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The fires in Hell

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    Ahh, but are they good practicing Catholics, do they make their Easter and Christmas obligations, go to church every Sunday, and also on Holy Days of Obligation, make confession, receive Communion and of course, maintain the missionary position during sex.
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    Hey, Johnnycee: Did you read Dante's "Divine Comedy" in Latin, or the original Italian? I thought it was so unfair that Dante got put into seclusion - "purgatory" of a sort - that he could never return to his favorite city, (Florence)?, due to his evil punishment from the Pope. But what great poetry.
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    The Catholic Church is ancient, so has made many errors, like burning people at the stake for witchcraft, (something many students have accused their teacher nuns of doing) --- and maybe purgatory where priests get paid to "pray" a sinner out of limbo, & this gives extra revenue to the Church Wine Funds for the altar. As to sex, it should never be mentioned, especially to the kids, & not until they're 21. We must conclude that sex occurs rather frequently in Catholic homes, due to the extraordinary number of children they have. Unless we believe the alternative, which is the frequent flyer miles achieved by the Stork. There are many good things about the Catholic Church, besides that they keep enough wine on hand to keep half of New York City supplied, in an emergency. They do a lot of "real" charity, without demanding that the recipient is actually a Catholic. And they have recently loosed the restrictive clothing required for nuns to wear. And look at the "Nuns on a Bus" that have been on TV lately, doing active political expression, which is a "very good thing." The New Pope is a real treasure. So all things are "looking up" you might say. Looking for the Light.
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    eternal flame Wrote: Hey, Johnnycee: Did you read Dante's "Divine Comedy" in Latin, or the original Italian? I thought it was so unfair that Dante got put into seclusion - "purgatory" of a sort - that he could never return to his favorite city, (Florence)?, due to his evil punishment from the Pope. But what great poetry.
    No, I have the English translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow but it's in the original Canto Style of prose, I did not give much thought into his banishment from Florence, the Papacy at that time ( 12th century) was somewhat corrupt and people were punished for some of the most benign reasons or even put to death, so given the alternative , I think Dante didn't mind to much his banishment.
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    pr Wrote: I have a lot of Catholic breeding friends, they would disagree with you! I think a few even enjoy it!
    Indeed, the word is correct "breeding friends" they breed like rabbits; no birthcontrol allowed in order to satisfy expansion of the church, which in turn will polute this tiny globe even more and use up our resources. I guess no "real" entity in the universe ever put that in writing; out of date churches do!!