly but suredly people are leaving in disgust of the abuse and islam has targeted the church for critisizing their religion,the bombing of churches has allready started and i doubt it will end until they get to vatican city,muslims take their religion very very seriously,the church once again made a dumb a$$ mistake that they and maybe innocent people are going to pay for.
You are no heathen. Personally, I like preston, but if he doesn't like you it does NOT matter. You ask practical questions, as do I, and people brainwashed with prior beliefs, even when they make no sense, fall apart, get angry, and take it out on the "questioner" because they feel threatened and can't debate it. You've done nothing wrong. If you ask a question, or present a scenario and they can't come up with a plausible explanation, that's THEIR problem. If they really delve into certain Catholic beliefs, they will realize a lot of "dogma" simply is not true. However, if they admit that to themselves, their house of cards would tumble and they'd know that many things they'd believed since childhood are often no more than pious legends. They cannot face truth. You and I can, and so can many others here, even if we don't like it. This pope is a total idiot and was voted in for dishonest reasons, one of them being they knew the old fool wouldn't change anything and they also wanted the stories of the sex scandals minimized. So, look at their leadership - dishonesty and sneakiness from the top down. Talk to you soon.