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Predictable Pope-Smearing Ensues

Troy103 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 9:38 AM
The problem a lot of people have with the Papacy is the pedestal the guy has been placed upon. He ( a mere man) is the central focal point of the Catholic church, not Jesus. This is probably why tens of thousands have left the Catholic church in the last couple of decades. ex-Catholics (including this one) grew/have grown tired of religion, which is just about all the Catholic church has had to offer.
JimH in CA Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 10:31 AM
Whereas in your typical protestant mega-church, the cult of personality is nowhere in evidence.

Look, escape your ignorance: visit a Catholic church for mass. See whose image (crucifix) hangs on the wall. LIsten to the creed, listen to what is being said at mass.
Rich D. Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 2:15 PM
Non sequitur. Those are individual assemblies that one can leave. If you can leave a parish, you are still stuck with the same pope.

I am not a Catholic, but I find the concerted efforts to smear various Popes to be disgusting and contemptible.  In the case of Pope Francis, according to the Vatican, anti-clerical left-wing outlets are trying to accuse him -- without any evidence -- of wrongdoing during the reign of a military junta from 1976-1983.  

Left-wingers in the United States responded predictably, with Michael Moore tweeting out a picture later revealed as a hoax, purportedly of Pope Francis offering communion to an Argentine dictator (to his credit, Moore issued a correction).

It should be obvious that the attacks have...