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  •  Every time I see the sickening opulance, (7+ / 0-)

    the huge gold ring, the crosses of gold, the obscene palaces, I want to say to those men:

    The Jesus you claim to follow was a carpenter who wore plain robes and washed the feet of the poor.  
    I think of the scene from the third Indiana Jones movie where Indy has to pick the Holy Grail out from more than a dozen other chalices, and he picks the hand-carved plain wooden cup; the cup of a carpenter.

    I was raised Catholic, but by the time I was a teenager it was quite obvious to me that the Catholic Church of today is an invention of the Dark Ages, with the Pope as King. No, I can assure you that most American Catholics do NOT care what Rome says.

    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

    by bigtimecynic on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 04:06:33 PM PST

    •  As a recovering Catholic, (0+ / 0-)

      the opulance never bothered me.  Dorothy Day loved those big gaudy churches as a source of inspiration.  For me, it is the same.  It was all the hypocrisy that drove me away -- and the scandal-- and the lack of love for all people.

      "Since when did obeying corporate power become patriotic." Going the Distance

      by Going the Distance on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 09:46:31 PM PST

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