Slith wrote:One of her first statements is "I don't know anything about the man". Nuff said
She's an idiot.
She always was an idiot.. A catholic priest who's full of shit... Shocker.
The music/politics/religion thing.. Never works, the three subjects just explode when introduced to each other.
Bono is another one.
Chaindrive wrote: we also know what was the major conflict in Ireland that has been going on for the past 500 years (+/-) either the 14th or 15th century.. the invasion of the Catholics and their beliefs into Ireland and ever sense that time the Protestants have been trying to drive OUT the Catholics with no real success at all.
You just couldn't be more wrong. You've literally got it backwards. Not even the most hardcore Orangemen in Ulster see the history of Ireland that way.
Ireland has basically always been Catholic (except when it was Pagan). One of the major reasons they never embraced the Protestant reformation was because they saw it as the religion of their British colonialist oppressors.
There were previous schisms in the church, but basically was no such thing as a Protestant before Martin Luther and John Calvin, and they lived in the 16th century (so 1500s). Some people like to lump Henry VIII in there as well, but he lived at roughly the same time, and his was more of a self serving political split than a theological one.
It's Northern Ireland where the sectarian conflict has occurred in the last 100 odd years, and even there, the original Protestants were shipped in by the British, for the most part.
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But, in one breath she talks about how all organized religion is bullshit…and the next refers to herself as a Catholic priest, fighting for the right to have her ordination recognized. So…if all religions are bullshit, and one does not need a mediator between man and god, why care if some illusory human construction of religion considers your ordination valid or not? If all relationships are personal between the individual and god, priests serve no function, if she truly believes her original statement. I'm guessing old Sinead is just glad for a chance to be on TV again. Her last 15 minutes was a long time ago.
I like New Pope. He seems kind. The fact that I like him does make me wonder if he might not be the Antichrist. Certainly many of the evangelicals in my neck of the woods are convinced that he is. If I hear one more time about his plain cross and lack of red Prada loafers, though, I'm going to start suspecting that his image is being manipulated. For now, I'm going to live in the good reality and assume that he's a kind man trying to do his best as part of a corrupt and dying organization.
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