Started by Mike Cl, September 02, 2021, 10:29:57 AM
Quote from: Cassia on September 16, 2021, 05:32:12 PMPriests are sooooo creeeeepy. The composite in my mind is like this...
Quote from: Sheena on September 16, 2021, 05:18:42 PMNot long ago (about 6 months tops), I came across a report that the Catholic Church spend 10.6 million dollars to prevent the statute of limitation from being extended for the benefit of the victims and therefore allow them the chance to go out and seek legal justice no matter how long ago the sexual abuse took place. The 10+ mil was spent by, if I remember correctly, a total of 6 dioceses from around the United States. The author related that the Autorities do not know how much of that money came from the collection plates. Ironically, at the time I was thinking about reconfirming myself as a gesture to celebrate my 10 years anniversary of being Catholic. I converted in 2011. That was one of the things that made me back off and renounce. ...Sadly .
Quote from: Mr.Obvious on September 17, 2021, 05:47:01 AMI'm a former catholic too. Though I've never denounced it officially. As far as the numbers are concerned, I'm still a member of the largest church of the world.To be honest, up until and even relatively shortly after I lost my faith in the Catholic Church (which was half a year before I could really be concidered an atheist), the amount of shit I gave a pass on, due to the indoctrinated respect for the institution, was appaling in and by itself.
Quote from: SGOS on September 17, 2021, 09:36:18 AMI was confirmed as a Lutheran when I was 11. I just stopped going to church in high school. I don't think there is an official denouncement needed as a Lutheran, and I don't have any particular need to do it. But as to child abuse, my Baptist Grandmother scared the bejabbers out of me when I was old enough to talk, and I had a hell of a time shaking off that crap long after I no longer believed in God. When you don't believe in God and Hell, there is no longer a reason to be afraid of Hell, right? It doesn't work that way psychologically. Intellectually, you know it to be true, but down in your subconscious, the terrors still runs amuck for a long time. Did it affect me negatively? How would I know? I was afraid of it. It was certainly not helpful in my life.
Quote from: Sheena on September 17, 2021, 06:48:25 PMAccording to the bible my friend there is NO Hell!!!!
Quote"See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction."
Quote "The disciples asked him, â€œWhy then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?â€ Jesus replied, â€œTo be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.â€ Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist."