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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 07:13 PM
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12. It started hundreds of years ago, actually
Remember, the first thing any organization (especially a religion!) must do is to hammer on the predecessor(s) with criticism so as to establish credibility for their own existence. Luther is a prime example with his message on the door and all that. Of course his writings demonstrate he hated Jews with a great passion and it's clear he was in cahoots with the German princes/nobles in their oppression of the common folk. Yeah, a real swell guy but hey! At least he wasn't Catholic! :eyes:

As has been shown in this thread there are horror stories among every religion (can't remember poster who commented on JWs but that is TRULY a dark, ugly world!). The Catholic Church has been painted as evil for so long many can't imagine it to be otherwise.

Interestingly enough, having been raised Catholic and attended Catholic school, I had never heard a bad word against any other religion. Pretty much everyone else I knew, who was raised in a different sect of Christianity, had been taught to some degree Catholic = bad. *sigh*

Julie
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