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Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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By Blackspeare, March 26, 2008 at 6:37 am Link to this comment

How do they do it——easy!  Ever since Pope Leo X said, “It has serves us well. This myth of Christ”, the HRCC has established itself as a truly unregulated global corporation.  The Pope is the CEO; the Cardinals are the BoD where the Vatican-based Cardinals have functions as COO, CFO, etc.  The archbishops are directing managers, the bishops local managers and the parish priests manager trainees and staff.  The money taken in over the centuries is beyond belief——even the lawsuits won’t make a dent it.  The HRCC has invested its money quite wisely and the income earned from those investments more than compensates for any construction without affecting the principal.

The HRCC is not going away anytime soon——they’re too powerful financially and we know that money talks, nobody walks!

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By DR, March 25, 2008 at 5:24 pm Link to this comment
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Maani:

The “a generation ago” referred to concepts which were accepted as normal, such as racism and the Index, not the death penalty for Apostasy.

The point I was making was that my own parents were under constant threat of physical harm if they were caught reading the wrong books. This was the case in Quebec at least until 1966, the year before I was born. This was simply not that long ago.

It is the VERY short memory of the west’s own lack of humanity which I wanted to highlight, its mind-boggling self-congratulation, and the fundamentally racist view that brown-skinned people are somehow genetically incapable of the same evolution.

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By Maani, March 24, 2008 at 9:34 pm Link to this comment

truthseeker:

“Instead of contemplating the insight of the cartoon
and how funny and true it is and saluting Mr. Fish for it you use the occasion to bite with your fangs and releasing your venom. Fanatics are in every religion and in every ethnic group. Just look around
you. Please lighten up and get a life.”

I fail to see how your comment logically follows mine.  I was addressing a single issue.  If I had wanted to comment on the cartoon itself, I certainly could have and would have.

Besides, simply because I am of the belief that “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” does not mean that I agree with what is said.  Thus, I do not “salute” Mr. Fish because I do NOT think the cartoon is “funny” or “true.”

Peace.

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By Maani, March 24, 2008 at 9:30 pm Link to this comment

DR:

Thank you for reminding me of a history with which I am intimately familiar.  However, I was obviously not talking about the past, but the present.

And you might want to work on your math.  If “That penalty was enforced as recently as the 19th century within some Christian denominations,” then that is not “a generation ago,” but more like five or six generations ago (since a generation is usually understood to be 21 years).

Peace.

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By GW=MCHammered, March 24, 2008 at 7:43 pm Link to this comment
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Just got an email from Jesus. He says that now, as then, he wouldn’t be caught dead in Israel. Also says, he gave up on mankind centuries ago, “No biblical miracles ... Hello?! Enjoy your free-for-all cretins!”

So much for atonement. Thinking maybe, we best figure out how to Save ourselves.

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By DR, March 24, 2008 at 5:29 pm Link to this comment
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There was such a thing as a fatwa. And not so far ago, either. According to your very “Bible”, the penalty for Apostasy is Death (Deut. 13:6-10). That penalty was enforced as recently as the 19th century within some Christian denominations, including Catholicism.

The Index Librorum Prohibitorum still exists, even though legal penalties were abolished in 1966 as part of the Vatican II reforms. In some parts of the world, the penalty for possession of books listed could be quite severe, including prison sentences and torture. In Quebec, children were often beaten to near Death for being caught reading books on the Index.

The West needs to be a tad more familiar with its own history. Not only can it show that the West does not have some sort of genetic superiority over others, but it also shows how quickly attitudes can change, so much so that concepts which were completely accepted a generation ago (the Index, racism), can become vilified.
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By truthseeker33, March 24, 2008 at 1:10 pm Link to this comment
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Maani,

Instead of contemplating the insight of the cartoon
and how funny and true it is and saluting Mr. Fish for it you use the occasion to bite with your fangs and releasing your venom. Fanatics are in every religion and in every ethnic group. Just look around
you. Please lighten up and get a life.

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By C Quil, March 24, 2008 at 11:33 am Link to this comment

A slight disconnect in this headline:

“Afghanistan - Canadian soldiers are getting back to work this Easter Monday after a weekend of rest and spiritual rebirth.”

As far as I can see, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (and maybe Iran, too - a nuclear submarine has just moved into the Persian Gulf) are just one big fatwa organized by Christians.

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By Maani, March 24, 2008 at 6:46 am Link to this comment

What is interesting here is that, while some right-wing fundamentalists might rail against this as being insulting (though most Christians will either laugh along with it or let it roll off their backs), there will be no Christian equivalent of a fatwa (even if there WERE such a thing) as a result.  Compare that with the way fundamental Islam reacts to comical depictions of Mohammed.

Peace.

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By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, March 24, 2008 at 5:15 am Link to this comment

People whose parents were hawkers of religious myth will be so angered and incensed by this (if they even see it) that they wouldn’t stop for a nonosecond to THINK about the possibility that its meaning might be true. So, funny and nice try, Mr. Fish. 

On a little side note, I know a place that just finished construction of a new Catholic church that had to cost tens of millions of dollars.  How does this happen when The Church is still paying out millions and millions to settle sex predator law-suits?  HOW DO MEMBERS OF THIS NEW EDIFICE JUSTIFY THEIR COMPLICITY IN THIS IMMORALITY?

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