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    09 May '12 11:58
    It is ironic for Catholics that they want everyone to follow god's laws yet require priests to be celibate!
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    09 May '12 13:41
    Originally posted by 667joe
    It is ironic for Catholics that they want everyone to follow god's laws yet require priests to be celibate!
    It was a major problem with the way the French tried to colonise America.

    They sent over lots of catholic priests and nuns to try to convert the natives with just
    enough workers to support them.

    Which of course meant that they had comparatively little population growth because the
    priests and nuns were supposed to be celibate and thus all the population growth had to
    come from the smaller number of workers.

    Whereas of course the protestant settlers had no such problem or limitation.
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    09 May '12 14:50
    Originally posted by 667joe
    It is ironic for Catholics that they want everyone to follow god's laws yet require priests to be celibate!
    id be surprised if a priest has ever been struck off for not being celibate. id love to know how many have actually managed to be celibate. i read somewhere that the catholic church had relaxed its attitudes towards masturbation, i wonder if this was an attempt to curb the sexual activity of its priests.
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    09 May '12 18:07
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    id be surprised if a priest has ever been struck off for not being celibate. id love to know how many have actually managed to be celibate. i read somewhere that the catholic church had relaxed its attitudes towards masturbation, i wonder if this was an attempt to curb the sexual activity of its priests.
    Some of the Popes had children.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sexually_active_popes
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    09 May '12 18:16
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Some of the Popes had children.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sexually_active_popes
    well i never!!!!

    i see non are later than the 1500's, smells like a cover up.



    ive read also that the celibacy causes a build up aggression in men of the cloth and there have been several reports of them bashing bishops, i wonder if any popes have been caught bashing the bishop (teehee).
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    09 May '12 19:53
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    well i never!!!!

    i see non are later than the 1500's, smells like a cover up.



    ive read also that the celibacy causes a build up aggression in men of the cloth and there have been several reports of them bashing bishops, i wonder if any popes have been caught bashing the bishop (teehee).
    Cover-ups in the Roman Catholic Chruch have been going on for centuries ever since a group of non-believers took over the Church. That's why they did not like people like Martin Luther questioning their authority and not wanting the people to have their own bibles to read. When I was young, I dated a nice girl that was Roman Catholic and I asked to see her Bible since I had heard there were some differences. She said they did not have one because they didn't need it since the priest told them everything they needed to know. So I guess some may still have that attitude today.
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    10 May '12 05:19
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    When I was young, I dated a nice girl that was Roman Catholic and I asked to see her Bible ...
    You Smooth Operator! 🙄
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    10 May '12 15:57
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Cover-ups in the Roman Catholic Chruch have been going on for centuries ever since a group of non-believers took over the Church. That's why they did not like people like Martin Luther questioning their authority and not wanting the people to have their own bibles to read. When I was young, I dated a nice girl that was Roman Catholic and I asked to see her ...[text shortened]... told them everything they needed to know. So I guess some may still have that attitude today.
    It is possible that you contributed to her distrust of people reading the Bible for themselves. If she thought you were reading the Bible for yourself and that you were reading it differently than the RCC does, and if she believed the RCC reading, she would naturally think reading it for yourself is a bad idea.

    Did you ask her what she thought about some of the things the Bible says, like, did you think of reading her a parable and asking her what she was taught that it meant? Did you find any great differences between what you two believed? I'm talking about what she believed, not what the RCC teaches generally. There are a lot of people who worship as Catholics who don't believe everything the Church says about Bible teachings.
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    10 May '12 16:34
    When I was young, I dated a nice girl that was Roman Catholic and I asked to see her Bible.[/b]
    is that a euphemism?
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    10 May '12 20:42
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    is that a euphemism?
    No. You completely missed the point. Keep reading, Doofus.
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    10 May '12 22:16
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    No. You completely missed the point. Keep reading, Doofus.
    Was she hot?
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    11 May '12 01:31
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    You Smooth Operator! 🙄
    it sounds like another hinds make belief life story, like the one of him being in the army.
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    11 May '12 05:05
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Was she hot?
    Let me repeat the point - She said they did not have one (a Bible) because they didn't need it (a Bible), since the priest told them everything they needed to know.
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    11 May '12 16:401 edit
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Let me repeat the point - She said they did not have one (a Bible) because they didn't need it (a Bible), since the priest told them everything they needed to know.
    ...because if she was, the next move could have been, 'hey baby, let's go upstairs and I'll show you MY Bible' ... read her the Song of Solomon. 😀
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    12 May '12 04:321 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    ...because if she was, the next move could have been, 'hey baby, let's go upstairs and I'll show you MY Bible' ... read her the Song of Solomon. 😀
    You are trying to make a crude sex joke, like --

    What does Popeye do to keep his favorite tool from rusting?

    Sticks it in Olive Oyl. 😀
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