According to Pope Benedict XVI today, abortion and same-sex marriage are some of the most "insidious and dangerous" threats facing the world today.
Ridiculous. Would seem he's just trying to draw attention away from all the insidious and dangerous corruption/abuse within the Catholic church.
What are his thoughts on same-sex abuse by priests? I guess from his point of view, they are OK because they stand so little chance of leading to an abortion.
Agreed. Would like him to rank these in order of insidiousness:
2. gay marriage
3. child abuse by you-know-who
Gee...I thought it was the crumbling economy, rampant disease, and unrelieved violence across the entire world...not to mention the threat of nuclear destruction.
But....what do I know...I'm certainly no pope (although I played a female one onstage...hehehe).
He didn't include himself and catholicism!
...just an oversight?
the pope says a lot of things, whatever happened to just using common sense? plus why would anyone listen to someone who makes the world safe for pedophiles?
It sounds like the Pope is one of the most "insidious and dangerous threats facing the world today".
Sexuality seems to be the new global pandemic.
Both items on that agenda are sexually based. Not surprising, since a large portion of the world is motivated or otherwise stimulated pro/con by sexuality -from child dance routines to scantly clad post-op male/female models holding icy cold bottles of beer...
what a planet.
Why not become a Muslim? That way, you can completely cover up your women and no will see them, including you.
Michelle Pfiefer on an interview of the sexuality of Catwoman:
"What's wrong with sex? Sex is not bad?"
Nothing wrong with it.
Of course Q thinks we should all become Muslim and redesign woman's clothes, or something...lol. odd fellows, those ex Catholic seminary students.
The abortion of a child conceived in a same sex marriage of priests is very, very bad.
That's not the point!
The important issue is not getting caught!
so is pre-marital sex now ok.. or just lower on the list of sins?
I didn't touch anyone!
I'm not even Catholic!
who has been spreading truthful rumours about me!?!?
i sleep with the guy ONE time before he even became a Cardinal and now he goes yapping to all his friends!
I slept once. I have to admit I was drunk.lol
It wasn't that one. The other one, with your wife.
my wife is a lady of style and taste...
she wouldn't be caught dead with me at the beach while i wear my bikini
You weren't wearing anything ! At least I didn't see any bikini lol
With everything going on...it seems difficult to place these two problems at the top. I'd say the oil spill in the gulf to those in the south, the volcano in iceland to people in that area. Tornado's in the mid-west. The economy.
I was actually wondering if there was enough fall out from the volcanio to cause crop failures, Haven't heard anything about that???
sorry back to topic.
abortion and same-sex marriage are some of the most "insidious and dangerous" threats facing ........the imperial authority of the establishment of the Papacy
Just gotta change a couple of words
it seems to me that sodomy outside of same sex marriage is the only allowable sexual activity if I am reading things right
As long as condoms are not involved, and you don't misuse the rosary beads.
are rosary beads anything like a pearl neckless??
The eruption of the volcano in Iceland is God's way of punishing us for homosexuals and abortion. People, get down on your knees and repent. (This post is for satirical purposes only)
Of course, things like constant wars and scaling drug abuse is of little concern to the pope. "Who cares about nuclear warfare when there are dudes DOING IT with each other!!!"
I don't think is of little concern to the Pope. He's doing business there.
Maybe I did speak out of line. Sorry about that.
It's just that I think he should stress more on subjects that have an impact regardless of belief. The catholic church is firm on abortion issues, but I disagree that this particular problem poses a threat to society, let alone homosexuality.
Living in times where our environment is being damaged beyond repair, and when there are weapons powerful enough to erase entire nations, it looks bad to me to speak so fervently on issues that aren't as important.
As someone who strives to "rile people up" I was wondering if this topic might do it. Good to see everyone has such a great sense of humor (it's critical when dealing with almost everything in life - in my opinion)
Do I think the Pope is putting homosexuals at the top of his "Hated it" list because the next statement that's coming out of him is about all homosexuals being pedophiles and them finding their way into his church to soil children in the rectory, you bet. Here's the deal, how about criminals or those who participate in criminal acts like the Pope? He assisted in shifting pedophile priests around in order to avoid scandal for the church and himself.
What would Jesus do? I think he'd fire the Pope and the rest of the religious leaders who make buckets of money as his agent and find a good Jewish gay to represent him instead!
I am pretty sure that Jesus can't fire the Pope. It's not his organization. He wasn't a founder of the Church and never asked anyone to go there to one to find God! Just my 2 cents.
It's a usurped position. No one hires a person into the position. It's granted to the person.
He's just the CEO of the richest, most powerful, capitalistic, theocratic corporation on earth....and ya know how ya get to be a CEO dont'cha? Yer better at bringing the big bucks into the system than anyone else.
If ya've studied the evolution of catholicism, the purpose of all 21 ecumenical councils (from about 500 ad to about 1500 ad) was to insure the viability of the church. The history of popes has been disgustingly "evil."
The pope is the best "crook" the "corporation" can produce. lolol :-)
I agree. Two of the most severe types of immorality. A poison to our society and life in general.
When I was in Italy, everyone was saying that it was an open secret that Pope Benedict is gay and his secretary is his lover. It's not just a nasty rumor, its a like a ricky martin is gay rumor. so....pope benedict is not exactly credible.
It's pretty obvious that he's right. Both abortion and homosexuality will have an effect on the number of new little catholics. Fewer little catholics will have a negative effect on the world. In addition, homosexuality produces pedophiles, which eventually reduces the number of priests to preach against homosexuality. All quite simple, really!
bad parenting produces pedophiles. homosexuals did not choose to be homosexuals, they just embraced what the already are.
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