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Re: Unlimited Catholic Fail
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2010, 12:38:36 am »
It feels good to "fight the power".  They don't get to do that much, anymore.

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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2010, 12:42:39 am »
All Christians live with this idea that the rest of the world is persecuting them, and satirizing them isn't going to win you anyone or do much of anything to them anyway.
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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2010, 12:46:32 am »
I guess.  Arguably, I have no choice in the matter.

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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2010, 12:52:32 am »
Honestly the best thing to do is to befriend them. If they stop being your friend because you're an infidel, they're an insensitive jerk. If he remains your friend but worries about your soul, then his god is an insensitive jerk.
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Re: Unlimited Catholic Fail
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2010, 02:22:25 pm »
It was the "taking all their stuff" thing that I didn't get. They do do some good work, after all (most of which seems to be done by nuns), and they need money for that. Also, where would you like to stick the paintings and treasures instead?

I'm saying this now: I grew up with John Paul II at the helm of the church, whom I liked, and once upon a time I was fairly devout, so I have some nostalgia for parts of it. The rest of it? No. It wasn't why I left, but it sure as hell helped me shut that door behind me.

ETA: I don't think I'm expressing my loathing for the society that they would like well enough, or how they've protected those who ought to be defrocked immediately and left to the criminal courts. Because I do loathe that and their various political games. I just miss the good parts of it in abstract sense.


Besides, who else can afford to store those manuscripts with such protection from aging?