HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » The Pope's comments on fa... » Reply #62

Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 10:02 AM

62. Families aren't the enemy.

Families come in all shapes and forms, and my family means more to me than anything else on the planet. Yet I didn't come from a traditional family, grow up in a traditional family, raise my kids in a traditional family, and our family is a wonderful, if small, eclectic mix today.

I think that's the OP's point; the Pope's statement that was quoted is general enough to include all kinds of families. It's open to interpretation. I don't know if that was deliberate or not, but I suspect it was.

I am not Catholic, not Christian, but I'm watching this Pope with interest, because he carries weight across the globe. I don't expect that any Pope could step into his office and immediately turn thousands of years of doctrine and policy on its head, but he's certainly moving in that direction, one step at a time. Whether that will eventually include doctrine involving women and sexuality is still to be determined. It's early days yet, so I can hope it will, for now.

He's begun by reminding people about the socialist nature of Christ as recorded. That's a step in the right direction.

I don't remember, in my two full readings of the Christian Bible, Jesus teaching people to subjugate women or to see homosexuality as a sin. If the Catholic Church were evolving to become more like the recorded Jesus, real or not, the Church, and the world through its followers, would be a better place.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 90 replies Author Time Post
Stinky The Clown Sep 2015 OP
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #1
LineLineReply Families aren't the enemy.
LWolf Sep 2015 #62
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #66
LWolf Sep 2015 #69
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2015 #73
LWolf Sep 2015 #88
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #75
LWolf Sep 2015 #87
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #89
PeaceNikki Sep 2015 #2
JDPriestly Sep 2015 #8
PeaceNikki Sep 2015 #3
rug Sep 2015 #4
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #9
rug Sep 2015 #10
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #11
rug Sep 2015 #13
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #15
rug Sep 2015 #17
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #12
rug Sep 2015 #14
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #19
rug Sep 2015 #20
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #22
rug Sep 2015 #25
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #38
pnwmom Sep 2015 #35
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #42
pnwmom Sep 2015 #47
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #49
pnwmom Sep 2015 #51
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #53
PeaceNikki Sep 2015 #61
nomorenomore08 Sep 2015 #85
PeaceNikki Sep 2015 #59
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #68
loyalsister Sep 2015 #82
rug Sep 2015 #83
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #5
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #6
pnwmom Sep 2015 #36
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #44
pnwmom Sep 2015 #45
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #60
pnwmom Sep 2015 #63
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #64
pnwmom Sep 2015 #65
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #67
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #7
Stinky The Clown Sep 2015 #27
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #58
nomorenomore08 Sep 2015 #86
Stinky The Clown Sep 2015 #34
Humanist_Activist Sep 2015 #50
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #54
LostOne4Ever Sep 2015 #16
Stinky The Clown Sep 2015 #18
LostOne4Ever Sep 2015 #23
Stinky The Clown Sep 2015 #26
pnwmom Sep 2015 #32
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #55
bklyncowgirl Sep 2015 #21
LostOne4Ever Sep 2015 #24
pnwmom Sep 2015 #29
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #56
SidDithers Sep 2015 #30
pnwmom Sep 2015 #33
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2015 #74
pnwmom Sep 2015 #76
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2015 #77
pnwmom Sep 2015 #78
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2015 #79
pnwmom Sep 2015 #80
BuddhaGirl Sep 2015 #84
pnwmom Sep 2015 #28
Stinky The Clown Sep 2015 #31
MellowDem Sep 2015 #37
Stinky The Clown Sep 2015 #39
MellowDem Sep 2015 #40
CajunBlazer Sep 2015 #43
MellowDem Sep 2015 #48
CajunBlazer Sep 2015 #70
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #81
AngryOldDem Sep 2015 #72
CajunBlazer Sep 2015 #41
SidDithers Sep 2015 #46
David__77 Sep 2015 #52
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #57
PeaceNikki Sep 2015 #71
Stinky The Clown Sep 2015 #90
Please login to view edit histories.