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(Huffington Post)   Is the Catholic Church ready for a Jesuit Pope? Well, that's a very complex question and it all depends on how you define your terms. If we assume argueendo, that by "ready" we mean in a state of preparedness, and if we further postulate that..,   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Leonardo Sandri, Catholic Church, argentina, complex question, National Catholic Reporter, Cristina Fernandez, John Paul II  
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2013-03-04 10:58:19 PM  

Your trolling is bad and you should feel bad.
2013-03-04 11:25:39 PM  
@newpope - no more kid touching k thnx bia
2013-03-05 01:38:18 AM  

abfalter: All you need to know to understand the headline is that they are well-versed in debate, logic, etc.  Never, ever, argue with a Jesuit unless you are certain you are right.  Even then you will walk away not being totally sure....

Member of my extended family was a Jesuit working for the CIA. Still one of my favorite things is sitting outside with him arguing over pretty much anything church, politics, or Company related over a few drinks.
2013-03-05 02:43:47 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: bikkurikun: Magorn: Jesuit: Member of the Society Of Jesus, a Religious order founded by ex-soldier St Ignatius of Loyola.  Often called behind thier back "God's marines"- especially by their former students,  they are an order largely devoted to teaching and the pursuit of knowledge and in modern times are famed both for the universities they've founded, their rigorous intellectual standards for teaching, and contributions to science and learning.  They also tend to be poltically on the liberal side of the church and have been linked with Liberation theology movements in south America

If they are that devoted to the pursuit of knowledge, they must have found long ago that their religion is all based on lies and fables. How come it still exists?

Belief in scientific principles and belief in God are not mutually exclusive.  You can accept that the Bible and writings of the church have been passed down for millennia, at first through oral history and then translated and retranslated through multiple languages (and oftentimes archaic forms that no one is 100% sure on the translation of anymore) to arrive at what we have today.  Much of it was likely never meant to be taken literally, and the many of the passages have been edited, added to, or removed over time due to mistakes, the political climate at the time, or individual whim.

Yes, at the heart of it you do have to believe in something that is unprovable, but that is having faith.  Believing in God does not mean that you can't also fully accept evolution, the big bang, or the laws of physics.

I'd even go further and say that considering yourself a Christian does not invalidate other world religions.  Many of the core beliefs are the same across the Abrahamic religions as well as other world beliefs.  The stories, names, rules, and rituals have evolved and changed in different ways over time in different cultures, but that doesn't mean they can't all have come from the same source.

If I were you, TuteTibImperes, I wouldn't bother trying to argue with this guy. Like so many people, found up and down all known ideological spectra, he is of the unshakable conviction that his is the only valid viewpoint, the one that  everyone would come to if only they could be bothered to  think about it. He suffers from what is, tragically, the most common delusion known to man, and arguably the most harmful - the belief that there is such a thing as a rational human being and that he is it.
2013-03-05 04:17:31 AM  
Traditional treatment for being a young homosexual, sorted by religion/sect:
Islam: Death by hanging, stoning, or burning, but only if you're the catcher.
Judaism: Silent treatment from parents for life. This is how you repay their hard work? Better you should shtupp a shiksa, at least you might give them grandchildren.
Baptist: "Straight Camp", followed by numerous suicide attempts and/or a career as a "youth counselor". Long-term televangelist option.
Presbyterian: Awa' wi' ye, ye heathen, for forsakin' th'only proper an' true object of a man's lust- the sheep.
Episcopalian: A valid lifestyle option for those who are in the sexual minorities. Hope you don't mind uncomfortable silences and sudden changes in conversations when you walk into the room, tinkerbell.
Catholicism: Compulsary entrance into the Jesuit order.
2013-03-05 02:37:27 PM  
Is the Catholic Church ready for a Jewish Christ?
2013-03-05 03:42:58 PM  

MBooda: Is the Catholic Church ready for a Jewish Christ?

Wait, what? I thought that Jesus being a Jew was already established fact?
2013-03-05 04:13:04 PM  

gja: MBooda: Is the Catholic Church ready for a Jewish Christ?

Wait, what? I thought that Jesus being a Jew was already established fact?

No, but He was pretty fly for a white guy.
2013-03-05 04:17:32 PM  

MBooda: gja: MBooda: Is the Catholic Church ready for a Jewish Christ?

Wait, what? I thought that Jesus being a Jew was already established fact?

No, but He was pretty fly for a white guy.
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He flew too? Holy Dogshiat! I thought his big trick was walking on water. LOL.
"Oh hai! Good to see ya brah!"
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