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What's in a Name? A Lot When a Pope Chooses it

IvanKaramazov Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 9:47 PM
hey pantload, Go heckle some muzzies...I dare you!
loadstar Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 11:12 PM
Ah yes, the reflexive, dismissive ad hominem when logic and cognition are simply too inconvenient...ho hum, so predictable..but if one believes in the hokus pocus of religion, why even get upset? Could it be the myriad unanswered questions?

How to explain babies born hideously deformed who die days later after horrible suffering?

When a few survive a plane crash, some bray "By the grace of gawd!" But where was gawd for the 180 who perished?

If the Jews are "God's chosen people," where was he when 6 million of them were summarily slaughtered? And the Jews think Jesus was a NUT!

If there is a heaven, does every worm go there also?...we are biologically the same.

dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 2:49 PM

We are told heaven awaits those who obey God and serve him. The One we have this from is Jesus Christ; the Son of God. The one unimpeachable authority.

Jesus had authority to teach us; and no ulterior motives. He asked for nothing. He had no property to lose nor to add to. He suffered equally with the poorest man.
and he worked public wonders. Included prophesies that come true. Like His coming death and resurrection. His Word as well as His Church, do not pass away.

HERE he's opposed by a loathesome bigot and racist. Who has NOT distinguished himself ever, to anyone.

Thanks, I'll take the word of Christ over that buffoon who calls himself Loadsome.

Habemus Papam! We have a pope! That was the word, or rather the words, from St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday, and it wasn't just a worldwide church that had awaited the news, but the world itself. And the news was good, as in the Good News. For suddenly the air in Rome and far beyond seemed filled with a hope that was almost palpable.

Habemus Papam! Even as the white smoke was still drifting, spirits were lifting. And then the name that the new pope had chosen for himself was announced: Francis. As in Francis of Assisi, saint and exemplar. A...

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