- Nov 21, 2009
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The pedophilia in the Catholic Church is more than a stain, and no, I think the presence of the Pope goes against the commandment to place no idols before God. My issue with confession is that I don’t need to confess my sins to a pedophile when I can pray to God myself.
You'd live in fear too, if you based your decisions not on individual freedoms, but on being part of a shrinking majority.Well, I tend to work with a fair number of foreigners fairly regularly. The ones who are naturalized citizens, permanent residents, or are here as temporary residents (legally) generally are hard working, good tempered, get along with others, and just want to live a good life or accomplish their limited mission if here temporarily. On the whole, I'd say these people are more respectful of our traditions, and certainly other Americans, than MAGAs.
I wonder if you even understand the irony of saying that foreigners don't respect our traditions and culture while you're damning Catholics, Mormons, and Muslims in a society known for freedom of religion. Prior to the last 20 years, I didn't have much interaction with Muslims. Over the last 20 years, I've had quite a bit more. 20 years ago I wouldn't have expected that I would have grown to like and respect them as much as I have.