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Someone sent me >> THIS VIDEO this morning as a forwarded chain letter that i find amusing. To me it shows how people can twist things that are half true to say what isn't so and incite people to conspiracy theory. What are the real reasons for the split in the Catholic church? .

 

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My best friend growing up was Roman Catholic, and as long as I can remember, there have been divisions within the RCC. This was during the era of Gustavo Gutierrez and Liberation Theology. The "official," orthodoxy frowned on the practice and formally admonished against it in the 80s.

 

On the opposite end of the spectrum is Opus Dei and the Catholic Traditionalist movement who reject all the reforms of Vatican II.

 

So, it is laughable to hear someone accuse Obama of "causing" division in the RCC.

 

Ironically, when I visited the Catholic Church with my friend, it seemed to me that Catholic doctrine leans toward socialism by its very nature.

 

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The only thing missing was actually calling Obama the Antichrist!

 

I would have thought that God could be regarded as the ultimate socialist!

 

Over the Memorial Day weekend, a couple of members of our family got involved in a discussion of Islam after watching the film Argo. One of them began asserting that Muslims are the Antichrist.

 

Where in the world is this stuff coming from?

 

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I thought Bill Gates was meant to be the anti-Christ?

 

It would be funny if it wasn't so sad, that some people feel they are in the end times and that they are actively looking for somebody to fulfil their interpretation of scripture, just so that we can all be decimated to bring an 'end' to the story of humankind on earth.

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  • 2 weeks later...

To true Paul.

Perhaps the need for end times is inherent in such people is telling of their own denied doubt in their absolute faith. The rapture would give them the end to the suffering that must be inherent in living only for what awaits in the next life, by sacrificing the one that they have now. No proof for this of course, not even sure that I believe it, just a thought.

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I have similar thoughts Rhino. I feel my Mum's in that boat - it's as though she's itching to be proved 'right' one day. Her response to people who don't 'believe' in Jesus is "they'll find out one day!". It's almost as if she's itching to be proved right! In the meantime, she has no real interest in improving this world, increasing peace, or even doing much for others really.

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