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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 02:37:01 PM »
Pathetic attempt to associate all good people to believers and ostracize the evil ones, when the truth is most bad people are believers.
He really is getting desperate.
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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 02:45:14 PM »
Is this new Pope trying to show that his God is loving to all? I think it will just turn most Catholics who do not "practice" their religion away from the church even more.

 Is the Pope appealing to believers (non-Catholic) who are much more moderate in their beliefs? The way a believers sees God may be much separated from the dogma taught by the people who preach. The moderate believer can now say....see God loves everybody,time to become Catholic.

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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 03:14:45 PM »
This pope is driving around in an old car, got rid of the head guy in the Vatican bank, is at least talking about letting priests marry, and is not living in the papal apartment.  The higher ups can just take so much.  Don't look for this pope to be around long.
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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 03:22:25 PM »
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Pope Francis has struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone towards atheists and agnostics, saying that God will “forgive” them as long as they behave morally and live according to their consciences.

 I believe eating babies is good for the soul. Does that give me a chance with this god?  :)

PS I don't understand how this approach will bring more people to the Catholic church?

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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 03:38:58 PM »
I don't think this is really intended as an attempt to try to attract more worshipers.  It's probably an effort to help undo all the bad press the Catholic Church has suffered recently.

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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 03:49:48 PM »
If the pope really liked us, he'd offer us 0% loans over 100 years from the Vatican Bank. As it is, it looks as if he's trying to up the church's income from the wavering agnostic.
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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 06:42:58 PM »
I'll raise a glass to the end of that dank, vile, rape happy, secretive, b*ll sh*t peddling church when it happens.  It's nice to see a  pope reflecting the desperation of  that organization's situation for once.

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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 07:45:46 PM »
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Pope Francis has struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone towards atheists and agnostics, saying that God will “forgive” them as long as they behave morally and live according to their consciences.

 I believe eating babies is good for the soul. Does that give me a chance with this god?  :)

PS I don't understand how this approach will bring more people to the Catholic church?

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Eating babies is ok as long as you don't sleep with a man if you are a man
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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2013, 08:47:01 PM »
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God will “forgive” them as long as they behave morally and live according to their consciences

Well, that's Pascal's Wager dead, buried, and cremated  :angel:
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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 12:27:32 AM »
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God will “forgive” them as long as they behave morally and live according to their consciences

Well, that's Pascal's Wager dead, buried, and cremated  :angel:
Only if you are Catholic....the rest of the nutbars don't listen to the pope
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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2013, 01:13:15 AM »
Only if you are Catholic....the rest of the nutbars don't listen to the pope
;D But Pascal's Wager was originally brought to us by a Roman Catholic (albeit a bit of a rogue Jansenist variety RC) - wouldn't it be hypocritical of other Christian brands to deny the Pope's wisdom in blowing it away?  After centuries of papal reflection and hotline conversations with God?  :angel:
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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2013, 01:50:43 AM »
I think it will just turn most Catholics who do not "practice" their religion away from the church even more.

Yes this!  Why would anyone put in the effort to adhere to all the impractical Catholic rules and ideas that are clearly out of step with modern society?
Why confess to a bunch of sins you don't actually feel bad about? :?  Like doing contraception, supporting gay rights, saying Goddammit! etc ... Check out the full list here:
http://www.followthissite.com/list-of-sins.php

Opting out of Catholicism is definitely the safest way for Catholics to get to heaven now  :angel:

Expect a Papal backflip soon folks :?
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Re: Pope trys new recruitment policy
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2013, 03:55:14 PM »
I think it will just turn most Catholics who do not "practice" their religion away from the church even more.

 

I disagree, I think it is not to show a nasty face to the Catholic who do have children, siblings, parents, etc and doom them to hell...which might make those who are still good Catholic go "Why do I want to be part of this?" otherwise.

It is a concession to a that it isn't a "Catholics Only" world that Catholic live in. Basicly treating us like they started to treat Baptists in 1920.



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