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    (Original post by britishseapower)
    it more or less has the same qualities as a drug, it can be addictive and alter your behaviour
    'Twas a quote from Brass Eye.

    I should probably stop doing that...
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    The irony is that taking the first three of those seriously is more than likely to inflict poverty on a huge portion of the world's population. But when have the hippie priests ever been consistent.
    You've got a point, the Catholic church is still run by a bunch of 60s Modernist rejects. I'm sure the election of Benedict is a step in the opposite direction, but there's a lot of wind and not quite enough piss yet.
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    (Original post by stranger101)
    *Accumulating excessive wealth . . .*Violation of fundamental rights of human nature
    Jesus, whom they claim to represent says:-

    "with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again." (Matt.7:2)

    "by thy words thou shalt be condemned" (Matt. 12:37)


    Here's a summary of recent sex abuse settlements against the RCC in North America totalling nearly $100,000,000. They've got the money when they need it! . . .


    From: THE VATICAN BILLIONS by Avro Manhattan.

    (This information was published 10 years ago, and the figures are probably even more startling today.)

    "The Vatican has large investments with the Rothschilds of Britain, France and America, with the Hambros Bank, with the Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. In the United States it has large investments with the Morgan Bank, the Chase-Manhattan Bank, the First National Bank of New York, the Bankers Trust Company, and others. The Vatican has billions of shares in the most powerful international corporations such as Gulf Oil, Shell, General Motors, Bethlehem Steel, General Electric, IBM, T.W.A., etc. At a conservative estimate, these amount to more than 500 million dollars in the U.S.A. alone.

    "In a statement published in connection with a bond prospectus, the Boston archdiocese listed its assets at Six Hundred and Thirty-five Million ($635,891,004), which is 9.9 times its liabilities. This leaves a net worth of Five Hundred and Seventy-one million dollars ($571,704,953). It is not difficult to discover the truly astonishing wealth of the church, once we add the riches of the twenty-eight archdioceses and 122 dioceses of the U.S.A., some of which are even wealthier than that of Boston.

    Did they accumulate that wealth by hard work like most tax payers?
    Certainly not!, but that's another story!!

    The above figures are for the USA alone.
    And remember, they don't pay tax like the rest of us.


    (Original post by stranger101)
    *Inflicting poverty
    Prohibiting the use of condoms in Africa doesn't exactly help the spread of Aids, and more mouths to feed.
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    (Original post by stranger101)
    Found this article on the BBC News website:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7287071.stm

    The Vatican has modernised the traditional seven deadly sins (pride, envy, lust, gluttony, sloth, anger, greed) and brought in some new ones! Which are:
    *Environmental pollution
    *Genetic manipulation
    *Accumulating excessive wealth
    *Inflicting poverty
    *Drug trafficking and consumption
    *Morally debatable experiments
    *Violation of fundamental rights of human nature

    Quite interesting, don't you think...
    What a load of crap. First of all, they're not analogous to the classical sins anyway - the seven deadly sins are all personal qualities, whereas these new ones are actions; they're more like a modernised set of the ten commandments (thou shalt not pollute the environment, etc.). Also, if an experiment is morally 'debatable', it's a sin? The word 'debatable' means that whether it is right or not is the subject of discussion, for christ's sake, not that it's unconditionally reprehensible.

    So yeah, makes no sense.
 
 
 
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