Wednesday, 7/4/12, Public Square


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7 responses to “Wednesday, 7/4/12, Public Square

  1. So ‘things’ have been revealed to the church. I’m pretty sure this would be easily explained and the difference of what Roeder said was revealed to him could be easily explained away. All those priests who abused children didn’t have proper revelations either. The church will decide what is a revelation and what is not and in this case, since it’s the Catholic Church, the men properly authorized will tell you what is true and what isn’t. They know because they’re superior.


    (from the link): Fabian Bruskewitz, bishop of Lincoln, Neb., says the nuns are a “precious treasure,” but that some of their leaders were promoting ideas about sexuality that were at odds with the Catholic Church.

    When it comes to core doctrines, Bruskewitz says, the church is not a democracy.

    “These are not open to votes,” Bruskewitz says. “These are what God has revealed, and the custody of that revelation is of course in the possession of the church.”

    • Liberty does not dwell within a church!

      I’m having trouble finding any indications of morality or love within a church. Don’t you think it would be a good idea for all loving, moral people to speak out against those who tarnish their church’s reputations?

      • All too often – those church leaders have all the money……and with that fact, also all the money.

        But have you noticed the Catholic Church is run by MEN?

        BTW – Why would the Pope need to hire that Fox News guy to for his communications director to ‘reshape the message’?

        If the Pope is omnipotent (sp?) – and the core beliefs are from God himself – then why the need for the guy from Fox News?

        Just a thought…’

        There I go again – using my emotions and maternal instinct about something..

  2. During his radio show this week, Limbaugh took a call from a male listener who suggested that uninformed young voters were the cause of the election of President Obama in 2008. While Limbaugh agreed, he thought the problem was deeper.

    “When women got the right to vote is when it all went downhill. Because that’s when votes started being cast with emotion and maternal instinct that government ought to reflect”

  3. R.D. Liebst

    When it comes to church and religion, I have had quite a journey, in younger years it was not all that pleasant. But it was not until I was being more or less blackmailed into going to a church in order to get my best friends parents to agree to let him stay over night on Saturday night.

    His family is fundamental Baptist, The lack of understand and more the demand of more or less blind and harsh faith. There was no room for anything less then black and white doctrine. Though at times I felt it was more from the mind of the elders then from a strict Bible passages. Seldom did it seem to come from the teaching of someone who preferred the company of Beggars, thieves and the outcast of society.

    The pious reverends were not the preferred company of Jesus, it would make one wonder if Terry Fox would get anymore from the Christ then a lecture on faith and following God. I have had my knuckles rapped and told that I was damned to Hell for being so light of spirits and willing to think other then what was told to me.

    • I even graduated from one of those Fundy Baptist Colleges. I have shared on this blog my personal feelings about these Fundies.

      But you know what – it is not just the Fundy Baptists that are this narrow. I suspect the more fundamental a religion , the more narrow it becomes. And that apparently goes for Muslims also because how many Radical Muslims have we seen in this world?

      I still say there is no difference between a Radical Muslims and a Radical Christian when they both have a weapon in their hands and willing to die for their God.