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I am presuming that you are hinting that Catholics don’t read the Bible? No offense but I’m Catholic and I read the Bible everyday as do many other Catholics. Of course, may Catholics don’t read it. Neither do some Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists and other Christians. Perhaps Bill doesn’t either but he does hear it at Mass every Sunday. Remember “faith comes from what is heard”. My objection to Bill’s comments is that he implied that the street preacher was “getting in people’s faces”. I didn’t see that the preacher was doing that. He just seemed to be street corner preaching. There is a right to speak. There is not a right to not be offended.
You bring up the Bible and then throw out part of it. The letters of Paul are part of the Bible. Furthermore, what makes you think that Jesus didn’t “have a problem” with homosexual activity? Because it isn’t mentioned in the Gospels? Much of what Jesus did isn’t in the Gospels. It says so in the Gospels (see John 21). Jesus told the woman caught in adultery to “go and sin no more”. So He is against adultery but ok with sodomy?
Why is it that if something works and improves economic opportunity for everone, its still bad just because it also helps the rich?
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LES22 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 11:01 AM
And the link didn't post because I went over the word limit For youir edification - here it is: http://www.catholic.com/magazine/articles/nicene-credence You might also want to familiarize yourself with the Nicene Creed, which came out of the council. Here is that link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creed_of_Nicaea
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LES22 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 10:59 AM
Before calling somebody a lousy historian, you should try reading some history yourself. Nicaea wasn’t a conclave. It was a council. A conclave is convened to select a pope. A council is convened to handle a problem. Nicaea was convened by Pope Silvester and Constantine to address the Arian controversy. Arias was teaching that Jesus was a creature. This created a controversy that was causing problems in the eastern empire. Constantine wanted the Church to settle the controversy. He made the opening address to the council and then took no further part. The council determined that Jesus was ‘.. of one substance with the Father’. For more information on the council, here is a link: http://www.catholic.com/magazine/articles/nicene-cr
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LES22 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 10:50 AM
Balony, its a myth, a story, made up. No history to it. No pope named "Joan".
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LES22 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 9:53 AM
Another ignorant comment.
Continuing other post: My complaint concerns those who are derideing those service men who are not in the combat arms. I served in the Army Security Agency [ASA] - we were involved in signal intelligence. The soldier Lyndon Johnson called the first combat death in VietNam was Spc. 4 James Davis [ASA]. He was a radio direction finder operator - he located enemy units by their radio transmissions. SGT Roy Benavidez, an ASA soldier assigned to a Green Beret unit, won a Medal of honor while involved in the extraction of an A team from a hot landing zone. He lept from a helecoptor to rescue a wounded soldier who was carrying classified documents. He also retreived the documents and dispatched a few VC.
TA comment and a complaint. I was in the Army from 1966 -70. At that time, the Army Commendation Medal was awarded for exceptionally good job preformance. At my field station in northern Japen, our cooks received an Arcom and they deserved it. An inspection graded the mess hall as the 2nd best in the army. It was truly exceptional. I agree, however, that this award should rank behind the bronze star with V.
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LES22 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 2:11 PM
Faith in the teachings of Christ. As Christ told His disciples "He who hears you hears Me and he who rejects you rejects Me and the One who sent Me." Luke 10:16 for "Faith comes from what is heard." Jesus did not tell the Apostles to write the Bible. They wrote the Bible to explain their teachings.
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LES22 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 1:49 PM
Actually, they do. "Unless you are born again of water and the spirit you will not have life in you." Its baptism. This has been taught by the Church since the time of the Apostles. http://www.catholic.com/tracts/born-again-in-baptism
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