and earn time off purgatory
I'm sure all the pervy priests will be avidly tweeting in a vain attempt to be excused from their heinous crimes.
That just kinda confirmed what I already thought about the Roman church, really...
I thought one of the Popes decreed that Purgatory did not exist, but, apparently I am wrong.
This is the 21st century not the 15 th, Ill Papa needs to realise this type of statement will no longer wash with the practical minds of more educated people in this century, or do people love to be dominated and brainwashed by this type of propaganda expounded by a MAN born who knows nothing about what happens after death than any other person alive today, it is laughable if it was written without any valid proven fact behind his tweet. jmb
I recall Dr. Martin Luther's logic, with respect to indulgences. He said that, if the Pope had the authority to reduce sentences in purgatory or release souls from its torment, then surely the Pope would release everybody immediately.
Why would he? That makes little sense.
Why would anyone think they could unpick what God had decided to do?
Luther was just another theologian postulating theories and having circular arguments though wasn't he? His biggest contribution as far as I'm concerned was his translating the bible into the vernacular so that it was more widely accessible and so that those who kept knowledge for themselves to retain power were gradually seen as an irrelevance.
Regardless of that, Luther did postulate some powerful questions, which, as he claimed, were points for discussion. I don't think he was making any
statements or presenting any arguments for, or against, any of the 95 questions.
The Roman Catholic Church needed to be questioned based upon the validity of many of its doctrines at the time.
A faith that will not stand up to scrutiny is no faith at all.
Has anyone seen "Dogma"?
It's a Kevin Smith movie with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck playing two fallen angels (one the Angel of Death) sentenced to eternity in Wisconsin for challenging God.
When the a Catholic Bishop decides to re-brand the Church, he declares one one day anyone who passes the archway of a particular newly consecrated Church in New Jersey will be absolved of all sin. (Plenary Indulgence)
The Angels get the idea to travel to the archway, but must be stopped by other heavenly beings or they will un-do God's word and un-make reality.
That sound dodgy?...well if you haven't seen the film, I've just made it sound ether really fun...or dogmatically inaccurate.
So watch the film and I won't spoil how the problem is solved!
Kevin Smith is Roman Catholic who knows his stuff, and his love for the Church is apparent in the movie...but you may have to squint to see it if you don't like toilet humour!
Sounds like an interesting movie, BG, good for a laugh.