Yeah gimme the name of the Priest. I naturally would doubt any story you have.<quoted text>
I don't have to spread LIES about the Catholic church when the TRUTH about the Catholic church is so much more graphic and headline grabbing.
And for you to speculate about my personal life, you are out of your mind and so far off the mark it is unreal. How about this bombshell? A family member was raped by a priest. The rape was covered up by the bishop and ignored by all in his chain of command, how's that? This family member later committed suicide. Hows that grab you? Do you want his name? Do you want the priest's (dear, sweet, poor, innocent,*father's*) name? Shall I disclose here, on the board, for all to see? Would that satisfy your morbid sense of curiosity?
I choose to NOT "embrace" a church guilty of such crimes and of torture and murder and fomenting wars, and especially rumors of pedophile priests being moved from parish to parish sickened me.
And what Jesus said is NOT deceit. Jesus is not a liar.
It only STARTED with Matt 23:9. Jesus ALSO said do not even call men TEACHERS for ONE is your teacher and that would be Christ himself.
8 “But you are not to be called ‘RABBI,’ for you have ONE TEACHER, and you are all BROTHERS. 9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘FATHER,’ for you have ONE FATHER, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called INSTRUCTORS, for you have ONE INSTRUCTOR, the MESSIAH.
If people were as ignorant as you, Christianity would have fizzled in the first ten yrs. Jesus' apostles were made up of murderers, betrayers and thieves. Its hard to believe that someone today, would stop being Catholic because a Priest raped someone and his Bishop lied. Really? 2,000 yrs worth of Sacred teachings down the toilet, because a Priest in 21st century America was a sinner. "But the Popes murderd 50 million during the Inquisition" . No they didnt liar. You havent a clue..
You're going to judge the entire Billion Catholic Church, and the billions that lived in the past on the sins of some of her leaders? You best hope God doesn't act as ignorant as you come judgement day.