What do you know about the Catholic system? [STRONG CONTENT]

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02 Oct 2010, 5:20 pm

What do you know about the Catholic system?

The Catholic system (the Pope of Italy/Rome) is a monarchy.

Monarchy

A monarchy is a form of government in which all political power is absolutely or nominally lodged with an individual, known as a monarch ("single ruler"), or king (male), queen (female).

As a political entity, the monarch is the head of state, generally until their death or abdication, and "is wholly set apart from all other members of the state."[1]

The historical form of absolute monarchy is retained only in Brunei, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia [Islam], Swaziland and Vatican City [Italian Catholicism].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchy

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The USA rejected the idea of a monarchy.

George Washington is the first president of the USA.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/preside ... washington



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02 Oct 2010, 5:42 pm

Interesting seeing all these old members on this thread, I am not to sure what the OP was on regarding numerology its a rather sketchy pastime popular with the paranoid. As a lapse catholic I never took an interest in the church or its sordid history, but it does seem like a very corrupt form of monarchy, just look at the Borgia's and Medici's



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02 Oct 2010, 5:57 pm

GreaseMonkey wrote:
There's a lot of screwed-up stuff going on in the Vatican. Take Mary-worship for example. Catholics worship the virgin Mary. However, the Bible says nothing about this, apart from Luke 11:27-28 (GNB):
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When Jesus had said this, a woman spoke up from the crowd and said to him, "How happy is the womanwho bore you and nursed you!"
But Jesus answered, "Rather, how happy are those who hear the word of God and obey it!"


There's also a lot of information in the Bible (it's symbolic though, you have to know a few things) that points the finger at the Catholic church being the Antichrist. The Antichrist's number is 666, and the Pope's Latin name is VICARIVS FILII DEI...
Code:
V+I+C+A+R+I+V+S+F+I+L+I+I+D+E+I -- add together
V+I+C+I+V+I+L+I+I+D+I -- take out non-roman numerals
I+I+I+I+I+I+V+V+L+C+D -- sort the numerals
6I+2V+L+C+D -- group the numerals
6 + 10 + 50 + 100 + 500 -- change them to their decimal equivilents
6 + 60 + 600
= 666


Discuss what the Vatican are doing to tear Christianity apart, bit by bit.


Do you really take this sh*t seriously? Really?

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03 Oct 2010, 3:18 pm

Take this from me, a WP member who happens to be Catholic.

1.} The Catholic Church since the early days have expressed racist, sexist, and homophobic ideals, despite female Catholics are outnumbering male Catholics in today's modern
Catholic Church.

2.} Catholics don't worship the Virgin Mary, Catholics worship Jesus.

3.} There are many negative connotations that people place on Catholics, such as the following: all Catholics hate gays, all Catholics are against abortion, all Catholics are Bible-thumpers, etc, etc, etc. This is true with some Catholics, but not all.

4.} All Catholics are shallow suburbites.
Um...PM me and we will talk about this one.

5.} Catholics are against the arts and don't care about much. {NOT TRUE!}

6.} Do Catholics follow the laws of their respective countries, or
do Catholics only follow Canon law?

7.} Lastly, not all Catholic parishes are very welcoming.

What I just wrote are reasons why people should NOT join the Catholic Church.


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03 Oct 2010, 7:02 pm

I'm a member of the WP strident atheists, and even though I think Catholicism is bogus I have to say that this s**t is just as bad.



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04 Oct 2010, 1:37 pm

I've always been wary of Catholicism. I wasn't even sure if it is part of Christianity, and even the people are ridden with racism and crime. They worship Mary, although I'm unsure why they should do that. Also, there is always the looming possibility of illegal actions in the Catholic church, mostly commited by male priests, from what I know with my misinformed mind (I've been reading to much morbid tragedies by early Victorian authors, so you can have a clue why I sound misinformed), and I've just had many experiences in Catholic school involving cliquish, group-mentality, overly conformist teachers and students (then again, most of the teachers in elementary school were narrow-minded). Anyway, I don't trust most Catholic churches' morals, and I apologize if I sound like I'm discriminating against you.



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07 Oct 2010, 4:12 pm

Catholics are not very welcoming to new members and are very narrow-minded.

Seriously people, DON'T become Catholic.


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07 Oct 2010, 4:23 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Catholics are not very welcoming to new members and are very narrow-minded.

Seriously people, DON'T become Catholic.

And Baptists, just to grab an example at random, are better? Or Charismatics (that cult commonly, and wrongly, referred to as "non-denominational")? Or, for that matter, Shi'a Islam? Or Orthodox Judaism? Or Jainist Hindus? Or...

I think George Carlin had it right, in his book Brain Droppings. "People are okay, taken two or three at a time. More than that and they tend to choose up sides and wear armbands."


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