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RWGR
09-26-2015, 08:15 AM
"As a cradle Presbyterian and a committed Protestant, it is with some fascination as well a bit of envy that I have watched the meteoric rise of Pope Francis’ popularity over the past two and half years.

...Perhaps that is the Achilles heel of Protestantism, our too ready willingness to part ways when we disagree theologically rather than a ready willingness to wrestle with God and each other over those painfully divisive issues.
This is where the Roman Catholic church has an apparent advantage. As a hierarchical structure, authority is vested in the Pope. Watching the world sit up and pay attention – as he criticizes the overweening greed of our capitalist system, as he puts the world’s poor and marginalized at the center of his agenda, and as he speaks out clearly and forcefully about the moral necessity of addressing climate change – makes me a little envious.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/todojustice/2015/09/23/protestant-pope-envy-2/

Barry Morris
09-26-2015, 10:09 AM
"As a cradle Presbyterian and a committed Protestant, it is with some fascination as well a bit of envy that I have watched the meteoric rise of Pope Francis’ popularity over the past two and half years.

...Perhaps that is the Achilles heel of Protestantism, our too ready willingness to part ways when we disagree theologically rather than a ready willingness to wrestle with God and each other over those painfully divisive issues.
This is where the Roman Catholic church has an apparent advantage. As a hierarchical structure, authority is vested in the Pope. Watching the world sit up and pay attention – as he criticizes the overweening greed of our capitalist system, as he puts the world’s poor and marginalized at the center of his agenda, and as he speaks out clearly and forcefully about the moral necessity of addressing climate change – makes me a little envious.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/todojustice/2015/09/23/protestant-pope-envy-2/

Another baby Christian speaks.

RWGR
09-26-2015, 12:30 PM
White flag accepted

Barry Morris
09-26-2015, 01:04 PM
Another baby Christian speaks.

Like I said.

RWGR
09-26-2015, 01:07 PM
She's a Protzel, go easy :) :) :)

Barry Morris
09-26-2015, 09:43 PM
http://www.soonet.ca/showthread.php?53250-Congressman-steals-Pope-s-water

Hmmm.

Barry Morris
09-26-2015, 10:47 PM
She's a Protzel, go easy :) :) :)

http://www.soonet.ca/showthread.php?...s-Pope-s-water ???

This could be time for a childish name, but no.