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Indulgences Are Ludicrous But Entertaining; Other Policies of the Catholic Church Are Hazardous to Our Personal Freedoms

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It seems to me the Catholic Church is really going out of its way to cut back on the tortures of Purgatory. However, I would caution stay-at-home World Youth Day viewers not to overindulge in drinking beer and eating chips or dozing off or otherwise observing the proceedings in a less than reverent and pious manner. Otherwise, your heart might not bear authentic spiritual fruit. 

Political Force for Theocracy

I love it when the Church acts like somebody's crazy uncle. When it's issuing indulgences, making saints, confirming miracles and acting crazy, it's not working through it's cardinals and bishops and priests and Catholic zealot organizations to lower the wall separating religion from government, and thus seeking to separate the American people from their liberties. 

I'd much rather read about the latest miracles attributed to dead popes and other catholics and indulgences for the Pope's tweeting than have to combat its relentless efforts to restrict the rights of gays to marry, women to exercise their reproductive rights, employees to access the birth control provisions in the Affordable Health Care Act and to subject us all to funding parochial schools and rebuilding their churches damaged by acts of their own God
religious symbols on public property, "under god" babble in the pledge of allegiance, in God we trust on our national currency, commandments on public property and prayers at civic functions. 

And that's just a sampling of what the Church does to advance its agenda of a more theocratic America.

Sometimes, it's hard not to appreciate a crazy uncle.
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As evidence goes, your recollection of your grade ... by Don Ardell, Ph.D. on Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 10:01:20 AM
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