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"You Cannot Serve Both God And Money" - The Pope, LOL
« on: November 08, 2020, 11:09:21 AM »
Yet another "financial scandal swirling around the Vatican". People still reaching into their pockets to fork over money for these untaxed hypocrites... buying a stairway to heaven.

The infallible one chats with convicted child sex offender George Pell







https://www.npr.org/2020/10/14/923306264/you-cannot-serve-both-god-and-money-vatican-s-financial-scandal-takes-new-twist

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Re: "You Cannot Serve Both God And Money" - The Pope, LOL
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 12:06:53 PM »
About 20 years ago, I was sitting in a train station reading The Da Vinci Code.  Everyone was reading that book about that time.  Just being seen by a stranger reading it would often end up in an out of the blue discussion about the book.  The opener was usually, something like, "What page are you on?"  I can't remember a bigger book phenomenon that that. 

So this stranger who had never read The Da Vinci Code, up and asks me, "What's that book like," to which I replied, "Pretty good.  It's kind of hard on the Catholic Church."  Then the stranger got all stern faced and said, "Well, someone needs to be!"  I just chuckled, and that was the sum total of our conversation.  I don't know if that guy was an atheist or a Baptist.  I was just enjoying the book, and not looking for a conversation.  But he was right.  Someone needs to be hard on the Catholic Church, although that wasn't the message of the book.  It was just a piece of fun fiction.

Re: "You Cannot Serve Both God And Money" - The Pope, LOL
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2020, 01:14:25 PM »
About 20 years ago, I was sitting in a train station reading The Da Vinci Code.  Everyone was reading that book about that time.  Just being seen by a stranger reading it would often end up in an out of the blue discussion about the book.  The opener was usually, something like, "What page are you on?"  I can't remember a bigger book phenomenon that that. 

So this stranger who had never read The Da Vinci Code, up and asks me, "What's that book like," to which I replied, "Pretty good.  It's kind of hard on the Catholic Church."  Then the stranger got all stern faced and said, "Well, someone needs to be!"  I just chuckled, and that was the sum total of our conversation.  I don't know if that guy was an atheist or a Baptist.  I was just enjoying the book, and not looking for a conversation.  But he was right.  Someone needs to be hard on the Catholic Church, although that wasn't the message of the book.  It was just a piece of fun fiction.

When Hitchens went after the saintly ma Theresa and exposed her as just another vile catholic cultist of death, I bought 5 copies of that book "The Missionary Position" and distributed to certain people. Not sure any of them read it because I didn't want to get pushy.


PS... Sorry, but what a great fucking title..
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Re: "You Cannot Serve Both God And Money" - The Pope, LOL
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2020, 01:35:38 PM »
Christopher Hitchens is inferior to his brother, Peter.  But he did have a sharp mouth.  Of course, regardless of what anyone thinks, I suspect the Catholic Church will still exist 1000 years from now, but secularism won't, not democracy, not socialism.  Secularism is a godless form of paganism.
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Re: "You Cannot Serve Both God And Money" - The Pope, LOL
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2020, 02:38:54 PM »
Read the DaVinci code, second best book in the series.
Never struck me as particularly hard on the catholic church. All in all, I find it shows that the author is a man of belief and holds respect for faith in a mindset.
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Re: "You Cannot Serve Both God And Money" - The Pope, LOL
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2020, 02:50:45 PM »
Read the DaVinci code, second best book in the series.
Never struck me as particularly hard on the catholic church. All in all, I find it shows that the author is a man of belief and holds respect for faith in a mindset.

The conspiracy theory is good, even without anything supernatural.  What could be more mysterious than a secretive largest oldest organization on Earth?  I didn't read Dan Brown, but did watch the Freemasonic take on Washington DC documentary (which is true ... I am connected to the Freemasons myself).  I read a lot of the "bloodline of Christ" books that came out before Dan Brown, sponsored by folks who think they are descended from the Merovingian French kings who are in the Jesus line.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2020, 03:44:15 PM »
Read the DaVinci code, second best book in the series.
Never struck me as particularly hard on the catholic church. All in all, I find it shows that the author is a man of belief and holds respect for faith in a mindset.
I remember a lot in the book about a secret organization or organizations within the church that had some nefarious goal.  I have no idea if those organizations or anything like them are real or not, but it did not paint a favorable picture.  If I remember right that book was put on the church's "do not read" list. 

The second of the series?  What was the first?  I'm wondering if we are talking about the same book?  I'd like to read it again, but I don't have my old copy.  In Ron Howard's motion picture, he removed most of the most parts that might be offensive to the church, which watered down the story and took away much of interest because the plot more or less depended on those parts.

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2020, 03:48:04 PM »
I looked it up.  Angels and Demons was first, I didn't find that one particularly edgy, though.  I liked the Code much better.

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Re: "You Cannot Serve Both God And Money" - The Pope, LOL
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2020, 04:57:54 PM »
Yeah, we're talking about the same books. I didn't find either particularly edgy, though, personally. I mean it, he seems very respectful about the church and faith in general. At least I remember that being my impression.
In any case i thought the first one, angels and demons, did have the best storyline, and was not yet predictable. The third and fourth book really suffered from the author being way too obvious about his plot twists.
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2020, 06:23:32 PM »
I read Inferno, and I can't remember anything about it I just remember that I read it.  Apparently, it made no impression on me.

Re: "You Cannot Serve Both God And Money" - The Pope, LOL
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2020, 07:45:11 AM »
I loved the scene in "The Da Vinci Code" where he explains her heritage. She is the daughter of a guy with the "right name" so she's royal. But the Jesus power was passed down the female side of the line.
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2020, 08:11:48 AM »
I loved the scene in "The Da Vinci Code" where he explains her heritage. She is the daughter of a guy with the "right name" so she's royal. But the Jesus power was passed down the female side of the line.
That blew me away.  I've been in discussions with others who said they saw that coming a mile away.  I did not and in looking back I can't remember any tip offs in the story that would give anyone that insight.  But then maybe I was too distracted by the puzzle solving and rest of the parts of the story to be looking for that.  I was just waiting for the things to be resolved, but that surprise was pure frosting for me.  One of the reasons I want to read it again is to see if I can actually spot any indicators to that part of the conclusion.

The movie, "National Treasure?"  It's fun with lots of good parts, but I can't help but think of it as a rip off of the Da Vinci Code, with Nicolas Cage playing the role of the master puzzle solver.

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Re: "You Cannot Serve Both God And Money" - The Pope, LOL
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2020, 01:05:34 PM »
There was a TV story or idea of a story, where Jesus comes back as a woman, and is killed again, of course.  Humanity is simply not worth saving.

I found the National Treasure movies to be interesting escapism, being connected to Freemasonry myself.
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2020, 09:15:48 AM »

Theodore E. McCarrick in 2004, when he was archbishop of Washington. He is the highest-ranking Roman Catholic official in the United States to be removed for sexual misconduct.

It's hard to take a guy who goes around with a magic staff and dresses like that seriously.  The guy on the left looks silly enough.  Apparently, he's not high ranking enough to wear the really crazy stuff.  That hat needs a chin strap in case of a wind gust, or even if he bowed to the crowd.  Maybe they glue it on his head.

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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2020, 10:35:19 AM »
How come Biden wasn't removed for sexual misconduct?
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