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Old 12-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #4
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Re: Pope says gay marriage a threat to peace

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Originally Posted by Benedict XVI
‘There is also a need to acknowledge and promote the natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the face of attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different types of union.ยด

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‘Such attempts actually harm and help to destabilize marriage, obscuring its specific nature and its indispensable role in society.’
Right, because Jacob clearly wasn't married to two women that happened to be his cousins or David to multiple women and concubines and many other examples. Kind of sad that a Pope doesn't know his own Bible all that well.

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Originally Posted by Benedict XVI
These principles are not truths of faith, nor are they simply a corollary of the right to religious freedom.

"They are inscribed in human nature itself, accessible to reason and thus common to all humanity.

"The Church's efforts to promote them are not therefore confessional in character, but addressed to all people, whatever their religious affiliation.

"Efforts of this kind are all the more necessary the more these principles are denied or misunderstood, since this constitutes an offense against the truth of the human person, with serious harm to justice and peace".
Yes, because all humanity is heteronormative by nature, including the Sparta, feudal Japan and various tribes in Africa and Oceania, amirite?

While I think the role of Pope is laughable considering what I understand of the fundamental Christian faith, at least John Paul II did a good job on his run to make Christianity keep up with the times. Benedict XVI takes a step forward but two steps back at every occasion.

@ Kael and OG: Well, it'd be improbable of a Pope to decree zealotry the true source of religious conflict, don't you think? Just blame the gays for wanting to be treated like everybody else.

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Lulz, man in a dress and fancy hat doesn't like gay people.
Who, by turn, has a counsel of men in dresses and fancy hats, has a military force wearing flamboyantly colored outfits and fancy hats and mandates what men in dresses over the Catholic world have to abide.
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