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    Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan

    "It means that to be like Him, we do not have to place ourselves above the others, but come down, come down and serve them, become small among the small and poor among the poor. It's a bad thing when one sees a Christian that does not want to come down, a Christian that uses everything to show off. Not nice, eh? That is not Christian, that is paganism.
    Oops, there goes the prosperity gospel down the drain.... And why not? It is heresy, and runs counter to everything that Jesus taught. Kudos to you, Pope Francis.

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    Re: Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan

    Someone should inform him where the major sumbols of Christianity that he surrounds himself with are stolen from. He's closer to being a pagan than he seems to realize.

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    Re: Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Someone should inform him where the major sumbols of Christianity that he surrounds himself with are stolen from. He's closer to being a pagan than he seems to realize.
    He actually revokes a great deal of the lifestyle, so you're criticism is foolishness at best.
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    Re: Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan

    So the Pope is responsible for all things that came before him..
    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Someone should inform him where the major sumbols of Christianity that he surrounds himself with are stolen from.
    He's closer to being a pagan than he seems to realize.
    Not what he is trying to change..

    Sucks the Pope doesn't fit the right-ist evangelical narrative..
    Neither did Romney .
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    Re: Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Someone should inform him where the major sumbols of Christianity that he surrounds himself with are stolen from. He's closer to being a pagan than he seems to realize.
    I was thinking some of the same. The Church purposefully used this season to get more in the fold of the faith. Not that I hold that against them. I think that is one of the best decisions they made.
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    Re: Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan

    Well yeah, every current world POV is built on the shoulders of giants.

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    Re: Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Oops, there goes the prosperity gospel down the drain.... And why not? It is heresy, and runs counter to everything that Jesus taught. Kudos to you, Pope Francis.

    Article is here.
    Quite a speach from within that guilded palace.

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    Re: Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    He actually revokes a great deal of the lifestyle, so you're criticism is foolishness at best.
    Try some learning before you spout, the very fact that he's celebrating the birth of Christ, Christmas, on December 25th shows he's on the same old page.

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    Re: Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    So the Pope is responsible for all things that came before him..

    Not what he is trying to change..

    Sucks the Pope doesn't fit the right-ist evangelical narrative..
    Neither did Romney .
    Well then he should be preaching against adopting the trappings of paganism. That means Christmas in September and no Christmas trees and no doves or holly or well, a whole lot of symbols that will require he remove a ton of statuary.

    I wouldn't expect the Pope to follow an evangelical narrative, that's mostly Scottish and American.

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    Re: Pope on Christmas: A Christian that shows off is a pagan

    All the accoutrements of Christmas are pagan in origin and predate Christianity. So, one who celebrates Christmas is a pagan.

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