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Thread #149850   Message #3488234
Posted By: gnu
08-Mar-13 - 07:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
PLEASE! Someone suggest a better thread title if this thread becomes a reasonable discussion. We'll see about that one??? >;-)

I have read a number of threads here about the Cat'lic religion and it's failings. The deal with the Pope is ongoing... Who? What are his challenges? And many others.

The question that seems to pervade all threads, discussions, whatever is why isn't the Cat'lic religion keeping up with "the times" regarding a number of issues? Be it priests being able to marry or gay marriage or whatever.

Allow me some space to ask something of you by way of... oh, I'll just say it and see what you think...

We will have a new Pope soon. How old will he be? My age? Can't see it. Even if he was, would he share my views or knowledge? Can't see it. So, if I am allowed to assume the new guy is gonna be at least 70 years old, he grew up in an age with far less access to, and the influences of, the same worldly education as I. He also was educated under a much older "system" of education beginning when he was 16 to 18 years old at the oldest... more like when he stopped weening which would be three to five years old if his old man had a stern hand (my old man used to give me a "I'll give you somethin ta cry about" when I weened).

I'll leave it there for brevity and try to bring home the crux of the biscuit.

Why does anyone get pissy about the fact that the Cat'lic church is at least 70 years behind "the times" with regard to SOME issues? Isn't it NOT rocket science?

If anyone can easily shoot down my postulates and questions, please do. If the thread goes south, and I can just imagine it will, I will ask for it to be deleted. But, to me, it's a valid question and worthy of the asking.

I have further questions. Let's see what takes place first.