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    Re: Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Opposing the use of condoms is not a crime but hiding child molesters is.

    Please point out specifically where the Pope hid child molesters.
    You have a problem reading, don't you? I said he WROTE THE RULES, which he did. Read the link. It specifically tells diocese not to inform the police of cases of potential child molestation, but to keep it under wraps. In fact, no matter how strong the evidence for the crime was, the worst a priest could receive under the rules was a canonical trial, with the worst penalty they could possibly receive was defrocking. This was the official policy of the Catholic Church from 1962-2001 when it became absurdly obvious they could no longer keep the molestation scandal under wraps.
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    Re: Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death

    Can we agree that Christianity is generally more peaceful than Islam?

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    Re: Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It was in response to someone who said the Muslims had a responsibility to take down bad religious leaders, I pointed out the hypocrisy of the statement, by pointing out that they can say that about other religions, but not do anything about their own.

    That's what happens when you don't actually read the thread.
    You clearly know nothing of the Catholic Church, the monies paid out, the charges which were laid, and so on.

    When Christians behave badly people in the democracies respond. When Muslims act badly - murdering, rioting, looting, burning, etc.- it is said that nothing can be done and what about Catholic priests.

    Do you really believe that to be an intelligent response?

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    Re: Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You have a problem reading, don't you? I said he WROTE THE RULES, which he did. Read the link. It specifically tells diocese not to inform the police of cases of potential child molestation, but to keep it under wraps. In fact, no matter how strong the evidence for the crime was, the worst a priest could receive under the rules was a canonical trial, with the worst penalty they could possibly receive was defrocking. This was the official policy of the Catholic Church from 1962-2001 when it became absurdly obvious they could no longer keep the molestation scandal under wraps.
    Do you read what you post?

    Benedict didn't become Pope until AFTER 2001!

    Why not go to another thread.

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    Re: Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Do you read what you post?

    Benedict didn't become Pope until AFTER 2001!

    Why not go to another thread.
    You know he didn't just magically pop into existence at his beatification, right?
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    Re: Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Can we agree that Christianity is generally more peaceful than Islam?
    All organizations everywhere, religious or not, appear to be more peaceful than Islam. There is nothing in this time of our lives to compare.

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    Re: Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Can we agree that Christianity is generally more peaceful than Islam?
    Today, sure. It's been forced to be. It's got a horribly bloody history though, no different than any other religion.
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    Re: Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Today, sure. It's been forced to be. It's got a horribly bloody history though, no different than any other religion.
    Well we can concentrate on the present and the future or we can concentrate on the past.

    Which course do you think might be more prudent?

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    Re: Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Well we can concentrate on the present and the future or we can concentrate on the past.

    Which course do you think might be more prudent?
    Honesty. That's what I think is more prudent. You ought to try it.
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    Re: Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Honesty. That's what I think is more prudent. You ought to try it.
    Where is the lack of honesty?

    Why not respond to the question rather than deflect?

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