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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Like the denominational splits over slavery.

    There are two kinds of people:

    Conservatives change their ideals to hold on to their rituals. Liberals change their rituals to hold on to their ideals.
    Well, time will tell. While not in the RCA, I have a few friends in there and they're keeping me updated.
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    The hatred is the whole point.

    May these twisted f-cks never get another nominee.
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    Growing up in the Reformed church, we frowned on tongues. And I don't think anyone in the Episcopal church knows what tongues are either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Growing up in the Reformed church, we frowned on tongues. And I don't think anyone in the Episcopal church knows what tongues are either.
    At my wife's grandfather's funeral service (protestant), my mother in law started wailing in tongues for many minutes. After a few I grabbed my infant son and got out of there.

    I may not believe in it, but I've seen it done.

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    At my wife's grandfather's funeral service (protestant), my mother in law started wailing in tongues for many minutes. After a few I grabbed my infant son and got out of there.

    I may not believe in it, but I've seen it done.
    Well, there's nothing to "believe" in. It's a verifiable mental state. It's letting go of the rational portion of the self. It's easy to see how that kind of circuit breaker would be valuable in a situation of extreme grief or ecstasy to prevent real damage, a psychotic break, etc.

    If you believe it's a phone line to God, well, there's nobody home so yeah that part is obvious bunk. But glossolalia is way, way more interesting than theology. It's a glimpse at our pre-linguistic, pre-cognitive animal hardware. It's time travel back to before we had a mind to mediate our experience and emotions. It's what we are underneath all the "meaning" we've made up, which explains why it isn't pretty.

    Except of course this guy is just a distracted, low energy con artist checking his bank account.
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    I know in some churches, tongues is a definite thing. And miraculously, someone is always there to interpret.

    I'll stick with the liturgy at my church, thank you much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    I know in some churches, tongues is a definite thing. And miraculously, someone is always there to interpret.

    I'll stick with the liturgy at my church, thank you much.
    Pentecostals, IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Pentecostals, IIRC.
    It's what makes them Pentecostals, IINM.

    Religions that start in Southern California don't have a great track record.

    Of all the various Fleecing Mechanisms of Christianity I think I like this one the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    It's what makes them Pentecostals, IINM.

    Religions that start in Southern California don't have a great track record.

    Of all the various Fleecing Mechanisms of Christianity I think I like this one the best.
    I like snake handling.

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    I like snake handling.
    Hey, there was a snake handler church within 20 miles of where I lived in MD (across the border in WV. Of course.). Also a KKK outpost. Also these fun folks.

    This is why I get amused when people talk about "the effete coasts."
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    My mom noted today that one of the ex-priests Michigan's AG is prosecuting for sex crimes, is the son of a couple of her late parents' friends. Fortunately for them, neither lived to see this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I like snake handling.
    Surprisingly, that was not done today in the Vatican gardens.

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    Wasn't done today on my church's lawn, either.
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    Elections have consequences.

    Francis has now appointed more than half of the 128 cardinal electors, increasing the possibility that the next pope will continue his progressive policies.

    Over six years he has appointed more cardinal electors than those still alive who were named by former Pope Benedict and the late Pope John Paul combined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Except, if you read the resignation, B16 resigned the position of Bishop of Rome and not the Papacy. JP2 split the 2.

    Putting on my solovsfett hat, the St. Galen Mafia jumped in with both feet and, through the Secretary of State, announced that B16 had resigned. Not quite.

    If he had quit it all, B16 would have gone back to Joseph Ratzinger, but he kept the title of B16. Benedict, an accomplished canon lawyer, knew exactly what he had done. Effectively he created a Head of Government (Francis) and Head of State (Benedict).

    Do we have an anti-pope? I don't think so. What we Catholics have is Mass confusion under Francis. But, with Francis being a Jesuit, I expected no different.

    My next papabile is ++Robert Sarah.

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    BlNGO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    If he had quit it all, B16 would have gone back to Joseph Ratzinger, but he kept the title of B16. Benedict, an accomplished canon lawyer, knew exactly what he had done. Effectively he created a Head of Government (Francis) and Head of State (Benedict).
    Whatever lets you call yourself a Catholic while opposing the Pope. I believe there is a more technical term for that.



    BTW, if your theory is correct then when Benedict dies will the College of Cardinals meet and choose a new "head of state," or you will just name your own based on your ideology, creating a Shia/Sunni Catholic split?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Whatever lets you call yourself a Catholic while opposing the Pope. I believe there is a more technical term for that.



    BTW, if your theory is correct then when Benedict dies will the College of Cardinals meet and choose a new "head of state," or you will just name your own based on your ideology, creating a Shia/Sunni Catholic split?
    Francis, I believe, is far out there in matters of faith and morals. But he is a Jesuit which explains all.

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