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Offline age234

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Re: Sould Popes Kiss the Quran?
« Reply #90 on: December 06, 2012, 11:22:19 AM »
Also, to reiterate my earlier question, what exactly can the LATE John Paul II do to rectify the situation now? And is it at all conceivable that God might have forgiven him for it, given that God is notoriously more forgiving than most humans? (Don't we all hope that for ourselves, anyway?)

Not to mention that most people on this board aren't Roman Catholics in the first place.

That never stopped them from throwing a good hissy fit, though.

Because sometimes it's a person's role in life to serve as a warning to others.

In a church as large as ours, there are undoubtedly Orthodox leaders who think the Pope's actions were the right course. Now is the time to discuss and pre-empt such attempts at blasphemy in our own Church. The laity must make their displeasure known before it happens so nobody in the hierarchy gets any funny ideas to try it themselves.

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Re: Sould Popes Kiss the Quran?
« Reply #91 on: December 06, 2012, 11:43:06 AM »
Also, to reiterate my earlier question, what exactly can the LATE John Paul II do to rectify the situation now? And is it at all conceivable that God might have forgiven him for it, given that God is notoriously more forgiving than most humans? (Don't we all hope that for ourselves, anyway?)

Not to mention that most people on this board aren't Roman Catholics in the first place.

That never stopped them from throwing a good hissy fit, though.

Because sometimes it's a person's role in life to serve as a warning to others.

In a church as large as ours, there are undoubtedly Orthodox leaders who think the Pope's actions were the right course. Now is the time to discuss and pre-empt such attempts at blasphemy in our own Church. The laity must make their displeasure known before it happens so nobody in the hierarchy gets any funny ideas to try it themselves.
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Re: Sould Popes Kiss the Quran?
« Reply #92 on: December 06, 2012, 11:57:52 AM »
All I know is that from the moment JPII took office, he was blasted from both right and left. The left called him "rigid" and "reactionary"and while the right called him ... exactly the opposite! And they always trotted out the Koran-kissing episode to prove their point. Which is why it might be a good idea to take the whole thing with a huge grain of Celtic sea salt.
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